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Once your eligibility for our programs is determined, we will be in contact with you. Take this time to familiarize yourself with our services. If you have any questions in the meantime, we welcome hearing from you. Contact us.

Our entrepreneurship programs listed below are a great place to start learning more about what we do. Or click here to see our open session retreats, that are open to all second stage companies.

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Combining its expertise in entrepreneurship and peer learning, the Edward Lowe Foundation hosts leader retreats for second-stage business owners, key managers of second-stage companies and leaders of entrepreneur support organizations. Curriculum varies depending on a group’s specific needs, but typically addresses the unique challenges of second stage and enables participants to sharpen leadership skills, think differently and make faster, better decisions.

Another format introduced recently is single company retreats: If a second-stage entrepreneur has participated in a past retreat with other business owners, they can bring their staff to BRV for an educational experience.

PeerSpectives® roundtables, which typically involve eight to 12 business executives from noncompeting industries, provide a confidential forum where participants can share their challenges and experiences — and enhance their leadership capabilities. Hallmarks of the program include: trained facilitators, a focus on sharing experiences rather than giving advice and a structured protocol that ensures a balanced discussion.

Economic Gardening takes an entrepreneurial approach to regional prosperity. Often referred to as a “grow from within” strategy, it helps existing companies within a community grow larger.

In contrast to traditional business assistance, economic gardening focuses on strategic growth challenges, such as developing new markets, refining business models and gaining access to competitive intelligence. Economic gardening specialists help CEOs identify which issues are hindering their growth and then leverage sophisticated tools to deliver insights and information that CEOs can apply immediately.

Because second-stagers are so focused on growing their businesses, they frequently fly under the radar, and their contributions often go unnoticed by policymakers, economic developers, community stakeholders and even the media. To increase awareness for these important growth entrepreneurs, the foundation has established various recognition initiatives including  Companies to Watch®, an awards program format developed specifically for second-stagers.

We also conduct a series of online articles, Second-Stage Rockstars, to examine the ongoing contributions of second-stagers. The stories chronicle not only companies’ economic growth, but also how they may be transforming their industry, creating empowering workplaces or excelling as corporate citizens.