IT’S HERE!! The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce has formed The Business Institute to help build the capacity of small to medium size businesses in the state. The Institute will host several different academies to provide a variety of training resources. Our signature program is the Business Accelerator Academy.

The Business Accelerator Academy
Let’s Get Down to Business: Take Your Business From Good to Great

Often times, when someone starts a business it’s tricky to figure out the nitty gritty of running it. This Business Accelerator Academy will help applicants learn every aspect of running a business to help build the capacity for economic growth and shared prosperity.

We’ve purchased an award-winning curriculum that will be taught by a vetted professional business instructor. This curriculum is hands-on, uses a peer-to-peer cohort learning model, includes CEO Mentoring Groups, dives into live cases, and helps you build a 3-year strategic growth action plan for YOUR business. The curriculum includes multiple sessions of Business & Strategic Assessment, Finances, Marketing/Sales, Resources, and CEO Mentoring Groups.


Applicants will have 40 hours of in-class time and 12 hours of CEO Mentoring Groups. The overall program time is 92-100+ hours. All of these hours will be time invested in your own, already established business. It isn’t a “what-if” plan, it will be your actual business plan.

The Stats

  • Average job increase of 9.4% per year.
  • Average revenue growth of 7.5% per year.
  • On average, businesses to go through this program created jobs at 5x the annual rate of the private sector.

Don’t Take Our Word For It

“One of the 25 must-see entrepreneurial education programs in the world for established small businesses.” – The World Bank

“In the year since I completed the program, we have seen 57% growth, added 2 new employees, earned 2 new contracts, and became FBE, CSB, LPE certified.” – Jen Broskow, President of CGB Tech Solutions

Classes begin in April and will run through September. Applications are currently being accepted.


Business Accelerator Academy

Sales Academy (more info to come)
The Business Performance Group

Marketing & Advertising Academy (more info to come)

Legal & HR Academy (more info to come)
Employer’s Council

Business Development Academy (more info to come)