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Plan For Growth

Plan for Growth is a 10-week business development program for small manufacturers.

The program, funded by JP Morgan Chase + Co, guides participants in developing and implementing a new and individualized Plan for Growth. Participants will explore effective ways to move from a startup mentality and to a long-term vision of sustainable growth.

Plan for Growth helps ambitious business owners better compete and negotiate in New York City’s fast-paced, ever-changing business climate (and be better prepared for the messy middles).

The program covers an array of essential and timely topics such as accounting, human resource management, capital, supply chains, distribution, the digital space, marketing and branding, leadership, organizational culture, and more!

SBIDC has graduated 84 businesses over the last 3 years. Since graduating, alumni have reported a 25% increase in revenue, a 24% increase in total jobs, and an average starting wage of $19 per hour. For 2019, SBIDC has set a goal of 75% of participants being women, minority and veteran-owned small businesses.

Stay tuned for information on our next session!

For more information, contact our Director of Business Development, Stephanie Dolan at


“Plan for Growth is the best thing I did for my business this year. I really can’t say enough good things about my experience taking the class…There’s a big focus on creating and implementing systems because this is key for growth.”  – Rebecca, Rebecca Atwood Designs

“Like many small business owners, I have grown my business from the ground up. I often inadvertently skipped steps along the way. This class was an amazing opportunity that equipped me with knowledge and tools that helped me make positive changes within my company. I have a fresh set of eyes and a renewed sense of energy and excitement for the future.” – Erin, Knot and Bow

“My experience in Plan for Growth was instrumental. It helped me intelligently prepare my business to grow through forming a solid foundation. The topics were especially relevant, and included professional soul searching as well as more tactical, practical information. I highly recommend it to any business owner looking to tighten systems and learn how to become a better leader and overall happier business owner.” -Dawn, One Girl Cookies

Past Participants Include

Art Boards
Blue Marble Ice Cream
Breuckelen Distilling
Annika Inez
Calico Wallpaper
Chen Chen and Kai Williams
City Saucery
Colson Patisserie
Early Bird
Egg Collective
Farrah Sit / Light + Ladder
Flickinger Glassworks
Fort Standard
Fredericks & Mae
Granola Lab
Hazel Village
Home Studios
Juniper Design
Kin & Company
La Newyorkina
Ladies and Gentlemen Studio
Maria Castelli
Mr. Dog
Outer Image
Pat Kim Design
Rebecca Atwood Designs
Rosie Li
Salty Road
The Wrap Life
Token Furniture
Volk Furniture
Wallpaper Projects