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Category Archives: growth stories

Scale Up Milwaukee announces first SPARC cohort

Scale Up Milwaukee, AACCW, and WWBIC launch JP Morgan Chase Supported growth training program for central city businesses   MILWAUKEE – Scale Up Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, has announced 21 businesses participating in the newest growth-training program called SPARC. Launched in partnership with the African American Chamber of Commerce and WWBIC, and […]

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Mark Hogan Highlights WEDC Partnership at GMC Event

Published by Milwaukee Independent on April 26, 2017 The Greater Milwaukee Committee (GMC) held its membership meeting, with a focus on the Scale Up program and regional jobs creation, at the University Club on April 10. Leaders from local corporations and nonprofits attended the April event in support of the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s work and […]

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Business training effort drives growth

Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on March 28, 2017 Companies completing the flagship program of Scale Up Milwaukee, which seeks to promote business growth in the region, have created nearly 500 jobs since 2013, Scale Up announced Tuesday. Over the last four years, 57 firms in the region have gone through the “Scalerator,” a six-month […]

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Members Recognized for Growth and Receive Top Honors

Scale Up Milwaukee members are sharing their growth stories in the best way possible: through state and regionally recognized awards and nominations! We are shouting our sincerest and most proud congratulatory wishes to those companies and individuals who have received these very prestigious awards and nominations. We encourage all Scale Up members to share their […]

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Telling #GROWTH Stories

Storytelling is a valuable skill for any organization.  A good story calls attention to the strategy, ambition, and vision of an organization.  At the October Scale Up Milwaukee Members Meeting, we will develop the skill of telling growth stories.  Be a part of the narrative, and RSVP here  today.

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Intention Matters

I recently read an important study on company scale up, a meta-analysis of many studies in a variety of countries, looking at the relationship between entrepreneurs’ expectations for their upcoming growth, and their actual growth. The conclusion: actual subsequent growth (revenues) is predicted by intentions or expectations of growth, in particular when the motivation of […]

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Why We Do What We Do

Brian Schupper, Greater Milwaukee Committee Director of Policy and Scale Up Milwaukee team member, reflects on the recent events in Baltimore, the similarities to Milwaukee and the role Scale Up Milwaukee might play in addressing the challenges the cities face. This note was initially circulated internally but bears sharing with the Scale Up Milwaukee community. Yesterday […]

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Scale Up Milwaukee Graduates New Scalerator – 15 Ventures, Average New Growth Exceeds 25%

Scale Up Milwaukee Graduates New Scalerator – 15 Ventures, Average New Growth Exceeds 25% March 20, 2015 Scale Up Milwaukee celebrated regional economic growth with a full-house graduation event of the 15 graduating ventures from the second Scalerator program. The finale featured the graduates from the first Scalerator program, as well as a plethora of […]

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Scalerator Finale

Scale Up Milwaukee Scalerator Finale Scale Up Milwaukee hosted the Scalerator Finale on March 20, 2015 featuring the graduating class and a plethora of supporters. We would like to thank each and every person who came out to show their support and all those who’s thoughts were with the graduating class that day. The Scalerator […]

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Cream City Ribbon

Scale Up Milwaukee visits Cream City Ribbon A model of sustainability and modern technology has helped Cream City Ribbon thrive in an economic climate that is not always friendly to old-style manufacturing. Scale Up Milwaukee project lead Elmer Moore went to visit this growing business to learn what breathes life back into a company hit […]

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Mayor Tom Barrett lauds growth and “One Milwaukee” in latest State of the City Address

Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2015 State of the City Address Milwaukee March 9, 2015 As Prepared for Delivery EMBARGOED UNTIL 8:15 a.m. Thank you, Kadijiha! You are an impressive young woman with great promise. Thank you Dr. Meehan for hosting us and more importantly for leading a college we are proud calls Milwaukee home. Alverno’s reputation […]

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