Silver Lining

American Sustainable Business Network Growth Program​

You are invited to apply for one of 700 spots. – with a value of $4,000 USD each!
250 of these spots are reserved exclusively for American Sustainable Business Network.

Supported by:

You are the soul of your local community, and you drive the US economy. You create opportunities for your family and jobs for those who need them.  

The American Small Business Growth Program (ASBGP) has a singular focus: to give you the structure, support, and access that you deserve so that you can accomplish your goals and live your dreams.

How It Works

250 American Sustainable Business Network Small Business Owners receive $4,000 worth of support and structure for each SMB, subsidized by our sponsors.
Small Business Owners who are accepted into the program receive a full year of comprehensive support and structure from the Silver Lining Action Plan (SLAP™) program plus the opportunity to get featured and win prizes:

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Build Your Silver Lining Action Plan (SLAP™)

You will go through a 3-hour guided process to help you think about your values and priorities and set a time budget. You will then evaluate
and define key strategic elements of your business, including your What, Who, and Scale. Next, you will enter your expenses, revenue,
pricing, and revenue breakdown and ensure you have the best financial plan for your business as well as 12 months of sales goals. Finally,
you will build a detailed 12-month business development plan to ensure you have a detailed strategy for connecting with new clients to hit
your sales goals.

Get Comprehensive Support

Once your SLAP™ is built, you will get comprehensive support for the next 12 months to ensure you implement your plan and hit your goals!
Behavior change science says that if you wrap the right kind of structure and support around yourself and fully take advantage of our 360
degree approach, your chances of success dramatically increase. With SLAP™, you get access to everything behavior chance says you
need in order to hit your financial goals which includes coaching, accountability, training, templates, tools, community and much more!

Access Behavior-Based Capital

Once you qualify for SLAPcapital based on your behavior, get access to an unsecured loan based on SLAP™ behavior – not credit score,
collateral, or any other traditional finance metric that prohibits many business owners from marginalized backgrounds from accessing

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Small Business Owners Like You

Received the structure and support they need to set and hit their goals

“Since I started my first SLAPyear,
I have noticed a huge difference
in how organized my thoughts
are with regards to my business,
especially because the program
provides a visual representation
of my month to month tasks and
goals. SLAP has truly helped me
plan ahead and think big, which
has been integral to
my recent success!”

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“Being a part of SLAP has helped
me to continue to strive to
expand my business. The
experience and encouragement
from the staff have really helped
me to grow my confidence and
not give up during hard times in
business. Running a business has
its challenges, doing it alone is
very hard, but having a team
makes a tremendous
difference to stay on track.”

Jalen’s Bakery

“I now understand better why I
need to get focused and where
my focus should go. I also
learned how to continually
reevaluate my business
practices to make them more
streamlined and effective in
generating revenue. I would
highly recommend SLAP to any
small businesses that need

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See what other SMBs say

Apply for 1 of the 150 Spots in The American Small Business Growth Program reserved for American Sustainable Business Network Small Businesses

Thanks to financial support of our sponsors, 700 US-based small business owners who come from marginalized communities will get access to the complete SLAP™ Program. 250 of those 700 spots are reserved exclusively for Small Business Owners associated with American Sustainable Business Network. Apply for one of those spots now!

*Please note that all small business owners who gets one of the spots will be asked to contribute a small monthly fee of your choosing through Silver Lining’s Pay What You Can Policy. Thanks to the financial support of our sponsors, the majority of your costs to participate have been covered. Still, behavior change science proves that unless we pay for something, we do not value it. Our data shows that your chance of hitting your goals increases by over 80% when you pay something.

This program is for SMBs who:

  • are committed to growth.
  • are owner-operated & bootstrapped.
  • have been in operation for at least 2 years.
  • have existing revenue.
  • have their business as a full-time career and is their primary source of income
  • are interested in optimizing behavior to become eligible for a SLAPcapital loan.
  • are serious about growth and committed to building a business that has a positive impact.
  • you and your business are BASED IN THE US. No citizenship documentation is required.

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