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…IS EXCITED TO INVITE YOU TO APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM TO HELP YOU GROW YOUR BUSINESS.
UH SBDC wants to help you grow your small business and is making the Silver Lining Action Plan (SLAP™) program available for ONLY 10 East Texas small business owners. If you have received this link, you are invited to apply for one of those spots.
THE SLAP™ PROGRAM
SLAP™ has been used by over 10,000 small business owners in 25 countries to help them build more profitable and sustainable businesses. Silver Lining’s mission is to help every business owner make money doing what they love and to change the economy, one small business at a time. If you are successful at getting one of the spots in the UH SBDC SLAP™ Program you can expect the following:
BUILD YOUR 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!
IS BEST FOR SMBs WHO…
→ 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 PRIMARY SOURCE OF INCOME.
→ are based in EAST TEXAS.
→ are applicants of the LIFTFUND GRANT PROGRAM.
→ are SERIOUS about growth and committed to building a business that has a positive impact.
We understand that as a business owner, you never feel that you have enough time or money. We also know that the business owners who are focused and disciplined and create solid structure and support around them ultimately succeed. Our data shows that business owners who take action and demonstrate a strong commitment to their goals are more likely to hit their financial goals than those who stay in “action frenzy” and ultimately do not follow through on their commitments.
Because these are highly valuable spots, and because we know that the only way to succeed is to be fully committed, all successful participants in this program must commit to the following:
→ Engagement for a full 13-month cycle, including one month to build your SLAP™ and 12 months to implement that 1-year plan.
→ Participation in a qualifying interview and agreement to sign a commitment document, confirming your understanding that accepting this spot is a REAL commitment.
→ A monthly payment of your choice as part of Silver Lining’s Pay-What-You-Can philosophy. Thanks to the financial sponsorship of UH SBDC, 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 70% when you pay something – even a minimal amount.
We are looking forward to your application! The application will take you less than 15 minutes to complete and we hope that you are as excited as we are to get committed, get serious and grow your business!
→ You will hear from us shortly to confirm if you have been selected for an interview.
→ If the interview is successful and you are granted one of the spots, you will be asked to fill out the commitment document and then will be on-boarded into the program.
If you would like to learn more about the SLAP™ Program, watch this 12-minute overview video.
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