Boulder Chamber partners in tuition-free, 40-hour “mini MBA” program for small businesses

BOULDER, Colo. – The Boulder Chamber today announced a new partnership with the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) to offer local small businesses a tuition-free, virtual executive leadership training program, described as an “40-hour, mini MBA” for growth-minded entrepreneurs.

Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC), ICIC’s signature program, is designed to help small businesses stay resilient throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and position their business for future success through access to capital, one-on-one coaching, and short and long-term growth strategies. ICCC participants will develop strategic pivots, create an actionable growth plan, identify recovery solutions, and leave with community building resources to lead their business into 2022. To be eligible, small businesses must be at least two years old, and while ICCC aims to serve businesses from under-resourced communities1, this is not a requirement to be accepted.

The application deadline for ICCC’s 2021 Colorado cohort is Thursday, October 28th. The application is available here – – and you can learn more about the ICCC program here – If you have any questions about the ICCC program, please reach out to Catie Mathias, Colorado Program Manager, at

“I urge our small business leaders to take advantage of this free opportunity,” said Boulder Chamber President & CEO John Tayer. “This ICCC program will provide the tools you need to set your business up for long-term success!”

About the Boulder Chamber

The nonprofit Boulder Chamber is the region’s flagship business advocacy and support organization. With more than 110 years of dedicated service to its members and the Boulder community, the Boulder Chamber’s innovative programs help local businesses succeed while sustaining an economy that preserves Boulder’s high quality of life, including its environmental and cultural assets. Together with its member businesses, the Boulder Chamber is building a smarter, more vibrant economy – sustaining Boulder’s position as a global capital of innovation and a thriving center of economic vitality. For more information, visit

About ICCC

Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is a tuition-free executive leadership training program designed by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City to help business owners in under-resourced communities build capacity for sustainable growth in revenue, profitability, and employment. ICCC is uniquely designed to provide three critical elements for sustainable growth: Capacity-building education, one-on-one coaching, and connections to capital and capital providers. To learn more, visit

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