Manage Forward

Manage Forward

Program Description

The goal of Manage Forward is to give small business owners the tools, training, and networks to turn growth plans into action. We provide customized training for business owners who have been in business for at least three years, have an annual revenue of at least $250,000, and have at least one employee besides the owner. This is a seven-month program that helps participants emerge with successful, growth-oriented businesses. The program includes one hundred hours of combined in-class time, pre-work/assignments and peer-to-peer mentoring. View the program curriculum now.

We are currently identifying small to medium size businesses located within Brooklyn that show a high potential for growth. Through this unique training opportunity, we provide participants with the know-how, networks, and resources to grow a successful business. Space is limited and applicants will be interviewed. 

NYCEDC has partnered with Santander Bank, Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and curriculum-developer Interise to help launch this major initiative.

Download the Manage Forward flyer - and share with it your colleagues!


Download the Manage Forward Curriculum for more information on the program. 


Use the online application to apply to the program.

Key Dates

October 14, 2016Application Deadline
December 2016First Session
June 2017Program Completion

News & Updates

Contact Info

Lucy Christensen
[email protected]


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