Startup Acceleration, Reimagined 2018-02-14T11:33:24+00:00
Credit: "Shenandoah Sunrise" by Lukas Schlagenhauf under CC BY-ND 2.0

Word on the Street

Pssst… Have you heard?

You won’t believe these 7 easy shortcuts to success!

No, of course you don’t believe this. There aren’t any real shortcuts. But are some approaches better than others?

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Our Perspective

While we love the idea of overnight success as much as everyone else, we believe that a strong focus on process is a better bet. 

We know what it takes to grow a venture from an idea into a successful enterprise. It starts with hard work, but it’s also knowing how to manage the journey, what questions to ask, when to change direction, and who to ask for help.

At Blue Morning, we work with ventures to build on their existing strengths, help them make better decisions, and set themselves up for the opportunities that lie ahead.

An Individualized Approach

Blue Morning works with ventures on a rolling basis, which means we don’t operate with application deadlines or fixed program dates. Everything we do is developed and customized for the teams that we work with. We find that teams with real-world schedules benefit from this approach, and that getting things started immediately can often be the difference between generating traction and missing an opportunity.

As a result, our venture engagements are quite individualized. A typical work plan will span several months and features a series of milestones focused on driving tangible marketplace traction. These work plans are developed after an initial series of meetings where we explore the business model, vision, and goals of each organization. 

What Our Friends Are Saying

When Blue Morning first came on the scene, we were skeptical about working with yet another ‘consultant’ or ‘business accelerator’. We’ve gone down that road before and have never had much to show for it. However, during our initial meeting we quickly realized that Blue Morning understands the challenges of growing a business and brings real expertise to the table. This was something new!

Blue Morning believes in what we’re doing and gently—or sometimes not so gently!—pushes us out of our comfort zone as we work to take NoBull to the next level. We’re looking forward to great things for our company and thank Blue Morning for all that they’ve done.

Crissanne Raymond, NoBull Burger

I’d recommend Blue Morning to other entrepreneurs in Charlottesville because they’ve shown they can provide a graduated level of perspective for small business owners who have the desire to scale enterprises in pursuit of profit and social impact.

Quinton Harrell, Heritage United Builders

Blue Morning has boosted my confidence in the significance and business potential for the work we do at Grow Oyster Reefs.

Evelyn Tickle, GROW Oyster Reefs