The Acceleration Project (TAP) is a non-profit that accelerates small business growth. Our business consulting services empower under-resourced entrepreneurs in order to create a more inclusive economy. TAP leverages its network of financial institutions, CDFI’s, economic development agencies and corporate partners to get to scale and ensure sustainability of our work. TAP’s innovative model channels underutilized talent into the economy by recruiting and cultivating a diverse consultant team that commits their time, expertise, and mentoring skills to advance TAP’s mission.
TAP’s mission is to empower under-resourced small business owners and accelerate their success. We provide high-impact and customized strategic, financial, operational, and marketing support. Small businesses are a vital engine of our economy, and TAP supports entrepreneurs who lack access to critical networks and resources. TAP has worked with more than 100,000 small business owners. 90% are women, and 75% are people of color.
We empower and accelerate their path to success by providing them with critical tools and skills. After working with TAP:
55% of clients increased sales.
95% of small business owners feel better equipped to manage their businesses.
85% of small businesses remained viable during the pandemic.
76% increased or retained jobs.
Our consultants share Fortune 500 wisdom with Main Street entrepreneurs, and our work is transforming not just businesses, but people’s lives. These business owners create jobs, provide for their families, build generational wealth, and impact their neighborhoods and larger communities all across the country.