Contractors Accelerator

The Center by Lendistry’s new Contractors Accelerator program is providing diverse small businesses with the wrap-around support they need to access contracts with the public sector and anchor institutions across the country. 

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The 2023 cohort is now closed.

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Program Benefits

Virtual Education

The 4-part virtual series, led by CMG Alliance, will provide hands-on learning and resources to help a cohort of small business owners better understand the public contract research, pitching, bidding, and management process.

Business Advising

Receive up to 5 hours of one-on-one advising with procurement expert at CMG Alliance who will help guide businesses through the RFP proposal and bidding process.

Capital Connections

Eligible program participants can be pre-approved for contractor financing and bid on opportunities with confidence.

Program Eligibility

  • At least 3 years in business
  • Minimum revenues of $250k/year
  • Must be located in the following Counties: Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, or Ventura
  • Must be in the following industries: Construction (all trades) and Professional Services
  • Diverse business ownership a plus (BIPOC-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned, LGBTQ-owned)

Program Schedule

The program begins in March 2023 with the virtual learning series. Topics and schedules are included below. Program participants will also have the opportunity to work 1-on-1 with Business Development and Access to Capital Advisors until August 2023.

March 7, 2023: Introduction to Government Contracting

March 14, 2023: Socioeconomic Certifications, Spending Research, Identifying Targets to Market Your Business

March 21, 2023: Finding Opportunities and Writing Proposals

March 28, 2023: Post Award Preparation and Project Management

Program Partners

The Center is pleased to partner with CMG Alliance, a government contract and business consulting firm that provides an all-inclusive contracting and business training and business development program designed to help small and diverse businesses capitalize on today’s contracting opportunities.

The Contractors Accelerator was made possible with the generous support of the following funders: First Citizen’s Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, and Wells Fargo.


Contact our Small Business Program Associate at [email protected]

Phone: (213) 282-9875

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