Eric Franklin


Entrepreneurial Accelerator


Launched in 2015, the Eric Franklin Entrepreneurial Accelerator (EFEA) is a partnership between the Southern Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Eric Franklin, president and CEO of ERIMAX, Inc.  The goal of the Accelerator is to build an entrepreneur platform for businesses in Southern Maryland to grow, thrive, and connect with other entrepreneur ecosystems across the country.


The EFEA curriculum is for C-level executives and entrepreneurs who want to:

  • Fast-track their companies’ growth,
  • Sharpen their critical-thinking skills to successfully compete, and
  • Foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the So MD startup community

The SBDC has developed three targeted programs - CEO, Growth and Strategic Launch. 


CEO Accelerator

Create Systemized Plan to Earn More (Part 1) & Build Effective Processes to Work Less & Build Equity to Sell (Part 2).  For 36 hours, business owners with revenue more than $500k, will work with peers of non-competing firms and certified executive coaches to master proven strategies that will increase profits and create a business that works without the owner.



Growth Accelerator 

Business owners with revenue less than $500k will develop a "Roadmap" to build a million dollar business, learning over 6 consecutive sessions how to generate prospects, increase profits, eliminate chaos, and motivate employees.



Launch Accelerator

Develop Strategically a Profitable Business that can work without the Owner.


March 11 & 18 at College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata Campus

2 Full Saturdays 8:30am-5:30pm

(4 Meals Included)

Normal Cost: $790

Reduced to $250For Maryland Residents

Thanks to Corporate Sponsor: Eric Franklin


For details regarding upcoming classes click here.


To apply for the programs, click here.


The SBDC is a partnership that links private enterprise, government, higher education and local economic development organizations to provide high-quality training, confidential consulting and market and industry research to small businesses in all stages of development. Founded in 1989, the SBDC provides assistance to more than 10,000 entrepreneurs each year through a combination of consulting, training and outreach events.


For More Information, Contact Russell Teter (Certified Coach) at or 240-463-8686. Media inquiries contact, 202-670-5642.



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