Accion Fast Track is a business accelerator program supported by Accion’s partnership with Capital One and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation that provides a select group of Accion clients from across the country with intensive business training, coaching and mentoring to set their business on a path to growth.

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JANE SPICER, DAPHNE’S HEADCOVERS premium

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“I invented animal golf covers and have built the business from the ground up. It’s been a tremendous journey of learning, growth, failure and successes. Growing Daphne’s Headcovers has been one of the greatest joys of my life. I am now preparing to build the foundation for the next 20 years .” – Jane Spicer, owner of Daphne’s Headcovers, a golf cover company out of Phoenix, AZ.…

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GERMAINE SEUFERT, OWNER OF CONSULTANTS FOR CHILDREN IN DENVER, CO premium

Germaine Seufert started Consultants for Children after working as a child service provider and realizing the lack of services available to children with autism. Today her business Consultants for Children provides primarily behavioral services to children with autism in Denver, CO.

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JEFF GIEDT, AVENTA SENIOR CARE premium

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Fast Track participant Jeff Giedt, owner of Aventa Senior Care in Phoenix, AZ. Aventa Senior Care provides in-home care for seniors allowing them to remain independent and safe at home.…

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RYAN FISHER, COMMONWEALTH COFFEE ROASTERS premium

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Ryan Fisher, owner of Commonwealth Coffee Roasters in Denver, CO at the Fast Track kickoff reception in Chicago.

“We are a small coffee roasting company that wholesales coffee to cafes across the US. We offer training and service to our clients. I am constantly juggling keeping our books, inventory, etc in order while producing the coffee that clients order weekly.” – Ryan Fisher…

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BRIAN SHEVLIN, CON ARTIST COLLECTIVE premium

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Brian Shevlin, owner of Con Artist Collective.  Con Artist Collective is a creative co-working space built to provide the resources, community and space for artists and freelancing creatives to thrive.…

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MARIA HARRISON, TEA GALLERIE premium

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Maria Harrison, of Tea Gallerie in San Diego, CA

“Our tea business encompasses several customer facing sales methods including a retail store, online website store, and our growing division of wholesale operations.  As a business owner, we began the business participating in everything and anything and have learned to tailor our approach to a focused group of businesses that yield more volume and require less maintenance and physical presence.”…

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MONICA ABERNATHY, OWNER OF “A POLISHED WORK” NAIL SALON IN CHICAGO premium

“Our business is a full service nail salon located on the Southside of Chicago in the Grand Crossing Community. We offer a variety of amenities that translate into nothing less than luxurious comfort and superb nail care.”- Monica Abernathy

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MATT DECELLES, WILLIAM PAINTER premium

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William Painter is an aspirational fashion accessories brand that symbolizes a lifestyle that is “more than meets the eye” and unlike other fashion companies, our brand is built for the future of retail using a proven business model, a cutting edge e-commerce strategy and patented products.” – Matt DeCelles, owner of William Painter

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MAURICE KING III, OWNER OF SWIFT MOBILE WASH IN ST. LOUIS, MO premium

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Swift Mobile Wash brings the car wash to you! Swift Mobile is a a mobile car washing service that is easily accessible to customers through a phone app.…

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MAJA SVENSSON, OWNER OF ELSA AND ME IN NEW YORK premium

Elsa and Me is an affordable custom dress company for women looking to embrace their femininity in all aspects of their life; from business to leisure, available through designated style consultants, fitting events, and the company’s official web shop, and carefully crafted in Kenya.

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Maja (left) at the Fast Track kickoff reception in Chicago with fellow Fast Track participant Germaine Seufert (right)…

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CURTIS & LIZ CHISM, COUNCIL BREWING premium

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Fast Track participants Curtis and Liz Chism, owners of Council Brewing in San Diego. Council Brewing is a small batch craft brewery established in 2013. Liz is the head brewer and Curtis oversees all operations of the business.

“We place a tremendous emphasis on creating exemplary beer, crafted to the highest standards. We brew beers that are unique and extremely flavorful, focusing on Ales hailing from American, Belgian, and English origins.” – Liz Chism…

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MARCUS BETTON, OWNER OF TROPHY AUTO SPA IN SAN DIEGO, CA premium

Fast Track business, Trophy Auto Spa is an auto detail shop with services ranging from paint correction to auto glass service.  Marcus opened his shop in September of 2012 and has been serving customers in San Diego ever since.

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CHRIS MURILLA, ASTORIA DISTILLING COMPANY premium

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Fast Track participant Chris Murillo, owner of Astoria Distilling Company in New York

“In June 2014, after two and a half years of planning, I ended a 9-year career as an international corporate securities attorney to become a full time distiller and entrepreneur. Since June, I launched Queens Courage NY Old Tom Gin, spent a few months selling it off the back of my bicycle, had a multi-state distributor sign on to distribute us throughout NY and NJ, generated over $100,000 in revenue and most recently signed a lease to open the first craft distillery in queens since prohibition.”…

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JOHN STEIN, KIREI premium

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Fast Track Participant John Stein, owner of San Diego based eco-friendly construction company, Kirei

“It’s a personal development and entrepreneurial development program that’s giving me the tools to work on the business instead of in the business. Every day I’m taking calls, handling issues, but what I’m learning is the goal or the role of the CEO or the owner is to work on the business, help it develop, help it grow, hopefully train people to replace myself in all the different roles I carry, and then be the leader, to drive us to a greater goal or to where we need to be.”…

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SUZANNA CAMERON, STEMS premium

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Meet Fast Track participant Suzanna Cameron, the owner of a retail flower space located in a Brooklyn bar that also doubles as an event company for weddings, special events and flower workshops!

“I decided to participate in the Fast Track program because I was sort of in this space with my business of, “Okay, I’ve spent two and a half years building this, I’ve a couple of employers, I have a couple contractors and this was my opportunity to really talk to other business owners, get expert advice and kind of see what my options are and also see where my blind spots are with the business and see where the profit is and try to go with that as much as possible.” (Suzanna Cameron, Stems in Brooklyn)

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