We live by our motto, “Growing Businesses from Tiny Acorns to Mighty Oaks.” Just as tiny acorns grow into mighty oaks, our small businesses transform into successful, sustainable, and scalable enterprises.
Acorns are often underestimated. Most notice an acorn on the ground and think nothing of it. Similarly, our businesses start out small – many of them begin as “mom-and-pop” shops with fewer than five employees.
Once an acorn is provided water, soil, and sunlight, it enters the seedling stage and becomes well-positioned for growth. At the Incubation Center, we provide our small businesses with the nurturing and resources they need to grow.
Over time, the acorn absorbs nutrition and evolves into a sapling, which is a young tree. In this stage, our small businesses have also established solid foundations and have been provided the human resources, accounting, legal, and marketing resources to develop successful enterprises. They may add more members to their team or increase their company’s revenue.
At the final stage, the small, overlooked acorn has transformed into a mighty, majestic oak. As oak trees can live up to 1,000 years, our businesses become sustainable and scalable enterprises that continue to succeed following graduation. Trees are essential to human existence as they cleanse the air and provide oxygen. Similarly, these businesses are focused on strengthening the economy by creating jobs and wealth, especially in marginalized communities.
With the appropriate nutrition, persistence, and time, a tiny acorn will grow into a mighty oak that has a steadfast foundation to withstand any storm that comes its way. And, that’s exactly what our businesses become – strong enough to weather any storm.