Made In Baltimore’s Home-Run Accelerator (HRA) is a 5-month small business development program designed to help home-based entrepreneurs scale up and out into commercial production space. The Home-Run Accelerator is specifically tailored for product-based businesses that are currently run by solo-entrepreneurs out of their home or a shared makerspace. The curriculum focuses on the organizational tools needed to prepare a small business to scale, as well as some of the nuts-and-bolts of early stage growth, such as: how to hire your first employees, what to look for in a commercial lease, how to identify raw material suppliers, and much more.

Meet one of the 2023 HRA Participants:

Hey, I am Nishan Gugsa and my business is Good + Plenty Naturals. I’m a Baltimore native, the youngest of three, and the world’s best aunt. My company specializes in creating high-quality, natural personal care products that are safe and effective for all skin types.

Watch the video below to learn more about Nishan’s experience in the HRA program.