Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions:

Business Accelerator Academy FAQ

My small business needs help with online sales and/or digital marketing in the new economy. How does this process work? 


Fill out this form and tell us a little bit about your business. Someone will reach out to you for a phone consultation within 24 business hours to discuss your needs and craft a custom training plan for you to get your business moving again. Once we have mapped out a custom solution to meet your needs, you will receive instructions to formally register for the program through an online portal during your consultation and we will confirm you are registered during the call to ensure you are all set! Within 24 business hours of formally registering for your custom training plan, a MotlowTrained design instructor will reach out to you and you will work together 1-on-1 to accelerate your business!

Is the Business Accelerator Academy free? What's the catch?

Small businesses with 15 or fewer employees located within Motlow's 11-county service area are eligible to enroll in the Business Accelerator Academy free of charge through the MotlowTrained Relief Fund. We care about the Motlow community, and that includes local businesses in our service area. If your business is located outside of Motlow's service area (Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Franklin, Lincoln, Moore, Rutherford, Van Buren, Warren & White counties), contact your local chamber of commerce and ask them if there are any economic relief programs in your area that might be used to cover the cost of the program.

I am a designer and/or own a creative firm. 


Digital creative firms are ineligible to receive free training from the MotlowTrained Relief Fund for the Business Accelerator Academy. If you are a digital creative firm and are interested in partnering with us in the future, please contact us separately using the contact information listed at the bottom of this page.

I want to promote this program in my community. Do you have any marketing materials that we can share?

We love our community collaborators & we couldn't do this without you!!! Click here to download the Business Accelerator Academy flyer and click here to download a poster. We also have some social media images for your use that you can download here. If you would like to provide your business community a direct link to the Business Accelerator Academy, we created this link with Bitly for you to use:

The Business Accelerator Academy catalog is available for download here - please let us know if you would like print copies for distribution!

Career Kickstarter FAQ

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No matter what you or your business needs, we can brainstorm with you on how to keep it relevant and positive as we all find new norms. We are here to accelerate careers and small businesses.

The benefits to you or your organization don't end when you complete your custom MotlowTrained program - you will become part of a network of small businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals & game changers throughout our region, so that you never have to face a crisis alone. We are & have always been...


MotlowTrained Relief Fund

This fund was specifically created to offer free online training through the Department of Workforce Innovation’s MotlowTrained program. The goal is to provide opportunities for community members financially impacted by COVID-19 to up-skill for advancement into higher-paying positions, grow existing businesses online, re-enter the workforce, or make career pivots.


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We are here to accelerate the economic recovery for our region and promote lasting economic resiliency for the communities we serve. No matter what your workforce or business community needs, we can brainstorm with you on how to keep your strategies relevant and positive as we all find new norms. 


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PO Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352

Shelley Smith

Executive Director

Community Development

& Extended Services


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