149 Water Street, 3rd Floor. Norwalk, CT 06854

Center for Entrepreneurial Success

We know the way.

CES: The Hustle Smarter Program
A new kind of learning for entrepreneurs


Join a group of business owners who have made the commitment to work ON their businesses. Learn what you need to know to safely grow your business.


Acquire the tools of a well-run business including: Finance, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources and Leadership.


Build an action list that helps you stay on point with your top priorities with a coach to keep make sure you’re staying on track and accountable.

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Achieve Your Business Goals

We created Hustle Smarter as an education program offered exclusively for entrepreneurs and business owners who are focused on moving past the startup stage.

90% of startups fail in their first few years of business, and 3 out of 4 small businesses fail in every 10 year cycle. To be different than the statistics, entrepreneurs need to focus their attentions to working ON the business with a growth and profitability mindset.


Entrepreneurs who are ready to take their startup to the next level of business development. Participants must be learners who believe that their business has more potential, and are highly motivated to grow. Typically participants in this program have been in business for 2 to 6 years, with less than 10 employees, and an annual revenue under $1 million.


This class is run completely online through conference calls and live webinar style meetings with a group of your entrepreneurial peers.

Strategic planning classes meet formally once a month for 2-3 hours. Additionally, participants will have access to a private facebook group dedicated to the Hustle Smarter students, as well as an hour of individual coaching a month plus unlimited email support from your coach.


The Hustle Smarter program is $500 per month with a 6 month committment

Join Hustle Smarter today!

We’ll provide you with the knowledge, tools, and a roadmap to help you maximize the potential of your business. The program will focus on setting goals with measurable action steps, along with the motivation and accountability that entrepreneurs need to ensure company success.
Group learning is the foundation of the Hustle Smarter program because 20+ years of academic research shows that collaborative teams learn material more effectively and efficiently than students who try to go it alone. When you surround yourself with the right people, great things can happen.

In this program you will:

• lay the foundation so your business can grow
• cut out mistakes and learn to run a business that works for you
• build and implement a successful game plan
• learn how to stay on track and adjust plans as conditions change
• meet and network with a group of like-minded business owners

Once you’re enrolled:

Once you’re enrolled in the program, we’ll transition your existing business plan to a focused 1 Year Plan. Participants will learn how to set SMART goals, creating measurable action steps to keep you on track as you work through the year. As the program progresses, we’ll also work on 3 and 5 year goals for the business, as well as developing sales, finance, marketing, operations, HR, and leadership within the company – what we call the Six Sisters©.

To get started:

To get started all it takes is a phone call with a Strategy Leaders Hustle Smarter coach. This call will allow you and your coach to assess the existing business plan, and start talking about the goals for the company for the next 1, 3, and 5 years.