Business Triage

Logo for SMGraves Associates Business Triage Program, two black hands shaking in front of a medical scan with words Business Triage above

Business Triage was designed as a response to the challenges made worse by the global health crisis.  It was designed to assist small business beyond the pandemic, since most business issues facing us today were already there; simply made worse by Covid-19. 

What is Business Triage  

Our program was conceived by Dave Lubelczyk (ImageIdentity, LTD) and SMG founder Scott M. Graves while the two were developing a business incubator in central Massachusetts.

It was apparent the region needed a Covid-19 response for business.  As the pandemic and its effects developed over months it was becoming clear most assistance programs were falling short; offering limited mentorship time for small business owners struggling with technical, strategic and personal issues.

Financial assistance that has developed in this pandemic has also been problematic for many; inconsistently dispensed and without any focus on developing new markets, re-thinking with short-term solutions that pivot well or any requirements focused on placing the client on better footing.

In short, more window dressings and ribbon cuttings in place of nuts and bolts programming that directly addresses business challenges made worse by the global health crisis.

Business Triage has been developed to be simple to implement, fast and responsive to the specific needs of each client. 

Business Triage at a Glance

Individualized mentorship 1:1 by experienced professionals.

  • Town Hall style Mastermind remote learning known as the Advisor Tribe.
  • Individualized follow-up assessment.
  • Marketing, Strategy, technical assistance delivered in a timely fashion. 
    • Weekly remote mentorship with designated senior mentor.
  • Education services offered in finance, business planning, marketing, legal, entrepreneurship, leadership, publishing and copyright, etc.

Project-long mentorship of business leader candidate. Business Plans designed to interact with existing regional ecosystem.

  • Programming including classes, seminars, weekly mentorship, fast-tracking for financing, real estate and other key resources.

Solution through the Worc-It Business Labs for those requiring transition into a new enterprise.

Scott M. Graves

Scott M. Graves is founder of SMGraves Associates and host of SMG’s ‘Are We Here Yet?’ Podcast.  The SMG team developed unique and powerful economic development tools including the Leadership Candidates Program, now Worc-It Business Labs and Business Triage.  Also, M the Media Project, a solution providing local journalism. Business programs are available through SMG’s new parternship with The Worcshop, the largest business incubator and industrial makerspace on the east coast.