The power of small business - Cesar Vallejo College
The power of small business

Start date:


Course duration:

1 year

Course modality:

On-site/Online model


All Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) owners share the same challenge: how to grow my business without jeopardizing my achievements so far? There is no bigger management challenge than to sustain profitability in the absence of growth. Businesses must grow in a systemic, controlled, and profitable way in order to maintain and redesign their competitive edge.

Growth for SMEs is not an option, but an imperative necessity. An SME’s business model and value propositions must operate within a creative and strategic duality: be unique and relevant for today’s customers, as well as equally scalable across markets or adjacent spaces in their value chain.

This executive education program from Cesar Vallejo College provides participants with a fresh and cutting-edge look into growth strategies. Our original concepts, frameworks, guidelines, and tools are integrated with your insights and foresight to produce a growth plan and a blueprint for innovative actions for your enterprise.

Who should take this program?

This custom program is designed for participants who want to maximize the growth of their business and enhance their management skills with unique development strategies. The course will concentrate on evaluating SME growth strategies, executing your ideas and applying them towards real-world goals, tackling modern challenges, and implementing solutions from an entrepreneurial perspective.
  • Entrepreneurs looking to unleash the growth potential of their organizations
  • SME ownersn
  • Founders
  • Directors and managers

Why CVC?

The Mission of CVC’s Executive Education department is to empower professionals and upgrade their skills within their current field as well as to offer training in whole new areas of expertise. Our highly qualified facilitators aim to emerge participants as better thinkers, capable not just of applying tested ideas but equally capable of resolving unforeseen problems.

Meet your facilitator

DR. Jorge M. Carrillo

Jorge M Carrillo, PhD in Strategy and International Business, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal Canada. He holds a Post-Doctorate in Microeconomic of Competitiveness from Harvard Business School Center of Strategy and Competitiveness.

Professor Carrillo was Dean of two of the three most important business schools in Latin America: EGADE Business Schools and Adolfo Ibanez School of Management. He worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Co., and held a CFO role at Hewlett Packard GPO. As a lecturer, he was a professor of strategy and innovation at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Midwestern State University and a visiting professor of universities such as University of Texas in Austin, McGill University, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, among others.

Dr. Carrillo has conducted research projects for the Interamerican Development Bank, World Bank and has been a consultant for several international conglomerates and Presidents in the area of national strategy and social progress.

Key Course Information

Program Fee:

$8,000 – $10,000 (depending on duration agreed upon)


16 to 20 hours (to be agreed upon with client)


Content can be distributed between 2 and 5 sessions, on-line or face-to-face, professor-led.

Course Outline

Topic 1

Paradoxes of Scale and Size.

Topic 2

Growth Strategies Fundamentals.

Topic 3

Finding your competitive edge.

Topic 4

Designing and validating innovative value propositions.


Topic 5

Foundations of Growth: The resilient business, building agility and absorption capabilities.

Topic 6

Building strategic balance: compete for the present and for the future.

Topic 7

Developing your growth playbook.

Key course information

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Cesar Vallejo College provides a value-driven education focused on increasing your workforce capabilities and relevance while maximizing students’ access.

Our learning experiences will create the required mindset associated with the entrepreneurial spirit: identification of opportunities; risk tolerance and uncertainty; resourcefulness for innovative solutions; rapid recovery from failure, and development of resilience.