Outcomes for the Inclusive Business Resource Network are reported through a badge system. This model was created to measure progress toward stability and growth among a variety of businesses, regardless of industry, size or stage. Badges are achieved if a business meets certain milestones.
Business Advisors perform an initial business assessment when an entrepreneur begins working with them. For clients who receive intensive services (approximately 30+ hours annually), advisors complete an annual assessment. Milestones measured through these assessments generate the following information.
To date, 345 unique businesses have earned a combination of 570 badges. Of all badge earners, 72% are businesses owned by entrepreneurs of color.