Step One
Learn About The Program

Peer-to-Peer Benchmarking Home

What Is Expected of You

Team Members


Materials Requirements

Step Two
Apply For The Program

Apply for Peer-to-Peer Benchmarking

Step Three
Submit Your Materials

Submit Materials

More Information

Click here to download NBIA's Peer-toPeer Benchmarking Program PowerPoint presentation (.pdf, 1MB).

Click here to download the accompanying audio file (.wmv, 134MB).



Let Expert Teams Benchmark Your Incubator

The use of benchmarking to improve performance – both in business and in economic development – has increased rapidly in recent years. Based on demand from incubator managers, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Appalachian Regional Commission and the National Business Incubation Association developed a Peer-to-Peer Benchmarking Program available to any incubator manager (NBIA members and non-members in ARC/TVA regions) that can help you to:

  • Confirm your program’s excellence
  • Get customized guidance and consulting from experienced incubator managers
  • Acquire information and tools to improve program performance
  • Gain support for projects such as acquisition of a new building, changes in governance or access to additional resources

Here's how the program works:

  • Two highly-qualified incubator professionals review materials you provide to gain insights on a wide range of your incubator’s practices, services and outcomes
  • The reviewers visit your incubator and interview incubator staff, clients, graduates and community stakeholders
  • You receive a confidential report detailing areas of high achievement and suggestions for improving incubator operations