Are you a business leader who has been in business for more than three years? You could benefit from the SBA's free Emerging Leaders Initiative!
The SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative is a federal training initiative that specifically focuses on executives of businesses poised for growth in historically challenged communities. This initiative provides these executives with the organizational framework, resource network, and motivation required to build sustainable businesses and promote the economic development within underserved communities.
Over the course of seven months, participants are given the opportunity to work with experienced mentors, attend specialized workshops and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and the financial community. Recruitment for the Emerging Leaders Initiative occurs on an annual basis, beginning in February and classes typically run from April through August. The Initiative incorporates a curriculum that is research-based and nationally scalable, enabling participating businesses to engage in focused development and expansion strategies, including options for accessing new capital and securing government contracts.
This training is for established business owners and is not for start-ups or people who are thinking about starting a business. This is a free course for the selected participants—all they need to give us is their time. The Emerging Leaders Initiative advanced training series is open to small business owners and executives that:
- Have annual revenues of at least $400,000
- Have been in business for at least 3 years
- Have at least one employee, other than self
This year’s Emerging Leaders Program will take place at the University’s Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business. Only 20 Maine small businesses will be selected!
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