Looking to Expand and Grow Your Business in 201? Check Out the SBA’s Emerging Leaders Executive-Level Training Initiative.

The Emerging Leaders Initiative, now in its eighth consecutive year, is an executive-level, intensive training program.

The initiative provides participating businesses with a resource network and an organizational framework that helps to form sustainable businesses and promote the economic development within urban and rural communities.

Previous Emerging Leaders graduates have reported they were awarded federal, state, local and tribal contracts, worth more than $1 billion. Sixty-two percent of surveyed participants reported an increase in revenue while 72 percent of those surveyed reported maintaining or creating new jobs in their communities.

The Criteria: Eligible small businesses must be represented by a CEO, COO or CFO, have three years of business operation, have at least one employee besides the business owner, and generate between $400,000 and $10 million in gross annual revenues.

Does your business fit the criteria? Check out the full eligibility requirements. Local recruitment is now underway!

Read the SBA’s blog post, and visit the official Emerging Leaders Initiative website for more information.