The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is actively seeking applicants for the SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative: New Jersey.  

Participating firms in 2015 saw the following results:

  • + 39% revenue growth
  • + 32% employment growth
  • + $8.1M of new loans secured
  • + 95% would recommend the program to a fellow business owner

This program is a CEO-development course that helps growth-phase business owners get out from working IN their business and start working ON their businesses. Through the program they will develop strategic growth action plans and learn the fundamentals of maximizing their business operations for growth and success.

This program comes at no out-of-pocket cost to the business owner, however a dedicated commitment of time and focus must be made to the program. Sessions meet bi-weekly in Newark from April through October. Participants in the program will be connected to local resource networks.

Qualified businesses must have:

  • + $400k – $10M in gross annual revenues
  • + One full-time employee besides the owner
  • + Been in business for at least 3 years

There are also opportunities for subject-matter experts to participate in this program as guest experts during specific sessions, specifics TBD at this time.

Find more information and apply at

Hurry, applications are due Friday, March 9th, 2018.


Questions? Contact Dominick M. Belfiore at or 973-645-3683

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