SUBMITTED BY THE CITY OF ENGLEWOOD
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering a free, seven-month intensive program that provides existing small-business owners tools, training and networks to turn action into growth. Emerging Leaders is a “street-level MBA” style program suited for Colorado small businesses that have been in operation for at least three years, have an annual revenue of at least $250,000, and have at least one additional employee other than the owner. Classes begin in May 2019 and continue through November 2019. The program provides 40 hours of training, which is divided over 13 sessions. All sessions will take place at Englewood Civic Center.
The Emerging Leaders curriculum includes developing a three year strategic growth plan and over 100 hours of professional, specialized workshops and training while working alongside experienced mentors, local leaders and experts from the financial community. This copyrighted program curriculum is known as StreetWise Steps to Small Business Growth. Past Emerging Leaders program graduates saw 70 percent in revenue growth, $83 million in new financing and over 65 percent of participants realized the creation of new and retention of existing jobs. The curriculum will provide small-business owners an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience through a combination of executive education, practical tips based on “real-life” business experience, and advice from business leaders that can be readily applied to their business. The five main modules covered throughout the program are:
Space is limited and interested applicants are encouraged to apply early before the March 15 deadline. Applications are accepted online at interise.org/sbaemergingleaders and will be reviewed for eligibility by March 22.
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