SBA Dallas/Fort Worth Recruiting for 2020 Emerging Leaders
The SBA Dallas/Fort Worth District Office to select 20 business owners for Emerging Leaders Executive Training Program:
The Emerging Leaders program assists small business owners in growing their business, creating jobs, and strengthening their communities. This innovative initiative is an intense 7-month course that offers approximately 100 hours of training per participant and provides the opportunity for small business owners to work with experienced professionals at no cost. Emerging Leaders Initiative provides free entrepreneurship education and training for executives of small, poised-for-growth companies that are potential job creators. This intensive executive entrepreneurship series includes nearly 100 hours of classroom time. It also provides opportunities for small business owners to work with experienced coaches and mentors, attend workshops, and develop connections with their peers, local leaders, and the financial community. Since its inception in 2008, the SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative has trained over 5,000 small business owners, creating over 6,500 jobs, generating over $300 million in new financing, and securing over $3.16 billion in government contracts. #emergingleaders
Given the success of SBA’s Emerging Leaders, the SBA has expanded the initiative to include 60 locations to help growing entrepreneurs in emerging markets.
Target your business for expansion
Emerging Leaders training is specifically designed to accelerate growth and support the expansion of your business. The curriculum delivers advanced training and provides strategies to help you access new avenues of capital. It offers practical tools to pursue new paths for business development. It surrounds you with a network of government resources and local business leaders prepared to invest time and energy in your business.
The Emerging Leaders Initiative is open to small business owners and executives that:
•Have annual revenues of at least $250,000.
•Have been in business for at least 3 years.
•Have at least one employee other than self.
Cost: FREE. ONLY SELECT THE TOP 15 BUSINESSES
Your Commitment of time to attend the classes and actively participate in the CEO mentoring groups over the course of the program.
Classes will be held in Dallas every 2 weeks from 4-7pm ( April -October)
Did you know that 70% of the business owners who graduated from the Emerging Leaders Program reported a 70% increase in revenues?
Did you know that business owners who graduated from the Emerging Leaders Program saw increases in government contracts?
Register by March 23, 2020 to be considered.
What are the key program highlights?
- Customized training for “C” (CEO, COO, etc.) level executives with demonstrated business sustainability of at least 3 years in business and annual revenue of at least $250K
- Participant recruitment begins in February through SBA’s local district offices and classes typically begin in April
- A three-year strategic growth action plan with benchmarks and performance targets to help the participant emerge as self-sustaining businesses that creates jobs and build communities
- Includes 100 + hours of professional specialized training and peer-to-peer counseling delivered over the course of seven months
- Specialized areas of training include:
- Growth Strategies Plans
- Financing and Access to Capital
- Government Contracting
- CEO Mentoring
What types of businesses participate in the program?
There are currently no restrictions on the types of businesses that can participate. Some examples of participating businesses include: manufacturers, retail/wholesalers, contractors, professional services and food service.
In what ways does the training help my business?
The training is specifically designed to stimulate and support the expansion of your business. The curriculum provides strategies to help you access new avenues of capital. It offers practical tools to pursue new paths for business development. It surrounds you with a network of government resources and local business leaders prepared to invest time and energy in your business.
What are the overall benefits of participation?
The end result of the executive education prepares and encourages small businesses to move to the next level on their growth trajectory and to help them emerge as self-sustaining businesses that create jobs and build communities. At the conclusion of the training, entrepreneurs produce a three-year strategic growth action plan with benchmarks and performance targets that will help them access the necessary support and resources to move forward.
Is participation in the Emerging Leaders Initiative free?
The only cost is your time and commitment to complete the curriculum over the course of seven months. All other costs are covered by SBA and our local partners. #SBA
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