SBA Hosting e200 Program in 2013 to Mentor and Train Montana Small Businesses
The Small Business Administration is bringing the Emerging Leaders 200 Initiative (e200) and its MBA-style program to Montana small businesses for the third year.
This initiative for entrepreneurs has been a catalyst for expanding opportunities to small business owners across the United States. Over the past two years 31 exceptional participants have graduated from the program in Montana.
The free seven-month course begins in April in Helena. It includes approximately 40 hours of classroom time per participant and provides the opportunity for small business owners to work with experienced mentors, attend workshops and develop connections with their peers, city leaders and financial communities. Participants in the program will graduate with a clear three-year strategic plan for long term growth and strategies to achieve size and scale.
The Montana District Office will be recognizing Small Business Person(s) of the Year in the following categories:
- Fewer than 10 employees
- 10-29 employees
- 30-50 employees
- More than 50 employees.
We will have one overall State Small Business Person of the year, who could fit in any of those categories. Only the overall State Small Business Person will go on to compete at the National Small Business Week event in Washington, D.C.
We will also select a Small Business Exporter of the Year. The Exporter will be judged on the following criteria:
- Increase of export sales and profits
- Encouragement of other firms to export
- Increased jobs through exports
- Innovative methods of creating markets
Deadline for nominations is January 31. Please contact Crystal Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in nominating a Small Business Person or Small Business Exporter.
Don't Miss this Small Business Training Opportunity - brought to you by the Small Business Development Center and the Montana PTAC!
January 24, 2013 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Western Security Bank | Wicks and Main in the Heights | 1546 Main Street
- Registering for Federal and State contracting opportunities
- Generating additional revenue, profits and job opportunites for your business
- Specialty contracting programs that could benefit your business
RSVP to Mary Lou McMillian at 406.256.6871. $20 All Day or $10 for Meet and Greet Only. Lunch and Refreshments provided by SBDC. Limited seating - so register now!