Arkansas 2017 Emerging Leaders Class Begins

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Arkansas SBA District Office

March 30, 2017 was the start of a seven month journey for 16 Arkansas entrepreneurs in growing their businesses with the Small Business Administration (SBA) Emerging Leaders program being held at the Little Rock Venture Center.  SBA’s Emerging Leaders program is an intense seven-month entrepreneurship training for acceleration and growth of high-potential small businesses with the goal of stimulating job creation and driving economic development in local communities. The competitive selection process results in company executives participating in high-level training and peer-networking sessions led by professional instructors.  This group of entrepreneurs will be focusing on how to grow their businesses through a proven program developed by Interise.  The program is also referred to as Streetwise MBA, as the classes will be focusing on individual growth plans for their businesses.  Participants will learn marketing strategies, all aspects of financial analysis, accessing new capital, contracting opportunities with the federal government and much more.  Graduation will be at the end of September. 

SBA Emerging Leaders Class of 2017
Pictured (from left to right) are Tammi Titsworth with Shores Editorial Services, Martha Moore with Seal Tite of Arklahoma, LLC, Kenneth Freeman with Construction Development Team, LLC, Cynthia Williams with Educational Research and Consulting, Karen Reagler with Baim Reagler & Naramore PLLC, Bambi Crozier with NWA Car Clinic LLC, Carla Thomas with Renaissance Healthcare, Michael Tolson with Chow At One Eighteen, Classroom instructor David Moody, Kristie Olson with Cartridge World of NLR, Vernice King with Kings Painting, Gerardo Guzman with American Structure Inc., Rickey Jackson with Jackson’s Construction, and Wade Radke from GSI.