January 18, 2019, Emerging Leaders Orientation

  Michigan District Office

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Come and learn about Emerging Leaders Training Opportunity
January 18, 2019


Emerging Leaders Informational Meeting  January 18, 2019
Hosted by the MSU Detroit Center
3408 Woodward Ave/
Detroit, MI  48201
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
RSVP :   Emerging Leaders Orientation  

Join us for an informational meeting to learn how the SBA’s Emerging Leaders program can help you take your business to the next level.  The SBA’s Michigan District Office has offered this opportunity to urban-based small business owners for 11 years, at no cost to the participants.  If you are looking for a structured program that gives you resources and tools to build your business, then  join us on January 18th.    
Emerging Leaders classes begin in late April and ends in early November (schedule will be set soon).  Throughout the course of the program, you will write a three year strategic plan that is tailored to your business.  And you will be introduced to a network of business experts that can help you as you implement your plan. 

If you meet the criteria listed here, you could be one of 20 business owners selected.
You must have a minimum of $400,000 in annual sales but not more than $10 million.

You have been in business for at least three years. Your business has at least one employee in addition to you as the owner.

Your business is a for profit entity.

The person participating in the program must be the CEO, COO, CFO, Owner, or President and be a key decision maker.

You will agree to commit to a total of 100 hours of programming, including 40 hours of classroom training, seven CEO mentoring meetings, and course work assignments.  Because Emerging Leaders is funded by the Small Business Administration, there is no charge to you.  To learn more, please visit  http://www.sba.gov/content/sba-emerging-200-initiative.  
To be considered, please apply at  http://www.interise.org/SBAEmergingLeaders

photo of Emerging Leaders Detroit class of 2018

Class of 2018 - left to right; 
Ali Beydoun, Sicily's Pizza; Jamie Harris, DSDT; Lori Pavlika, InsideOut Home Inspections: Samatha Pavlika, InsideOut Home Inspections; Cassaundra Sims, Universal Solutions Management; David MacKinder, Instructor; Carol Thompson, Synergy Home Care; Monika Sarin, Rehabilitation Specialists; Michele Ringleberg, ThrivePop; Anton Babushkin, Wellness Psychotherapy; Constance Logan, SBA Michigan District Director; Donovan White, White Construction; Joseph Fuga, Rondo Investments; Allen Gutierrez, SBA Associate Administrator.