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Apply now to join the 2019 Class of Emerging Leaders


SBA’s Free Strategic Growth Program especially designed for Small Business Owners positioned for growth!  Registration is open through March 8, 2019.

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SBA’s Free Strategic Growth Program especially designed for Small Business Owners positioned for growth! Registration is open through March 8, 2019.

New Hampshire is seeking 20 small business owners to participate in the Emerging Leaders Initiative that will give them a three-year, tailored strategic growth plan for their businesses. The program is free and provides firms with the organizational structure, resource network, and assistance needed to build a sustainable business of size and scale.

It begins in April 2019 in the Laconia area and is delivered in 13 sessions held every other week through October. Over the course of seven months, participants are given the opportunity to work with experienced mentors and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and the financial community.
The curriculum is specifically designed to stimulate and support the expansion of a business. Expansion could be into new markets, increased revenues or increased capacity. Emerging Leaders delivers advanced training and provides strategies to assist firms to access new avenues of capital. It offers practical tools to pursue new paths of business development and surrounds firms with a network of government resources and business leaders prepared to invest time and energy in their business.

To be considered, firms must have:
Annual revenues between $250,000 - $10 million
Been in business for at least three years
Have at least one employee, other than self

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. This training is for established business owners and is not for start-ups or people who are thinking about starting a business.

To be considered for the class, fill out the online registration at interise.org/SBAemergingleaders, by March 8, 2019. More details about the Emerging Leaders Initiative are available at www.sba.gov/emergingleaders.

For more information, email rachael.roderick@sba.gov or greta.johansson@sba.gov or call 603-225-1400.

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