Emerging Leaders is BACK -- Apply Today!

West Virginia District Office  - February 2019

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Emerging Leaders is Back
Apply by March 1, 2019

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The Small Business Administration seeks entrepreneurs throughout West Virginia to participate in a free, executive-level business course starting in March.

SBA’s Emerging Leaders program is for established business owners poised for growth. Over the course of seven months at the University of Charleston’s Innovation Center, each participating entrepreneur will learn immediate ways to improve their business and create a three-year strategic growth plan to build a sustainable business of size and scale.

A limited number of slots are open for established businesses that meet the following criteria:

  • Annual sales of $250,000 or more
  • In business three years or more
  • Staff of at least one employee in addition to owner
  • Commit one evening every other week from March thru September for approximately 1000 hours of combined classroom, homework, and peer-to-peer mentoring 
  • Participation is extended to the owner, president, CEO, COO, CFO, or other key decision-maker

For more information, visit www.sba.gov/emergingleaders, email melissa.loder@sba.gov or call 304-623-7448.