Take Your Business to the Next Level with Emerging Leaders

SBA Kentucky District Office - February 12, 2019

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SBA Accepting Applications for Emerging Leaders

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Emerging Leaders: Executive level course for small businesses ready to grow. The curriculum gives business owners knowledge & experience through:

  • Executive education
  • Practical tips based on “real-life” business experience
  • Advice from business leaders that can be readily applied

Eligibility Requirements:

  • C – Level Executive (CEO, COO, etc.) of a small business
  • Annual revenues of $250,000 or more
  • In business for 3+ years
  • At least one employee plus the owner
  • Make the time commitment required of the course
  • Demonstrate the business is on the brink of growth or transition

Cost: This free program is offered by SBA to participating small businesses

Time Commitment: April 2019 - Oct./Nov. 2019. Like an MBA course, this can require 100 hours to analyze the business and plan for growth.

  • 40 hours of in-class time over 13 in-person sessions, typically bi-weekly
  • 12 hours in self-directed CEO mentoring groups
  • 3 – 4 hours preparing for each session by completing out-of-class work

Location: Bellarmine University | 2001 Newburg Rd | Louisville KY 40205

Impact: Nationally, graduates from Emerging Leaders have:

  • Created more than 2,400 new full-time jobs
  • Secured over $1 billion in federal, state, local & tribal contracts awards
  • Accessed more than $73 million in new financing
  • 95% were satisfied with the Emerging Leaders program

Free Info Session: Thu. 03-07-2019 | 5:30-7:30 pm. Discuss expectations | Outcomes | Testimonies from graduates. RSVP: sharron.johnson@sba.gov

Deadline: Register online here by March 15, 2019. More details here.

Questions: Sharron Johnson | Emerging Leaders Program Manager | SBA Kentucky District Office: sharron.johnson@sba.gov | (502) 582-5971 X 243