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Utah District Office - February 2020

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SBA's Emerging Leaders Program Can Help You Lead Your Business Further!

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Applications Now Being Accepted!

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders Program will be offered again this year to help increase growth opportunities for small businesses. This valuable initiative provides participants with knowledge, know-how, and subject matter expertise from peers, business leaders, and the financial community. The Emerging Leaders program is available to owners and executives of existing businesses, at no cost to them.

The goal of this program is to assist business owners in growing their businesses, creating jobs, and strengthening their communities. This initiative is an intense six-month course that offers approximately 100 hours of live training, providing the opportunity for small business owners to receive face-to-face instruction; and to work with experienced professionals at no cost.

SBA’s Emerging Leaders program is successful because of its strong relationships and collaborations with community partners and business champions throughout the state of Utah. SBA appreciates the work the small business community does, and would like to invite all to refer and help identify potential candidates for this year’s Emerging Leaders cohort. In addition to providing an outstanding training opportunity for those who participate, the Emerging Leaders initiative is an opportunity for them to connect with a diverse group of small businesses owners.

Eligible Applicants
• Have annual revenues of at least $250,000.
• Have been in business for at least 3 years.
• Have at least one employee other than self.

Participants must also demonstrate a high level of commitment to complete the course, and minimal absences are accepted.

How a business owner can apply:
Register at: https://www.sba.gov/emergingleaders. Interested small business owners are invited to learn more about the initiative by contacting Program Manager, Ian Lorenzana, at ian.lorenzana@sba.gov.

Classes begin in April 2020. The Emerging Leaders classes will be held every other week for 13 sessions. Program dates and location to be announced.

Interested parties are encouraged to apply immediately.

• Register at: https://interise.org/sbaemergingleaders/
• Help spread the word to other business owners