Take Your Business to the Next Level- Apply NOW for 2021 Emerging Leaders!

Houston District Office  - January 2021

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The SBA Houston District Office is now accepting applications for the 2021 Emerging Leaders Initiative.  This intensive executive-level series is intended to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses and provides business owners with the tools needed to take their business to the next level.  

This training is for established business owners and is not for start-ups. 

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 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 (participant must be CEO, COO, CFO, Owner, or President and be key decision maker).
  • A demonstrated commitment, professionalism, and readiness to take one's venture to a new level of success.

Applications must be received by March 15, 2020, those meeting eligibility requirements will be contacted for an interview. Start date for this cohort is scheduled for April (date tbd).  Classes will be held virtually. The only cost is your time and commitment to complete the curriculum over the course of 7 months.  

For additional details visit 2021 SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative 

Interested participants should complete the online registration form

Questions? Contact valerie.maher@sba.gov