Las Vegas, NV Emerging Leaders Program Call for Applicants Now thru February 22, 2021

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Nevada District SBA Office

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Informational Webinar and Q & A Session on January 28, 2021 at 10:00am Pacific Time 

Click Here to Attend (No Registration Required)

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders Program has been a huge success and we are offering this beneficial program again in 2021, in Las Vegas to increase growth opportunities for local small businesses. The Emerging Leaders program provides participants with the knowledge, know-how, resources and connections to help them grow their businesses strategically. This comprehensive approach has helped thousands of small businesses across America significantly increase revenue, create new jobs, and strengthen local communities. This innovative program is an intense 26 week course that offers approximately 100 hours of training per participant and provides the opportunity for small business owners to work with experienced professionals and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and financial communities. Over 3,500 small business owners around the country have completed the program. 

“Emerging leaders was a pivotal, expansive and functional program that helped me immensely professionally as the CEO of Mothership Coffee Roasters. I made friends and connections that add so much value to my daily life. Each person brought individual and wonderful experiences to share in class.” Juanny Romero, CEO Sunrise Coffee/Mothership Coffee Roasters

The only cost is your time and commitment to complete the curriculum over the course of seven months (about 100 hours). All other costs are covered by SBA.

Program eligibility criteria:

  • In business for at least 3 years 
  • Annual revenue between $250,000 and $10,000,000
  • At least one full time employee besides the owner
  • Interested in growth
  • Attend the 13 workshops and seven mentoring sessions
  • Complete required homework and group assignments

Program Highlights

  • Customized training for “C” (CEO, COO, etc.) level executives with demonstrated business sustainability of at least 3 years in business and annual revenue of at least $250K 
  • Participant recruitment begins in January through SBA’s local district offices and classes typically begin in April
  • A three-year strategic growth action plan with benchmarks and performance targets to help the participant emerge as self-sustaining businesses that creates jobs and build communities
  • Includes 100 + hours of professional specialized training and peer-to-peer counseling delivered over the course of seven months
  • Specialized areas of training include:
    • Growth Strategies Plans
    • Financing and Access to Capital
    • Government Contracting
    • CEO Mentoring


Application Period is now until February 22, 2021 at:

Las Vegas Point of Contact:  Barry Van Orden,  702-388-6674 is available to answer your questions.