SBA Launches 2014 Emerging Leaders Initiative to Help Small Businesses Reach the Next Level of Growth

By CeceliaT For the seventh consecutive year, SBA is looking for small businesses to partake in our highly successful Emerging Leaders executive-level training initiative that provides the tools they need to sustain and grow their businesses. The Emerging Leaders initiative is an intensive training program for small companies that have the potential for quick growth and job creation. This seven-month executive educational series includes classroom time and provides the opportunity for small business owners to work with experienced mentors, and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and financial communities. Local recruitment for the 2014 training cycle is now underway at selected SBA district offices, and classes are scheduled to begin in April 2014. The number of participating cities has grown to 27 and includes Albuquerque, N.M.; Atlanta, Ga.; Baltimore, Md.; Boston, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colo.; Detroit, Mich.; Fresno, Calif.; Honolulu, Hawaii; Newark, N.J.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Memphis, Tenn.; Miami, Fla.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Minneapolis, Minn.; New Orleans, La.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Portland, Ore.; Seattle, Wash.; St. Louis, Mo.; Syracuse, N.Y.; Washington, D.C.; Wichita, Kan.; and Youngstown, Ohio. This year our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., has been added along with Miami, Wichita, and Newark. […]

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