January 20, 2016

Looking to Learn? Apply for the SBA’s Mini-MBA Program

The SBA New York District office is funded for the 2nd year to offer the Emerging Leaders executive level training initiative.  The goal of the program is to identify existing urban based small businesses that show a high potential for growth and to provide them with the network, resources and motivation required to build a sustainable business of size and scale.  There are 15 slots at each location open for businesses that meet the following criteria:

At least $400,000 in annual sales but not to exceed $10 million
At least 3 years in business
At least 1 employee in addition to the owner
Participant must be a key decision maker within the company such as the CEO, COO, CFO, Owner,  or President.

The program requires participants commit to a total 100 hours, including 40 hours of classroom training, 7 CEO mentoring meetings, and course work assignments.    At the end of the program, participants will have a three year strategic plan tailored to their business, as well as a network of business resources that they can utilize well into the future. Classes begin in mid-April and run through October. The training program is sponsored by the SBA and is provided at no cost to participants.  To apply, please visit :  http://www.interise.org/SBAEmergingLeaders   All applicants will be reviewed and you will be notified of your status.