The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched recruitment for its 2013 Emerging Leaders executive-level training initiative, formerly known as e200, in the Memphis area. There are 15 slots available this year for established small business owners in Memphis/Shelby County to receive approximately 100 hours of training and the opportunity to work with experienced mentors, attend workshops, and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and financial communities. Recruitment is now underway with the deadline for applying continuing through March 29, 2013. Classes are scheduled to begin in April and will be held Wednesday evenings in Memphis. Eligibility requirements include: having annual revenues of at least $300,000, being in business for at least 3 years and have at least one employee, other than his or her self. As a part of the program, each participant will develop a three-year strategic growth action plan with benchmarks and performance targets to help their company emerge as self-sustaining business that creates jobs and contributes to the economic growth of Memphis.
Seventy-four business owners in Memphis have graduated from the program and there is no charge to participants if selected for the Class of 2013. To apply, go to www.sba.gov/emergingleaders and complete the on-line application. For more information, contact Saundra Jackson of the SBA Tennessee District Office at 901-526-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org