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Come and Learn About Emerging Leaders!

Emerging Leaders Information Meeting
Release Date: 
Friday, January 22, 2016
Release Number: 
SLDO 16-1
Trish Freeland (314) 539-6606

Friday February 5,  2-4 p.m.

Webster University East Academic Building
545 Garden Avenue, Room 102
St. Louis, MO 63119

Register at:

SBA St. Louis is funded for the sixth consecutive 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. 

A limited number of slots are open for businesses that meet the following criteria:

 At least $400,000 in annual sales up to $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, President.

The program requires participants commit to a total of 100 hours, including 40 hours of in class training, Seven CEO mentoring meetings, and course work assignments. Classes begin in April  and run through October. At the end of the program, participants will have a three year strategic plan tailored to their business and a network of business resources they can tap into going forward. Training is free to selected participants.

For more information call Angie Wells at 314-539-6613 or via email at and you can visit the SBA Emerging Leaders webpage: