SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative Registration Extended to April 12

Eligible Arkansas Small Business Owners Should Apply Today
Release Date: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Release Number: 
AR-19-06
Contact: 
Kevin Lee McIver 501-324-7379

Recruitment for this year’s SBA’s Emerging Leaders program in Arkansas has been extended due to a change in the review process. Importantly, the program aids small business owners in growing their business.

Basic eligibility requirements for small business owners and executives are at least $250,000 in annual revenues,  have been in business for at least three years, and have at least one employee, other than the owner.

Since its inception in 2008, the SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative has trained over 5,000 small business owners, creating over 6,500 jobs, generating over $300 million in new financing, and securing over $3.16 billion in government contracts.

The training will begin April 25 and is held in the afternoon every two weeks in downtown Little Rock. To learn more, please read our press release or contact Program Manager Richard Duda at (501) 324-7379 ext. 239.

Small business owners who meet the eligibility requirements may apply here.

About the SBA Arkansas District Office:
The SBA Arkansas District serves Arkansas with locations in Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas. SBA Arkansas District staff provides resources and services in three areas referred to as “the three C’s” – capital, contracting, and community. Visit www.sba.gov/ar or follow @SBA_Arkansas for more information including resource partners, lenders, workshops, success stories and other resources to help small businesses start, grow and succeed.