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SBA Emerging Leaders - Albuquerque and Las Cruces

Is your business on the brink of major growth?

Apply for the 2018 class of SBA Emerging Leaders, a free executive education course
provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

New this year- SBA is offering the course in Albuquerque and Las Cruces!

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018

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What is Emerging Leaders?

Emerging Leaders is an executive education course for small businesses poised for growth. The program uses a copyrighted curriculum called the StreetWise Steps™ to Small Business Growth. The curriculum gives small business owners an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience through a combination of 1) executive education; 2) practical tips based on “real-life” business experience, and; 3) advice from business leaders that can be readily applied.

In what ways does the training help my business?

The training is specifically designed to stimulate and support the expansion of your business. The curriculum provides strategies to help you access new avenues of capital. It offers practical tools to pursue new paths for business development. It surrounds you with a network of government resources and local business leaders prepared to invest time and energy in your business.

What are the overall benefits of participation?

The end result of the executive education prepares and encourages small businesses to move to the next level on their growth trajectory and to help them emerge as self-sustaining businesses that create jobs and build communities. At the conclusion of the training, entrepreneurs produce a three-year strategic growth action plan with benchmarks and performance targets that will help them access the necessary support and resources to move forward.

Nationally, graduates from Emerging Leaders have:

  • Accessed $83 million in new financing
  • Secured over $684 million in federal, state, local, tribal and corporate contract awards
  • Over 65 percent created new jobs or retained all exisiting jobs
  • Nearly 70 percent saw revenue growth
  • 96% of Emerging Leaders graduates would recommend the program to others

Do I qualify to participate?

This training is for established business owners and is not for start-ups or people who are thinking about starting a business. The Emerging Leaders Initiative advanced training series is open to small business owners and executives that:

  • Have annual revenues of at least $400,000
  • Have been in business for at least 3 years
  • Have at least one employee, other than the owner

What is the deadline for registering?

Interested applicants should register online at no later than March 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed for eligibility, SBA will schedule an interview, and finalists will be selected and notified by  March 20th, 2018.

Who should I contact with additional questions?

Emerging Leaders Project Manager: Ivan Corrales | 505.248.8227 | 

Want to learn more about Emerging Leaders ?

Follow the link to read the SBA Emerging Leaders  FAQs.



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