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SBA Accepting applications For 2021 VT Emerging Leaders

Release Date: 
Monday, February 8, 2021

The Small Business Administration is accepting applications for the 2021 Vermont Emerging Leaders Program which will be held virtually and is slated to begin in the spring.  

Emerging Leaders is an intensive executive-level series intended to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses in America’s underserved cities and rural areas. During the course, small business owners will learn to create a three-year strategic growth plan to build a sustainable business of size and scale.

Entrepreneurs’ small businesses must be for-profit enterprises, been in business for at least three years, have at least one full-time employee, and have annual revenues between $250,000 and $10 million.

There are no restrictions on the type of businesses that can participate. Some examples of participating businesses include manufacturers, retail stores, wholesalers, contractors, professional services, and food service.

The Vermont Emerging Leaders Program is a collaborative effort between the SBA, Interise and Vermont Technical College.

To apply, visit All applicants will be contacted.

For more information, visit, call 802-828-4422 ext. 203.