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Emerging Leaders Syracuse Class of 2015

WHAT: Emerging Leaders is an intensive training initiative to accelerate growth of high potential small businesses located in America’s cities.  Developed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Emerging Leaders offers qualified business owners powerful benefits including innovative strategies to grow, acquire financing, access new markets and leverage networking.

WHO: The training is open to small business owners with companies located in the Syracuse area with annual revenues between $400,000 to $10 million that have been in business for at least three years. This training is not for start-up businesses.

WHEN: Thirteen classes will begin in April 2015 at The Tech Garden and run every other week through early November 2015.

WHAT’S THE COST? The only costs are your time and commitment to complete the curriculum. Anticipate 100+ hours of combined classroom, homework and peer-to-peer mentoring.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Dan Rickman at 315-471-9393 ext. 250 or daniel.rickman@sba.govRecruitment for the 2015 class is complete.

Learn more about the initiative from the 2015 Class Announcement press release, 2014 Class Graduation press release, FAQ, or Emerging Leaders alumni profiles: The Events Company, Liehs & Steigerwald, New Hope Mills, and Corso's Cookies.

The SBA Syracuse District Office presents Emerging Leaders for 2015 with the following cosponsors: CenterState CEO, City of Syracuse Office of Neighborhood and Business Development, CNY TDO, MACNY, Onondaga County Office of Economic Development, Onondaga SBDC, Syracuse SCORE, SUNY ESF, Syracuse University, Tech Garden, The Downtown Committee of Syracuse, The Falcone Center, and WISE Women's Business Center. (Cosponsorship # 15-0248-36)