Eligibility and requirements
T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined is an executive-level training series intended to give ambitious small business leaders a challenging opportunity to accelerate their growth through targeted training led by motivating leaders in small business development. T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined revolutionizes the rich history of executive-level training for small businesses poised for growth.
The Office of Entrepreneurial Development is committed to transforming our learning ecosystem to be timelier, more relevant, and to meet small businesses where they are right now. We embody this approach with T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined.
Do I qualify to participate?
This training is not for start-ups or people who are thinking about starting a business. T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined advanced training series is open to small business owners and executives that:
- Have annual revenues of at least $250,000
- Have been in business for at least three years
- Have at least one employee, other than self
What are the key program highlights?
- In-person coaching for C-level executives
- Self-paced instruction with demonstrated business sustainability
- A hybrid model that includes virtual and classroom sessions
- Micro-sessions customized for small businesses’ unique needs
- Experienced subject matter experts
- Removing the one- size fits all model in exchange for engagement, problem-solving, and peer-to-peer interaction within the cohorts
What types of businesses participate in the program?
There are no restrictions on the types of businesses that can participate. Participating for-profit companies include all industries including manufacturers, retail/wholesalers, contractors, professional services, and food services to name a few.
How can training help my business?
The training will stimulate and support the expansion of your business through strategies designed to help 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 program allows participants to work with a network of experienced subject matter experts in core business topics. In addition, the new 2022 format promotes an eco-system of business connections among business peers, government leaders, and the financial community. As a result, T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined helps build sustainable businesses that promote economic development within their communities.
Additionally, entrepreneurs produce a three-year strategic growth action plan with benchmarks and performance targets to access the support and resources necessary to move forward.
Is participation free?
Yes! There is no direct financial cost upfront, but participants must invest their time and commitment to complete all training sessions over the six months. SBA and our local partners cover all other costs.
T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined provides entrepreneurship education and training for executives of small, poised-for-growth companies. This intensive executive entrepreneurship series offers opportunities for small business owners to work with professional coaches and mentors, gain skills needed to grow, and develop connections with peers, local leaders, and the financial community.
Since its inception as E-200 in 2008, SBA’s Emerging Leaders has trained over 5,000 small business owners, creating over 11,000 jobs, generating nearly $1 billion in new financing, and securing over $4 billion in government contracts.
T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined continues the success of SBA’s executive-level training to small business, reaching 51 locations in 2023 to assist high-potential growing entrepreneurs nationwide.
|AL, Birmingham||Alabama District Office||Birmingham and Mobile|
|AK, Anchorage||Alaska District Office||Anchorage|
|AR, Little Rock||Arkansas District Office||Little Rock|
|MD, Baltimore||Baltimore District||Baltimore|
|ID, Boise||Boise District Office||Boise|
|CO/WY, Fort Collins/Cheyenne/Laramie||Colorado District Office||Fort Collins, CO, and Cheyenne, WY|
|OH, Columbus||Columbus District Office||Columbus|
|TX, Dallas||Dallas/Fort Worth District Office||Dallas|
|DE, Dover||Delaware District Office||Newark|
|PA, Philadelphia||Eastern Pennsylvania District Office||King of Prussia and Harrisburg/Lebanon|
|GA, Atlanta||Georgia District Office||Atlanta|
|TX, Greater Houston||Houston District Office||Houston and Greater Houston|
|IL, Chicago||Illinois District Office||Chicago and Springfield|
|IN, Indianapolis||Indiana District Office||Indianapolis|
|KY, Louisville||Kentucky District Office||Northern Kentucky and Louisville|
|CA, Los Angeles||Los Angeles District Director||Los Angeles County|
|LA, New Orleans||Louisiana District Office||Baton Rouge|
|TX, Corpus Christi||Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office||Harlingen and Corpus Christi|
|ME, Portland||Maine District Office||Brunswick|
|MA, Boston||Massachusetts District Office||Boston|
|MN, Twin Cities||Minnesota District Office||Twin Cities|
|MS, Jackson||Mississippi District||Gulfport and Jackson|
|NV, Las Vegas||Nevada District Office||Las Vegas and Reno|
|NM, Albuquerque||New Mexico District Office||Albuquerque|
|ND, Fargo||North Dakota District Office||Fargo|
|FL, Orlando||North Florida District Office||Gainesville|
|OK, Oklahoma City||Oklahoma District Office||Oklahoma City|
|OR, Portland||Portland District Office||Portland|
|PR, San Juan||Puerto Rico & USVI District Office||Northern Puerto Rico and Southern/Western Puerto Rico|
|TX, Austin/San Antonio||San Antonio District Office||San Antonio|
|CA, San Diego||San Diego District Office||San Diego|
|WA, Seattle||Seattle District Office||Seattle and Spokane|
|SC, Charleston||South Carolina District Office||Charleston|
|SD, Sioux Falls||South Dakota District Office||Sioux Falls|
|FL, Miami||South Florida District Office||Miami|
|TN, Nashville||Tennessee District Office||Nashville|
|UT, St. George||Utah District Office||St. George|
|VT, Williston||Vermont District Office||Williston|
|DC, Washington||Washington Metropolitan Area District Office (WMADO)||Washington, DC|
|TX, Lubbock||West Texas District Office (Lubbock)||Lubbock|
|WY/CO, Cheyenne/Laramie/Ft. Collins||Wyoming District Office||Cheyenne,WY, and Fort Collins, CO|
Interested in participating? Visit T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined’s website for more information.