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SBA’s Emerging Leaders Program is Accepting Applications for the 2021 Cohort

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the launch of the 2021 Emerging Leaders initiative for executives of small businesses poised for growth in underserved markets. Local area recruitment for the 2021 training cycle is currently underway in Kansas and at designated SBA District Offices.

Interested small business owners can learn more regarding eligibility, how to apply, class schedules and locations at www.sba.gov/emergingleaders, or by contacting the Wichita District Office or calling 316-269-6275

Since its inception in 2008, Emerging Leaders has trained more than 4,000 small business owners, creating over 7,000 jobs, generating over $500 million in new financing, and securing over $4 billion in government contracts.”

Business owners in Kansas that graduated the Emerging Leaders Program from 2014 – 2018 have reported:

  • 137 jobs created

  • 1,037 jobs retained

  • 17% Average business growth

  • $ 14,165,830 in new financing accessed!

The SBA’s Emerging Leaders provides free entrepreneurship education and training for executives of existing small businesses that are potential job creators. This intensive executive entrepreneurship series includes nearly 100 hours of session time and growth plan development. Emerging Leaders provides participants with the opportunity to work with a network of experienced coaches and mentors, attend 13 three-hour sessions, and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and the financial community. As a result, Emerging Leaders help build sustainable businesses that promote economic development within their communities.

For eligibility requirements, registration and locations please visit: 2021 SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative.


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

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