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SBA Emerging Leaders

SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative to Help Growing Entrepreneurs Opens for 2019 Recruitment

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the launch of the 2019 Emerging Leaders Initiative for executives of small businesses poised for growth in emerging markets. Local area recruitment for the 2019 training cycle is currently ongoing 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 their local SBA District Office. 

“I am proud of the success the Emerging Leaders and the impact the training has made in helping to take small businesses to the next level,” said Allen Gutierrez, Associate Administrator of the SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development. “Since its inception in 2008, Emerging Leaders has trained more than 5,000 small business owners, creating over 6,500 jobs, generating over $300 million in new financing, and securing over $3 billion in government contracts.”

The SBA’s Emerging Leaders provides free entrepreneurship education and training for executives of small businesses that are potential job creators. This intensive executive entrepreneurship series includes nearly 100 hours of classroom time. Participants are provided with the opportunity to work with a network of experienced coaches and mentors, attend specialized workshops, and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and the financial community in order to build sustainable businesses that promote economic development within their communities.# # #

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.

NOTE:  The Colorado District Office is holding Emerging Leaders in Englewood, May through November — over 40 hours of training — suited for Colorado small businesses that have been in operation for at least three years, have an annual revenue of at least $250,000, and have at least one additional employee other than the owner. 
Learn more here…

Business Plan in a Day next Friday

This all-day LEADING EDGE workshop was developed for busy entrepreneurs who need to complete a critical business plan quickly to expand or start a business. Participants will create a business plan in one day by breaking the process into 10 manageable steps.

What you will achieve:
-Outline and communicate your business vision
-Understand business fundamentals
-Learn keys to success
-Learn how to do critical business research
-Develop a rough draft of your business plan

Cost includes materials and five hours of course-specific one-on-one business consulting.

Friday, March 1, 2019 | 9AM – 4PM | Aurora Municipal Center | $150/person
Register today!

Ice House Entrepreneur Development

Refresh Your Entrepreneurial Spirit with Ice House!

Feel stuck in your current business strategies?
Have an idea for a business but are procrastinating to launch?
Want to bring an entrepreneurial mindset to your current job?

Most people have innate entrepreneurial tendencies. We want to be problem solvers.
We want to provide value for other people. And, in an ideal world, we want to get paid to do those things!

Colorado Lending Source’s Ice House Entrepreneur Development
This program can help you learn how to overcome your fears, build community, create a personal brand,
become a life-long learner, develop grit, tap into internal motivation, define personal and professional goals,
and truly understand the problems your business is solving for others!

Learn more and apply!

Program Cost: $400 (Early bird pricing available.)

Date: Tuesdays, March 6th – May 8th

Time: 5:45 -7:45 PM

Location: Colorado Lending Source | 1441 18th St. | Denver, CO 80202

Register for the following information sessions where you will have the opportunity to meet the facilitator and see if this program is a good fit for you…

Info Session #1:  February 13th at 5:30 pm @ Colorado Lending Source

Info Session #2:  February 20th, 5:30 PM @ The Commons on Champa

Info Session #3: February 27th at 5:30pm @ Colorado Lending Source

www.coloradolendingsource.org/ice-house