Mar 17 2020

APPLY TODAY: Western Mass Emerging Leaders & New Hampshire Veterans

Massachusetts District Office - March 2020

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SBA Emerging Leaders Program is Coming to Western Massachusetts!

Ready to grow your business? Sign up for SBA's Emerging Leaders Initiative.



The program requires participants commit to a total 100 hours, including evening classroom training from May to Nov., mentoring sessions, and course work assignments.

At the end of the program, participants will have a strategic plan tailored to their business, as well as a network of business resources that they can utilize well into the future.

Classes will physically take place in Springfield at The Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, Springfield, MA 01193

Deadline: Friday, April 3rd. All applicants will be reviewed, and will be notified of the status in Mid-Late April.  (subject to change due to current situation)


Questions?  Contact:

Oreste Varela, Springfield Brank Manager
Office: (413) 785-0484
Cell: (413) 222-4286

The Emerging Leaders program assists small business owners in growing their business, creating jobs, and strengthening their communities. This innovative initiative is an intense 7-month course that offers approximately 100 hours of training per participant and provides the opportunity for small business owners to work with experienced professionals at no cost.

Target your business for expansion

Emerging Leaders training is specifically designed to accelerate growth and support the expansion of your business. The curriculum delivers advanced training and provides strategies to help you 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.


The Emerging Leaders Initiative is open to small business owners and executives that:

  • Have annual revenues of at least $250,000.
  • Have been in business for at least 3 years.
  • Have at least one employee other than self.

To register visit https://interise.org/sbaemergingleaders/

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SBA’s cooperation does not constitute or imply endorsement of any opinions, products, and/or services. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Handicapped Accessible.


A NEW cohort of veteran business owners is now accepting applications!



NH Classes start May 2, 2020 at Service Credit Union in Portsmouth, NH.


Apply TODAY at the VETRN Website: www.VETRN.ORG

The success of the first New Hampshire cohort has resulted in launching a second VETRN program that will start on May 2, 2020 and run into October 2020. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings at the Service Credit Union corporate headquarters at 3003 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth NH. The program is designed to build operational capacity, increase revenues, and create sustainable jobs and includes topics such as business management, finance, cash flow, sales & marketing, access to capital and government contracting. To qualify, the business must be veteran-owned (or someone in the immediate family is a veteran), has been in operation for at least one year and generates at least $75,000 in annual revenues. There are some exceptions to these requirements so please reach out to discuss your situation. 

“The Streetwise MBA program has been a life-saver for me,” said Dr. Deborah Osgood, CEO of Osgood and Associates. “While I have helped hundreds of individuals to start and grow their own businesses for over two decades, participating in this program provided me with the perspective and peer-to-peer support I needed to redefine my business strategy following the unexpected and sudden death of my husband and business partner of 31 years.”

Since 2015, VETRN has provided The StreetWise ‘MBA’™ program to Veteran-owned business owners and family members using Interise’s award-winning executive training program to provide education that supports business owners on their path to growth, with many accolades and success stories. The StreetWise ‘MBA’™ is designed to give business owners access to mentors, peer to peer relations, business and management knowledge, and the professional relationships needed for their business to flourish.

To learn more about the award-winning Streetwise MBA program, see testimonials and videos and learn how to apply, visit www.vetrn.org Applications for the May 2020 program may be completed on the VETRN website or by sending an E-mail to either info@vetrn.org or lelandg@vetrn.org.

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