Mar 02 2020

March 19, 2020, Emerging Leaders Orientation

  Michigan District Office

u s small business administration

Come and learn about Emerging Leaders Training Opportunity
March 19, 2020
10:00 am

Emerging Leaders Informational Meeting 
March 19,2020
Hosted by the MSU Detroit Center
3408 Woodward
Detroit, MI  48201
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
RSVP :   Emerging Leaders Orientation 

Join us for an informational meeting to learn how the SBA’s Emerging Leaders program can help you take your business to the next level.  The SBA’s Michigan District Office has offered this opportunity to urban-based small business owners for 12 years, at no cost to the participants.  If you are looking for a structured program that gives you resources and tools to build your business, then  join us on March 20,2020    

Emerging Leaders classes begin in May and end in October (exact dates TBD).  Throughout the course of the program, you will write a three year strategic plan that is tailored to your business.  And you will be introduced to a network of business experts that can help you as you implement your plan. 

If you meet the criteria listed here, you could be one of 20 business owners selected.
You must have a minimum of $250,000 in annual sales but not more than $10 million.

You have been in business for at least three years. Your business has at least one employee in addition to you as the owner.

Your business is a for profit entity.

The person participating in the program must be the CEO, COO, CFO, Owner, or President and be a key decision maker.

You will agree to commit to a total of 100 hours of programming, including 40 hours of classroom training, seven CEO mentoring meetings, and course work assignments.  Because Emerging Leaders is funded by the Small Business Administration, there is no charge to you.  To learn more, please visit  http://www.sba.gov/content/sba-emerging-200-initiative.  

To be considered, please apply at 

If you cannot make the orientation, but are interested in being part of the Emerging Leaders class of 2020, apply on the above link, and connect with Nancy Grose, nancy.grose@sba.gov 313.324.3610 for more information.

Graduation Class 2019 Emerging leaders

Emerging Leaders Graduates Class of 2019

Back row: Kim Casteel, Anew Life; Chris Casteel, Anewlife; Cathy Heinrich, City Shield; Ali Turfe, Montrose Land & Development; Josh Barney, JJ Barney; Phillip Caldwell II, Resolute Educational Soulutions; Paul McEachren, Rival Insulation; Dominic Gray, Center City Communication;  Center Row:  John Winter, Dawn to Dusk Cleaning;  Dawn Winter, Dawn to Dusk Cleaning; Lisa VanWyk, Step Up Recruiting; Peggy Uzzle, Peggy Uzzle Agency; Pamela Mack, Bricks 4 Kidz; Sandra Fouts, Molding Concepts; Tekisha Lee, DiverseNote; Elizabeth Mays; May Multi Media; Front Row:  Constance Logan, SBA Michigan District Director; Nancy Grose, SBA Emerging Leaders Program Manager.  Not Pictured:  Lindsay Edmunds, Harless and Hugh; John Smith, Great Lakes Segway; Joel Soleberg, JetTool