Dec 20 2016

SBA DFW 2017 Emerging Leaders Executive Training Program Recruitment Period is underway!

2017 SBA Emerging Leaders Executive Training Program Recruitment Underway

The SBA Dallas/Fort Worth District Office is currently recruiting candidates for the 2017 Emerging Leaders Class to be held in Dallas, TX starting in April 2017.

The SBA Emerging Leaders Executive Training Program is an innovative 7-month program designed specifically for established business owners. The key components of the training program are:

•Accessing Capital
•Financial Analysis
•Marketing & Sales
•Resource Management
•Securing Government Contracts
•CEO Mentoring Groups
•Strategic Growth Action Plan

At the end of the 7-month program, participants will walk away with a customized Strategic Growth Action Plan identifying the action steps required to achieve their business goals.

Is it right for you?

The ideal candidate is tired of the status quo, and looking to gain the business knowledge, skills and trusted networks needed to successfully grow and scale his or her business.

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

•$400,000- $10 Million in annual revenues
•At least one full-time employee besides the owner
•Been in business for at least 3 years

Cost: Participation in the Emerging Leaders series is totally free! The only cost to business owners is their time and commitment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Small business owners that are considering applying for Emerging Leaders will likely have some questions. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions:

What types of businesses participate in the program?

There are currently no restrictions on the types of businesses that can participate. Some examples of participating businesses include: manufacturers, retail/wholesalers, contractors, professional services and food service.

In what ways does the training help small businesses?

The training is specifically designed to stimulate and support the expansion of your business. The curriculum provides a framework to help businesses access new avenues of capital through strategic planning and direct mentoring, offering practical tools to pursue new paths for business development. It surrounds small business owners with a network of government resources and local business leaders prepared to invest time and energy in their business.

What are the overall benefits of participation?

The end result of the executive education prepares and encourages small businesses to move to the next level on their growth trajectory and to help them emerge as self-sustaining businesses that create jobs and build communities. At the conclusion of the training, entrepreneurs produce a three-year strategic growth action plan with benchmarks and performance targets that will help them access the necessary support and resources to move forward.

SBA Recruitment Period : Applications of Interest currently being Accepted:

SBA District Office Community Entrepreneurial Partners:

The Dallas/Fort Worth District Office is calling on its District partners to help find the perfect candidates for this National Program. SBA Resources partners, Lenders, Chambers, Associations, etc are encouraged to make recommendations of business owners. Business owners can also make their own requests/application of interests directly to SBA.

The Dallas/Fort Worth District Office will accept Applications of Interest in the Emerging Leaders Program through Monday, March 20, 2017.

There are a limited number of participants selected. Don't delay, submit your application of interest today!

Check out the SBA website at www.sba.gov today. Dallas/Fort Worth local website: https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/tx/dallas-fort-worth

For more information, please e-mail Billy Medina, SBA Emerging Leaders Program Manager at: billy.medina@sba.gov or DFWDO.Email@sba.gov or contact the SBA District Office at (817) 684-5500 or (817)684-5517 or (817)684-5530.