Emerging Leaders Information Session

Community Event

Community Event
Emerging Leaders Information Session
3/5/2021 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Interested in scaling-up your small business? You're invited to attend this one-hour information session to learn more about Emerging Leaders. For the first time ever this will be a virtual class, making it possible for businesses throughout Kansas to participate
The SBA's Wichita District Office will host the Emerging Leaders StreetWise MBA program from April through October in 2021. The program is a seven-month course designed for business owners to create their own strategic growth action plan with benchmarks and performance targets. Interested in scaling-up your small business? You're invited to attend this one-hour information session to learn more about Emerging Leaders. About Emerging Leaders: Emerging Leaders curriculum "StreetWise MBA" was developed, in part, by Interise and Boston University’s Entrepreneurial Management Institute. The program is interactive and participants use their own financials and existing operational plans as a case study to build a strategic plan to accomplish their goals. For this reason, it is designed for established businesses and is not a program for 'start-ups' or businesses less than 3 years old. The executives selected to participate in the program will graduate with a three-year growth action plan that is based on their individual business’ situation and goals. In addition, the participants will have access to a network of peers and business leaders who can continue to provide support and accountability as the growth plan is implemented. While the seven-month Emerging Leaders program is offered at no financial cost, the curriculum requires each executive to invest their time and effort to attend all 13 sessions held twice per month, complete the assignments, and develop their plan (about a 100 hour commitment). Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the 2021 program will be held virtually (thirteen, 3-hour online sessions held twice per month from April – October 2021). Background and Statistical Success: Since 2008, this program has trained over 5,000 small business owners, creating over 6,500 jobs, generating over $300 million in new financing, and securing over $3.16 billion in government contracts. See the 2019 national impact report by clicking HERE. Wichita was selected to host the initiative for the first time in 2014. Participant Qualifications: o Be an established business (in existence for at least 3 years) o Annual revenues between a minimum of $250,000 and a maximum of $10 million o 2 or more employees, recommended o Time commitment of the business owner (or executive "decision-maker") to dedicate themselves to participate in every session, and complete course assignments. In total, it is a 100+ hour commitment. Only one representative of a business can participate in the program. Interested and qualified small business owners should apply at: http://www.interise.org/sbaemergingleaders (the registration webpage is open all year). The deadline to apply for the 2021 class cohort is March 12, 2021. For more information about the SBA’s Emerging Leaders program, please contact Sarah Haymaker at (316) 250-5612 or email Wichita_DO@sba.gov
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