SBA Emerging Leaders Program

February 20, 2019 12:45 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

The SBA Boise District Office is now accepting applications for the

2019 SBA Boise Emerging Leaders program

The SBA Emerging Leaders program provides free entrepreneurship education and training for executives of small, poised-for-growth companies that are potential job creators.

During the course of seven months, participants are given the opportunity to work with experienced mentors, attend specialized workshops and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and the financial community.

Applications for the annual class are accepted in February and classes typically begin in April.

The Initiative incorporates a curriculum that is research-based and nationally scalable, enabling participating businesses to engage in focused development and expansion strategies, including options for accessing new capital and securing government contracts.

Government statistics confirm that small businesses are the engines of sustained economic growth and job creation. The SBA launched this Initiative to capitalize on the proven capacity for stimulating jobs and growth.

What are the key program highlights?

A three-year strategic growth action plan with benchmarks and performance targets to help the participant emerge as self-sustaining businesses that creates jobs and builds communities.

Includes more than 100 hours of professional specialized training and peer-to-peer counseling delivered during the course of seven months.

Specialized areas of training include:

o   Growth Strategies Plans

o   Financing and Access to Capital

o   Government Contracting

Do you qualify?

Does your business have annual revenues of at least $250,000 up to $10m?

Does your company employ at least one person in addition to the owner?

Have you been in business at least three years?

The program will run from April to October 2019.  The only cost is your time and commitment to complete the curriculum over the course of seven months. All other costs are covered by SBA and our local partners. 

For more information about the SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative contact Christian Pennington at or 208-334-1165

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