The West Virginia Small Business Administration will be offering the Emerging Leaders program to small business owners in Fairmont, WV this spring.
The program uses a curriculum called the StreetWise Steps™ to Small Business Growth. The curriculum gives small business owners an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience through a combination of 1) executive education; 2) practical tips based on “real-life” business experience, and; 3) advice from business leaders that can be readily applied.
This FREE training program is offered by SBA at no costs to the participating small businesses.
The initiative will begin in April 2018 and end in November 2018. Participants will commit to 40 hours of in-class time, divided over 13 in-person sessions. Sessions are typically held every other week. Participants will also spend at least 12 hours over the course of the curriculum in self-directed CEO mentoring groups. Participants should expect to spend 3-4 hours preparing for each session by completing out-of-class, practical session preparation. All instructional in-class sessions, CEO Mentoring Groups and session preparation are interconnected and of equal importance. In total, each participant can expect to commit approximately 100 hours to analyzing their business and planning for growth.
Interested applicants should register online at http://www.interise.org/sbaemergingleaders no later than March 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed for eligibility, SBA will schedule an interview, and finalists will be selected and notified by March 20th. Classes will begin in April 2018.
Emerging Leaders Project Manager: Larry Batten via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 304-623-7447