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Is your business on the brink of major growth?

Join this online event to learn how you can apply for the 2017 class of SBA Emerging Leaders, a free executive education course provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Learn about the application process, find out if your business is eligible, and hear from the course instructor and past participants, who will share how the program made a difference for their small businesses. Join us!

Log on to the webinar

Click here:

1. Dial 888-858-2144.

2. When prompted, enter the meeting access code: 2214978#

About Emerging Leaders

WHO | eligibility requirements:

  • Be a small business owner or C-level executive (CEO, COO, etc.)
  • Have annual revenues between $400,000 and $10 million
  • Have been in business for at least three years
  • Have at least one employee, other than self
  • Make the time commitment required of the course
  • Demonstrate the business is on the brink of growth or transition

WHAT | about the program:

  • This “mini MBA” program enables you to set aside approximately two days a month to work on your business instead of in your business.

WHERE | location:

  • Classes will be held at the SBA's Illinois District Office in downtown Chicago.

WHEN | timeline:

  • Now through March 1 – applications accepted
  • March – applicant interviews and final participants selected
  • April through October/November – program runs

WHY | benefits:

  • Upon completion of the seven-month course, you will have a three-year growth action plan and a network of peers and industry experts.

HOW | apply online:



How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Public Affairs Specialist Jessica Mayle at or 312-886-0409.

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