The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced the launch of the 2021 Emerging Leaders initiative. The program is for executives of small businesses poised for growth in underserved markets.
The SBA program draws on the experiences of advisors and business leaders in urban communities across the country. The comprehensive curriculum provides the tools to grow companies to the next level. It also helps them emerge as a force in the community.
This training is for established business owners and is not for start-ups or people who are thinking about starting a business.
The training series is open to small business owners and executives who have:
- Annual revenues of at least $250,000.
- Been in business for at least 3 years.
- At least one employee, other than self.
Small businesses from the Lower Rio Grande Valley District counties may apply. These include Aransas, Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Starr, Willacy and Zapata.