2013-04-22 Huffington Post

Navigating Uncertainty to Grow Small Business Jobs and Revenue

April 22, 2013

Since the American economy began its downward tumble six years ago, the strain on small businesses has been far more dramatic than in the post-9/11 recession -- a 40 percent job loss in 2007-2008 compared to just 10 percent in 2001. Small businesses owners have struggled in particular because of their inability to respond to the uncertainty brought on by weak sales and flagging consumer demand. The banks sneezed and small businesses caught pneumonia. [...]

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2013-06 Hawaii Business News

Free training for small business owners with big dreams

June, 2013

In 2005, Lourdes Vergara Marcelo left her job as head nurse at Tripler Army Medical Center to start her own company in Mililani with just one client and another certified nursing assistant. Soon, Marcelo had hired three more CNAs and her home healthcare agency was thriving, but she knew she needed a boost to reach her goal: growing her business into one of Hawaii’s prime healthcare providers. So she enrolled in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders initiative, a free training program designed to help owners and executives expand their small businesses and create jobs. [...]

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2015-02-10 Philidelphia Tribune

Business briefs: Wells Fargo supports Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia

February 10, 2015

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania District Office is accepting applications for its 2015 Emerging Leaders executive training program. The seven-month executive leader curriculum includes approximately 100 hours of classroom time per participant, provides the opportunity for small business owners to work with [...]

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2015-02-10 Prairie Business

Applications now accepted for Fargo Emerging Leaders program

February 10, 2015

The North Dakota District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting applications for the 2015 Emerging Leaders program in Fargo. This is a high-level training program geared for business leaders who are ready to move their businesses into next-stage growth. The course consists of 13 sessions where participants receive [...]

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2014-02-13 SBA Newsletter

Go to Harvard! SBA Emerging Leaders Program Looking for Boston-area Small Businesses

February 13, 2014

The 2014 Emerging Leaders Initiative and its MBA-style program is about to launch in Boston. Entering its seventh consecutive year, the initiative has trained more than 100 promising small business owners in the Boston area. The Emerging Leaders Initiative takes place in 27 cities across the country and this year Washington, D.C. has been added along with Miami, Wichita, and Newark. [...]

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2014-03 The Collaborative Exchange

Economic Development & Job Readiness: CLASSY Awards Top 5

March 2014

WHAT THEY’RE ADDRESSING: Economically distressed urban neighborhoods account for 15% of unemployment, nearly 25% of U.S. poverty, and over 30% of minority poverty. When established small businesses in these communities thrive they create more local jobs and contribute to inner city economic health. Yet, less than 20% of small business development resources are designed to meet their needs. Their potential is untapped. [...]

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