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January 27, 2021
Release Date: January 27, 2021                           Contact: Sherri.Komrosky@sba.gov, 701-239-5658
Release Number: ND-21-01                                  Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram

SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative Set
to Help Entrepreneurs Grow and Succeed in North Dakota

Seven-month intensive, executive entrepreneurship education series
now taking applications

FARGO, N.D. – Owners and CEOs of small- to medium-sized businesses can now apply for the Emerging Leaders training program hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Dakota District Office. 
This free, mini-MBA-style training focuses on small, poised-for-growth companies with potential for job creation. The seven-month intensive, executive entrepreneurship education series provides the opportunity for small business owners to create a 3 – 5 year Strategic Growth Plan. 
The SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative has trained more than 50 small business owners from across North Dakota since its 2015 launch in Fargo, N.D. 
To be eligible to participate, a small business must: 
  • have been in business for at least three years; 
  • generate revenues of at least $250,000; 
  • have at least one employee besides the owner; and 
  • be committed to attend 13 bi-weekly workshops and complete required course-work from May to November, 2021. 
Interested small business owners can learn more on eligibility and how to apply at the SBA’s website: www.sba.gov/emergingleaders, or by contacting Sherri Komrosky at 701-239-5658 or sherri.komrosky@sba.gov.  Applications can be submitted at www.interise.org/sbaemergingleaders 
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.