I was honored to represent our 18-member team in the 2015 SBA Emerging Leaders Program. This was the first time that the SBA hosted the program in North Dakota, so it was very exciting since the program had already performed well in other national markets. The three most valuable experiences for me included: (1) spending time with my CEO group and swapping war stories, (2) making many new friends that have different perspectives than mine and (3) learning about resources for funding/support/structure.
If you’re a business looking for next stage growth with a disciplined approach, I recommend the SBA Emerging Leaders Program. They are accepting applications now. The next program begins in April 2016. Any questions, contact the legendary Brittany Sickler at Brittany.Sickler@sba.gov.