Friday, February 23, 2024

SBA launches entrepreneur training course for Louisiana businesses

by BIZ. Staff

Louisiana’s Small Business Administration office has launched an entrepreneurship training course for executives of small companies with growth potential.

Recruitment for the 2018 Emerging Leaders initiative training cycle is currently ongoing at the Louisiana District Office.  Classes are scheduled to begin March 27.

The Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders initiative provides free entrepreneurship education and training for executives of small, poised-for-growth companies that are potential job creators.

This intensive executive entrepreneurship series includes nearly 100 hours of classroom time. It also provides opportunities for small business owners to work with experienced coaches and mentors attend workshops and develop connections with their peers, local leaders, and the financial community.

Since its inception in 2008, the SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative has trained over 5,000 small business owners, creating over 6,500 jobs, generating over $300 million in new financing, and securing over $3.16 billion in government contracts.

“Given the success of SBA’s Emerging Leaders, we have expanded the initiative to include a total of 60 locations to help growing entrepreneurs in emerging markets,’ said Allen Guiterrez, associated administrator of the SBA’s office of Entrepreneurial Development. “I am excited for the positive economic impact the each of this year’s Emerging Leaders participants will make when using this training to take their business to the next level.”

Business Executives who want to join the 2018 Emerging Leaders please contact Louisiana District Office 504-589-2705 or visit

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