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Small businesses play a key role in boosting our economy, creating jobs and positively impacting the community. Indeed, the world runs on small business. And while these companies play a significant part in the marketplace, they can face challenges larger businesses may not.
Established in 2008 in partnership with Salt River Project, the SBLA program is tailored to the unique needs of small businesses. Designed to accommodate the busy schedules of business owners, it delivers the skills you need to stay competitive and propel your business forward. Since its inception, more than 130 small businesses have participated in the SBLA.
Through the SBLA, you will:
» Learn to anticipate and overcome the business challenges of today and tomorrow
» Enhance your business acumen
» Broaden your perspective
» Strengthen your leadership skills
» Stay competitive and propel your business forward
Join a select group of fellow small business leaders in a transformative learning experience to:
» Gain tangible tools to add to your toolbox
» Prototype a solution to a challenge you are having in your business
» Extend your network and exchange knowledge with high-value peers, colleagues, and facilitators
» Draw on best practices and experience from numerous industries
» Discover additional resources for continuing support
To qualify for an SBLA scholarship, you must:
» Be willing and able to attend all scheduled classes and related activities
» Own at least 50% of an established (past start-up phase) business that’s been in business for a minimum of 3 years
» Have revenue between $1 million and $10 million
» Have fewer than 100 employees
Application deadline is June 28, 2019
If your organization has initiatives focused on small business or diversity, you can meet your goals — and those of a deserving small business leader — by funding an SBLA scholarship. Contributions are tax-deductible.
There are two ways your organization can support the program:
Participant Scholarship - $3,500 per participant
Program Elective Session - $cost?