Apply by April 10 for Emerging Leaders, a free executive education course provided by the SBA

Is your business on the brink of major growth?

Apply for the 2020 class of SBA – Emerging Leaders, a free executive education course provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Classes will be held in Spokane and Seattle. Dates to be determined.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a small business owner or C-level executive (CEO, COO, etc.)
  • Have annual revenues between $250,000 and $10 million
  • Have been in business for at least three years
  • Have at least one employee, other than self
  • Make the time commitment required of the course
  • Demonstrate the business is on the brink of growth or transition

WHAT | about the program:

This “mini MBA” program enables you to set aside approximately two days a month to work on your business instead of in your business.

WHERE | location: Spokane, Washington and Seattle, Washington

WHEN | timeline:

  • Application Deadline April 10 for Spokane and Seattle
  • Applicant interviews and final participants selected – prior to April 17th
  • Program Begins May 5th and runs through October 30

WHY | benefits:

Upon completion of the seven-month course, you will have a three-year growth action plan and a network of peers and industry experts.

HOW | apply online:

Apply online at by April 10th


Get your questions answered:

Spokane – Joel Nania, SBA Manager,, (509) 353-2810

Seattle – Desiree Albrecht,, 206-553-2664