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Hawaii SBA Seeks CEOs for Leadership Training

March 8, 2013, 3:44 PM HST
* Updated March 8, 6:16 PM
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Jane Sawyer, Honolulu District Director of the US Small Business Administration. Courtesy photo.

Jane Sawyer, Honolulu district director of the US Small Business Administration. Courtesy photo.

By Sonia Isotov

Applications for the  e200 Emerging Leaders executive training course will close March 11 for the 2013 session, according to an announcement released today by the Hawaii District Office of the US Small Business Administration (SBA).

This executive-level training course is geared towards small business owners who are geared towards growth and want to drive their business to the next level of success and sustainability.

“The e200 Initiative has been a catalyst for expanding opportunities for many promising small businesses in under-served communities,” said Jane Sawyer, the Hawaii district director for the SBA, in the statement.

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“The follow up surveys of past e200 classes showed dramatic gains for course graduates in job creation, increased revenues and entrepreneurial expansion. We’re pleased to be able to offer this valuable training for CEOs at no cost. It’s free for the small business owner who is committed to accelerating his business success.”

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To be eligible to participate in the e200 Emerging Leaders Initiative, a small business must be at least 3-years-old, have achieved annual revenues of $300,000, and have at least one employee.

Only one person, the key decision maker of the small business, attends the classes and mentoring groups.

The nine-month training includes approximately 100 hours of classroom time per participant and provides the opportunity for small business owners to work with experienced mentors, attend workshops and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and financial communities. Classes are scheduled to begin in April 2013 and class size is limited.

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For more information on the program and how to apply, contact the Hawaii District Office at (808) 541-2990. The deadline for applications is March 11.

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