C-Suite Wednesday – SBA Launches the T.H.R.I.V.E. Training Program for Small Business Leaders

May 18, 2022

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

C-Suite Wednesday – SBA Launches the T.H.R.I.V.E. Training Program for Small Business Leaders

“T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined initiative will provide up-and-coming small business leaders with tools, knowledge, and access to the best and the brightest minds in economic development to help them accelerate their growth and help them become competitive in an increasingly global economy,” says Administrator Guzman. “The Biden-Harris administration continues to do everything possible to empower small business owners to continue powering our nation’s historic economic growth.”

“Under Administrator Guzman’s leadership of action and outcomes, we are committed to transforming our learning ecosystem to be timelier and more relevant and meet small businesses where they are right now. We embody this approach with T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined. With this reimagined curriculum building on our rich history, we will expand access to more small businesses, and more locations and increase accessibility through a virtual component. We are energized, mobilized and ready to go,” stated SBA Associate Administrator of the Office for Entrepreneurial Development Mark Madrid.

Formerly known as Emerging Leaders, this program provides entrepreneurs with education and training for executives of high-performing small businesses. The six-month training series involves in-person coaching, self-paced instruction, mentoring, and classroom time. The program also provides an opportunity for small business owners to work with experts in accounting, business strategy, marketing, human resources, and other key business topics.

T.H.R.I.V.E. exchanges a one-size-fits-all model for engagement, problem-solving, and peer-to-peer interaction. The adjustments to the program build business connections between business peers, the financial community, and government leaders, and as a result, the program creates sustainable and scalable businesses that encourage economic development in their communities and across the United States.

Applications for the program will be accepted until the end of the month on May 31, 2022.

SBA Press Release