The Emerging Leaders Program is an intensive executive-level series intended to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses and develop confidence and community. Since its inception in 2008, the SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative has trained over 5,000 small businesses, created over 6,500 jobs and helped companies access over $300 million in new financing.

JoAnna and 20 other small business spent 100+ hours getting help with professional specialized training and peer-to-peer counseling delivered over the course of seven months. Participants graduate the course with a 3-year strategic growth plan with benchmarks and targets to help create more jobs and build stronger communities.

Element looks forward to incorporating the resources and knowledge gained to better position business development and strategize for future growth. Congrats JoAnna!

Learn more about the course and the wide variety of participating small businesses here.

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