The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has selected InnerCity Entrepreneurs to provide training to 200 promising small businesses as part of the SBA Emerging 200 initiative. In effort to foster economic development among the region’s SMEs, the SBA will host the instructional training throughout the remainder of 2008 in 11 cities including Boston, Chicago and Atlanta.
The program provides insight to small business owners on how to accelerate growth, access financing, diversify markets and expand their network. The InnerCity Entrepreneurs (ICE) will use their businesses as an example case study. Throughout the course, entrepreneurs will develop a three-year strategic plan to grow his or her business and work with peers, experts, and coaches to gain greater access to new sources of capital, markets, and knowledge.
More information on SBA’s emerging 200 initiative can be found at www.sba.gov/e200.