Call for Applicants

Nevada has been designated as a site for the SBA’s 2015 Emerging Leaders executive-level training series. Selected small business owners in Nevada now have the chance to receive specialized training through this successful U.S. Small Business Administration educational series.

The class curriculum is delivered over 13 bi-weekly in-person class sessions within a 26-week time frame. There are approximately 100 hours of classroom time, and applicants chosen for the limited 17 available slots must make a commitment to attend the entire series. Classes will be held in Las Vegas, and all small businesses throughout the state are invited to apply.

Participants are given the opportunity to work with experienced mentors that include guest experts from the fields of accounting, finance and government contracting. The curriculum includes participation in a CEO mentoring group through which they develop connections with peers in their industry.

The classes are being offered for the first time in Nevada. Robert Holguin, SBA Nevada District Director, said “This program has been a huge success since its inception and this is a great opportunity for business owners to increase revenues and create jobs.”
This training is not for start-ups. To be eligible to apply, businesses must be represented by a CEO, COO, or CFO to participate in the training. The company must have been in business for at least three years, employ at least one employee besides the business owner and must generate between $400,000 and $10 million in annual gross revenues. All applicants will be interviewed by SBA for eligibility in the program.
Seating is limited to 17 participants; a waiting list will be created in the event that an opening becomes available.

Nevada District recruitment is underway and classes will begin in April.
Register here for consideration:

For more information and additional eligibility requirements, please visit

For questions, contact Roy A. Brady at (702) 388-6686 or via email:

FYI, The classes are held in Las Vegas but it is open to all Nevada businesses. You do need to meet the criteria as described above.