Memphis small businesses sought for e200 training program

Staff writer-Memphis Business Journal
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Executives of small businesses in Memphis and Shelby County are again being encouraged to participate in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders program.

The e200 executive-level training program kicks off for its fifth year in April and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell are pushing for greater participation.

Small business owners from as many as 20 businesses are typically accepted into each class.

Participants receive 100 hours of instruction over a nine-month period at no charge.

Criteria for participation include: Been in operation for at least three years; annual revenue between $400,000 and $10 million; at lease one employee other than the founder/CEO; and representation at the training sessions must be by a key decision maker for the company.

The mayors will talk more about the initiative Thursday during a joint appearance at AVPOL International, 1320 Peabody Ave. The warehousing and petroleum company and its president, Sandra Walls, graduated from the inaugural class of 2008.

For more information, call (901) 526-9300.

Christopher Sheffield covers banking and finance; health care; law; insurance; and economic development. Contact him at csheffield@bizjournals.com.

 

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