Transform Your Small Business

Into a Thriving Enterprise

Acquire MBA-equivalent knowledge, amplify your leadership skills, and build relationships with a community of business peers, advisors, and experts.
Program Overview

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Train | Hope | Rise | Innovate | Venture | Elevate | THRIVE!

T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined revolutionizes the rich history of executive-level training for small businesses. Sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), this research-based, executive-level program combines business fundamentals with the innovative tools and competitive strategies needed to deliver immediate results. This intensive program gives ambitious small business owners a challenging opportunity to accelerate their growth through training led by business experts, strategize with professional coaches, and develop connections with like-minded peers.
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Average Time Spent Working IN Your Business

Ideally, small business owners should aim to spend about 80% of their time working ON their business—strategizing, planning, and focusing on growth initiatives.
Why Apply

Accelerate Your Business Growth through Effective Leadership

Escape the daily grind and claim your role as an effective business leader. The SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. program will guide you in establishing efficient systems and processes, allowing you to spend less of your time on day-to-day operational tasks and more time focused on strategic growth initiatives. You'll also learn to master your financials, innovate and diversify for market competitiveness, and foster a thriving company culture that attracts and retains top talent, so you can confidently delegate responsibilities.
Join us, and let's transform your business, so you can focus on what truly matters – strategic growth and long-term success.
Program Format

Reimagined to Meet You Where You Are Right Now

The T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined program offers a hybrid of an online curriculum through an interactive e-learning platform with in-person CEO mastermind sessions and live business coaching. Additionally, business owners produce a three-year strategic growth plan with benchmarks and performance targets to access the support and resources necessary to move forward.

Program Highlights

  • Experienced subject matter experts
  • A hybrid model that includes virtual and classroom sessions
  • Group-paced instruction with demonstrated business sustainability
  • In-person coaching for C-level executives
  • Micro-sessions customized for small businesses’ unique needs
  • Engagement, problem-solving, and peer-to-peer interaction
APPLY BY
May 10, 2024
*Deadline extended for select locations
STARTS ON
June 17, 2024
FORMAT
Online + In-Person
PRICE
Free ($15K value)
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Led by Industry Leaders

Receive Expert Training and Professional Coaching 

The T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined program allows participants to learn from experienced subject matter experts (SMEs) in core business topics who all have long-standing expertise and reputations in their subject areas. Participants will also receive guidance, support, and accountability from professional business coaches and have access an ecosystem of business connections. Get to know the SMEs and coaches shaping the future success of small business owners.
The Impact

Participant Success Stories

From strategic pivots to accelerated growth, these stories showcase the tangible impact of the T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined program in propelling small business owners toward unparalleled success.

To say I am excited would be an understatement!

"The coaching sessions, SME calls, and peer-to-peer in-person have all been great resources for our business. I came into T.H.R.I.V.E. thinking I need to see where we could improve some areas of our company, I will be finishing the program with an expanded growth plan that will take us to another level. To say I am excited would be an understatement! I not only see what we need to start doing, there is also a list of things we need to stop. I am truly thankful for all the time and resources that have been put into this course!"
— T. W., Birmingham, AL Cohort Alum

I’m excited to put the knowledge I’ve gained into action...

I was honored to be selected to participate in the SBA T.H.R.I.V.E Emerging Leaders program, and I’m proud to graduate today with my peers from the NYC cohort. I’ve spent the last 6 months working with other business owners, learning from subject matter experts, and developing a strategic growth plan to set my business up for success over the next 3 years. I’m excited to put the knowledge I’ve gained into action and continue to connect with the wonderful people I’ve met along this journey.
— S. B., New York, NY Cohort Alum
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Acquire MBA-equivalent knowledge, amplify your leadership skills, and build relationships with a community of business peers, advisors, and experts.

T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined is a research-based, executive-level program that combines business fundamentals with the innovative tools and competitive strategies needed to deliver immediate results. Sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), this intensive program offers education and training in entrepreneurship specifically designed for the executives of small businesses with high growth potential, as well as the opportunity to develop connections with peers and work with business experts and professional coaches.
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Why Apply

68.1%

The average percentage of a business owner's time spent working IN their business rather than ON their business

Does this sound like you? T.H.R.I.V.E. can help you:
  • Establish systems and processes to optimize your operations and run your business more efficiently
  • Diversify and innovate your offerings to stay competitive and profitable in a rapidly-evolving market
  • Increase revenue and overcome your cash flow and financing challenges
  • Develop a thriving company culture that allows you to hire and retain a strong team of leaders and employees
  • Increase customer satisfaction, build customer loyalty, and drive repeat sales
  • Get in front of the right audience, attract new customers, and grow your bottom line
Apply to T.H.R.I.V.E. and join the ranks of 8,000+ graduates who have accelerated their business growth with this free program.

T.H.R.I.V.E. helps you develop a strategic plan to focus your goals ON your business and pursue paths to accelerate growth

The program, running from June 20th through December 20th, offers a hybrid of an online curriculum through an interactive e-learning platform with in-person CEO mastermind sessions and live business coaching. Additionally, business owners produce a three-year strategic action growth plan with benchmarks and performance targets to access the support and resources necessary to move forward.
APPLY BY
May 17, 2023
STARTS ON
June 20, 2023
FORMAT
Online + In-Person
PRICE
Free ($15K value)
TRANSFORMATIONAL APPROACH

Learn from Business Experts and
Receive Support from Professional Coaches

The T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined program allows participants to learn from experienced subject matter experts in core business topics, receive guidance and accountability from business coaches, and access an ecosystem of business connections.

Subject Matter Experts

We have a great group of subject matter experts (SMEs) to lead each online curriculum module as well as the host office hours. They all have long-standing expertise and reputations in their subject areas. We believe you will greatly benefit from their lessons.

Business Strategy Coaches

The coach's role in this program is to provide mentoring, support, and business advice to participants throughout the program, as they complete their three-year strategic growth plans. Get to know the coaches shaping the future success of small business owners.
PARTICIPANT SUCCESS STORIES
Here's what Nick Wake, one of our most recent graduates from the Baltimore, MD Cohort, had to say about his experience with the T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined program.
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Here's what another participant had to say about their experience in the T.H.R.I.V.E. training program.
"The coaching sessions, SME calls, and peer-to-peer in-person have all been great resources for our business. I came into T.H.R.I.V.E. thinking I need to see where we could improve some areas of our company, I will be finishing the program with an expanded growth plan that will take us to another level. To say I am excited would be an understatement! I not only see what we need to start doing, there is also a list of things we need to stop. I am truly thankful for all the time and resources that have been put into this course!"
— T. W., Birmingham, AL Cohort Alum

Get Ready to...

Train | Hope | Rise | Innovate | Venture | Elevate | THRIVE!

Welcome to the T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined program, brought to you by Isom Global Strategies (IGS) on behalf of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). As an SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. participant, you’ll receive a well-rounded experience of expert-led classes, access to a national network of business owners, a local business coach, and a comprehensive, individualized growth plan you’ll complete to map out the next three years for your business—all designed to help you learn the necessary skills to elevate your leadership and scale your business.
  • Online Learning: 8 modules
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Completion Time: 2–3 weeks per module
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SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. Program Format

  • Subject Matter Expert-led Curriculum

    You’ll complete eight core modules that include educational training videos, assessments to measure your retention, and supplemental worksheets to help you implement learnings.
  • CEO Mastermind Group Discussions

    Your learning is enhanced with peer-led, small-group sessions designed to provide in-group mentoring, Growth Plan collaboration, and accountability partnerships that help you achieve your goals much faster.
  • Cohort Coaching Sessions

    Receive hands-on coaching and 1:1 mentoring on your Growth Plan with these in-person group meetings. ƒ Cohort Coaching Sessions will include case study presentations, Q&A, laser coaching workshops, and CEO Group breakout sessions

Apply to T.H.R.I.V.E. and join the ranks of 8,000+ graduates who have accelerated their business growth with this free program.