About the Program

Developing strong leaders and accelerating the growth of high-potential U.S. small businesses

T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined provides entrepreneurship education and training for executives of small, poised-for-growth companies. This intensive executive-level training series offers opportunities for small business owners to work with professional coaches and mentors, gain skills needed to grow, and develop connections with peers, local leaders, and the financial community.
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Since its inception as E-200 in 2008, SBA’s Emerging Leaders has trained more than 8,000 small business owners, creating over 11,000 jobs, generating nearly $1 billion in new financing, and securing over $4 billion in government contracts.
T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined continues the success of SBA’s executive-level training to small businesses and has expanded its reach to include many additional locations to assist high-potential growing entrepreneurs nationwide.

15+ Years of Growth

Program Alumni

New Financing

Government Contracts
Participant Experience
"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 City, NY Cohort Alum
What Sets SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. Apart

Community-Based Approach

Engaging with your peers in person is a big part of what makes SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. unique. You collaborate and exchange ideas with a community of small business owners. You learn from each other’s experiences.
  • Cohort Coaching Sessions
  • In-Person CEO Conversation Groups

Real-World Learning

Real-world learning provides a hands-on, experiential approach to education, allowing you to gain insights and knowledge directly from individuals facing similar challenges in the real world. By hearing firsthand accounts of small business owners' challenges and how they overcome them, you can gain practical and valuable knowledge that you can apply to your business.
  • Eight-module online curriculum taught by subject matter experts
  • Three-year strategic growth plan

Supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development is committed to transforming our learning ecosystem to be timelier, more relevant, and to meet small businesses where they are right now. We embody this approach with T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined.
  • A certificate of completion and award issued by the Office of Entrepreneurial Development.
Program Format

The SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. program provides small business owners and executives with practical skills, business coaching, and actionable training they can immediately implement in their company.

T.H.R.I.V.E. participants have access to an online learning platform that hosts the program curriculum and are required to complete the eight core modules. Participants are also required to attend in-person sessions and work through their customized three-year strategic growth plan throughout the course of the program.
The T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined curriculum includes:
  • Eight subject matter expert-led online training modules
  • Eight in-person sessions
  • One-on-one coaching sessions
  • Subject matter expert-led virtual office hours
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Three-year strategic growth plan
  • Bonus surge sessions and support

Meet the Subject Matter Experts

We have a great group of subject matter experts to lead each of the eight modules. They all have long-standing expertise and reputations in their subject areas. We believe you will greatly benefit from their lessons and by getting to know them. 
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Judy Dang

Founder, Avid at Work
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Dr. Kim Davis

Executive Coach, Top Performance Leadership Group
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Dr. Justin Hiebert

Founder & CEO, New Frontier Consulting
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Aaron Udler

President & CEO, OfficePro
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Leo Landaverde

Founder & CEO, Greenland Advisors
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Kevin Duncan

Principal, K Duncan & Company
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Dr. Chris Healy

Assistant Professor, Utah Tech University
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Towan Isom

President & CEO, Isom Global Strategies
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Anita Nielsen

President, LDK Advisory Services
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Corbitt Chandler

Founder, Apex Current
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Tani Lopez

CEO & Founder, TANIcollective
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Jessica Bull

Attorney & Founder, J Bull Consulting Firm
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Senen Garcia

Managing Attorney, SG Law Group
— Our team

Our qualified team is always ready to help you

Anthony Wills

Business consultant
Anthony Wills is the director of our online school and has been teaching online lessons for over 5 years and believes that education is an investment in one’s future.

Kim Smith

Kim Smith through engaging learning experiences, she strives to inspire a love of learning in her students. She has worked in a variety of learning environments including a co-taught classroom and inner city schools

Scott Barret

Sales manager
Scott Barret specializes in state-of-the-art education. He is committed to providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to become leaders in their field.
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Our partnerships

To offer top quality training we work with a number of innovative organizations that offer cutting edge, high quality training and professional development opportunities to individuals.

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.