Program aims to help small business leaders succeed
Friday, May 30, 2014
W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and SRP will
soon host their seventh annual Small Business Leadership Academy.
Small businesses play a key role in our economy, creating jobs and
helping our community. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona
State University is offering a program to help small business owners and
executives learn how to improve efficiency, streamline operations and
raise profits. The seventh annual Small Business Leadership Academy is
available to the leaders of small and diverse local businesses.
“Small businesses play a crucial role in our economy, and the W. P.
Carey School of Business is very interested in helping local business
owners to succeed through added education in subjects like strategy,
branding and teamwork,” said Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey
School. “We designed the Small Business Leadership Academy to fit into
the busy schedules of executives from growing businesses.”
Salt River Project (SRP), the program’s founding co-sponsor, is
offering a number of scholarships to its current suppliers and small
“The partnership we have with ASU, coupled with the sponsorship and
scholarships we offer to the academy, is a natural fit for SRP in
supporting economic development within our own community,” said Carrie
Young, senior director of SRP Corporate Operations Services.
The eight-week academy and its graduation will run on Wednesday
nights, from Sept. 3 to Oct. 29. The curriculum will cover business
strategy, branding, competing through services, negotiations, management
and teamwork, among other areas. Program applications are due July 18.
- have been in business for at least three years,
- have annual revenues between $1 million and $10 million,
- have fewer than 100 employees,
- be the owner or principal of the business.
Applicants must be able to attend all scheduled classes and related
activities. Those who complete the program will receive Continuing
Education Units (CEUs) from Arizona State University. These units are
widely used as a measure of participation in non-credit, professional
For more information about sponsoring a scholarship or applying to
the program offered through the nationally ranked W. P. Carey School of
Business, call (480) 965-7579, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://wpcarey.asu.edu/executive-education/small-business-academy.
Current SRP suppliers can also contact SRP’s Supplier Diversity
Department for information about this year’s nominating process at SupplierDiversity@srpnet.com.