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The Small Business Administration has launched the THRIVE executive-level business training program for entrepreneurs ready to maximize their full potential. The program provides complimentary entrepreneurship education and training for executives of high-performing small businesses.

THRIVE is a re-imagining of the former Emerging Leaders program, and will provide up-and-coming small-business leaders with tools, knowledge and access to the best and brightest minds in economic development to help them accelerate their growth and help them become competitive in an increasingly global economy, said SBA Administrator Casillas Guzman.

Local area recruitment has begun for the 2022 training cycle. Small-business owners can learn more regarding eligibility, how to apply, program format and locations by visiting or by contacting their local SBA District Office. The North Florida District Office is at 7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite 100B, in Jacksonville, and can be reached at 904-443-1900.

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— Compiled by Business Editor Joe Crews


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