(Dec. 7, 2011) --The UTSA Small Business Development Center is accepting applications for the Building Business Excellence program, a unique business leadership program designed to propel established small- to mid-sized firms to new heights. The two-week program takes place daily, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Feb. 27-March 9, 2012, at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 10.
This year, the UTSA Small Business Development Center has joined forces with Holt Development Services Inc. (a division of Holt CAT) and Ed Guerrero, C.P.A., to train and assist participants in adopting a values-based leadership (VBL) model.
"This is a great opportunity for small and mid-size firms to benefit from the VBL model that Holt CAT has used to grow to a billion dollar company," said Morrison Woods, director of the UTSA Small Business Development Center. The cost for the program is $2,995 per participant and includes instruction, materials, parking and meals.
Criteria for the program include being an owner or co-owner of a business that was established before Aug. 1, 2008, and has potential for high growth. Participants must be willing to share financial information that will remain confidential.
"The most important criteria," said Woods, "is that the business owner be committed to winning, willing to learn, open to change, and someone who makes and keeps commitments."
Building Business Excellence is an established program of the San Antonio Small Business Development Center. The BBE program has been operating since 2002 but has been updated to meet the changing business environment.
"The BBE program gave me great information and relationships that helped me make my business and the decisions regarding it better," said Mary Reilly-Magee, owner of Love to Swim and Tumble School. "Participating in the program validated what I was already doing as a leader and a business owner. I highly recommend the BBE program to any mid-level small business poised for growth."
Because the program is set up for maximum participation, only one company per industry is allowed.
For more information, visit the Building Business Excellence website or call 210-458-2460.
The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development is dedicated to creating jobs, growing businesses and fostering economic development. The institute's 11 centers and programs provide professional business advising, technical training, research, and strategic planning for entrepreneurs, business owners and community leaders in San Antonio, the Texas-Mexico border area, regionally, nationally and internationally.
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