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Utah SBA District Office announces THRIVE Emerging Leaders Reimagined Program cohorts in Northern and Southern Utah

Kaysville and St. George, UT—The Utah SBA District Office is pleased to announce they are currently taking applications from small businesses to join the highly acclaimed T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined Program. This year marks the first year that the Utah District Office will be supporting two cohorts, one in Kaysville and the other in St. George in order to best support the diverse needs of entrepreneurs across the state.

The T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined Program is a free intensive 6-month executive-level training aimed at empowering small business owners with the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to elevate their enterprises to new heights of success. Combining online learning modules with in-person sessions, the program focuses on leadership enhancement, strategic financial management, market innovation, and fostering a thriving company culture.

“We’re thrilled to offer two cohorts of the THRIVE program, as we recognize it is an amazing opportunity for businesses in Utah. It is a top priority for the Utah District Office to support the entire state, which is why we advocated for an additional cohort this year,” said SBA Utah District Director, Marla Trollan. “We encourage all qualifying businesses to apply for this incredible opportunity to help them with their growth and success.”

Among last year’s participants, 96% would recommend T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined to a peer, and 92% gained additional knowledge and insights from the curriculum. The program delivers customized engagement, problem-solving, and peer-to-peer interaction. It fosters a business ecosystem among peers, government leaders, and the financial community. It helps build sustainable and scalable businesses that promote local and national economic development.

“T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined is an energized and excellent opportunity for emerged U.S. small business owners to gain the additional knowledge and tools to diversify and grow their revenues and scale,” said U.S. Small Business Administration Associate Administrator Mark Madrid. “In addition to a curated curriculum, this innovative cohort model creates the magic of small business owners learning from, networking with, and nurturing peer-to-peer encouragement with other like-minded small business owners.  We look forward to another successful year of this program!  Since its inception this initiative has trained nearly 9,000 small business owners, creating over 11,000 jobs, generating nearly $1 billion in new financing, and securing over $4 billion in government contracts.  Outstanding!”

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at The application portal is now open, and applications will be accepted through April 28, 2024. The program is set to commence on June 18, 2024 and run through December 2024, promising participants a journey of learning, growth, and unparalleled business transformation.

For more information about the T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined Program the SBA Utah District Office will be holding an informational webinars on April 15th at 11:00 AM MST. Interested businesses can register here: Those interested can also reach out to Jackie Hobson from the Utah District Office at [email protected].
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit