Small Business Leadership Academy

Thunderbird School of Global Management

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Thunderbird School of Global Management

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Who should attend

Join a select group of fellow small business leaders in a transformative learning experience to:

  • Gain tangible tools to add to your toolbox
  • Prototype a solution to a challenge you are having in your business
  • Extend your network and exchange knowledge with high-value peers, colleagues, and facilitators
  • Draw on best practices and experience from numerous industries
  • Discover additional resources for continuing support

About the course

Small businesses play a key role in boosting our economy, creating jobs and positively impacting the community. Indeed, the world runs on small business. And while these companies play a significant part in the marketplace, they can face challenges larger businesses may not.

Established in 2008 in partnership with Salt River Project, the SBLA program is tailored to the unique needs of small businesses. Designed to accommodate the busy schedules of business owners, it delivers the skills you need to stay competitive and propel your business forward. Since its inception, more than 130 small businesses have participated in the SBLA.

Through the SBLA, you will:

  • Learn to anticipate and overcome the business challenges of today and tomorrow
  • Enhance your business acumen
  • Broaden your perspective
  • Strengthen your leadership skills
  • Stay competitive and propel your business forward

Experts

Douglas Olsen

Douglas Olsen is an associate professor with W. P. Carey School of Business and Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. He joined the ASU in 2008. His research focuses on innovation and consumer behavior. Prior to coming to ASU, he hed positions at University of Alber...

Matthew Semadeni

Matthew Semadeni is Professor of Strategy and Dean’s Council Distinguished Scholar in the Department of Management in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Prior to coming to ASU, he was on the faculty of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and the Moore ...

Patrick Lynch

Patrick Lynch serves as a clinical assistant professor and senior director of innovation and research at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He teaches in multiple courses including Big Data Analytics in the Global Economy for Thunderbird Master's programs, Decision Making and Leadership Cog...

Shawn Duncan

Shawn Duncan is the Vice President of Field Operations for Cox Communications, Southwest Region. He oversees field operations in Southern Nevada and Arizona for Cox residential, Cox Business and Cox Hospitality Network customers, including installation, service, and network maintenance. A 27-yea...

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