SBA Introduces Two New Courses, Partnerships and Entrepreneurial Leadership to Ascend… | News

Washington, April 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the launch of two new educational modules. Ascent is a digital platform comprised of targeted educational modules, called Journeys, that gives small business owners 24/7 access to critical research-backed information and addresses the unique needs of women entrepreneurs.

Partnership Journey: This module explores the value of business partnerships, why they are important and how they drive business growth. It has four elements, including the value of business partnerships, opportunities and strategic growth. businesses for growth by developing and refining leadership skills and features 11 components designed to build confidence and improve decision management and leadership style techniques.

“Thanks to the strong vision and action of Administrator Guzman, we continue to advance our experience in entrepreneurial education through advanced technologies and timely online learning systems such as Ascent” , said Mark Madrid, SBA associate administrator of the Office for Entrepreneurial Development. “We look forward to announcing further educational initiatives to position our diverse small business ecosystems to thrive.”

In 2021, the SBA’s Ascent platform was launched and has helped nearly 50,000 businesses, young entrepreneurs with writing business plans, business legal education, access to capital, and entering the contract space. Business resumption is also a valuable tool of the learning platform, which continues to support those affected by the pandemic. It’s part of comprehensive support for women-owned businesses, including free business advice to over 800,000 small business owners, billions of dollars in COVID economic relief, a capital injection and year-round government contracts. last.

“We know that women entrepreneurs create and own nearly half of all businesses in the United States and generate $1.8 trillion in revenue. They need a self-paced digital tool like Ascent to help them scale and thrive,” said Natalie Madeira Cofield, Deputy Administrator of the Office for Women’s Business Ownership. “As Administrator Guzman has emphasized, opportunities for every woman aspiring to lead and grow our economy should be offered to the fullest extent of our reach.”

For more information about Ascent, visit and register today for your free access. For more opportunities on how women entrepreneurs can start, grow, and recover, visit or contact your local SBA district office.


About the ascension

Ascent offers eight essential journeys to help women business owners adopt strategies for growth and success, including disaster and economic recovery, strategic marketing, your people, your business’s financial strategy, access to capital and government contracts. Each journey contains the content and tools needed to grow your business. Additional topics will be added over time.

About the United States Small Business Administration

The United States Small Business Administration helps fuel the American dream of business ownership. As the single, go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA gives entrepreneurs and small business owners the resources and support they need to start, grow, or grow their business, or recover from a declared crisis. disaster. It provides services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit

United States Small Business Administration press office press—[email protected]

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