The LEADING EDGE™ program delivers comprehensive training to small businesses by providing entrepreneurs with a better understanding of starting and operating a small business. Topics that are covered vary from week-to-week, geared to help both start-up and existing businesses in the areas of finance, marketing, management and more. All LEADING EDGE™ courses are highly interactive, which ensures the flow of information not just from the instructor, but between participants as well. Participants will graduate from the program with a business plan or strategy in hand, depending on individual need. Graduates are invited to a statewide ceremony at the Governor's Mansion each spring, where prizes are awarded to the top plans in the state. Upcoming courses are shown below.

Leading Edge™ for Entrepreneurs

Sept. 8 - Nov. 10, 2016 | Thurs. | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
This ten-week course for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs is designed to teach you how to start and grow a successful business based on an actionable business plan.             

Leading Edge™ for Transportation

March 10 - May 19, 2015 | Thurs. | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
This seven-week course presented by Connect2DOT is designed to help business owners who are 2+ years old in highway design and construction become more competitive and successful in the transportation industry. Current dates coming soon.