Launched in 2020, the ELEVATE program aims to provide high-quality executive leadership training to minority small businesses located in Washington, DC. ELEVATE, which stands for Executive Leadership Education Venture Advancing Talented Entrepreneurs, spurs from a partnership between the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED) and the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). The program focuses on helping minority small business owners and entrepreneurs acquire new skills that will allow them to more effectively and efficiently manage their business’ products and services, increase revenue, and lay a strong foundation for sustainable employment.
Developed by the George Washington University School of Business Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) and led by faculty members, Ayman El Tarabishy and Shyam Radhashyam, the ELEVATE curriculum is designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs:
Succinctly and critically analyze and evaluate various business opportunities
Develop an entrepreneurial mindset to help create a digital corporate strategy
Comprehend the complex roles of entrepreneurship, leadership, and management throughout the development of organizational strategies
Recognize new opportunities for introducing innovation in wide-ranging organizational settings
Develop a strategy for contracting and procurement with anchor institutions and corporations
Understand various financial valuations of your firm
The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development (CNHED) is excited to share our 2021 Annual Report that outlines not only our accomplishments throughout the year but also forecasts our future work in 2022.
This week, ELEVATE, CNHED’s executive leadership curriculum for minority small businesses (MBEs) in D.C. officially launched its second cohort with a kick-off event and student orientation. ELEVATE, which stands for Executive Leadership Education Venture Advancing Talented Entrepreneurs, aims to provide best-in-class training to MBEs located in DC to acquire new skills that will allow them to more effectively and efficiently manage their business’ products and services and increase revenue and employment.