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.
ELEVATE will convene every other week on Saturdays through December 2021. The curriculum, developed by the George Washington University School of Business Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) and led by faculty members, will prepare the MBEs to more effectively and efficiently manage their business’ products and services while increasing revenue and employment.
Upon completion of the curriculum, ELEVATE students will be able to:
- 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 their firm