Business acumen and small business success are skills that can only be taught through business school, a new report from the Business School Association says.
The report, titled Small Business Leadership: A Career Path for Small Business Owners, provides advice for business owners who want to become a leader in their field.
The authors, from the business school association, said small business owners have the power to change the face of the industry.
The findings from the report come at a time when the industry is on the cusp of a major overhaul to its leadership and training programs.
They are expected to include hiring more women, including the first women to run a Fortune 500 company.
“We believe this is a critical time in our industry,” said David Hsieh, president and CEO of the association.
“This is a time of tremendous change and we need to keep it going.”
Small business owners, who make up nearly 30 percent of all U.S. workers, can learn from those who are successful and are the ones to help make the industry better, the report said.
Small businesses have a critical role to play in the economy and help the economy thrive, the authors wrote.
The authors said small businesses are often overlooked when it comes to the workforce growth and job creation.
The new report also addresses the need for small business training programs, which can be costly.
Many students receive no paid work experience.
The association recommends hiring people with business management and finance skills to help run the business, with the goal of finding more qualified people.
“This training program should include an emphasis on business leadership and leadership in your industry,” the report states.
The American Business Association (ABA) is the trade association for small businesses.
Its president and chief executive, Jim Thompson, said the report was an opportunity to educate and motivate small business leaders to become leaders in their industries.
The association is encouraging business owners to “think small,” Thompson said.
Small business owners are also a critical part of the U.K.’s economy, he added.
The ABA is also pushing for more small businesses to participate in government programs that help them compete with large companies.
The ABA estimates that as many as 25 million small businesses could be saved if every U. S. small business owner participates in such programs.
The BSA report came as the Small Business Administration (SBA) launched a new training program, Small Business Innovation Fund, to help small businesses get on the map in the private sector.
It is designed to help young, inexperienced entrepreneurs who have no prior experience in the business world.
The SBA is providing a $2,000 grant to help a startup that is able to demonstrate a need for a training program for new small business applicants.
The $2 million program is intended to help local entrepreneurs get started and to help build the capacity of existing small business businesses.
The BSA hopes the training will help grow the local economy.
The program will be held at the Boca Raton headquarters of the BSA, which is located on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas.
The training is designed for entrepreneurs who are seeking training in business administration, accounting, accounting and finance.
The program will offer a hands-on experience to new small businesses in addition to the traditional career-building skills needed for entry-level positions.
“The skills you learn through these sessions are very valuable for the future of your business and can help you gain market share,” said Barbara A. Smith, vice president for marketing at the SBA.
Small business leaders are also encouraged to get involved in civic activities and to become active members of the community, the BAA said.
The small business community is “very excited to be a part of this,” Smith said.
“Our communities are growing, but they are still very small and they need help.”