Business Leadership Programs in Memphis

Next Level Leadership


Develop Your Skills

Talent Development Program

Introducing Next Level Leadership (NLL), an innovative program developed by the Black Business Association of Memphis (BBA) to empower entrepreneurs, managers, and small business owners to take their business to the next level. Fueled by a collaboration with instructional curriculum developers, industry experts, and employers, NLL offers an actionable course aimed at taking participants to the next level and making them become better business leaders.

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Understanding Our Two Tracks

In recognition of the diverse needs of the Memphis community, the NLL program is divided into two distinct tracks: Career and Entrepreneurs. Both of these tracks include a 30-day coaching session to help participants take their talents to the next level. Learn more about these two tracks and contact us to get started!

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Our Career track is designed to provide Memphis professionals with a roadmap for growth and development, guiding them from entry and mid-level positions to better-paying senior-level positions. Whether you are just starting your career or looking to make a career pivot, this track provides the guidance and resources you need to succeed.

Building a Strong Foundation

At BBA, we understand that career growth requires a strategic and well-planned approach. That's why our program offers a curated curriculum that focuses on developing essential skills, expanding industry knowledge, and building a strong professional network. Through a series of workshops, webinars, and mentorship opportunities, participants gain valuable insights and tools to propel their careers forward.

Charting Your Path to Success

As Memphis professionals in entry and mid-level positions, our participants are provided with tailored support to identify and pursue the next steps in their careers. Whether it's improving leadership abilities, enhancing technical skills, or expanding industry knowledge, participants receive targeted guidance to meet their career aspirations.

What Sets This Track Apart

What sets our Next Level Leaderships pillar apart is our commitment to collaboration with industry experts and employers. We understand the importance of aligning skills with market needs, and our program ensures that participants are equipped with in-demand skills and knowledge. Through partnerships with top organizations, the BBA helps participants stay ahead of industry trends and opens doors to exclusive networking opportunities that prompt cultural diversity throughout Memphis.

Join NLL's Career Track and Unlock Your Potential

Take charge of your career trajectory and gain the skills and connections you need to achieve your professional goals. Invest in your future and let NLL guide you toward a more fulfilling and rewarding career.

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Our entrepreneur track is a game-changer designed specifically for Memphis business owners who are looking to grow their knowledge and skills and take their businesses to new heights. Backed by the Black Business Association of Memphis (BBA), this track offers a unique blend of resources and support to empower entrepreneurs and drive business growth.

Strategies for Success and Expert Guidance

One of the key components of our entrepreneur track is a three-hour seminar that provides valuable insights and strategies for business owners. From branding and marketing to financial management and operational excellence, this seminar covers a wide range of topics essential for business success.

Guidance From Industry Experts

Gain access to panel discussions that feature experts from various fields including bankers, CDFI lenders, attorneys, insurance agents, and accountants. This offers a platform for business owners to gain insights, ask questions, and receive guidance from professionals who specialize in serving the needs of entrepreneurs.

Personalized Coaching Support

We also understand that personalized support is crucial for entrepreneurs navigating the challenges of business ownership. That's why we offer up to three hours of coaching support. Whether you need assistance with business planning, financial strategies, or marketing tactics, our experienced coaches are here to provide guidance and help you overcome obstacles.

Empower Yourself as a Memphis Business Owner

Invest in yourself and your business. Let our Next Level Leadership pillar empower you to build your capacity, secure the capital you need, and thrive as a business owner. Together, we can take your business to the next level, make a lasting impact on your entrepreneurial journey, and promote cultural diversity in Memphis!

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Why Work With Us?

Why Choose Our Leadership Development Services

At the Black Business Association of Memphis, we understand the unique challenges local business owners face in the business world today. Our Next Level Leadership Program is designed to provide Memphis business owners with the tools and resources they need to promote cultural diversity and succeed.

Our program team includes experienced business professionals, local employees, industry experts, and more. With our help, business owners and managers can become effective business leaders, create business plans and strategies, and find success in their businesses.

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Set Your Business Up for Success

The Next Level Leadership Program from the Black Business Association of Memphis is designed to help business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs acquire the necessary business leadership skills and knowledge for business success. Through this program, business professionals can gain access to tools and resources related to business planning, financial management, leadership, and more. In addition, business owners can benefit from Growth Coaching to help explore business and career models suited to their individual goals and interests. If you’re looking to make your business the best it can be, this program is for you! Get in touch with our team in Memphis today to learn more or get started.

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*Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.