Emerging Leader Program Strengthens Skagit Storage Business

Get Simple Box owner and founder Ross Black, recently completed a seven-month leadership program hosted by the Seattle chapter of the Small Business Administration

The Streetwise MBA program trains CEOs whose businesses are ready for growth to lead their company through the next steps in a healthy way. Out of the many applicants for the program, Black was selected as one of 16 participants and one of 10 graduates of the program.

When asked to sum up the program, Black says, “It helped me realize that what got me here, probably won’t get me there… I realized that our Storage business has the potential to be a truly great company, but I need to have the wisdom to recognize how my old way of doing things might not be the best way, and have the humility to make changes – starting with myself.”

Participants in the program focused on five key areas essential to business health:

  1. Leadership
  2. Financial Stewardship
  3. Marketing and Promotion
  4. Resource Development
  5. Growth Goals and Plans


Throughout the program, students also met in CEO mentoring groups designed to help bring clarity and focus to each student’s 3-year strategic growth plan.

“I’m so thankful for the time and knowledge SBA instructors invested into me,” Black says, “now it’s time to put that wisdom to work!”

With strong growth in their Burlington and Bellingham area Mobile Storage locations, Get Simple Box is now expanding to offer containers in Marysville and North Seattle.

Get Simple Box Storage specializes in providing Mobile Storage solutions for households and businesses. They can deliver a clean and secure portable storage container on short notice and also provide options for door-to-door moving, custom container modifications, and shipping containers for sale. They can be reached by choosing a storage location or by calling toll free 1-855-855-4269.

Read more about Get Simple Box and the SBA Emerging Leader program in a recent article written by Skagit Valley Herald reporter Mark Stayton here: http://www.goskagit.com/all_access/moving-past-the-details/article_d4fe3663-79f1-5051-b3d2-e481bcaf0065.html



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