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National Education Program for Growing Small Businesses

by Connect2Capital Team | Apr 24, 2017

Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses

As part of Goldman Sach’s commitment to expanding access to capital, small business owners who are interested in seeking practical business education are encouraged to apply for the Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses national education program. This program is delivered in partnership with Babson College through a combination of online and in-person learning. Scholarships are provided to accepted small business owners to fully cover participation in the program, as well as reasonable travel expenses to participate in the in-person portions of the program.

The program will provide small business owners with the tools and support needed to take their small business to new heights. In professional workshops at Babson College, small business owners will learn from some of the brightest minds in business, learn about access to financial capital, and build a powerful network of professional support.

In addition, the program gives small business owners the time and resources they need to develop a customized growth plan for their business. The curriculum focuses on skills that can be applied immediately. These topics include learning how to:

  • Identify and evaluate business opportunities
  • Understand and manage the competitive business environment
  • Analyze financial statements
  • Learn about access to financial capital
  • Be a more effective leader
  • Become a more skilled negotiator

Who should apply:

The program is designed for small business owners with limited resources who have a business poised for growth. Businesses must demonstrate a commitment to growing their business and creating jobs in their community, and generally meet these criteria:

  • Owner of co-owner of a business
  • Business in operation for at least two years
  • Business revenues of at least $150,000 in the most recent fiscal year
  • Minimum of four employees, including the owner

10,000 Small Businesses is looking for Fall 2017 participants so be sure to apply by May 12th to take your business to the next level!

Find out how to apply at or for informational webinars, register here:

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