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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an initiative to unlock the economic growth and job-creation potential of 10,000 small businesses across the United States through greater access to business education, financial capital, and business support services. The Community College of Philadelphia has partnered with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative to help small businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region grow and create jobs.

Value to Business Owners

  • A scholarship covering tuition and program materials through the support of the Goldman Sachs Foundation.
  • A practical 100-hour business entrepreneurship training program that examines business fundamentals through the lens of your actual business experiences.
  • Comprehensive one-on-one business advisory services to help you develop and implement a business growth plan.
  • Development of a personalized growth plan tailored to your business.
  • Access to technical assistance and coaching.

Commitment

Scholars accepted into the program must attend all class sessions and clinics on the following dates:

Classes Begin Thursday, May 7, 2015.

The program consists of 18 convenient learning sessions that include networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Summer 2015 Schedule of Classes

Date Time Class or Clinic
05/07/2015 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
(Reception 5–7)
Orientation followed by the
Welcome Reception
05/08/2015 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Mod 1 - You and Your Business
05/22/2015 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Mod 2 - Growth and Opportunities
05/27/2015 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Financial Statement Workshop l
06/03/2015 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm Financial Statement Workshop II
06/05/2015 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 3 - Money and Metrics
06/09/2015 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Negotiations 1 and You are the Lender Clinics
06/10/2015 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Opportunity Lab (Optional)
06/18/2015 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Mod 4 - You are the Leader
06/19/2015 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 5 – It’s the People
06/26/2015 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 6 – Marketing and Selling
07/10/2015 8:00 am – 5:30pm Mod 7 – Operations and Processes
07/07/2015 5:00 pm – 9:00pm Clinic – Negotiations Clinic II
07/22/2015 5:00 pm – 9:00pm Clinic – Legal and HR
07/24/2015 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 8 - Being Bankable
02/04/2015 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Bringing It All Together (Optional)
08/06/ 2015 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 9 – Action for Growth, Part I
08/07/2015 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 9 – Action for Growth, Part II

Fall 2015 Schedule of Classes

Date Time Class or Clinic
9/10/2015 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
(Reception 5–7)
Orientation followed by the
Welcome Reception
9/11/2015 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Mod 1 - You and Your Business
     
9/18/2015 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Mod 2 - Growth and Opportunities
9/30/2015 2:30 pm – 9:00 pm Financial Statement Workshop l
10/01/2015 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm Opportunity Lab
10/07/2015 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm Financial Statement Workshop II
10/09/2015 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Mod 3 - Money and Metrics
10/13/2015 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Negotiations 1 and You are the Lender Clinics
10/22/2015 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Mod 4 - You are the Leader
10/23/ 2015 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Mod 5 – It’s the People
10/28/2015 2:30 pm – 9:00 pm Negotiations Clinic II
11/04/ 2015 12:00 am – 9:00 pm Opportunity Lab (Alternate Day)
11/06/2015 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Mod 6 – Marketing and Selling
11/10/2015 12:00 pm –  9:00 pm Legal/HR
11/20/2015 8:30 am – 5:30pm Mod 7 – Operations and Processes
12/04 2015 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Mod 8 - Being Bankable
12/09/2015 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Bringing It All Together
12/17/ 2015 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Mod 9 – Action for Growth, Part I
12/18/2015 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Mod 9 – Action for Growth, Part II

Participants must also complete six to eight hours of out-of-class activities each week. These assignments are an integral part of the program, and are designed to help you improve your business while enabling you to fully develop your business growth plans. The additional time commitment outside of class will include:

  • Business support services such as technical assistance;
  • Customized, one-on-one business advice; and
  • Time spent completing assignments in advance of each class.

For more information, please call 267-299-5900.