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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

The program consists of 18 convenient learning sessions that include networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities. Scholars accepted into the program must attend all class sessions and clinics on the following dates:

Winter 2016 Schedule of Classes

Date Time Class or Clinic
1/21/2016 8 am – 7 pm 
(Reception 5–7 pm)
Orientation followed by the 
Welcome Reception
1/22/2016 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Mod 1 - You and Your Business
1/29/2016 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Mod 2 - Growth and Opportunities
2/03/2016 5 – 9 pm Financial Statement Workshop l
2/10/2016 5 – 9 pm Financial Statement Workshop II
2/12/2016 8 am – 5:30 pm Mod 3 - Money and Metrics
2/17/2016 9 am-5:30pm Negotiations 1 and You are the Lender Clinics
     
2/25/2016 8 am – 5:30 pm Mod 4 - You are the Leader
2/26/2016 8 am – 5:30 pm Mod 5 – It’s the People
3/04/2016 8 am – 5:30 pm Mod 6 – Marketing and Selling
3/18/2016
8 am – 5:30 pm Mod 7 – Operations and Processes
3/23/2016
9:30am-2 pm Clinic – Negotiations Clinic II
3/02/2016
5 – 9 pm Clinic – Legal and HR
4/01/2016 8 am – 5:30 pm Mod 8 - Being Bankable
4/07/2016 1 -4 pm Bringing It All Together (Optional)
4/14/2016 8 am – 5:30 pm Mod 9 – Action for Growth, Part I
4/15/2016 8 am – 5:30 pm Mod 9 – Action for Growth, Part II

 

Spring 2016 Schedule of Classes

Date Time Class or Clinic
5/4/2016 7:30 am – 7 pm 
(Reception 5–7 pm)
Orientation followed by the 
Welcome Reception
5/5/2016 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 1 - You and Your Business
     
5/19/2016 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 2 - Growth and Opportunities
5/25/2016 1-5pm Financial Statement Workshop l
     
6/1/2016 1-5pm Financial Statement Workshop II
6/2/2016 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 3 - Money and Metrics
6/8/2016 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Negotiations 1 and You are the Lender Clinics
6/15/2016 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 4 - You are the Leader
6/16/2016 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 5 – It’s the People
7/6/2016 9:30am - 2 pm Negotiations Clinic II
6/16/2016 1 - 4 pm Growth Plan I Lab (Optional)
6/30/2016 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 6 – Marketing and Selling
6/22/2016 5 –  9 pm Legal/HR
7/14/2016 8:00 am – 5:30pm Mod 7 – Operations and Processes
7/21/2016 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 8 - Being Bankable
8/4/2016 1 - 4 pm Growth Plan II Lab (Optional) 
8/10/2016 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 9 – Action for Growth, Part I
8/11/2016 8:00 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.