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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. 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: 

Spring 2019 Schedule of Classes

Date Time Class or Clinic
Thursday, January 17, 2019   8:00 am – 6:00 pm    Orientation followed by the Welcome Reception
Friday, January 18, 2019   8:00 am – 5:30 pm    Mod 1 – You and Your Business
Wednesday, January 23, 2019   1:00 pm – 4:00 pm    Growth Plan Lab I (Optional)
Friday, February 1, 2019   8:00 am – 5:30 pm    Mod 2 – Growth and Opportunities
Friday, February 8, 2019   8:00 am – 5:30 pm    Financial Statement Workshops I and II
Friday, February 15, 2019   8:00 am – 5:30 pm    Mod 3 – Money and Metrics
Thursday, February 21, 2019   8:00 am – 1:00 pm    Negotiations 1 Clinic
Friday, February 22, 2019   8:00 am – 5:30 pm    Mod 4 - You are the Leader
Wednesday, February 27, 2019   8:00 am – 1:00 pm    You are the Lender Clinic
Wednesday, February 27, 2019   1:00 pm – 4:00 pm    Forecasting Lab (Optional)
Friday, March 1, 2019   8:00 am – 5:30 pm    Mod 5 – It’s the People
Wednesday, March 13, 2019   3:00 pm – 8:00 pm    Legal Clinic
Friday, March 15, 2019   8:00 am – 5:30 pm    Mod 6 – Marketing and Selling
Friday, March 22, 2019   8:00 am – 5:30 pm    Mod 7 – Operations and Processes
Wednesday, March 27, 2019   8:00 am – 1:00 pm    Negotiations II Clinic
Wednesday, March 27, 2019   1:00 pm – 4:30 pm    Pitch Lab (Optional)
Friday, April 5, 2019   8:00 am – 5:30 pm    Mod 8 – Being Bankable
Wednesday, April 10, 2019   1:00 pm – 4:00 pm    Growth Plan Lab II (Optional)
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   8:00 am – 5:30 pm    Mod 9A – Action for Growth Part I
Thursday, April 18, 2019   8:00 am – 5:30 pm    Mod 9B – 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.

Please note: While we work to adhere to this strict schedule, class dates may change prior to the cohort start date.  Successful applicants will be notified of any such changes.

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