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.
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.