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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: 

Fall 2018 Schedule of Classes

Date Time Class or Clinic
Thursday, September 6, 2018                  8:00 am – 6:00 pm Orientation followed by the Welcome Reception

Friday, September 7, 2018

8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 1 – You and Your Business
Wednesday, September 13, 2018 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Growth Plan Lab I (Optional)
Friday, September 21, 2018 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 2 – Growth and Opportunities
Friday, September 26, 2018 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Financial Statement Workshops I and II
Friday, October 5, 2018 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 3 – Money and Metrics
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:00 am – 5:30 pm  You are the Lender Clinic
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Financial Forecast Lab (Optional)
Friday, October 19, 2018 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 4 - You are the Leader
Friday, October 26, 2018 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 5 – It’s the People
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Legal Clinic
Friday, November 9, 2018 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 6 – Marketing and Selling
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8:00 am – 5:30 pm  Negotiations I and II Clinic
Friday, November 16, 2018 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 7 – Operations and Processes
Friday, November 30, 2018 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 8 – Being Bankable
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Growth Plan Lab II (Optional)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Mod 9A – Action for Growth Part I
Friday, December 14, 2018 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.