Sinclair is partnering with Goldman Sachs to prepare 10,000 small business owners who want to take their business to the next level. It’s like an intensive MBA delivered over 14 weeks.
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is designed to link learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support they need to develop a strategic and customized business growth plan that will take their company to the next level.
EDUCATION FOR BUSINESS GROWTH
Designed by Babson College, the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship school, the 10,000 Small Businesses curriculum focuses on practical skills that small business managers can immediately put into action within their company. Over the course of the program, small business owners will gain the skills needed to recognize new opportunities, embrace practices that increase business growth and ultimately develop a customized growth plan for their business.
The curriculum is organized into nine modules and four clinics geared around small business management training, each of which includes classroom discussion, peer learning exercises, skill building and experiential applications. Classroom activities are complemented by an integrated portfolio of business services, including: one-on-one business advice, legal and financial clinics, and networking opportunities.
Module 1: You and Your Business
Module 2: Growth and Opportunities
Module 3: Money and Metrics
Module 4: You Are the Leader
Module 5: It’s the People
Module 6: Marketing and Selling
Module 7: Strategic Growth Through Operations
Module 8: Being Bankable
Module 9: Action for Growth
A Supportive Network of Advisors and Peers
Participants will receive one-on-one business advising and the opportunity to learn from other like-minded business owners. The 10,000 Small Businesses program provides this expert advice and technical assistance through partnerships with national and local business organizations and professional services firms.
Criteria to qualify includes:
-Small business owner or small business co-owner
-Business in operation for at least two years
-Business revenues over $150,000 in the most recent fiscal year
-Business with a minimum of four employees (including the owner)
This link provides more details about program eligibility.
The Dayton cohort runs May 7-July 31. This program is underwritten by Goldman Sachs, so there’s no cost business owners. The greatest investment is your time and commitment!