Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10ksb) is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. The Chicago branch of 10ksb is hosted here at Harold Washington College on the 10th floor, the “business floor”. Across the U.S., 10,000 Small Businesses graduates are increasing their revenues and creating new jobs in their communities:
- 45% reported creating new jobs
- 64% of participants reported an increase in revenues
- 80% are doing business with each other
- The program also has a 99% completion rate
Last week Friday we welcomed the newest Cohort to the Goldman Sachs Ten Thousand Small Businesses program hosted here at Harold Washington College. This cohort 11 includes 36 scholars, and I personally had the chance to meet many of these outstanding business people.
This is an outstanding program that has lead to significant local small business gains – and the program is already recruiting for the next cohort! Please pass this link on to any small business owners you know and admire: http://bit.ly/10ksb_ccc
Last but not least, a 10,000 Small Businesses alumna just earned some excellent publicity. Rachel Nielson, owner of Advanced Events and graduate of 10ksb’s 4th Cohort was featured in Forbes Magazine. Congrats, Rachel! onforb.es/14B9gAE