Carrie Richardson Completes Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Businesses Program
About The Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Businesses Program
“Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Businesses is an investment to help small businesses grow and create jobs by providing them with greater access to education, capital, and business support services.
To date, more than 12,800 business owners have graduated from the program across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Through the program, scholars gain practical skills across topics such as financial statements, negotiation, marketing, and employee management, and gain the tools to develop a customized business plan for growth—for free.”
Congratulations To The Scholars of Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Businesses Detroit, Cohort 25
All scholars participated in over 100 hours of classroom education, with an additional 100 hours of homework.
Scholars were required to create a business plan, identify a new growth opportunity, determine the viability of that opportunity, and create financial statements and growth projections for both their business and the new opportunity.
Education modules were created in collaboration with Babson College, Macomb Community College, Oakland Community College and Wayne State University. Scholars received instruction from experts in each module.
“The program was a huge commitment,” said Carrie. “However, the connections made throughout the last quarter were incredibly valuable. I also had weekly one-on-one support from a professional business advisor and the entire Goldman Sachs 1000 Small Businesses Network.
We were placed into small success groups that met weekly for accountability and support. The scholars in my small group plan to continue our weekly accountability group.”
Looking for Inspiration?
At graduation, we watched this amazing video address by Rick Rigsby,
I highly recommend it for anyone who can’t immediately answer the question, “How you livin’?”
Trigger Warning: loss of a partner, cancer diagnosis
Interested in Applying for The #GS10KSB Program?
If your business generated a minimum of $75,000 in revenue in the previous year, and you have a minimum of two employees, you’re eligible to apply for #GS10KSB!
The application process requires the submission of financial statements and tax returns. There are cohorts in many cities, and a virtual program for entrepreneurs outside of those major metro areas!
Ensure before applying that you’re able to commit to attending full days of in-class instruction every week for 12 weeks (if you’re in a major metro area where the program is offered).
If you have questions before applying, you can schedule time to chat with Carrie about her experience!
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