Long Beach Community College District/Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Open Enrollment
Who: Targeting local small businesses, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a business management education program that helps small business owners develop the skills needed to grow their business.
What: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses partners with Long Beach Community College District and Los Angeles City College to provide a practical business management education program that helps small business owners develop the skills needed to grow their business. Small business owners selected for the program will receive a scholarship to attend the business and management education program, and get one-on-one sessions from dedicated business professionals to help the entrepreneur develop a tailored business growth plan.
For additional information regarding the program, visit http://www.socal10KSB.com to download an application, and view a full list of key dates.
The application deadline is August 5, 2013, at 5:00 PM PDT.
Where/When: Information Session will be held at Long Beach City College (4900 E. Conant Street Building O-2, Suite 108, Long Beach CA 90808) in July. Please RSVP to (562) 938-5054 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are welcome!
Learn More - Information Sessions
Thursday July 11, 9:30-11:00 am
Tuesday, July 30, 9:30-11:00 am
Lunch & Learn Sessions
Session 1: Financial Statement Basics
Wednesday, July 17, 11:00 am ÔÇô 2:00 pm
Session 2: Negotiation Tactics
Wednesday, July 22, 11:00 am ÔÇô 2:00 pm
Session 3: Decisions Using Financial Statements
Monday, July 24, 11:00 am ÔÇô 2:00 pm
These mini-modules including networking, info about the 10,000 Small Business Initiative, and business education from our Lead Faculty Jennifer Alvarado. Bring your own brown bag lunch and join the session.
Application Workshop Session
Friday, August 2, 9:30 am ÔÇô 12:00 PM
WHY?: This program is made possible with the support of the Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs foundation. Eeach business owner that is selected to participate in the program at Long Beach Community College and Los Angeles City College will receive a scholarship to attend the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program which is designed for business owners with limited resources who have a business poised for growth. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to growing their business and creating jobs within their community.
Applicants should meet the following criteria:
ÔÇó Applicant must be an owner or co-owner of a business
ÔÇó Business in operation for at least two years
ÔÇó Business revenues between $150,000 and $4.0 million in the most recent fiscal year
ÔÇó Business with a minimum of four employees
About Goldman Sachs
About the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program in Southern California Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help small businesses create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital, and business support services. The program is based on the broadly held view of leading experts that greater access to this combination of education, capital and support services best addresses barriers to growth.
Participants attend a highly practical 11-session business management education program that meets from 8:30am to 5:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays at Long Beach City College. Participants also commit 6-8 hours per week for out-of-class activities geared towards their business.
The benefits of the program include:
ÔÇó Practical Business Education: Learn practical and immediately applicable skills to grow your business
ÔÇó Business Support Services: Receive one-on-one business advising to help develop a strategic and tailored plan for growth
ÔÇó Potential Capital to Expand: Opportunity and tools to position your business to access capital
ÔÇó Network of Support: Access to a team of entrepreneurs (nationally and locally) with similar experiences and challenges
ÔÇó Alumni Services: Opportunities to participate in business services and networking events after completing the program
M. Lissette Flores www.socal10ksb.com