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New entrepreneurship training program now accepting applications

12/22/2017, 6 a.m.
Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) will host an information session for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program from ...

— Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) will host an information session for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at CCBC Owings Mills located at 10300 Grand Central Avenue. The event is open to the public but registration is required.

Interested small business owners who are seeking ways to accelerate growth, network with other small business leaders, and drive results with proven business strategies are invited to attend the information session, which will feature alumni from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program who will share their experiences with attendees.

Register is available online at: https://tinyurl.com/january-3-info-session.

The free information session is offered in partnership with Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University. Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies have committed $10 million in Baltimore to support a business management and education program for business owners who are past the start-up phase and are poised for growth.

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program is an entrepreneurship, training program that provides business fundamentals through the lens of the business owner’s relevant experiences. The curriculum focuses on practical business skills, including negotiations, finance, employee management and marketing. Program courses are offered at CCBC, Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University, and program tuition is offered at no cost to the business owner.

Applicants who are qualified and selected for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program will receive a hands-on education in business growth, access to highly-trained business professionals, comprehensive one-on-one business advisory services to assist with the development and implementation of a business growth plan, and an expanded peer network of small business owners nationwide. Business

owners whose businesses have been operating for at least two years, the company has two or more employees, and the organization generates $100,000 in annual revenue are encouraged to apply. Applications will be selected, in part, based on the business’s potential to grow and create jobs in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Applications for the next class of 10,000 Small Businesses in Baltimore are being accepted through January 9, 2018, with classes scheduled to begin in mid-April. Business owners can apply at www.10ksbapply.com.