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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an initiative to unlock the economic growth and job-creation potential of 10,000 small businesses across the United States through greater access to business education, financial capital, and business support services. The Community College of Philadelphia has partnered with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative to help small businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region grow and create jobs.

Value to Business Owners

  • A scholarship covering tuition and program materials through the support of the Goldman Sachs Foundation.
  • A practical 100-hour business entrepreneurship training program that examines business fundamentals through the lens of your actual business experiences.
  • Comprehensive one-on-one business advisory services to help you develop and implement a business growth plan.
  • Development of a personalized growth plan tailored to your business.
  • Access to technical assistance and coaching.

Time Commitment

Your obligation includes out-of-class activities each week. These assignments are an integral part of the program, and are designed to help you improve your business while enabling you to fully develop business growth plans. The additional time commitment outside of class will include:

  • Business support services such as technical assistance;
  • Customized, one-on-one business advice; and
  • Time spent completing assignments in advance of each class.

During and after the program you are expected to fill in your diagnostics in our Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Monitoring and Evaluation system (M&E) at the start of the program, graduation and then six, 18 and 30 months after you finished the program.

    Cohort: Setting Scholar Expectations

    Modules - Full Day (Required)

    Clinics (Required)

    Weekend

    7:45 a.m. Breakfast

    8:00 a.m. Cohort meeting

    8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Module

    • Individual Exercises w/video instructions (self-paced)
    • Paired Partner Exercise
    • Optional faculty office hours
    Pre-work for the next week and growth plan writing


    You will have weekly Zoom meetings with your business advisor.

    Optional faculty office hours give you time to receive extra support and ask questions about content, brainsharks, exercises and LivePlan.


    Cohort 27 - Summer 2022 Schedule

    ClassTime Commitment 

    Classes will begin on Thursday, May 11, 2022, with orientation to provide you with support and guidance on how to successfully engage and get the most out of your 10KSB experience. You will have classes every week, and are required to be present at all sessions). If you have scheduling emergencies, immediately email Franne McNeal, Education Services Director, FMcNeal@ccp.edu.

    Module / Clinic / Event Date Part 2 – Closing Webinar
    Orientation: You & Your Business

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Mod 1: You & Your Business

    Thursday, May 12, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Mod 2: Growth & Opportunities

    Thursday, May 19, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Financial Statements Workshop

    Thursday, May 26, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Mod 3: Money & Metrics

    Thursday, June 2, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    You Are the Lender Clinic

    Tuesday, June 7, 2022

    7:45am-Noon

    Growth Lab I + GG Mtg

    Tuesday, June 7, 2022

    1-2pm (optional)

    Negotiations I Clinic

    Wednesday, June 8, 2022

    7:45am - 1pm

    Mod 4: You Are the Leader

    Thursday, June 16, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Mod 5: It’s the People

    Thursday, June 23, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Mod 6:Marketing & Selling 

    Thursday, June 30, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm
    Growth Lab II + GG Mtg

    Tuesday, July 12, 2022

    7:45am-Noon (optional)

    HR & Legal Clinic (virtual)

    Tuesday, July 12, 2022

    1-4pm

    Negotiations II Clinic

    Wednesday, July 13, 2022

    7:45am-1pm
    Mod 7: Strategic Growth Through Operations

    Thursday, July 21, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Mod 8: Being Bankable

    Thursday, July 28, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm
    Mod 9.1: Action for Growth

    Wednesday, August 10, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm
    Mod 9.2: Putting It All Together/Graduation

    Thursday, August 11, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

     
    LivePlan check-ins:  10 a.m., Mon, May 23, 2022, through Mod 2, 10 a.m., Mon., June 13, 2022; through Mod 3 + fin forecast (year 1, existing biz) 10 a.m., Thurs., July 5, 2022, through Mod 6 + 5 year fin forecast (existing biz + growth opp) 10 a.m., Mon., July 25, 2022,  through Mod 7 + 5 year fin forecast (existing biz + growth opp) 10 a.m., Mon, Aug. 8, 2022—entire plan + exec summary + 5 year fin forecast (existing biz + growth opp); post-growth opportunity—10 a.m., Tues., May 31, 2022 (initial) and Mon., June 6, 2022 (final).
     
    Graduation requirements include submission by 10 a.m., Monday, August 8, 2022, of the following:

    • Final growth plan with five year financial forecasts (growth opportunity and existing business)
    • Graduation M&E (diagnostic and confidence checklist)
    • Final 3-slide PowerPoint.  

    For more information, please call 215-516-3700.


    Cohort 28 - Fall 2022 Schedule

    ClassTime Commitment 

    Classes will begin on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, with orientation to provide you with support and guidance on how to successfully engage and get the most out of your 10KSB experience. You will have classes every week, and are required to be present at all sessions). If you have scheduling emergencies, immediately email Franne McNeal, Education Services Director, FMcNeal@ccp.edu.

    Module / Clinic / Event Date Part 2 – Closing Webinar
    Orientation: You & Your Business

    Tuesday, September 13, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Mod 1: You & Your Business

    Wednesday, September 14, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Mod 2: Growth & Opportunities

    Friday, September 23, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Financial Statements Workshop

    Friday, September 30, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Mod 3: Money & Metrics

    Friday, October 7, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    You Are the Lender Clinic

    Wednesday, October 12, 2022

    7:45am-Noon

    Growth Lab I + GG Mtg

    Wednesday, October 12, 2022

    1-2pm (optional)

    Mod 4: You Are the Leader

    Friday, October 21, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Mod 5: It’s the People

    Friday, October 28, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Mod 6:Marketing & Selling 

    Friday, November 4, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Negotiations I & II Clinic

    Wednesday, November 9, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Growth Lab II 

    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    9am – 10am

    HR & Legal Clinic (Virtual) Thursday, November 10, 2022 1-4pm
    Mod 7: Strategic Growth Through Operations Friday, November 18, 2022

    7:45am – 5:30pm

    Mod 8: Being Bankable Friday, December 18, 2022 Noon-1pm
    Mod 9.1: Action for Growth Thursday, December 15, 2022 7:45am – 5:30pm
    Mod 9.2: Putting It All Together/Graduation Thursday, December 16, 2022 7:45am – 5:30pm

     
    LivePlan check-ins: 10am, Mon, 9/26/22 – Mod O + Mod 1 + Mod 2; 10am, Mon, 10/10/22 – Mod 3 + 5 year fin forecast (existing biz); 10am, Mon, 10/31/22 – Mod 4 + Mod 5 + 5 year fin forecast (growth opp); 10am, Mon, 11/14/22 – Mod 6 + 5 year fin forecast (growth opp) ; 10am, Mon, 11/28/22 – Mod 7 + 5 year fin forecast (existing biz + growth opp); 10am, Mon, 12/12/22 – entire plan + exec summary + 5 year fin forecast (existing biz + growth opp); post-growth opportunity: 10am, Mon, 9/26/22 - initial; 10am, Mon, 10/24/22 - final
     
    Graduation requirements include submission by 10 a.m., Monday, December 12, 2022, of the following:

    • Final growth plan with five year financial forecasts (growth opportunity and existing business)
    • Graduation M&E (diagnostic and confidence checklist)
    • Final 3-slide PowerPoint.  

    For more information, please call 215-516-3700.