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The Community Colleges of Iowa are partnering with Goldman Sachs on a small business initiative
October 16, 2018
10,000 Small Businesses is a great opportunity for business owners to gain access to tools and knowledge to grow their businesses. In professional workshops delivered in-person and online, business owners learn from some of the brightest minds in the business, learn about access to financial capital, and build a powerful network of professional support.

Key highlights of the program include the following:
Offered at no cost to the business owner – every business owner selected receives a full scholarship, with tuition funded by the Goldman Sachs Foundation
Hands-on education for business growth – includes three multi-day in-person sessions centrally located in Iowa along with easily accessible online learning courses
Within six months of graduating, 67 percent of businesses report increasing revenues and 47 percent added new jobs
The curriculum focuses on practical business skills, including negotiations, marketing, and employee management
Access to highly-trained professionals who understand what it takes to grow a small business
An expanded peer network of small business owners from across the country

To apply please visit by October 15th for the upcoming class in Iowa that begins in January 2019. The application takes less than 15 minutes to complete and can be found at

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