Small Business Education Program with Staggering Results – Apply Now

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by | Dec 9, 2016

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at CCRI is a no-cost 12-week program that helps small businesses grow through a practical business education, access to capital, and a support network of advisers and peers.

Over 7,000 small business owners have participated nationwide and in the U.K., and the program continues to expand. The Rhode Island program launched in March 2016 and is hosted at the Community College of Rhode Island.

With a 99% graduation rate, business owner participants are translating the knowledge they gain from the program into increased revenue and job growth — within just six months of graduating, 64% of participants have increased their revenues, and 45% have created new jobs.

The 12-week educational curriculum, developed by Babson College, focuses on practical skills that can immediately be applied by business owners — including accounting, negotiating, marketing, human resources management, and much more. Business owners also receive one-on-one mentoring from a dedicated advisor, and develop a growth plan specific to their business.

This is an great opportunity for small manufacturing businesses to learn critical business skills to take your business to the next level. Eligible applicants must be the business owner, have at least 2 employees (including the owner), have been in operation at least 2 years, made at least $100,000 in gross revenue in the most recent fiscal year, and must be located in Rhode Island.

Learn more about the program and access the 10 minute online application here.

If you apply, please list Polaris MEP as your referral source on the application. We get credit for doing so, which will help us keep bringing opportunities like this to the RI manufacturing community.

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