If you’re like us, you’re probably a growing company. I on behalf of the R. Shawn McBride Law Firm, P.L.L.C. (www.mcbrideattorneys.com) attended the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. I was in Cohort 3 in Dallas, Texas, graduating in August of 2015. I found the program to be very valuable, both during the program and afterwards. Let’s look at why.
#1 You get to evaluate your business with other business owners. I was placed in a cohort with other business owners, and we all worked together to improve our businesses and our plans. We shared stories and commonalities and we learned from each other. You’re working with truly experienced business people that were also running businesses, because of the Goldman Sachs screening process.
#2 The curriculum was fantastic. It is written by Babson College and Goldman Sachs as part of their joint effort to create a wonderful program. The curriculum takes you through many different aspects of your business and gives you a chance to focus on different areas and learn and grow. The message here is, I was able to relay to others about who I am and what I do. I’ve also been able to help them grow and expand their networks, in the process. It’s really a case of working with the right people at the right time.
#3 It gives you access to a lot of different things. The Goldman Sachs program is a great opportunity to head into different avenues where you can expand your business.
What are your thoughts on the Goldman Sachs program? Have you done a similar program in the past? What has been your experience? What’s keeping you from joining a program like this? We’d love to see your comments below.
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