September 2015, Volume 19, Number 4

Powerful Partnerships

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The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) program at Miami Dade College helps entrepreneurs take their business to the next level.

Nurturing Small Business Growth

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The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) program at Miami Dade College helps entrepreneurs take their business to the next level.

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) program at Miami Dade College continues to help entrepreneurs take businesses poised for growth to the next level. The 13-week business education program provides valuable skills, powerful networking opportunities and access to financial capital.

A testament to the program’s track record, 10KSB at MDC boasts a 99 percent graduation rate, producing nearly 100 graduates in the first four cohorts. Another three dozen are currently enrolled in the fifth cohort.

A recent report by 10KSB academic partner Babson College shows that two-thirds of participants reported increasing their revenues just six months after graduating from the program, which rises to 76 percent after 18 months. In addition, 46 percent of participants have reported creating net new jobs just six months after graduating, which rises to 57 percent after 18 months.

— AMS


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