As the first person in my family to go to College and start multiple companies, I’ve paid a lot of money into mentorship programs and spent countless hours perfecting my craft. I honestly thought that this program was going to be some theoretical nonsense. Boy was I wrong.
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program is hands down one of the best, free programs available. It will teach you everything you need to know to grow your business, but you will have to work. I just graduated from the program on April 6th, 2023, and this article will tell you why I feel this way while everything is fresh in my thoughts.
To graduate, you will have to complete a Growth Opportunity for your company and pitch it to the rest of the class.
Expedited Business MBA
The principles taught in this program are a crash course on the fundamentals needed to efficiently grow a company. We covered: Culture, Leadership, Operations, Marketing, Selling, Finances, Exit Strategy, and so much more.
We were also able to get exposed to local resources I personally didn’t know were available for JMS Consulting Firm such as certifications, potential Government Contracts, etc. In my opinion, the best thing about this program is the network.
Success is not a straight line. It involves multiple highs and lows. The good thing is that you can shortcut a lot of mistakes by being around others who have already experienced your current struggles. This is the best part of the program. You have business owners from multiple industries who have different solutions to problems you’re facing. Also, they know of local connections that can assist as well.
From this Cohort alone, JMS Consulting Firm has partnered with our fellow alumni which is the most valuable resource of all.
Valuable Business Resources
From tools to project financial forecasts into the next 4 years, and having business advisors to bounce questions off of, the program provided it all. It was awesome to hear the program bring various bankers to us and go over the same topics we tell our clients to become bankable.
Once again, the most valuable thing is connecting to other business owners. Providing resources to one another to help each other accomplish our respective visions.
In conclusion, if you’re on the fence, go ahead and apply. You will get more out of the network than anything else. All of the material is top notch. This program can turn out to be a lifesaver for you and your company.