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Houston Community College
News Release
Monday, January 23, 2012

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses in the Greater Houston Area
Applications for the April 2012 class are due by Friday, February 17, 2012
Applications are also accepted on a rolling basis for future classes

Accepted applicants receive a full scholarship to the program

About the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
From April through June 2012, participants attend a highly practical 11-session business management education program that meets from 8:30am to 5:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays at Houston Community College. Participants also commit 6-8 hours per week for out-of-class activities geared towards their business. The benefits of the program include:

Practical Business Education: Learn practical and immediately applicable skills to grow your business

Business Support Services: Receive one-on-one business advising to help develop a strategic and tailored plan for growth

Potential Capital to Expand: Opportunity and tools to position your business to access capital

Network of Support: Access to a team of entrepreneurs (nationally and locally) with similar experiences and challenges

Alumni Services: Opportunities to participate in business services and networking events after completing the program


Target Applicant: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed for business owners with limited resources who have a business poised for growth. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to growing their business and creating jobs within their community.
Applicants should meet the following criteria:

Applicant must be an owner or co-owner of a business

Business in operation for at least two years

Business revenues between $150,000 and $4.0 million in the most recent fiscal year

Business with a minimum of four employees



Houston Community College staff is readily available to assist you through the application process.

Information Sessions (free registration on our web page):

HCC Small Business Owner Seminar
Date and Time: Jan 26, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: 1010 W. Sam Houston Parkway, Houston, TX, 77043

Phone: 713-718-8348




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