Designed by Babson College, the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship school, the 10,000 Small Businesses curriculum focuses on practical skills that small business managers can immediately put into action within their company. Over the course of the program, small business owners will gain the skills needed to recognize new opportunities, embrace practices that increase business growth and ultimately develop a customized growth plan for their business. The curriculum is organized into nine modules and five clinics geared around small business management training, each of which includes classroom discussion, peer learning exercises, skill building and experiential applications. Classroom activities are complemented by an integrated portfolio of business services, including: one-on-one business advice, legal and financial clinics, and networking opportunities.
Harold Washington College is the College to Careers hub for business and professional services at City Colleges of Chicago, making it the ideal location for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses in Chicago. City Colleges partners with leading companies to ensure graduates are ready for the 300,000 business and professional services jobs coming to the Chicago region over the next decade.
Cohort 27 Spring/Summer 2020 Schedule (Click a selection to see more information.)
Thursday 5/7/2020 — Orientation
Friday 5/8/2020 — Module 1: You & Your Business
Friday 5/15/2020 — Module 2: Growth & Opportunities
Friday 5/29/2020 — Financial Statements Workshop I & II
Friday 6/5/2020 — Module 3: Money & Metrics
Tuesday 6/9/2020 — You are the Lender Clinic
Friday 6/26/2020 — Module 4: You Are the Leader
Saturday 6/27/2020 — Module 5: It’s the People
Tuesday 7/7/2020 — Negotiations I & II Clinic
Friday 7/10/2020 — Module 6: Marketing & Selling
Tuesday 7/14/2020 — Legal Clinic
Friday 7/24/2020 — Module 7: Operations and Processes
Friday 8/7/2020 — Module 8: Being Bankable