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Sinclair College Continues Empowering Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Through Innovative Goldman Sachs Program

Sinclair Community College is continuing its commitment to growing and strengthening small businesses and entrepreneurs through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program (10KSB). Sinclair’s Workforce Development Division launched its fourth cohort of 10KSB scholars on May 15, 2024.

22 small business owners and entrepreneurs from the Dayton region will spend the next 12 weeks gaining practical skills to take their business to the next level. 10KSB provides business education, wrap-around support services, and pathways to capital for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Participants develop an actionable business growth plan with the help of business advisors and like-minded entrepreneurs.

This cohort of Sinclair’s 10KSB scholars represents 16 different industries including construction, food service, healthcare, information technology, pet grooming, and retail.

“This collaborative effort between Sinclair College and Goldman Sachs is igniting a wave of possibilities by equipping entrepreneurs and small business owners with the skills and resources they need to thrive. These empowered individuals are fueling job growth and shaping the future of our local economy,” said Kandise Bobo, 10KSB Executive Director – Sinclair Workforce Development.  

Overall impact of Sinclair’s 10KSB Program since 2021:

• 53 alumni

• 1,500+ total employees

• $105+ million total revenues (FY 2023)

The Goldman Sachs 10KSB Program is offered at no cost to the business owner. Every business owner selected receives a full scholarship, funded by the Goldman Sachs Foundation. To date, more than 14,500 business owners have graduated from the program across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. In addition, 67% of 10,000 Small Businesses alumni increased revenue just six months after graduating, 44% created jobs in the same time frame.

Sinclair’s Workforce Development Division was chosen to deliver 10KSB in Southwest Ohio because of its commitment to advancing personal, organizational, and economic growth through learning and development programs.

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