J.R. Foster, CEO of Robert Louis Group, was recently selected to participate in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses national class at Babson College.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. 10,000 Small Businessesis funded by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation. In the United States, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business support services. Small businesses have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years. They represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms, hire 40 percent of high tech workers, and produce 13 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms.
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program is a world class entrepreneurship education program that provides small business owners with the opportunity to step away from day-to-day operations and focus on growth. In professional workshops, business owners will:
Learn from some of the brightest minds in business
Explore opportunities to access financial capital
Build a powerful network of professional support
Develop a customized and strategic business growth plan
The program is offered locally in 12 cities across the U.S., but is available to business owners in all 50 states and US Territories through a blended learning National Cohort. The 10,000 Small Businesses National Cohort is a unique model of the program delivered through a blend of online learning and on campus sessions at Babson College, the nation's leading business school ranked #1 in Entrepreneurship Education by US News and World Report.