N.O businesses invited to apply for Goldman Sachs program

Interested small business owners must apply by January 23, 2012

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development announced that the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is currently accepting applications from the Greater New Orleans area to enroll in the program’s third class. Applications from small business owners are due January 23, 2012.

The 11-session business management education program will meet from late March – June. Classes are held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays and some Saturdays at Delgado Community College. Participants also commit 6-8 hours per week for out-of-class activities geared toward their business. Business owners eligible to apply for the program are required to have been in business for two years or more; and to have at least four employees, a revenue stream of $150,000 to $4 million per year, and a business that is poised for growth.

In advance of the application deadline, those interested in applying or seeking more information about the program are invited to attend one of two information sessions held at Delgado Community College, City Park Campus (Building #3, Room 222). Dates for those sessions include:

·         January 5, 2012, 5:30 p.m.

·         January 17, 2012, 5:30 p.m.

Interested business owners can RSVP for the information sessions at jyunke@dcc.edu or 504-671-6523. Walk-ins are welcomed. 

First announced in November 2010, 10,000 Small Businesses is designed to help local small business owners create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital, and business support services.

“We have completed two programs of 10,000 Small Businesses, and consistently we have seen participants succeed in growing their businesses,” said Mayor Landrieu. “And with a call for our third class, our commitment to create jobs and get our economy back on track continues.”

Small business owners accepted into the program will study accounting, human resources, negotiation, and marketing. Accepted applicants will also participate in one-on-one business advising sessions, accounting workshops, and pro bono legal clinics.

Throughout the Greater New Orleans area, the 10,000 Small Businesses initiative will offer selected businesses:

·         Practical Business and Management Education

·         Potential Capital to expand

·         Business support services

·         A network of support

·         Alumni services

Small business owners interested in applying to the business and management education program can contact Delgado Community College at 504.671.5000 or click here for more information. Small business owners interested in applying for capital can contact Hope Enterprise Corporation at 10KSB@hope-ec.org or click here for more information.

Goldman Sachs is also seeking candidates for the 10,000 Small Businesses Program Executive Director at Delgado Community College. Interested individuals should click here to review duties and qualifications or to apply via WorkNOLA.com.

To learn more about Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses in the Greater New Orleans area you can view a short video that features stories of New Orleans business owners who have graduated from the program.

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