It’s with great pride and excitement Wellbuilt extends a huge congratulations to co-founder Mitch Kidd on his recent graduation from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program.
Offered to small business owners who demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities in their communities, the $500 million Goldman initiative provides entrepreneurs with education, financing and business support to help them to create jobs and economic opportunities across the country.
The 20-week program is hosted locally by LaGuardia Community College and combines a tremendously rigorous MBA-style curriculum with management education and mentoring from Goldman executives. Topics covered include accounting, marketing, negotiation and leadership skills. Warren Buffett, Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter and staff from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania chair the program's advisory council.
Small businesses generated 64% of net new jobs over the past 15 years. Since its inception two years ago, GS10K Small Business grads have seen their companies contribute millions to the economy in revenues and added thousands of jobs across the country.
The program is demanding and competitive -- over 400 people applied for spots last year. To read more about GS10K or to apply for a spot in next year's New York cohort, click here..
Congrats to Mitch on his incredibly dedication and accomplishments throughout the program!