Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Businesses programme

Do you know any businesses that currently have between 5 and 40 employees & want to grow & develop? If so they may be interested in The  Goldman Sachs ‘10000 Small Businesses’ programme.
The programme is open to small business owners and social entrepreneurs from across Yorkshire & the Humber and has been designed to provide relevant, high quality support specifically to small business leaders who are seeking to grow their businesses and create additional employment.  

Programme participants will receive approximately 100 hours of practically-focused business and management education commencing in October 2011. The curriculum has been specifically designed and is focused on the needs of established small businesses that have the potential and the desire to grow.

The Programme is offered on a fully funded basis to approximately 25 successful applicants. Applicants must have the desire and drive to grow their businesses, create additional employment and have a scalable business model. The business will ideally, currently have between five and 40 employees.

Full details of the programme are attached together with the criteria and the key dates for both the application process & the programme sessions at Leeds University Business School.

Goldman Sachs  are holding a number of events to give potential applicants the opportunity to learn more about the programme on:

Wednesday 8th June       5pm – 8pm          at York Science Park
Tuesday 14th June          5pm – 8pm          at ‘Mind the Gap Studios’ in Bradford
Monday 20th June           5pm – 8pm          at 1 Park Row, Leeds
Monday 4 July                5pm to 8pm        at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, South Yorkshire 

Further dates to be announced.

If anyone would like to attend one of these marketing sessions please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YJDPMFX to register a place.

For any further information, or to register interest please e-mail businessgrowth@leedsahead.org.uk or telephone 0113 246 7877.

The initial Pilot programme & the current programme have been invaluable in supporting over 50 entrepreneurs in developing their businesses still further with universally excellent feedback from all participants.
There is no obligations in attending one of the above events to find out more.