Entrepreneurs are among the most creative, driven and resilient people.  They are creative thinkers who know how to develop a concept and they have gotten a business off the ground.  Successful entrepreneurs are restaurant owners, landscapers, physicians, contractors, marketers, physical therapists, dentists, bread makers, dog walkers, etc.

The educational background of entrepreneurs varies from high school to doctoral degrees. They may or may not have taken business courses or obtained an MBA.

However, what increases the likelihood of the success of a business during the worst crisis in a century?

Fortunately, we are in a region where there are valuable resources for entrepreneurs to learn and fine tool the skill set needed to run a business.  You don’t have to do this alone.

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, or 10KSB, is one of those resources that may be right for you now.  What is 10KSB?  Fully funded by Goldman Sachs, 10KSB is a practical, part time business education program offered by the Community College of Philadelphia with peer learn that increases access to capital through our capital partners.

10KSB provides you with a toolkit that allows the business owner to assess, reassess, adjust processes and operations, and pivot.  10KSB connects you with a local and national peer network of more than 7600 business owners that continues after graduation.

Over 70% of graduates of 10KSB increase their revenue within 10 weeks of completing the program and more than 85% do business with each other.

Could you benefit from a program like this?  Have you been in business for at least two years?  Would you like to learn more? Go to www.10ksabapply.com to learn more about the program and whether you are eligible.

Joan Chrestay; Title: Executive Director, 10,000 Small Businesses,

Twitter handle: @PHL10KSmallBiz