Local business owners have a relatively new resource if they are looking to take their business further than they can on their own.
Goldman Sachs’ program called 10,000 Small Business is a nationwide program that came to Iowa in 2019 with the goal of helping small business owners accelerate their growth.
It’s a 12-week curriculum-based program that focuses on practical business skills that can be applied by owners of small businesses.
During the 12 weeks, business owners have the chance to network and learn from each other while receiving coaching from the program’s business advisors. After completing the program, business owners join an ever-growing network of alumni across the state and the country.
David Barwin, the business program coordinator and a professor at Iowa Central Community College, has been the lead faculty for the program in the Iowa junior colleges. He’s recently been named as a lead faculty member for the…