Spring 2015 Application for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program is Friday, December 19

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Southern California business owners have an opportunity to grow their businesses by applying to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. The program is designed to provide entrepreneurs with the resources and skills they need to grow their businesses and create jobs. Business owners selected into the program attend at no cost to the participant. The application deadline to join the Spring 2015 class is December 19, 2014.

“Small businesses are truly the backbone of the Southern California economy,” said Vivian Shimoyama, Regional Executive Director for the Southern California Region for 10,000 Small Businesses Program. “The 10,000 Small Businesses program offers practical business management education for entrepreneurs. Those who are accepted into the program will have access to the education, business support services, and peer-to-peer networking that will help them grow their companies.”

Entrepreneurs who are interested in the 10,000 Small Businesses program ideally should own businesses that: have business revenues of a minimum of $150,000; are in operation for at least two years; have at least four employees; and a business model that could scale to create more jobs.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses participants can attend the program at Los Angeles City College or Long Beach City College. To apply, please visit: www.10KSBapply.com or for additional information email 10000sb@lbcc.edu.

About Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help small businesses in the United States create jobs and economic growth by providing entrepreneurs with a practical business education, access to capital and business support services. The program is based on the broadly held view of leading experts that greater access to this combination of education, capital and support services best addresses barriers to growth. The program is active in urban and rural communities across the United States. Sites include Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia and Salt Lake City. Access to capital is also available in parts of seven states: Kentucky, Maine, Montana, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington. For more information, visit www.gs.com/10000smallbusinesses.

About Long Beach City College
Long Beach City College is one of the largest single college districts in the California Community College System. LBCC is a comprehensive college which provides quality educational programs and related student services to nearly 30,000 students pursuing a wide range of degrees, certificates, transfer and other courses of study. LBCC is a driving force in the regional economy as the Southern California Regional Center for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative, and lead host of the Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center Network. For more information visit: www.SoCal10KSB.com.

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