Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) honored 33 Greater Cleveland small-business owners graduating from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program Saturday, and our owner Amy Bircher was one of the graduates.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million initiative to unlock the growth and job creation potential of small businesses across the United States by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital and business support services.
10,000 Small Businesses launched in Cleveland in May 2012 with $15 million committed for small business loans, business education and grants for supporting community partners. The program runs through 2018. Tri-C is celebrating its third year of receiving the grant from the Goldman Sachs Foundation, helping business owners succeed throughout the State of Ohio.
Graduating business owners represent a variety of industries and businesses in Northeast Ohio. Each graduate spent 12 weeks at Tri-C studying a business and management curriculum designed by Babson College, a top-ranked school for entrepreneurial education.
Amy was nominated by her peers to speak on behalf of the class, sharing her personal story during the ceremony. We are so proud of Amy!