Taking your business skills to the next level

Exploring Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a free program for New Hampshire’s small business operators


About this webinar: This NH Business Review webinar previews the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, a free 14-week program with a curriculum designed by Babson College, the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship school.

Hear first-hand feedback from a panel of New Hampshire business people who have been through the free program and grown their businesses as a result.  Through the program, participants gain practical skills by taking a deep dive into topics such as finance, leadership, negotiation, marketing, and employee management; all skills that they can immediately put into action. Participants also receive the tools and professional support to develop a strategic and customized growth plan that will take their business to the next level.

“This program taught me about growth,” said alum Suzanne Foley, Owner, Port City Pretzels. “I call it an MBA in entrepreneurship. It made me see what was possible.”

In a nutshell: At the end of the 10,000 Small Businesses program, you’ll get a full-scholarship education to grow your business.

Eligibility: The 10,000 Small Businesses program is open business owners or co-owners who have been in business two or more years, have at least two employees and revenues of at least $75,000 annually. Participants find owners of all kinds of businesses, and all scales, up to $10 million in revenue and greater, among their peers in the program. And according to participants, those relationships last long after the program has concluded.

Original air date: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Panel participants and program graduates

MarymacdonaldMary Macdonald
Founder, Genuine Local

Founded in 2015, Genuine Local is a Meredith-based company that serves as a growth accelerator for small specialty food businesses and provides small-batch co-packing services, offers business incubator services related to product development as well as aggregated ingredient and packaging purchasing, label design, compliance and in-house printing.

AndrewwhiteAndrew White
President, Comptus 

Andrew White is the President at Comptus, a company that manufactures commercial environmental sensors. Comptus was founded in 1992 and is located in Thornton, NH.

NickbrattonNick Brattan
President, New England Document Systems

Nick Brattan is the President at New England Document Systems, a document management solutions provider based in Manchester. New England Document Systems helps companies streamline the storage and retrieval of their electronic documents using cloud-based or local server options.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program representative:

Chuck Neild100x100Chuck Neild
Business Services and Support Manager

Chuck Neild is the Business Services and Support Manager for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program initiatives for the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH).

He is a graduate of Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Marketing from North Adams State College and has a Master of Science in Business Administration from Lesley College. Chuck worked for 30 years in hi-tech senior management roles in customer service and customer relations for Sun Microsystems and Oracle Corporation.

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