Women's Business Development Center to Host Information Series About Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed to help small businesses create jobs and economic growth.

Chicago, IL, October 02, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Entrepreneurs who own a company poised for growth are invited to attend an information session about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Presented by the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), the information sessions will take place during October at three separate locations, as follows:

· Tuesday, October 11, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Illinois Institute of Technology, Schultz Auditorium, 10 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL (Registration deadline: October 7)

· Wednesday, October 12, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL (Registration deadline: October 10)

· Friday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., Allstate, 2775 Sanders Road, E6, Northbrook, IL (Registration deadline: October 11. Government-issued ID must be presented; i.e., driver’s license, social security card, passport)

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed to help small businesses create jobs and economic growth. 10,000 Small Businesses is an initiative to unlock the growth and job creation potential of 10,000 small businesses across the United States through greater access to business education, financial capital and business support services.

10,000 Small Businesses will provide participants with a practical business and management education delivered through partnerships with the City Colleges of Chicago. While enrolled in the program, participants will develop a customized growth plan for their business. They will also be given the opportunity and tools to position their businesses for access to loans.

Applicants must be an owner or co-owner of a business and demonstrate a commitment to growing their business and creating jobs within their community. Business owners eligible to apply for the program are required to have been in business for at least two years, have at least four employees, and a revenue stream of $150,000 to $4 million in the most recent fiscal year.

There is no cost to attend the information sessions; however, registration is required. For more information, visit www.WBDC.org or call the WBDC at (312) 853-3477 ext. 590.

Women's Business Development Center
Chris Ruys