Patti Massey, President & Founder, MYCA:Group Accepted to Babson College / Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Patti Massey, President & Founder, MYCA:Group Accepted to Babson College / Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Cincinnati, OH, August 21, 2015 --( MYCA:Group President & Founder, Patti Massey has been selected to participate in the 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Babson College for the Fall 2015 session.

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is a public-private partnership designed to unlock the growth and job-creation potential of small business owners. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to growing their business and creating jobs within their community and if accepted, receive a full scholarship to the program.

A report released July 8, 2015 from Babson College finds that graduates of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses continue to outperform U.S. Small Businesses overall in revenue growth and job creation.

Massey says, “We are thrilled to be a part of this dynamic program and look forward to continued growth of our business. I am also delighted that two of my peers will also be participating – Kelly Kolar from Kolar Design and Erin Arnold of Next Step Networking. We have been collaborating for years and this training opportunity will allow us to grow together and be a resource to one another’s business.”

The newly announced 10,000 Small Businesses team will begin orientation the week of August 31st, completing the 12 week program in late November.

About Patti Massey:

Patti Massey is the owner and CEO of MYCA:Group which leverages technology for enhanced performance and reduced operational costs. She was born an entrepreneur, starting with a lemonade stand at 8 and moving into production and distribution of potholders at age 9. Patti serves on the national WBENC Forum leadership team and was awarded WBENC’s highest honor as a 2012 STAR. A member of the Women Presidents Organization and active in many women organizations, Patti is a strong advocate for M/WBE inclusion in the supply chain and regularly meets with entrepreneurs for encouragement and support. Locally, she serves on the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council’s steering committee and the Dan Beard Boy Scout board. And, in 2015 she began a 3-year term on the WBENC national Board of Directors.

Selected as the Cincinnati Chamber’s Women Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, Patti also contributes her time as an active member of the Advisory Panel for the Athena PowerLink initiative after being named as the first recipient of the program in 2007.

About MYCA:Group:

MYCA stands for Maximizing Your Company's Assets
The Myca Group of companies employs technology as an enabler to help clients streamline costs, create operational efficiencies, and improve employee performance. Our methodology combines innovation and technology that leads to productivity results. We work in four key asset categories, talent management, material handling equipment, waste management, and MRO – maintenance, repair & operation. Our in-house team designs innovative technology platforms to provide metrics and deliver year-over-year savings in the industrial market. MYCA:Group manages over 500 supply chain partners and sources, leases or rents all major forklift brands through our national account relationships. In addition, we are a Grainger channel partner and apply our technology innovation to their process.

About Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program:

Goldman Sachs10000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services. The business management education portion of the initiative is currently offered in 12 cities around the United States, but is available to businesses in all 50 states through 10,000 Small Businesses at Babson College, the National Cohort.

Babson College is the national academic partner that developed the program curriculum, and the program is offered at no cost to the business owner, fully funded by the Goldman Sachs Foundation. All accepted business owners participate in a 12 week entrepreneurship education program, receive a one-on-one business advisor, and are connected with a professional network of experts and peers. Business owners graduate with a customized 5-year strategic growth plan for their business.
Margye Solomon