Testimonials

Kathi Howard-Primes
Founder and CEO

Momentuum LLC
Cohort 1 Alum

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Gary Johnson
President

American Floors & Interiors
Cohort 1 Alum

My business was growing at a very rapid pace and I was afraid I would not be able to handle the growth, and then I received an email from Carlos Fuentes of the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce about 10ksb program. I quickly called Carlos and asked how I could get an application. The rest was history, I applied and was accepted and “wow” what an experience. I quickly found that access to capital was easier than I thought, and handling the growth was easy with the right tools. I remember saying to myself at graduation, I am now empowered to make a difference in my business and my community.

After completing the program I have a detailed plan of growth that is working, a mission statement that spells out who we are, and a vision statement that has set the course for our future. This is by far one of the best decisions I have ever made.


Patrick Pitrone
President

USA Insulation
Cohort 1 Alum

When I first heard about the 10,000 Small Businesses Program, I was intrigued to say the least. Up to this point, I was strongly considering Executive MBA programs but wasn’t sure I had the time and finances to participate. After learning about the 10,000 SB Program, I found that it allowed me to concentrate on the two areas I was sincerely lacking: Peer interaction with other Entrepreneurs as well as the ability to focus on ways to assess and grow my business. Finally, this program has allowed me to identify if and when we will need additional capital and how to effectively utilize the funds through a Business Plan.

Dan Sage
President

Machor Sage Insurance Agency
Cohort 1 Alum

The 10KSB program forced me to focus on where I want my agency to go moving forward.  Our Growth Plan is coming to fruition!  October 2nd, 2013, we officially opened our second office location in Loudonville, Ohio.

Barry A. Zack
President

Pantek
Cohort 1 Alum

My 10ksb course was fantastic, with my main take away: Effective, Efficient, Compelling, and Jargon Free!

Jay Mellon
Partner

AtNetPlus, Inc.
Cohort 2 Alum

The 10KSB program offered two great learning opportunities:
•    A strong curriculum driven classroom structure
•    Gaining insights through the real world experiences of your peers.


Heidi Murphy
VP Finance / Treasurer

Warwick
Cohort 2 Alum

I simply cannot say enough about my Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business experience and how valuable it was for me as a business owner.  The individual modules were all taught by incredible professionals who were so willing to share their real life experiences.  The “homework” and Growth Plan forced you to step away from the day to day operations of your business and focus on big picture areas and dedicate time to the future of your company.  Finally, the friendships and business relationships that developed are irreplaceable.  It is great to have a network to share ideas with, ask for advice and celebrate the victories! I would strongly recommend this program to anyone who is serious about growing their business and taking it to the next level!

Susan Borison
President

Your Teen Magazine
Cohort 3 Alum

10,000 Small Businesses turned Your Teen Media from a passion to a business. Every step of the course was a challenge that ultimately led to a grand epiphany. As a result of the thoughtful curriculum and an invaluable business advisor, Your Teen Media built a strong foundation that can absorb growth even beyond the changes that were detailed in The Growth Plan.

10ksb is essential for any business that meets the criteria and gets accepted into the program. I invested hours and hours that I thought didn't exist to learn important basics for building a business. In fact, I began to wonder how we got as far as we did without knowing the information. Now, that information seems critical and even obvious. In carving out the time to dedicate to each session, I was forced to consider who else in my business could take over some of my daily responsibilities. I learned how to work "on the business" instead of "in the business." For more about my experience, you can read my post at Huffington Post.


Gladys Benitez-Reilly
President

Viva Spanish! Language Program
Cohort 3 Alum

The 10K Small Business program expanded my understanding of the details of my business, helped to organize my ideas for growth, and introduced me to a group of ambitious entrepreneurs that have grown to support each other’s ongoing successes and challenges.  I am grateful for the experience!

Ronda Toth
Principal

The Legacy Group
Cohort 3 Alum

The 10K Businesses program provided a balance of in-class lectures, hands-on consulting and peer-to-peer sharing creating a diverse and exciting learning experience.  I was able to spend more time on the topics that were important to our business with a framework to make it successful.  I would highly recommend this program to anyone with a small business looking to take their business to the next level.

Craig Urmston
President

Kaeden Books / Just Right Press
Cohort 3 Alum

10KSB was fabulous. We focused on long term plans for the growth of our business and immediately began their execution upon graduation.  


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