Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mayor Annise Parker Announces Third Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Class

Mayor Annise Parker Announces 
Third Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Class

Mayor Annise Parker, the Mayor’s Office of Business Opportunity and Houston
Community College today announced that applications are currently being accepted
for the third class of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.  The 
deadline for applying is February 15, 2012.  Applicants must have been in business for 
at least two years, have at least four employees, have a revenue stream of $150,000 to 
$4 million annually and be poised for growth.

“By helping small businesses to grow, we boost the local economy and create jobs,”
said Mayor Parker.  “As I stated in my inaugural address, creating jobs is my number
one job for my second term in office.”

The 11-session business management education program will meet from early
April to late June at Houston Community College’s Northwest and Southeast Campuses.
Classes are held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays and some Saturdays.
Participants are also required to commit six to eight hours per week for out-of-class
activities geared toward their businesses.  Interested business owners should plan to
attend one of the following informational meetings.

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m., January 11, 2012 at 5330 Griggs RoadHouston 
  • TX 77021
  • 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., January 18, 2012 at 3 Riverway, HoustonTX 77056
  • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., January 26, 2012 at 1010 W. Sam Houston Parkway
  • Houston, TX 77043
To RSVP for the informational sessions please send an email to
or call 713-718-8348. Walk-ins are also welcome. 

First announced in February 2011, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is
designed to help local small business owners create jobs and economic opportunity
by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital, and
business support services.

In addition to studying accounting, human resources, negotiation and marketing,
applicants accepted into the program applicants will receive instruction in the
following areas.
  • One-on-one business and pro bono legal advice
  • Practical business and management education
  • Potential access to capital
  • Business support services
  • A network of support
  • Alumni services
A short video about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in
Houston is available at

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