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Business owners, entrepreneurs encouraged to apply to ‘10,000 Small Businesses Program’

This news story was published on September 25, 2018.
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DES MOINES – Iowa small business owners and entrepreneurs can grow their businesses with the help of the Goldman Sachs “10,000 Small Businesses Program.” Beginning in January 2019, the program will be hosted in the State of Iowa and is free to Iowa businesses. The program includes curriculum developed by Babson College, recently named No. 1 for Entrepreneurship by U.S. News & World Report for the 22nd year in a row.

Accepted applicants receive hands-on education for business growth, access to highly-trained, small business professionals and an expanded peer network of small business owners from across the country.

Eligible businesses have been in business for at least two years, have at least $100,000 in revenues and employ at least two employees (including the business owner). Qualified prospects can apply and gather additional information at Applications are due by Monday, October 15, 2018.

“Small business owners drive our state’s economy, and their companies are the heart and soul of our communities,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said. “I encourage all Iowa small businesses to apply to this exciting program. As Iowa small businesses grow and thrive, the entire state benefits.”

Participants may also learn more through online information sessions offered Sept. 25, Oct. 3 and Oct. 9. To register, visit:

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