When I was climbing the Fortune 100 corporate ladder one of the benefits I enjoyed most in working for a multi-billion dollar businesses was the access to training and development programs. I love to learn and while being a small business owner provides multiple opportunities to learn by doing, I miss the structured learning experience that comes through companies with deep resources.
Through the generosity of Goldman Sachs there is an opportunity for small business owners to get a well designed learning experience through their 10,000 Small Businesses Program. I am a recent graduate of this program and am pleased to report that it was one of the best learning experiences I have ever encountered. This includes the time spent on my two year MBA from Brigham Young University.
What I liked most about the program was the opportunity to pull up out of the day-to-day grind of running your own company and get some help thinking strategically about your business. The end result of this program was the development of a 5-year growth plan that emerged through a well structured series of workshops that really challenged me to think hard about our business. Because of this program, I am smarter about what we have do to and more confident that we are heading in the right direction.
I would encourage any small business owner who loves their business and loves to learn to check out www.SoCal10KSB.com to learn more.