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10,000 Small Businesses: Training and Growth Programme for London’s Most Promising Small Businesses

3 May 2012

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10,000 Small Businesses Programme

UCL, one of the top-ten universities in the world, and the Goldman Sachs Foundation, are delighted to announce the second London intake for their exciting new programme of training and mentoring to help high-potential small businesses reach new levels of growth and boost profits.

Called “10,000 Small Businesses”, the programme combines a series of intensive workshops, dedicated one-on-one business advice and long-term mentoring. It will help small businesses create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to business education, financial capital, and business support services.

Unique programme benefits

10,000 Small Businesses is designed for leaders of established small businesses and social enterprises, who will benefit from targeted support and resources to help them define and achieve their business growth aspirations.

Business and management education

The core of the programme is a high quality, practically-focused business and management education, delivered over twelve sessions lasting approximately 100 hours. The curriculum is designed specifically for the 10,000 Small Businesses programme by world-class international and local experts in entrepreneurial learning.

Specialist business support services

To supplement classroom learning, 10,000 Small Businesses provides a range of business support services to participants. Business support services include, but are not limited to: specialist workshops, one-to-one business advising, access to capital and alumni services.

Networking, peer learning and exchange

As leaders of small businesses from a wide range of industry sectors, programme participants offer complementary strengths, knowledge and skills to the collective group.

Applicants from all business areas will be welcome, from retail to high-tech, via manufacturing and services. The organisers are particularly keen to see a broad range of participants, including social enterprises as well as for-profit businesses.

The programme has run in the US for several years and has already proven a success in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. The programme will now be offered in London for the second time.

Online applications are open until Friday 18th May. Short listed applicants will be interviewed on Wednesday 20th June.

Further details, including the programme's eligibility can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/10ksb

If you have any questions, please contact us via 10ksb@ucl.ac.uk.