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Its a program offered by goldmasachs that has helped thousands of small businesses across the country..
Three of those small businesses are located in our area.
News channel 2's caitlin irla spoke with those business owners about at thprogram has done to help them.
Its called the goldman sach10,000 small businesses program.
Jennifer -- "it has made a huge difference from the time i participated in the program to now."
The goal of the program is to help local businesses grow and el more peop... jennifer -- "we've trip size, we've more than doubled the amount of employees we have."
Three area business owners took part in this program.
Jennifer keida from standard inusulating in marcy...susan green from paperkite incooperstown...and bl michaels from fly creek cider mill .sun-- "it was aery condensed program where i learned so much about all pects of business."
Bill--"every thing that is ceerearound the program is towa growth opportunity and this growth opportunity then will be implemented in your business."
To date... over 8 thousand small busisses owners have graduated from the program nationwi.
Jeifer keida s in one of the firsclasses in 2013.
"i applied and i was the first person outside the tropolitan area to apply for the program it was still pret new.
I thought that i might be too far away because the program is out of laguardia community college, it completley shifted the business."
San green and bill michaels both recently graduated from togram this ye.
"iust graduated othe 4th, we're really gearing up this growth opportunity to hit for this fall and early holiday season sales."
These business owners say th are glad they participated and they would recommend tryiout e progr "first of all, if you can get in its free.
Was ally really agreat experience and i'm glad i did it."
"this ogrhelped mstep backand really divulge the basif the business."
"this wi give you aopportunity to hoan your business skills as wellas delop an opportunity program for your business that you n also sharand be a mentor for other businesses in the area."
For more information on where or how to apply for thisprogram, you can check our website at wktv.com we'll