Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program links business learning to action! Baxter Group, Inc. was one of the 20% of applicants accepted into their Spring 2017 Cohort. Jocelyne Melton, CEO and President of Baxter Group, Inc., stated, “Through the program, participants gain skills in key financial ratios, building out opportunities, leadership, company culture, market opportunities, process improvement, marketing, and forecasting.” Applicants must intend to increase employment with their company. Jocelyne further shared that “Upon graduation, participants receive the professional support to develop a strategic and customized business growth plan that will take the company to the next level.” Jocelyne was part of the national cohort of scholars from the United States and Puerto Rico. All participants were on full scholarship from Goldman Sachs valued at $50,000.
10,000 Small Business (10KSB) is guided by an advisory council on which Babson College President Kerry Healey serves, and is co-chaired by Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein; Bloomberg L.P. founder, president, and CEO, and 108th Mayor of the City of New York Michael R. Bloomberg; Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffet; and the Initiative for Competitive Inner City’s Michael Porter. The National Urban League and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce also are represented on the council, among other groups.
Upon graduation, Jocelyne Melton and Baxter Group, Inc. received a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and became an alumnus of Babson College. Program results show that graduates of this program consistently grow their revenues and create jobs at rates that outperform the broader economy.