Barb Bosha attends Goldman Sachs Small Business 10,000 Summit
Barb was even more pumped than usual following her return from Washington, D.C. after participating in the first Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit: The Big Power of Small Business, the largest-ever gathering small business owners in the U.S.
The conference, which was focused on helping small-business owners grow and compete successfully, was open to alumni of the Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses program.
“It was wonderful to be with thousands of energized professionals who want to ‘make small big’ – a slogan we heard many times during the Summit,” Barb said.
Summit participants heard from several world-famous business luminaries, including investing icon Warren Buffett, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, all of whom touched on topics related to optimizing business growth-from best practices for effective hiring and accessing capital, to lessons for leadership, leveling the playing field, and more.
On the second day, Barb join her fellow Summit participants in a visit to Capitol Hill during which they met policymakers to underscore the vital role small businesses play in the U.S. economy and to advocate for policies that support the ability of small businesses to grow and compete.
Barb is a 2015 graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. To date, more than 6,700 business owners have graduated from the program. Each graduate received a 100-hour, practical education that focuses on skills they can apply immediately, including accounting, marketing, and human resources management.