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The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program links learning to action. You built your business. We’ll help you grow it.  This program provides practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing and employee management that can immediately be put into action.

Come learn more about a program designed for small business owners who have a business poised for growth. We are looking for applicants who are passionate about growing their business and creating jobs in their communities. Is this you? Come find out how the GS10KSB can help you take your business to the next level!

8:00 – 8:20AM:  Networking

8:20 – 8:40AM:  Welcome from Ara Topouzian, President/CEO, Troy Chamber

Finance Tips for Entrepreneurs

Leon LaBrecque, Managing Partner & CEO, LJPR

Leon LaBrecque Managing Partner & CEO of LJPR has spent over thirty years in the world of finance helping large corporate clients and small businesses alike. In this talk, Leon will give practical and real insights into how you can prepare your finances for success.

Thinking of making the leap to entrepreneurship? Have a start but not sure how to stay financially sound? There’s a lot to consider both personally and professionally with your finances.

8:40 – 9:30AM:  Goldman Sachs Alumni Share Their Story

Michael Antaran, Marvel Apps                 

Jason Gittinger, Founder, The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music

Followed by Q&A and information on how to apply for the program