After six months learning....lots or learning, much soul searching and business challenges we've now graduated from the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business programme.
What does this mean?
It means that we are now challenged, along with out fellow GS10K colleagues, to grow our businesses and our teams. Through this we can contribute to the growth of the regional and national economies. And while doing this we can realise the growth potential that we all have!
It doesn't end with the course though we'll be supported and tracked over the coming years by Aston University and the Goldman Sachs programme. Only last week we were invited to attend a national event at Goldman Sachs Head Office in London. CEO's from Goldman Sachs, Santander, Cafe Nero, Vue Cinemas and Carphone Warehouse encouraged and challenged us with there own growth stories, insight and expertise. A truely inspiration line of successful leaders and entrepreneurs.
It must be said that we couldn't have done this without the help and support of the great team at Aston University, lead by Professor Mark Hart. They really helped us all learn an awful lot about running a business effectively. If you are interested in taking part they are on the hunt for potential future businesses, you can read more here.