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10 Things I Learned Through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program proved to be a powerful and life-changing experience for me. I learned many things and gained several new professional relationships that I will continue to resource over the coming months. I am truly grateful for this. This course challenged me in areas that will help me further grow my business. I walked away with a number of valuable lessons. Here is a list of my “top ten” things that I learned through this course. Maybe a few of them ring true for you as well?

  1. I am NOT alone – other entrepreneurs and business owners feel just like me!

  2. I am a high visionary, and often I don’t like to implement the tactical to do’s around the vision… This is a growth opportunity!

  3. Through laughter and collaboration much happens!

  4. As boring as financial statements and projections are, they bring value to me in unexpected ways.

  5. Breakeven point? What the HECK is that? (Okay, so maybe I didn’t learn this one yet.)

  6. Sometimes disappointment occurs, but things are still going to be okay.

  7. I need to learn how to trust my gut and instincts better!

  8. Contemplating a business loan is a strength, not a weakness.

  9. Risk can be good.

  10. The market is open, so why shouldn’t I dominate it??

  11. BONUS: This program firmly reinforced why I DO NOT have 8 AM meetings in downtown Cleveland!!

Jennifer Chernisky is the Founder & President of Jennasis and Associates – a virtual business of seasoned professionals who are ready to take on your business challenges specializing in social media, web design, creative and virtual assistance. She also launched Jennasis Speaks – a different kind of speaker’s bureau matching speakers to your event needs.

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