Goldman Sachs calls for businesses to enter its free accelerator programme

The 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme will include three residential sessions and will help attendants develop a customised ‘growth plan’

Multi-national finance company Goldman Sachs is calling on UK small businesses to enter its free four-month accelerator programme, which is aimed at helping entrepreneurs grow their business.

The programme – running over 100 hours – is designed to“specifically address the support gap for small enterprises, helping them to unlock the economic and job creation potential of their businesses”.

This includes three residential session,s as well as online learning, and claims to help participants develop a customised ‘growth plan’ via peer-to-peer learning.

The accelerator is being ran in partnership with numerous universities including the Said Business School at Oxford University and the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.

Participants will benefit from specialist workshops, one-on-one business advising, business coaching, networking opportunities, access to professional experts and access to the network of 10,000 Small Business graduates.

Businesses who wish to enter must have been operating for at least three years, will generally have between five and 40 employees, and must boast annual turnover of at least £250,000.

Preference will be given to applicants operating on behalf of disadvantaged communities or regeneration areas, and entrants must be capable of generating employment in their local area.

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