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  • Blakely designsBlakely Designs go beyond the look- January 18,2018 Providence Business News. After working several years for a large corporation, Janelle Blakely Photopoulos started losing interest in her job. The company was bought out and the excitement she once felt for the position diminished. [Read more about her story]
  • Karina10,000 Small Businesses program exceeds 100 graduates- December 21, 2017 Providence Business News. The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses on Wednesday celebrated 47 new graduates from the 12-week professional development program.The ceremony brought the total number of Rhode Island businesses to complete the small- business program to 103. [Read more about this story]
  • Semia C. DunneFlower hobby blossoms into business- November 10, 2017 Providence Business News- Semia C. Dunne attributes much of that success to her recently completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, a boot camp-like, professional-development program sponsored by Goldman Sachs and offered through the Community College of Rhode Island.[Read more about her story]
  • karinaFive questions with Karina H. Wood - October 13,2017. Providence Business News- "Our curriculum is designed by Babson College, the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship school, so our participants receive a world-class education, at a convenient community college location, at no cost. ... The focus is on practical skills that small-business owners can immediately put into action." [ Read more about her interview]
  • karinaKarina Wood spearheads a new CCRI program to stimulate small businesses -June 27, 2016 The East Sider. Goldman Sachs partnered with renowned entrepreneurship school Babson College to develop a course that “helps small businesses grow and create jobs by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business-support services.” Partnering with community colleges helps make the program as accessible as possible, which is why CCRI was chosen. [Read more about this story]

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