The program, which launched 10 years ago, is an investment by Goldman Sachs to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital, and business support services. Since its inception, the small business program has seen more than 10,000 graduates that have generated over $14 billion in revenue and employed more than 200,000 employees.
The program required a time commitment of 20 hours a week and took place over 14 weeks. The course consisted of meetings with a faculty adviser from Babson College in Massachusetts, a business advisor, small group meetings, office hours, project work and networking.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our community, and we want to help them recover as the landscape changes now that we are seeing more places open and running like normal,” Plain said. “We’re committed to building-up strong businesses to support our area’s economic vitality.”
Plain said in college, she wanted to be a second-grade teacher. She chose advertising as a career after college, and eventually founded IPSM as a means to provide custom solutions spanning multiple communications channels for clients.
“One of our core business values is to participate in our communities in a way that makes them better places to live, work and play,” she said. “This program also focused on what social value we bring to our communities, as well as increasing the economic value we contribute and jobs we create.”
In Plain Sight Marketing is launching a six-week “Back to Business… but BETTER!” course to help small businesses in the area emerge from COVID-19. The course begins July 12 at the Adams Hub and follows In Plain Sight’s award-winning and proven process. For more information, contact Plain at [email protected]