KANSAS CITY, Missouri, December 24, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Michele Markham, President and CEO of EAG Advertising & Marketing, graduated from the National Fall 2021 Cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. Markham was the only Kansas citizen accepted into the prestigious program, and her cohort was the first invited to spend the final week of the program at Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York City.
Markham joined the cohort of graduates of more than 140 small business owners from 37 states, the District of Colombia and Porto Rico. The program is a highly selective peer-to-peer education and networking program in which business owners develop an achievable growth plan for their small businesses.
The rigorous 13-week program addresses barriers to small business growth, a topic EAG has experienced as an outsourced marketing agency for more than 500 small business clients since 2003.
“I am very proud to be a new alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program,” says Markham. “EAG is a small business, and so are the customers we serve. The past 13 weeks have provided even more in-depth information on the management issues small businesses face in today’s economic climate, providing us with hands-on business training. , business support services and avenues to help our clients’ strategic growth, as well as ours. “
Small business owners have been nominated to the program by alumni and invited to apply. The pool was reduced as finalists moved to the interview stage, after which only 164 academics from across the country were ultimately accepted into the fall 2021 national cohort, of which approximately 140 graduated. their graduation from the program.
“To spend that time with program faculty and business advisors, not to mention other small business owners from various industries who collectively represent over 140 million dollars in revenue and employing over 1,400 people, is a unique experience, ”adds Markham. “As a result of these relationships, I have grown my leadership team a hundredfold and am thrilled to serve as a resource for others.
Goldman Sachs, in collaboration with Babson College, developed the program to focus on practical business skills that small business owners can apply immediately, helping them acquire the tools necessary for growth. Since 2009, nearly 12,400 small business owners have completed the program.
About EAG Advertising and Marketing
From its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, EAG has served over 500 clients, helping them expand their marketing capacity by becoming their full-service outsourced marketing department. Experienced in-house marketing professionals provide services across all disciplines including brand development, consulting, media placement, creative design, content development, channel management, website design and search engine optimization.
EAG has won numerous awards for small business and creative advertising, including Kansas City Best Workplaces, Fountain Awards, Philanthropic (Philly) Awards, Kansas City Fastest Growing Business and Agency of the Year 2019.
Erin Dechman, Advertising and Marketing EAG, 816.842.0100, [email protected]
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