Cincinnati State, with the support of a private grant, will offer free small business training to 30 entrepreneurs.
The school part of the “10,000 Small Businesses” program funded by the Goldman Sachs Foundation.
The program begins in February, and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is accepting applications through Oct. 18.
The community college said it aims to award at least half of the grants to women.
Richard Curtis, a Cincinnati State spokesman, said Goldman Sachs also aims to select about half of participants from areas with a poverty rate of 20% or more. There will also be an emphasis on selecting minority candidates, Curtis said.
To qualify, an applicant must be an owner or co-owner of a business for at least two years old with annual revenue higher than $150,000 and at least four employees.
To date nationally, more than 9,000 small business owners have participated in the program.
About two-thirds of graduates see revenue growth within the first year.
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