Westlake business operator graduates from Tri-Cís Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program

Nikola Dzodzo of Woolino in Westlake took a step toward greater business success by completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C).

Dzodzo is one of 26 small-business operators in the program’s latest graduating class. He spent 14 weeks at Tri-C studying a specialized business and management curriculum for entrepreneurs.

Previous graduates have seen their business outperform the broader economy while exceeding national and local averages in revenue growth and job creation.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an initiative to unlock the growth and job creation potential of small businesses across the United States by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital and business support services.

10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) launched at Tri-C in Cleveland in May 2012. The alumni list for the College’s program now numbers nearly 500, with graduating business owners representing a variety of industries and businesses.

Dzodzo and his wife, Mimi, founded the business in 2009. The company manufactures Merino wool sleeping bags and sleepwear for babies. It is located at 25700 First St. in Westlake.

For information on 10,000 Small Businesses, visit www.tri-c.edu/10ksb or call 216-987-3220. The next session begins in January, with applications due by Oct. 16.

John Horton

Media Relations Manager at Cuyahoga Community College

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