Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), along with Iowa’s 14 other community colleges, today announced the completion of the fourth Iowa class of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. Leslie Allender of RePurpose It, in Washington was among the scholars completing the class.
The 26 scholars from across the state represent a diverse range of business and industry. They participated in a 100-hour curriculum, delivered for the first time in a fully virtual format. Class content included a range of topics, including growth, operations, financial statements, and marketing and selling. Each business owner used their own company as a case study to ensure the unique needs of their company were addressed.
“DMACC and all of the Iowa Community Colleges are proud to partner with Goldman Sachs to positively impact and encourage growth for small businesses throughout the state of Iowa,” said DMACC President Dr. Rob Denson. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses has over 10,000 graduates from all fifty states, including Iowa, Sixth-seven percent of alumni report increased revenues six months after graduating, 47 percent report hiring employees during the same time period, and nearly 88 percent of graduates do business with one another
RePurpose It has been in business for over 6 years. Allender said “We are your inspiration destination for furniture makeovers and DIY projects. We have a shop filled with home décor, furniture, chalk paint and supplies to inspire you. Now we are offering Craft with Me Take Home Kits. These can include our everyday sign options packed and ready for pick up and/or local delivery. These kits will include everything needed to have some creative fun at home. Whatever your occasion, we can also tailor a party to meet your needs.”
For questions, please contact Bill Monroe, Washington Chamber of Commerce Community Coordinator at 319-653-3272.