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Bonus Episode: IANWA – Goldman Sachs is Looking for 10,000 Small Businesses In Rural AmericaBonus Episode:

About the Show:

“Most small business owners struggle with the whole concept of growing their business because they work in their business, not on it…the importance of working on your business, not just in it.”

 – Randy Wilburn

In this episode of I am Northwest Arkansas, we explore the expansion of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program into rural America. Join host Randy Wilburn and guest Nicaela Chinnaswamy as they discuss the importance of supporting small businesses in underserved areas. But what happens when these small businesses face challenges they can’t overcome? 

Tune in to find out!

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Discover the opportunities offered through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program for small business owners.
  • Explore financial education and resources available to enhance your business ventures.
  • Uncover the benefits of joining the program, such as invaluable peer networks and alumni connections.
  • Learn about the significance of supporting small businesses in underserved areas and how it positively impacts communities.
  • Gain insightful tips to work on your business for long-term success and growth.

All this and more on this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast.  

Important Links and Mentions on the Show*

Go to and submit a part one application to apply for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in Arkansas.

If you have any questions or want more information, email

Apply soon, as the applications are only open for another week, – 6/30/2023.

Even if you miss the current application round, the program will run every year, so keep an eye out for the next open enrollment opportunity.

Take advantage of the dedicated time in the program to work on your business instead of in your business.

Utilize the network of peers and business advisors to gain valuable insights and guidance.

Use the program as a catalyst to grow your business and create more jobs.

Tune in to KUAF 91.3 FM to listen to the I Am Northwest Arkansas podcast on Ozarks at Large.

This episode is sponsored by*

Signature Bank of Arkansas “Community Banking at its Best!”

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Northwest Arkansas Council – “Life Works Here!”

*Note: some of the resources mentioned may be affiliate links. This means we get paid a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.

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