Anita Davis Chosen for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses: An MBE Growth Opportunity


Georgia MBDA Business Center client Anita Davis, President, Chief Funding Matchmaker, and Knowledge Transfer Agent of Praxis Strategic Solutions, was selected to participate in and completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business (10KSB) Spring 2022 Cohort. The program is a 13-week intensive business accelerator program designed to help cohort participants develop a 5-year strategic growth plan. The online program covers business expansion and sustainability topics including: you and your business, money and metrics, team building, HR best practices, marketing and selling, business operations, being bankable, and legal clinic, along with other relevant business topics. Davis has the following to say about her experience:

“My key take-aways from the accelerator program were: 1) The sacrifice and commitment of time required to pull yourself away from working in the business, to work on the business, was worth every minute. 2) The peer learning experience of being paired with a different brilliant business owner each week was invaluable. 3) Our lead faculty, business advisors, module presenters, course materials, and cohort participants made all the difference in creating an engaging cohort experience. 4) Meeting each other in person during our final week of the program was “Priceless”! We spent an all-expenses-paid week in New York City where the Goldman Sachs 10KSB team treated us like royalty. They demonstrated how important successful small businesses are to the U.S. economy and showed the impact we have on the ecosystems we touch.

It was a challenging, yet amazing experience. I highly recommend the 10KSB program for developing actionable business growth strategies. There are over 23,500 entrepreneur alumni in the GS10KSB program.