Heather Nelson

Heather Nelson, right, accepts a certification for her completion of a 12-week small business program offered by Goldman Sachs.

OSKALOOSA — A local business owner recently graduated from a 12-week curriculum program offered by Goldman Sachs to small business owners.

Heather Nelson, of WanderLunch in Oskaloosa, was one of 21 business owners that graduated from Iowa. She now joins an alumni network of more than 160 individuals in Iowa and 12,000 nationwide.

Nationwide, nearly 67% of business owners that complete the 10,000 Small Businesses program report an increase in revenue just six months after graduation from the program. Additionally, 47% of alumni report an increase in net new jobs. The program is available to small business owners across the state of Iowa, those interested are invited to apply on the program’s website, www.10ksbapply.com/iowa or they may contact Mallory Armstrong at mcarmstrong@dmacc.edu for more information.

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