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Welcome

Welcome to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni groups on LinkedIn! You’ve stated that among the most valuable aspects of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses are the networks and support structure that you’ve gained from your peers. Whether by sector or cohort, these networks are a critical part of the post program experience and help participants to share best practices, business ideas, and personal support. To strengthen these networks, you’re invited to connect and collaborate with your fellow Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses graduates through LinkedIn.

Please find below Community Communication Guidelines, which are meant to strengthen your experience with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni Groups on LinkedIn (Groups). The

comments and views expressed on the Groups by participants are solely those of the participants and do not reflect the views or opinions of Goldman Sachs, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program or the Goldman Sachs community college partners. As a result, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is not responsible for content submitted by the Group’s participants.

Community Communication Guidelines

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and its participating community colleges may monitor these Groups and content posted on them. As a participating member, you are asked to follow these Community Communication Guidelines at all times. If your location has reason to believe that you have not adhered to these guidelines or have otherwise misused the groups, your host location may move or delete inappropriate content without notice or block your access to the groups. By using or accessing these groups, you also agree to comply with the LinkedIn User Agreement.

Joining the National Linked In Group

1. Search for https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4423497 using your favorite browser.

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2. Select the option pictured

3. Wait for 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni – US group to display, then click the button to the right.

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Note:    The button option determines whether you have already been invited to join. Join means you are already approved. You will be immediately included in the group when you click the button. Request to Join will send your request to the administrator. When the button changes to Member you have full access.

Joining the DCCCD Local Linked In Group

1 . Navigate to https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8219473 using your favorite

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2. Select the option pictured

3. Wait for Dallas County Community College District to display, then click the button to the

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Note:    The button option determines whether you have already been invited to join. Join means you are already approved. You will be immediately included in the group when you click the button. Request to Join will send your request to the administrator. When the button changes to Member you have full access.

Make the most of @GS10KSmallBiz for your business at your next event.

@GS10KSmallBiz

The official source for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses content and news

ABOUT

Our official Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Twitter handle is @GS10KSmallBiz. By engaging in small- business related conversations, our goal is to generate awareness for the program and build an active community of followers interested in the success of small businesses in the United States and the United Kingdom. Our Twitter account provides opportunities for program Scholars and alumni to share their Tweets with the larger @GS10KSmallBiz audience while at graduations and alumni events. This is a great

way to showcase participating businesses and gain exposure to business leaders, industry experts and potential customers.

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE

FOLLOW @GS10KSmallBiz

Follow our @GS10KSmallBiz handle. By following us, you stay up to date on our small business content and can follow along with our program events.

 

SHARE on your network

Leading up to and during the graduation or alumni event you attend, help your Twitter followers learn about the program by Retweeting our @GS10KSmallBiz posts. Also, you can post about your experiences with the program.

 

CAPTURE the moment

During the graduation or alumni event, document your experience with interesting posts such as:

  1. Pictures from your event such as event speakers, your cohort, and event activities
  2. Inspiring quotes from speeches at the event
  3. Anecdotes about how the program has helped your business, the best things you learned in the program, and/or your future plans for your business
  4. Interesting “then & now” facts or stats about your business prior to joining and after completing the program
  5. Tips and tricks you’ve learned from the program

GROW your reach with @ mentions and hashtags

When writing your Tweet, be sure @ mention the @GS10KSmallBiz handle and use the hashtag #10KSmallBiz. Our social team will be looking for @GS10KSmallBiz mentions and the #10KSmallBiz hashtag and regularly retweeting your posts that capture the energy and activities at the event

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Like/Follow 10KSBDCCCD Social Media

Follow our 10KSBDCCCD handles. By following us, you stay up to date on our local small business content, news, alumni announcements as well as can follow along with our program events.

Handles

Follow Twitter: @10ksbDCCCD Follow Facebook: @10ksbdcccd Hashtags

#10ksbdcccd, #MakeSmallBig, #Celebrate10ksbWins, # GS10KSmallBiz

 

SHARE on your network

Leading up to and during the graduation or alumni events you attend, help your followers learn about the program by posting or retweeting our 10ksbdcccd posts. We encourage you to post about your experiences with the program as well as tag us when you receive awards or get media attention so that we can share and promote you too.

 

CAPTURE the moment

During the graduation or alumni event, document your experience with interesting posts such as:

  1. Pictures from your event such as event speakers, your cohort, and event activities
  2. Inspiring quotes from speeches at the event
  3. Anecdotes about how the program has helped your business, the best things you learned in the program, and/or your future plans for your business
  4. Interesting “then & now” facts or stats about your business prior to joining and after completing the program
  5. Tips and tricks you’ve learned from the program

QUICK REFERENCE

DO:

DON’T: