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Business owners complete Small Business Program at Tri-C

Published: September 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Two local business owners took a step toward greater business success by completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C°).

Michael Davis of Michael C. Davis, CPA Inc. in Stow and John Green of Caf O'Play in Stow were among 31 small business owners in the program's latest graduating class. They spent 14 weeks at Tri-C studying a specialized business and management curriculum designed for entrepreneurs.

Previous graduates have seen their businesses outperform the broader economy while exceeding national and local averages in revenue growth and job creation.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is an initiative to unlock the growth and job creation potential of small businesses across the United States by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital and business support services.

10KSB launched at Tri-C in May 2012. The alumni list for the College's program now includes more than 400, with graduating business owners representing a variety of industries and businesses.

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Caf O'Play is a recreation and entertainment complex that features a 5,000-square-foot indoor playground, performance space and party rooms. An on-site caf serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Caf O'Play is located at 911 Graham Road in Stow.

Davis has provided accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and other services to local business owners since 1980. His office is located at 4831 Darrow Road in Stow.

For more information on 10,000 Small Businesses, visit www.tri-c.edu/10ksb or call 216-987-3220. Applications are being accepted for the next session beginning in January 2017 and are due Oct. 13.

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