Sponsored Content: Cuyahoga Community College
Amy Seeley, founder and president of Seeley Test Pros, is no stranger to the education world. Seeley started in education after receiving her degree from John Carroll University and became a certified and licensed secondary-education teacher.
A part-time job in tutoring sparked a passion for something Seeley would turn into a career in education and test prep. After working with multiple reputable test preparatory and testing companies, Seeley finally made the jump to opening Seeley Test Preparation Services in 2006.
As Amy’s business grew, she knew she needed to learn more about keeping her business successful, leading her to apply to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business (10KSB) program. Seeley became a proud member of Cohort 22 in January 2020 and continued the program through the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the business community faced challenges never seen before, Seeley was still able to access one-to-one coaching, curriculum, and a goal-oriented peer group through the 10KSB program.
Amy’s business continues to grow following her participation in the 10KSB program and despite COVID-19 road blocks. Her latest endeavor is her new podcast, The Dominate Test Prep Podcast, where Amy interviews admissions and test prep professionals and more to help listeners succeed in the classroom and beyond.
The business education, support services, and pathways to capital the 10KSB program provides help set business owners up for success long after a cohort graduates. Within 6 months of completing the program, 10KSB alumni average a 66% revenue increase* and a 47% increase in jobs* in their local communities.
With the 10KSB program, Amy was able to combine her creative thinking and passion for education with the comprehensive entrepreneurial knowledge necessary for her business to be sustainable.
The program is available across the United States through a network of more than 100 academic and community partners. More than 10,000 small business owners have participated and continues to expand. To be accepted into the program, participants must demonstrate a commitment to growing their businesses and creating jobs within their community.
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) leads the business and management education program for 10KSB in Cleveland. Those interested in learning more can visit www.tri-c.edu/10ksb.
*Babson College, April 2020, survey of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses alumni from June 2010 to April 2020