Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses: Our Story

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Find out about this prestigious programme and our own mentoring scheme aimed to help startups who work with us to help scale and grow their business.

The Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business Programme at the University of Oxford is a prestigious and successful programme that teaches entrepreneurs how to rapidly grow their businesses and sustain this growth consistently. The programme has an excellent success rate, with graduates consistently growing  revenue and creating jobs at rates that are much above the broader economy rates. 

Here at Complete, we have recently had the privilege of completing this prestigious and beneficial 10k Small Business Programme. We’ve had hours of tuition, one to one advice, and world class education to learn from the very best on how to grow our businesses. 

What did we learn?

Not only did we learn how to manage growth, we learnt more about how to use financial data to make decisions more confidently and have developed extremely effective business leadership skills. Before the programme we were successful and confident, now we are ready to take on more projects than ever. And for that reason, following the completion of this incredible education, we are now offering our own mentoring scheme to help startups who work with us to help scale and grow their business.

We want to give new opportunities for new businesses to grow and spread our knowledge and understanding of what it takes to be successful.

Despite 2020 being such a `different kind of year` we have worked with many start-ups and businesses in their early days. Already we can see the plans for continued growth in the coming year.

In 2021 we aim to take on a maximum of 10 new startups that fit this criteria. We've been really pleased already with the level of amazing new business ventures already to make contact with us and set the wheels in motion. And we intend to ensure they each get our total and full attention in what is both a crucial but exciting time!

What’s our story?

To give you a little bit of background about us, we started Complete 21 years ago. Since then we’ve outgrown our premises twice over and we’re just above to expand again - each time to a bigger, more substantial place that has facilitated and boosted our growth. 

We’re immensely proud to be where we are today. In fact, did you know that 60% of businesses close within 3-5 years, 70% of small businesses close before they reach the 10 year mark, and 80% don’t make it to 20 years old. So we’re pretty proud to be in that final 20%. Even more to be one of the very small number (less than 10%) that maintain growth as well as simply surviving.

We pride ourselves in offering a comprehensive, high-quality service with happy clients. Our knowledge of the fulfilment process and packaging industry is exceptional and now that we’ve expanded our business knowledge even further by becoming full graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business programme, we want to pass on our knowledge and experience to the next generation of startups. 

The way we see it, our industry helps businesses to grow. We’ve said it time and time again that using our fulfilment services can save you both time and money and allow you to focus on other areas of your business that can help you expand. Having flexible and seasonal storage facilities can do wonders for your business growth as can the help from an expert or two! 

You can read about the Fulfilment services for startups that we are offering. But to give you a quick overview, you’ll get completely free personalised business mentoring and support from us and the following:

  • Free storage of your products for an initial period
  • Free packaging design
  • Expert CAD Prototyping 

Yes, you read that right! We’re experts in supply chain management, shipping, sourcing and everything else packaging and fulfilment related. 

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