Del. business owners graduate from Goldman Sachs program

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Donna Duffy, owner of 3E Marketing Solutions, Wilmington and  Kim Adams, owner of Mountain Consulting, Inc., Dover, were members of the 15th cohort of 31 graduates who recently completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses-Greater Philadelphia program.

3E Marketing Solutions is a boutique marketing agency located in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, serving the needs small businesses and non-profits. She recently added, SAGE Success Studio, dedicated to supporting the business growth of midlife women entrepreneurs and leaders.

Mountain Consulting, Inc. (MC), is an engineering and design-build firm, founded in 2003.  MC provides engineering, design-build, general construction, and land survey services to both public and private sector clients, as well as non-profit organizations.

Mountain Consulting is the first African American Woman Owned Small Business to receive HUBZone certification in the history of Delaware. MC is also the 2018 Small Business Administration (SBA) recipient of the Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Delaware.

Adams  says, “10,000 Small Businesses was the best hands-on, real-time business training I’ve ever received. The results are instantaneous. It’s an opportunity no serious business owner should miss!”

Duffy says, “10,000 Small Businesses was an outstanding experience for me and has changed the way I will run my business going forward. I learned excellent skills and was surrounded by incredibly supportive faculty and mission-driven scholars who made the weeks of learning together even more rewarding.”

The business leaders have spent 14 weeks – roughly 100 class hours – at the Community College of Philadelphia studying a business and management curriculum designed by Babson College and delivered by Community College of Philadelphia faculty. The curriculum covered accounting, human resources, negotiation and marketing, among other topics. The program also included one-on-one business advising, accounting workshops and advice from Goldman Sachs professionals.

Applications for 10,000 Small Businesses are accepted on a rolling basis at Community College of Philadelphia. The program is open to business owners from across the Greater Philadelphia region. To learn more or to apply, visit

For more information on 3E Marketing Solutions visit www.3EMarketingSolutions.comor call 302-268-6234.

For more information on Mountain Consulting, Inc. visit www.mountainconsultinginc.netor call 302-744-9875.