By Starr Osborne, Founder of Tailored Transitions (as seen on Huffington Post)
When I was chosen to be in Goldman Sachs's first Philadelphia cohort of their 10,000 Small Businesses Program I was cynical about the peer learning component. I figured this was just something to which I had to pay lip service. Sure, I can collaborate with the best of them; I can be a team player, but frankly, I was just interested in building my business. What I really needed was the secret sauce: the formula to take my company from the leader in its niche to a replicable business model which I could franchise. You probably already know the punch line: What I learned was that the secret sauce is the peer learning.