Cindy Karasch

As the owner of Alternative Senior Care, Cindy Karasch recently graduated from the Babson Court of Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses program.

(undated) -- Cindy Karasch, owner of Alternative Senior Care, along with 137 other entrepreneurs have graduated from the Babson Cohort of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. 

This national program was created to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital, and business support services. Starting in March, for 11 weeks, the graduates of the program completed the blended online and face-to-face program that delivers intensive entrepreneurship training and practical training from Babson’s business experts and peers.

"We’re proud of our graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative. These entrepreneurs put forth incredible effort to complete this program and we are confident their efforts will continue in growing their businesses. We are excited to watch their many successes," said Kerry Healey, President of Babson College.

"The program is designed to be highly participative, focusing on peer and experiential types of learning - just Babson’s style," said Babson Professor Patricia Greene, National Academic Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and 10,000 Women. "Babson is proud to see these business owners applying what they have learned to take their next steps in growing their revenues, creating jobs, and supporting our economy."

10,000 Small Businesses offers qualified business owners:

  • Guidance in creating a customized growth plan that includes opportunity identification and feasibility analysis, financial management, leadership, negotiations, and marketing.
  • One-on-one business counseling and a network of peer support from other small business owners, as well as leaders in the business world.

About Alternative Senior Care:

Alternative Senior Care was founded in 2005 by Cindy Karasch. The company currently employs 90 personal assistants spread throughout five counties in central MN. With offices in Sauk Centre and Alexandria, they also employ seven office staff. As a home care provider they provide services such as light housekeeping and laundry, meal planning and preparation, personal cares and nursing services including medication set up and administration. Services are available from a few hours all the way up to 24/7 and anything in between.

To learn more about Alternative Senior Care visit or call, toll-free, at 866-352-3350.

About Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses:

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is based on the broadly held view of leading experts that greater access to this combination of education, capital and support services best addresses barriers to growth for small businesses. 10,000 Small Businesses is guided by an Advisory Council on which Babson President Kerry Healey serves and is co-chaired by Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein, Bloomberg L.P. founder, president and CEO, and 108th Mayor of the City of New York Michael R. Bloomberg, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City’s Dr. Michael Porter. The National Urban League and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are also represented on the Advisory Council, among other groups.

To apply for the 10,000 Small Businesses business and management education program, please visit