Wyndmoor Business Owner Completes 10,000 Small Businesses-Greater Philadelphia Program

Starr Osborne, Wyndmoor businessowner, with Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter
Starr Osborne, Wyndmoor businessowner, with Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter

Starr Osborne, founder and CEO of Wyndmoor-based Tailored Transitions, was among the 23 graduates of the inaugural class of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses-Greater Philadelphia program in September.

“This is an amazing program,” Osborne says. “All the wisdom of the Babson College’s best professors has been distilled into a three month boot camp for small businesses. It was the most challenging and exciting thing I have done in my career.”

Tailored Transitions is a home staging, moving management, and interior design firm for serving the Delaware Valley. By offering integrated, transitional services, the firm makes moving seamless. Osborne founded the company 10 years ago. “Staging was a brand new industry then. I was one of the first adaptors in Philadelphia,” she said. Since its beginning in 2004, Tailored Transitions has grown into a “Best of Philly” acclaimed company. “I have a great business that helps a lot of people,” Osborne said. “Now, I have the tools to grow in a way I didn’t before.” 

The business leaders 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, with those who apply by October 21 considered for the program beginning in January. The program is open to all residents of the Greater Philadelphia region. Applications can be downloaded at www.ccp.edu/10KSB. Call 267-299-5900 to learn more.

Osborne is the author of “Home Staging that Works” published by the American Management Association.


Visit www.tailoredtransitions.com for more information on her company.


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