It has been a great twenty-three years. Now it is time to move on. I am proud and excited to move into my third life, leaving Jacquard Associates to launch and run the Four Fold Graduate Business School. I embrace a great sense of mission, shifting my skills from companies to recent military veterans and minorities, who deserve all of our support and effort.
Companies always have opportunities. Over our 23-year history, Jacquard worked intimately with almost 200 companies from $5M to $250M in revenue. They were in manufacturing, distribution, services and technology. Jacquard's wealth of strategy, tools and talented associates were quickly put to use by people in these organizations, causing immediate and positive company performance. Now the Jacquard experiences and expertise will focus on supporting military veterans and minorities who may not have the access, requirements, or funding to consider an accredited major business program.
Four Fold Graduate Business School is a not-for-profit graduate school level business curriculum designed for individuals who want to develop lifelong learning skills. This one year part-time program provides proven valuable business and personal skills. Students focus on practical business issues and acquire skills applied in all types of businesses. The total cost of this program is $1,000. Thanks to the generosity of many friends of Jacquard, scholarships will be available. All Jacquard Associates training programs, and my time, have been donated to Four Fold Graduate Business School.
We thank all of our historic clients, employees, lawyers, accountants and bankers that have contributed to Jacquard Associates' long success and hope you will keep in touch! Aside from the great personal relationships I would like to maintain, Four Fold will be a thought leader on business and education ideas. Therefore, we will continue to be a source of support for all of you as well. We will also have students available to do projects or be eligible for hire as part of their training.
So check out www.fourfoldmasters.org and, while Jacquard Associates goes away, watch Four Fold grow and help a new group we all know will benefit from this opportunity.