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Meet the Alumni

Brian Koester

Chicago, IL

Industry
Pet Services
Year founded
2003
Business
Bark Bark Club
Partner College
City Colleges of Chicago
Through Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, I improved my marketing strategy which immediately helped me expand into new markets and reach new customers.

Business Overview

Brian is the owner of Bark Bark Club, a premier full service dog daycare and boarding facility in the city of Chicago. The Bark Bark Club is rooted in its mission to “Love Pets. Change the World.” In addition to providing extraordinary on-site care, Bark Bark Club has helped launch Chicago’s first pet food pantry, established partnerships with rescues, enabled fostering of animals and provides continued support within its community.

Challenges

Brian joined the program to help establish his company brand and to create a culture to foster success for his business, his employees and his community.

Results

Since participating in the program, Brian has launched an e-commerce website, increased revenues by 62% and added 25 new positions within his company. Now his small business is driving economic progress in his community.