Small businesses have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years. They represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms, hire 40 percent of high tech workers, and produce 13 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms. Van West Media CEO, Shad Mohammed, is an alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. The intensive program is offered to promising entrepreneurs in a range of industries, and its objective is to provide training through a series of MBA-like courses to bring potential candidates to own the title of CEO in their company. Lucky for us, Shad has done just that – owned the title of CEO – and we’re glad to call him our fearless leader!