You built your business, we'll help you grow it

TransparentGoldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support to develop a strategic and customized growth plan that will take their business to the next level.

Across the U.S., 10,000 Small Businesses graduates are increasing their revenues and creating new jobs in their communities:

  • 45% reported creating new jobs
  • 64% of participants reported an increase in revenues
  • 80% are doing business with each other
  • The program also has a 99% completion rate

Selected applicants will gain access to a world-class business education and connections to a professional support network at no cost. If you’re a small business owner interested in taking your business to the next level: Apply now.

About

Build your next success with:

  • Practical business education
  • Access to capital
  • A supportive network of advisors and peers

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business support services. The program is available across the United States through a network of more than 100 academic and community partners, and over 2,500 small business owners have participated, and the program continues to expand.

Program features

Education for Business Growth

Designed by Babson College, the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship school, the curriculum focuses on practical business skills that can immediately be applied by business owners, including negotiation, marketing and employee management. 

Access to capital

Small business owners learn how to become more bankable and position their businesses to access financing and capital. Through partnerships with local, regional and national Community Development Financial Institutions [CDFI’s] and other mission-driven small business lenders "Capital Partners”, loans are available to qualifying small businesses that lack access to affordable capital or may not qualify for traditional sources of credit. Loan applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, independent of acceptance into the business and management education program. Learn more.

A Network of Support

Participants will receive one-on-one business advising and the opportunity to learn from other like-minded business owners. The program provides this expert advice and technical assistance through partnerships with national and local business organizations, professional services firms and the people of Goldman Sachs.