- 12-week program focused on business growth
- Best-in-class curriculum
- Network of fellow business leaders, business advisors, and trained faculty
- No cost at all to participants
- Available to small businesses in every state and U.S. territory
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 10,000 Small Businesses program currently operates in 30 markets in the U.S. through a network of more than 100 academic and community partners, and the program continues to expand on a city-by-city basis.
Practical Business Education
Designed by Babson College, the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship school, the 10,000 Small Businesses curriculum focuses on practical business skills that can immediately be applied by small business owners, including negotiation, marketing and employee management.
Access to Capital
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses partners with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and other mission-driven lenders to expand access to capital for small businesses. Through these partnerships, 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.
A Network of Support
Through the education program, you will have opportunities to learn from other small business owners, receive expert advice from business professionals, get one-on-one business advising, and join a national network of entrepreneurs following graduation.