Who We Are

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, employing almost half of all U.S. workers and representing 99.9% of U.S. businesses. For over a decade, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses has helped thousands of entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create jobs in their communities.


of Alumni Do
Business with Other


Of Alumni Mentor
Other Businesses


Of Alumni Created
New Jobs 6 Months
After Graduation


Of Alumni Increased
Revenues 6 Months
After Graduation

Our Partners

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is delivered through partnerships between local community colleges, business schools, and leading nonprofit organizations.

Community Colleges Across the U.S.
The 10,000 Small Businesses local programs are administered in partnership with community colleges across the country.


  • Arkansas
    University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech


  • Miami, FL
    Miami Dade College


  • Chicago, IL
    City Colleges of Chicago


  • Des Moines, IA
    Des Moines Area Community College and Iowa’s Community College System


  • New Orleans, LA
    Delgado Community College


  • Baltimore, MD
    Morgan State College
  • Baltimore, MD
    John Hopkins University
  • Baltimore, MD
    Community College of Baltimore County


  • Detroit, MI
    Wayne State University
  • Macomb County, MI
    Macomb Community College
  • Oakland County, MI
    Oakland Community College


  • Missouri
    State Fair Community College

New Hampshire

  • Manchester, NH
    Manchester Community College

New York

  • New York, NY
    LaGuardia Community College

North Dakota

  • North Dakota
    Bismarck State College


  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
    Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
  • Columbus, OH
    Columbus State Community College
  • Cuyahoga County, OH
    Cuyahoga Community College
  • Dayton, OH
    Sinclair Community College

Rhode Island

  • Newport, RI
    Community College of Rhode Island

South Dakota

  • South Dakota
    Southeast Tech and Western Dakota Tech


  • Dallas County, TX
    Dallas College
  • Houston
    Houston Community College


  • Salt Lake City, UT
    Salt Lake Community College

Alumni Testimonials

“Ever since the Goldman Sachs program, I have been working on the business instead of working in the business.”

Dylan Book

BigDeal Car Care
Adel, IA

“We’ve got a network of other business leaders who are inspiring people every day, and who are also fighting the same fight we are.”

Toutou Marsden

Dell-Lea Weddings and Events
Chichester, NH

“We live in a time where you cannot just have a business that is transactional, you have to have a business that is part of your community.”

Khari Parker

Connie’s Chicken and Waffles
Baltimore, MD

“By opening up new stores and doing our own distribution, we’re going to lower our cost of goods and be able to promote our capabilities on a bigger level.”

Tim Pipp

Beeze Tees
Keene, NH

10,000 Small Businesses made me very confident. You don’t ever want to have to deal with uncertainty or unexpected change—but I feel like I have the tools to handle it and to predict it too. Right now, small towns are encouraging kids to leave…if we can give one or two people that full-time job that keeps them in the community, that’s the secret to keeping this community alive and growing.”

Elizabeth Hoppe

DejaBrew LLC
Emmetsburg, IA

“I thought, well, if I could just learn everything about accounting, then the business would be better. But what I actually learned is the way to manage the company is to A) hire the right people and then B) be able to trust, but verify.”

Cara Burzynski

AeroDynamics, Inc.
Seabrook, NH

Next Steps?

Apply now for the 10,000 Small Businesses program or contact us to learn more.