Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. 10,000 Small Businesses is funded by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation.
'10,000 Small Businesses has helped us to focus on our vision and values. The programme has helped us engage our team and clients with our passion for discovery and making a difference.'
'The programme is structured around peer-to-peer learning. At first you think: ‘How is that going to work between a restaurant, a cleaning company, a haulage company and a robot company?’ But it soon becomes apparent that the problems are the same across all businesses.'
'Through the programme I have streamlined a lot of our processes…instead of taking 29 minutes to process an order, it now takes us less than two minutes'
Education and Consumer Cyclicals
'A social enterprise is a business like any other business, but it strives to make the environment or the society that it works in a better place.'
Restaurants and Pubs
'10,000 Small Businesses allowed us to identify exactly where we wanted to be. You see yourself as someone delivering a vision, delivering a plan and delivering dreams for your team.'
'I can now quickly evaluate and assess potential business opportunities.'
'The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme gave me the confidence to rewrite our business plan with more ambition and to approach business angels saying, ‘here we are, we think this is great, come and join us’.'
Recent Report on 10,000 Small Businesses UK: 'Stimulating Small Business Growth'
10,000 Small Businesses UK Brochure
Driving growth and creating jobs and opportunities in the UK.
10,000 Small Businesses UK Roundtable Discussion with UK Secretary of State for Business
Vince Cable, the UK Secretary of State for Business, joined entrepreneurs from the 10,000 Small Businesses program in Yorkshire for a roundtable discussion on business growth, job creation and exporting to new markets.