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.
'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’.'