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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.

Meet the Alumni

  • Lloyd Payne

    Biotechnology

    Manchester, UK

    '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.'

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  • Rich Walker

    Technology

    London, UK

    '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.'

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  • Rana Harvey

    Retail

    York, UK

    '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'

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  • Kevin Davis

    Education and Consumer Cyclicals

    Walsall, UK

    '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.'

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  • Bobby Patel

    Restaurants and Pubs

    Bradford, UK

    '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.'

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  • Andy Simpson

    Retail

    Doncaster, UK

    'I can now quickly evaluate and assess potential business opportunities.'

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  • Chris Ives

    Beverages

    Ilkley, UK

    '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’.'

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NEWS AND EVENTS

  • NOV 2013

    THE TIMES Celebrates UK Entrepreneurs with Articles Featuring our 10,000 Small Businesses Participants

  • JUN 2013

    10,000 Small Businesses UK: Delivering Greater Opportunity for High growth Businesses in their Supply Chain

  • MAY 2013

    10,000 Small Businesses participant Neeraj Takiar and Goldman Sachs apprentice Salma Begum discuss youth employment opportunities on Bloomberg TV

  • APR 2013

    New Report on 10,000 Small Businesses UK: 'Stimulating Small Business Growth'

  • 22 APR 2013

    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK Hosts Alumni Conference

  • Nov 2012

    UK Business Secretary Joined 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni in Roundtable Discussion

  • JUN 2012

    10,000 Small Businesses UK and Leeds University Business School Win Award

  • APR 2012

    10,000 Small Businesses UK Graduates First Cohort in the Midlands