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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

  • Courtney McKee

    Manufacturing

    Butte, MT

    'Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses gave me the confidence to put together a growth plan, enabling me to maintain great control over the business I run.'

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  • Steven Pierce

    Health & Fitness

    Detroit, MI

    'Prior to participating in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, my business ran like a mom and pop shop. Now, my business is run like a corporation.'

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  • Carla Walker-Miller

    Energy Efficiency Solutions

    Detroit, MI

    'Before enrolling in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, my company was growing. As a result, my company is going to skyrocket.'

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  • Amy Voloshin

    Textile Design

    Philadelphia, PA

    'I had always wanted to go to grad school for business but there was never a good time for me to do that. 10,000 Small Businesses program was the perfect opportunity. It is a condensed, intensive program and it really fit with my schedule being a working mom.'

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  • David Hegenbarth

    Custom Gear Manufacturer

    Cleveland, OH

    'The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program has helped me to focus on growing the business in an organized way, instead of just reacting and surviving. We have a plan and are working on projects that will ensure future growth. '

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  • Michael Brown

    Construction

    Philadelphia, PA

    'I have all the tools to take an opportunity and decide whether it’s something that’s going to be profitable or not for my business. I learned through the 10,000 Small Businesses program how to take the company to the next level.'

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  • Natalie Kaddas

    Manufacturing

    Salt Lake City, UT

    'The 'being bankable' module has helped me the most. Teaching me how to focus on bringing all the pieces of our Growth Plan together and present to a bank, or potential customer. This has helped my confidence grow in many different areas.'

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  • Nick Evans

    Manufacturing

    Salt Lake City, UT

    '10,000 Small Businesses gave me the tools to grow my business in an atmosphere that was perfect for a small business owner. It was everything I wanted out of an MBA without all the things that I didn’t need. The time commitment and curriculum fit my needs perfectly.'

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  • Rhys Powell

    Food Services

    New York, NY

    'Immediately after graduating, I felt the confidence that I could walk into Red Rabbit and lead my growing number of employees – that I owe to the 10,000 Small Businesses program.'

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  • Monica Green

    Beauty

    South Euclid, OH

    '10,000 Small Businesses helped me focus on working on my business not in my business. It also gave me the confidence to know I can make my vision come to pass. I would recommend the program to every entrepreneur.'

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  • Patricia Setlock

    Manufacturing

    Cleveland, OH

    'The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program provided me with the tools I needed to launch a new product and double the size of our company.'

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  • Carmen Maldonado

    Food

    Chicago, IL

    'I didn't realize the power of the La Criolla brand until I participated in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. It opened my eyes to the potential for my company, reinvigorated me and gave me new ideas to implement with my team.'

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  • Simone Bruni

    Construction

    New Orleans, LA

    'A successful business isn't just creative ideas. It is logistics, cash flow, people and systems. The 10,000 Small Businesses program taught me how to turn my creativity into practicality.'

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  • Vincent Nwibiabu

    Medical Supplies

    Salt Lake City, UT

    'The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program provided me with knowledge and a better understanding of my business. The courses gave me a platform and blueprint with which to plan and administer my business effectively.'

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  • Brian Koester

    Pet Services

    Chicago, IL

    'Through Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, I improved my marketing strategy which immediately helped me expand into new markets and reach new customers.'

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  • Maria Rios

    Waste Removal

    Houston, TX

    'Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses was an eye-opener for me. The program really helps you refocus and gives you practical skills that you can implement right away.'

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  • Fred Johring

    Trucking/Transportation

    Long Beach, CA

    'I applied for the program because I spent years being a stagnant company and needed help. With the training I got through the program, I was able to put together a five-year plan. '

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  • Mel Davis

    Restaurant

    Houston, TX

    'Everything in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program was new to me... becoming bankable, branding, doing a pitch. We had ideas and vision, but now we know how to execute on them.'

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  • Jason Horne

    Martial Arts Instruction

    New Orleans, LA

    'The spirit and motivation of my staff has increased. I am working in the business less and on the business more.'

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  • Miguel Guajardo

    Construction/Engineering

    Long Beach, CA

    'Going through the program has opened my eyes to a lot of new ways of thinking. I learned how to improve pricing, negotiating, delegating and leadership. '

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  • Angelica Rivera

    Construction

    New Orleans, LA

    'Thanks to what I learned from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, we've done more business in the last six months than the last three years.'

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  • Georgette Powell

    Food Service/Restaurants

    Los Angeles, CA

    'I think it's important that the resources Goldman Sachs is offering are delivered to everyone. I really appreciate the diversity of our class.'

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  • Michelle Cruz

    Food Service/Restaurants

    New York, NY

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  • Michael DiMarino

    Manufacturing/Machined Components

    Brooklyn, NY

    'Our involvement in the program is looked upon with great pride at Linda Tool.'

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  • Patrick Mullare

    Metal Fabrication/Finishing

    Brooklyn, NY

    'It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me and my business to learn the things I am learning.'

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  • Rosalie Safier

    Manufacturing/Moving Equipment

    Long Island City, NY

    'Having Goldman Sachs educate and advise me has been a very positive thing at a very stressful time.'

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News and Events

  • OCT 2014

    First-Ever Small Business Leader Awards for Mission-Driven Lenders

  • OCT 2014

    Additional Funds Committed to 10,000 Small Businesses in the Greater Los Angeles Area

  • SEP 2014

    New Opportunties in Detroit: Inaugural 10,000 Small Businesses Graduation

  • Jun 2014

    Michael R. Bloomberg Joins 10,000 Small Businesses Advisory Council As Co-Chair

  • MAY 2014

    Creating Opportunity: 10,000 Small Businesses Launches in Dallas/Fort Worth

  • FEB 2014

    Stimulating Small Business Growth - A Report on the 10,000 Small Businesses Program

  • FEB 2014

    New Loan Fund For Small Businesses in New York City

  • NOV 2013

    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative Launches in Detroit

  • OCT 2013

    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Expands Support to Small Business Lenders

  • OCT 2013

    10,000 Small Businesses Alumnus on Fortune's Ten Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs List [HuffingtonPost.com]

  • OCT 2013

    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Launches in Miami

  • SEP 2013

    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Expands Nationwide

  • Jul 2013

    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Provides $4 Million in New Loan Funds for Virginia's Businesses

  • MAY 2013

    First Class of Utah Small Business Owners Graduate From Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

  • Apr 2013

    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses New York Graduation

  • Feb 2013

    First Graduation of Cleveland Small Business Owners From Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

  • JAN 2013

    10,000 Small Businesses Initiative Launches in Philadelphia

  • NOV 2012

    Warren Buffett Meets with Cleveland 10,000 Small Businesses Participants

  • Oct 2012

    Launching $5 Million in New Loan Funds for Kentucky Small Businesses

  • SEP 2012

    10,000 Small Businesses Town Hall at Long Beach City College

  • Aug 2012

    Helping to Fund Small Businesses in Rural Montana

  • JUL 2012

    10,000 Small Businesses Initiative Launches in Salt Lake City

  • Jun 2012

    10,000 Small Businesses Inaugural Graduation in Chicago

  • May 2012

    10,000 Small Businesses program expands to Cleveland, Ohio

  • Feb 2012

    10,000 Small Businesses Roundtable in Chicago

  • Oct 2011

    10,000 Small Businesses Inaugural Graduation in Houston

  • Sep 2011

    10,000 Small Businesses Initiative Expands to Chicago

  • Jun 2011

    10,000 Small Businesses Graduates its First Class in New Orleans

  • May 2011

    10,000 Small Businesses Graduates Second Class from LaGuardia

  • Feb 2011

    10,000 Small Businesses Initiative Launches in Houston

  • Jan 2011

    10,000 Small Businesses Graduation in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California

  • Nov 2010

    10,000 Small Businesses Initiative Expands to New Orleans

  • Sep 2010

    10,000 Small Businesses Graduates Inaugural Class at LaGuardia Community College