Small Businesses
In the UK

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

We help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education and business support.

The Opportunity

Small businesses are the engine of the UK economy and at the heart of their local communities. 10,000 Small Businesses equips them with the tools to grow sustainability and unlock their full potential.

99%

of all UK employer firms are small businesses

60%

approximate portion of the UK workforce is employed by small businesses

Practical Business Education

World class business education delivered in partnership with leading academic partners at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Aston University. Delivered through Blended learning model, offering 100 hours of high quality online and in-person tuition’

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10,000 Small Businesses is available to business owners from all sectors, across the United Kingdom.

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1,800+ 

Graduates

Produce over £2.8bn of revenue and sustain more than 40,000 jobs.

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“Having such a powerful network behind me has really changed how I approach the business. I’m a lot more certain in what I’m doing and I approach it now with a much more positive mind-set.”

Charlotte Ayoub
TLC Sport

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“The course really empowered us to trust our instincts, and if we could just harness the tools that they were teaching us, we could really take the business to the next level.”

Yaw Djang,
Oklahoma

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“Every entrepreneur or small business owner should be trying to learn more. Any time that you invest in yourself will pay dividends, quite literally, from the business in the future.”

Jemma Phibbs
School Space

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“I would 100% advise people to go on the programme. But go all in, don’t hold back.”

Julianne Ponan
Creative Nature

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“The course lets you understand your purpose better; it makes you figure out your direction of travel. Goldman Sachs taught us more confidence and how to be bold. We’ve gone from 6 employees to 60. That’s a nice story to tell.”

Gurinder Dhillon
Otto Car

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Achievements & Impact

Programme results show that 10,000 Small Businesses graduates consistently grow their revenues, and create jobs at rates that outperform the broader economy, in addition to making behavioural changes. To explore further please read our full 10KSB UK Impact Report.

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