Thousands of small business owners from across the US who are alumni of the 10,000 Small Businesses program participated in the 10,000 Small Businesses Summit: The Big Power of Small Business, the largest-ever gathering of small business owners in the US focused on charting a path to help small businesses grow and compete successfully, on February 13 and 14, 2018 in Washington, DC.


The Summit participants heard from industry leaders and experts about optimizing business growth—from best practices for effective hiring and accessing capital, to lessons for leadership, leveling the playing field, and more—and they met with key policymakers to share their perspectives and elevate their voices. The two-day event provided opportunities to network, learn, and meet thousands of fellow 10,000 Small Businesses alumni from around the country.

Learn more about the 10,000 Small Businesses program


  • Progress Report: 10,000 Small Businesses Graduates Continue to Outperform Peers in Revenue Growth and Job Creation

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  • Reinvigorating Small Businesses: Identifying Obstacles and Finding Solutions to Drive Growth and Job Creation

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Industry leaders, experts and policy makers like these joined participants during two days of interactive programming.


Sir Richard Branson

Founder, Virgin Group

Sara Blakely

Founder and CEO, SPANX, INC.

Tyler Perry

Founder, Tyler Perry Studios

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Videos: Meet the Small Business Owners

Our program graduates share their experiences with the 10,000 Small Businesses program and discuss why they will be attending the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit in Washington, DC.