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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

We help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and support services.


of all employer firms are small businesses


of the American workforce is employed by a small business

The Opportunity

Small businesses are engines of economic growth and job creation in the United States, yet many struggle to grow, find and retain talent, or access capital.



Small Business Support

We provide opportunities for small business owners to receive one-on-one advising and network with other program alumni.

Access to Capital

Goldman Sachs works with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and other mission-driven lenders to expand access to capital for small businesses.

Practical Business Education

Our best-in-class curriculum covers all the fundamentals for growing a business, and is delivered in partnership with community colleges across the country.

10,000 Small Businesses is available to business owners across the United States.

For over a decade, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses has helped thousands of entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create jobs in their communities.

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Representing a network of 281,000 total employees and $25B in total revenue.

Graduate Profiles

A Powerful Network

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“Everything is happening so fast since completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. It’s time to grow... I love waking up, thinking about the business, thinking about what am I doing, what’s my next step?”

Robin Holmes
Deddle’s Donuts
Pikesville, MD

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“Ever since the Goldman Sachs program, I have been working on the business instead of working in the business.”

Dylan Book
BigDeal Car Care
Adel, IA

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“We’ve got a network of other business leaders who are inspiring people every day, and who are also fighting the same fight we are.”

Toutou Marsden
Dell-Lea Weddings and Events
Chichester, NH

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“We're more strategic now about how we expand. We have a process map for growth in place that we didn't have in place before.”

Izaah Knox
Urban Dreams
Des Moines, IA

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“The program showed me – nobody else knows all this stuff either. We’re all asking questions, we’re all trying to figure it out.”

Jenny Steffensmeier
Steffensmeier Welding & Manufacturing
Pilot Grove, IA

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“We live in a time where you cannot just have a business that is transactional, you have to have a business that is part of your community.”

Khari Parker
Connie’s Chicken and Waffles
Baltimore, MD

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Achievements & Impact

When it comes to revenue growth and job creation, our graduates consistently outperform the broader economy.

67% of graduates increase revenues just 6 months after graduating

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44% of graduates create new jobs just 6 months after graduating

85% of graduates do business together

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Results were drawn from a series of longitudinal surveys conducted by Babson College. Results encompass 13+ years of data collected from a total possible 14,553 program participants who graduated in 2010 up until August of 2023.