Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Voices is a new initiative designed to help small business owners in the United States advocate for policy changes that will help their businesses, their employees, and their communities. We provide the 10,000 Small Businesses Voices community with the tools, resources, and training needed to make their voices heard and drive tangible impact against real issues. 

Press Release: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Voices Applauds Biden-Harris Procurement Improvements (Business Wire)

Press Release: New Survey Data: Amid Rising Delta Variant, Small Businesses Ring the Alarm On Pandemic Recovery 

Press Release: Statement from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Voices on Today’s White House announcement on Improvements to COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program

Press Release: Small Businesses Struggling Amid Pandemic-Related Headwinds, New Survey Data Shows

Press Release: New Report from Goldman Sachs and Bipartisan Policy Center Shows Action Needed to Increase Small Businesses’ Access to Capital

Press Release: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Voices Announces National Leadership Council


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Road to Recovery Tour

NOV 2, 2021 – How a Brief Brush with Kamala Harris Changed a Wigmaker’s Life - View Article

SEP 13, 2021 – Congressman Jim Himes Discusses Challenges Facing Small Businesses in Local Business Visits - View Article 

SEP 9, 2021 – In photos: Himes meets with owners of small businesses in Greenwich about COVID challenges - View Article 

SEP 8, 2021 – Rep. Bowman visits Hastings as part of small business 'Road to Recovery' tour - View Article 

SEP 7, 2021 – Ernst visit to M’s Machine focuses on how small businesses are emerging from pandemic - View Article 

Small Business Procurement Reform

OCT 21, 2021 – An Open Letter to the Federal Government from the 10,000 Small Businesses Voices Community - Read Letter

SEP 8, 2021 – Ernst: How to empower Iowa’s women-owned small businesses - View Article

JUL 21, 2021 – Small businesses fight for a voice in Washington - View Article

JUL 16, 2021 – Let’s close the huge gender gap in federal contracts - View Article

JUN 23, 2021 – The government has fallen short on contracts with woman-owned businesses for decades - View Article

Access to Capital

NOV 8, 2021 – Why is Stuff Costing More? The Case of One S.F. Granola Maker Shows a Supply Chain in Crisis - View Article

JUL 27, 2021 – Credit Where Credit Is Due: Public Policy and Small Business Financing - View Report

JUL 21, 2021 – Fact Sheet: Small Business Access to Capital After COVID-19 - View Fact Sheet

Small Business Voices Community Efforts

An Open Letter to the Federal Government from the 10,000 Small Businesses Voices Community

In their second letter to Washington elected officials, over 1,000 alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program highlighted the significant hurdles small businesses face when it comes to the federal procurement process and the alarming decline in small business procurement opportunities and engagement.

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Virtual Capitol Hill Day

On January 13, members of the 10,000 Small Businesses Voices community convened for a Virtual Capitol Hill Day to connect with Members of Congress through 400+ online meetings and made their voices heard on Capitol Hill.

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Small Business Insights

Survey: The COVID Surge is Slowing the Road to Recovery
SEP 2021
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Survey: Small Businesses Hit Roadblocks on Road to Recovery
JUN 2021
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Survey: Black Business Owners Face Uneven Recovery
JUN 2021
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Survey: Doors Opening But Not In The Clear
APR 2021
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Survey: Winter Storm Warning – Long-term Small Business Relief Needed
FEB 2021
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Voices Events and Conversations

Virtual Capitol Hill Week


On June 9th -11th, more than 2,000 small business owners joined the 10,000 Small Businesses Voices Virtual Capitol Hill Week to connect with Members of Congress through 400+ online meetings to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill. 

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Conversations

We connect with US political leaders to discuss the current state of small businesses.

Op-Eds from 10KSB Graduates

MAR 16, 2021 – The Pandemic Is Still Wreaking Havoc With Small Businesses. Long-Term Relief Is Urgently Needed. - Read Article

JAN 14, 2021 – Pasadena IndependentLatest relief bill helps, but not enough for small businesses like mine Read Article

JAN 14, 2021 – The Baltimore SunWhy I'm fighting for policies that will help small businesses recover Read Article

JAN 11, 2021 – Bridge MichiganWhy I'm fighting for policies that will help small businesses recover Read Article

JAN 08, 2021 – New York Daily NewsThe rescue America’s small businesses need Read Article

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