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We recognize the power of our small business community — 10,000 graduates strong.

A Decade of Investment

For over a decade, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses education and capital programs have helped thousands of entrepreneurs grow their businessses.

Business Education

  1. 10,000Graduates
  2. $14Bin Revenue
  3. 200,000Employees

Access to Capital

  1. 16,843 Small Businesses Served
  2. $879MDeployed to Small Businesses
  3. $52,000Average Loan Size

10 Years / 10,000 Businesses

The Big Impact of Small Business

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses graduates are creating jobs and supporting their local communities across the United States. Explore the top Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) where our small businesses are making an impact.

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Driving Growth, Creating Jobs

Graduates consistently show revenue growth and create jobs, exceeding small business benchmarks.

Revenue Growth1

Job Growth2

Chart showing 54% of participant businesses saw job growth 30 months after graduation

1 The percentage of 10,000 Small Businesses alumni who increased revenues.
2 The percentage of 10,000 Small Businesses alumni who increased jobs.

A Cohort and a Community

Program alumni form a tight-knit community of entrepreneurs who support each other professionally, commercially and personally.

  1. 97% of participants complete the program

  2. 86%of alumni do business with other alumni

  3. 67%of alumni mentor other businesses

A Diverse Business Community

Our alumni come from a variety of backgrounds, representing the diversity of the business community.

Race & Ethnicity

Nearly 40% of graduates are people of color

compared to only 17% of all business owners nationally*

Comparisons based on analysis of U.S. Census Bureau. 2018 Annual Business Survey, "Characteristics of Business Owners".

Gender

Nearly 50% of graduates are women

compared to only 18% of all business owners nationally*

Comparisons based on analysis of U.S. Census Bureau. 2018 Annual Business Survey, "Characteristics of Business Owners".

Generational

More than 70% of graduates are Gen X or younger

A Broad Set of Industries

Hover over a card to see the percentage of graduates' businesses operating in that industry.

  1. 42%

    Professional, Business and Other Services
  2. 11%

    Accommodation and Food Services
  3. 8%

    Construction
  4. 8%

    Retail Trade
  5. 6%

    Information
  6. 5%

    Manufacturing
  7. 5%

    Health Care & Social Assistance
  8. 3%

    Educational Services