Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses


Build your next success with practical business education access to capital and a supportive network of advisors & peers. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businessesis a program for small business owners that links learning to action. Through the program, you will receive the tools and support to develop customized growth plan that will take your business to the next level. You will also gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that you can immediately put into action.
Their program, designed by Babson College, the nation's top-ranked entrepreneurship school, is available at no cost to selected applicants. Through the program you'll be given access to the tools and resources you need to develop a strategic and customized growth plan for your business.
Education for Business Growth: By partnering locally with colleges, they are able to help drive economic growth within small business communities while also providing a curriculum that focuses on immediately applicable skills. Through the program you will learn how to:

  • Identify and evaluate business opportunities
  • Understand and manage the competitive business environment
  • Analyze financial capital
  • Become a more effective leader
  • Become a more skilled negotiator
Capital to Expand: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses will work with local, regional, and national Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and other mission-driven small business lenders to expand access to capital for local businesses. Through these partnerships, loans will be available to qualifying small businesses that lack access to affordable capital or may not qualify for traditional sources of credit.
A Network of Support: Through the program you will get opportunities to learn from other like-minded business owners, receive expert advice from business professionals and get one-on-one business advising.
The program is designed for small business owners who have a business poised for growth. They look for applicants who are passionate about growing their business and creating jobs in their communities, and generally meet these criteria:

  • Owner or co-owner of a business
  • Business in operation for at least two years
  • Business revenues of at least $150,000 in the most recent fiscal year
  • Minimum of four employees, including the owner
To get the most out of the program at Long Beach City College or Los Angeles City College you will be asked to invest your time to engage in the following:

  • Attend a program orientation
  • Complete 11 convenient learning sessions
  • Participate in out-of-class activities, including completing assignments, attending networking events and business support clinics
  • Develop a tailored plan for growth prior to graduation
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