Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Female business owner receives funding

Who Should Apply

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed for business owners with limited resources who have a business poised for growth. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to growing their business and creating jobs within their community.


Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an owner or co-owner of a business
  • Business must have been operation for at least two years
  • Business must have revenues between $150,000 and $4.0 million in the most recent fiscal year
  • Business must have a minimum of four employees (including the owner)

Practical Hours; Convenient Courses

In order to receive maximum benefits from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses education curriculum, business owners are asked to:

  • Attend a program orientation
  • Attend 10 pre-scheduled learning sessions
  • Commit an additional six to eight hours per week of out-of-class activities to work on your business. This includes completing assignments and attending networking events and business support clinics
  • Develop a tailored plan for growth prior to graduation