Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed for business owners who have a business
poised for growth. We seek applicants who demonstrate a passion and 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 should have revenues of $75,000 in the most recent fiscal year
Business must have a minimum of two employees (including the owner)
In order to receive maximum benefits from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
education curriculum, business owners are asked to invest their time to engage in
Attend a program orientation
Attend 13 pre-scheduled learning sessions
Participate in out-of-class activities, including completing assignments, attending
networking events and business support clinics (approximately 8-10 hours per week)
Identify opportunities for growth and develop a business growth plan over the course
of the program.
How to Apply
The 10,000 Small Businesses application process consists of two steps.
1. The first step of the application is an initial assessment designed to help us
understand you, your business, and why you are interested in the program. This information
is kept confidential. Following your submission, all candidates will be notified regarding
their application status.
2. If selected for an interview, you will be asked to complete an Interview Addendum,
which includes additional questions and requests submission of supporting documentation.
Again, all information submitted is private and will be kept confidential.
“The 10KSB program was invaluable to my business by enhancing skills and thought processes
to engender growth. The relationships formed with my cohort classmates was key in
expanding my network both for business connections and a personal support system of
like-minded individuals” -Bharat Baste COO/ Architect AIA BBCO Design, Columbus, OH