​​​Small businesses employ nearly half of the American workforce. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. To date, 10,000 Small Businesses has served over 8,600 small businesses across the United States. The program has reached businesses from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C, and has resulted in immediate and sustained business growth for the alumni of the program.


Alumni Spotlight

Izaah Knox, Urban Dream

Des Moines, Iowa

"We are a nonprofit, however—no margin, no mission. You should be able to run a nonprofit like a for-profit business. They’ve had us look at how we can grow, and they walked me through the whole process on how to do that. We’ve already expanded to two new cities. We’ll dominate this state in two years. I never thought in a million years we would.” 


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