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You built your business. We'll help you grow it.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses provides business education, support services and pathways to capital for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Participants gain practical skills to take their business to the next level, with topics like financial statements, negotiations, and marketing. Participants develop an actionable growth plan for their business with the help of advisors and a network of like-minded entrepreneurs. The program is free for participants and delivered in partnership with academic institutions across the country. To date, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses has served nearly 12,300 businesses in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Apply at: 

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed for business owners who have a business poised for growth. We look for applicants who are passionate about growing their business, creating jobs in their communities and who generally meet these criteria:

  • Owner or co-owner of a Rhode Island based business.
  • Business in operation for at least two years.
  • Business revenues of more than $75,000 in the most recent fiscal year.
  • Business with a minimum of two employees (including the owner).


10KSB In the News!

Brian Boyle

Across the U.S., 10,000 Small Businesses graduates are increasing their revenues and creating new jobs in their communities:

  • 97% Graduation Rate
  • 82% of Alumni grew revenue at 30 months
  • 61% of created jobs at 30 months
  • 86% of Graduates do business with each other
  • 87% of Graduates reported acquiring capital at 30 months
  • +92 Recommendation Rate

If you are a selected applicant, you will gain access to a practical business education and a professional support network at no cost. If you’re a small business owner interested in taking your business to the next level, visit

See what our alumni are saying!

"10KSB gave me the confidence and the resources to move my business forward. It was an invaluable experience, and the faculty and staff was phenomenal. I can't recommend this program enough."

– Stephanie Ewens, Stephanie Ewens Photography

"10KSB introduced me to an amazing group of individuals that helped me think about my business in ways I never imagined."

– Burton Huntoon, Providence Braid Company

"This new experience has completely changed my own perception of my business in a positive way. I am excited to serve my clients better."

– Bacary Diatta, Kassumay LLC

"This program was truly life altering and has been an incredible impact on A Wish Come True, Inc. So valuable for all nonprofits to go through."

– Mary-Kate O'Leary, A Wish Come True, Inc.

"10KSB has given us the tools to kick our business into a higher gear, and we couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity to participate in the cohort and the national community!"

- Alex Bouthillier, Oyster Farm Productions

"This has been an incredible opportunity! I am so grateful!!"

– Liz Barrett, Barrett's Garden

"The 10KSB program helped me learn a different perspective with resolving issues in my business and becoming a lot more organized with strategy and growth."

– Ashley Vingi, Ascension Nxt

"It is the best Educational Experience I've had as an Adult Student thus far. My business was in better shape before the program was completed."

– Evelyn Guillen, eGuillen-Services LLC

"10KSB has been invaluable"

– Ricardo Blancas, La Lupita