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BUILD YOUR NEXT SUCCESS WITH:
PRACTICAL BUSINESS EDUCATION
ACCESS TO CAPITAL
A SUPPORTIVE NETWORK OF ADVISORS AND PEERS

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business support services. The program currently operates in 15 markets in the U.S. through a network of more than 90 academic and community partners. Over 1,200 small business owners have participated, and the program continues to expand on a city-by-city basis..

About the Program

The program has 3 main components

 

1Education for Business GrowthDesigned by Babson College, the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship school, the curriculum focuses on practical business skills that can immediately be applied by business owners, including negotiation, marketing and employee management.
2Access to CapitalSmall business owners learn how to become more bankable and position their businesses to access financing and capital. Through partnerships with local, regional and national Community Development Financial Institutions [CDFI’s] and other mission-driven small business lenders “Capital Partners”, loans are available to qualifying small businesses that lack access to affordable capital or may not qualify for traditional sources of credit. Loan applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, independent of acceptance into the business and management education program.
3A Network of SupportParticipants will receive one-on-one business advising and the opportunity to learn from other like-minded business owners. The program provides this expert advice and technical assistance through partnerships with national and local business organizations, professional services firms and the people of Goldman Sachs.
Curriculum
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed to help you develop the skills you need to grow your company. The classes will enable you to recognize new opportunities and embrace practices that will increase business success.

The curriculum focuses on developing skills that you can apply immediately to address the issues most critical to growing your business, including:

  • Identifying and evaluating business opportunities
  • Understanding and managing the competitive business environment
  • Analyzing financial statements and using them to make management decisions
  • Accessing financial capital
  • Leading a growing business

A detailed overview of the curriculum is available as a PDF.

Peer learning is critical to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses classroom experience and, as a result, coursework is highly collaborative and draws upon the real-world experiences of participating small business owners.

In addition to the classroom experience, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program will

  • Provide one-on-one advisory services to help you develop and implement your tailored plan for growth
  • Help you create growth by preparing your business to apply for financing
  • Provide networks and mentors to help you focus on your most critical business issues and increase business capacity

Classes will meet from 8:00am to 5:30pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics, and other business assistance activities. For the calendar of upcoming class dates for LACC and LBCC, visit Key Dates.

 

Access To Capital
The community college works with Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC), a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), to provide loans to local businesses.

Through the partnership with VEDC, loans will be available to qualifying small businesses that lack access to affordable capital or that do not qualify for traditional sources of credit.

You can apply for or learn more about a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses loan through VEDC.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, independent of acceptance into the business and management education program at the community college.

 

Partners

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed to help you develop the skills you need to grow your company. The classes will enable you to recognize new opportunities and embrace practices that will increase business success.

National Partners
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Local Partners
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Other Participating Community Colleges