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10,000 Small Businesses Featured on Your Advocate

Audrianne Adams Lee wasn’t sure what she was getting into when she was accepted into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

But the owner of HR NETwork Inc. soon learned what the program could do for her small business of five employees (including herself). It has since grown to nine employees (plus two contractors) and has branched out to offer all different levels of human resources services to other small businesses. “It turned out being something great,” she said of the program.

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is where small business owners receive the tools and support that they need to develop a customized growth plan that will take their business to the next level as well as gain practical skills they can immediately put into action.

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Alumni News

Oct 12, 2016
Andrea Galvin runs GPA Consulting, provider of environmental planning, historic preservation, biology, and multi-media services to a variety of municipalities, private-sector clients, as well as state and federal agencies.
Oct 5, 2016
Vanessa Faggiolly runs Amerisal Foods, LLC., a family-owned and operated import wholesale distribution business specializing in high quality nostalgic Hispanic food products at affordable prices.
Sep 28, 2016
Paulette E. Pantoja, Founder/CEO, BluFocus Inc., has been focusing on expanding her business into the digital media industry and servicing content rights holders looking to distribute their content to online platforms.
Sep 23, 2016

Norwood Clark, Chef/Owner, Darrow’s New Orleans Grill runs a family-owned, food-service business serving Cajun/Creole cuisine in Carson, California.

Sep 14, 2016
Owner, Phyllis Strawder, Bigmista Enterprises, LLC, developed her growth opportunity by opening up a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the Long Beach area while she was completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.
Sep 9, 2016
Hunter Scott, founder of LAFAMOS PR & Branding, has been focusing on expanding his business beyond the entertainment industry.
Aug 10, 2016
Caron Ng, Vice President of Nu­Set Lock, was invited as a guest expert on Lifetime Network's "Designing Spaces" on July, 29, 2016 where she discussed home security.
Aug 2, 2016
Freya Estreller, co-founder of Coolhaus, is a manufacturer and retailer of architecturally-inspired gourmet ice cream sandwiches, also known as "sammies," and other frozen desserts using all-
natural ingredients.
May 27, 2016

CEO, Mori West, has ACUCLAIMS Professional Acupuncture & Chiropractic Billing Services poised for growth!

May 25, 2016

Lana Farfan, owner and lead photographer at Caught in the Moment Photography recognized by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell as one of Long Beach’s 2016 Women of Distinction in the Arts.

Program News

Jul 14, 2016

This new report by Babson College advances knowledge and ideas for fostering a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem that best supports ongoing small business growth and job creation in America.

Jun 9, 2016

Barriers to small business growth through the lens of Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein, with Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, and Michael Porter.

May 3, 2016

"Graduates Of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Continue To Outpace National Growth Averages" - This third report from Babson College highlights progress made by more than 3,500 small business owners over the span of 30 months.

Mar 22, 2016

"Goldman Sachs Launches 10,000 Small Businesses in Rhode Island," marking the first-ever statewide launch for the program. Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation are committing $10 million in capital and philanthropic support to help create jobs and generate economic growth in local small businesses.

Mar 14, 2016

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Provides $5 million to Bridgeway Capital to stimulate growth and job creation across Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania, as a continuing part of the company's commitment to support economic growth and job creation by providing business education and access to capital to small businesses.

Nov 11, 2015

Goldman Sachs and Surdna Foundation Program Awards $50,000 to Meda for Accelerated Growth in Lending to Entrepreneurs of Color, who have historically had a lack of access to capital.