It’s Entrepreneurship Season: Apply For Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

NEW ORLEANS – Small business owners from across the Greater New Orleans and Gulf South region are invited to apply for the next cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses scheduled to begin in June at Delgado Community College.

         The deadline to apply is Friday, March 4, 2016.

         Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a training program designed to help entrepreneurs, poised for growth, develop valuable skills to grow their businesses and provides them with information about accessing financial capital and powerful networking opportunities—at no cost.

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         Since 2011, more than 400 entrepreneurs have benefited from the Greater New Orleans program and have continued to work together.

         Participants can expect one-on-one business coaching, legal and financial clinics, workshops, and a dynamic network of peers and experts. Small business owners will also learn to identify and evaluate opportunities, embrace practices that increase business growth, and ultimately develop a comprehensive growth plan for their businesses.

         “Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses has been a tremendous help to keep me focused on the growth of my business,” said Simone Bruni of Demo Diva. “The program allowed me to become more focused and aware of the mechanics of running a business, paying particular attention to financial statements. I also learned how universal and similar the challenges to running any size business are, and the alumni network has proven to be a valuable asset.”

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         Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to growing their businesses and creating jobs within the community and meet the following criteria:


• Owner or co-owner of a business,

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• Business in operation for at least two years,

• Business revenues over $150,000 in the most recent fiscal year; and

• Minimum of four employees, including the owner.


         Reps said Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services.

         Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation are committing $20 million to the program in the Greater New Orleans area.

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