Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

You Built Your Business. We'll Help You Grow It.

Did you know that 23 of the 100 fastest growing businesses in 2019 recognized by the Entrepreneurs Forum at the Philadelphia Inquirer's “Philly 100” event were 10,000 Small Businesses graduates? Did you know that the #1 fastest growing business on this list is Kapital Data Group who is a 10,000 Small Businesses graduate? Did you know that “Community College of Philadelphia (CCP)” is one of 19 community colleges within the USA authorized to deliver the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program within the Philadelphia tri-state region?

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support to develop a strategic and customized growth plan that will take their business to the next level.

Across the U.S., 10,000 Small Businesses graduates are increasing their revenues and creating new jobs in their communities just 6 months after graduating: 50% reported creating new jobs, 70% reported an increase in revenue, 88% are doing business with each other and the program also has a 99% completion rate.

Selected applicants will gain access to a world-class business education and connections to a professional support network at no cost. If you're a small business owner interested in taking your business to the next level, apply now.

Key Dates

We are now accepting applications for Cohort 28, offered in Fall 2022. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Summer 2022 Class Schedule (Cohort 27)

Fall 2022 Class Schedule (Cohort 28)

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Information Sessions

Make Small BIG with Goldman Sachs 10KSB—Tools to Grow Your Business In a Recovering Economy Hosted by PIDC

May 3, 2022 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.

If you’re looking to further your business knowledge and improve processes and systems that result in increased efficiencies, employment and revenue, look no further than Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses—a free educational program designed for business owners who have a business poised for growth and/or a timely pivot! In addition to driving business growth, the program can increase job creation and drive the business owner to work strategically “on” their business and not work "in" their business. Business owners gain practical business skills that can immediately be put into action. In this workshop, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses will be joined by program alumni who will share how they benefited from the program’s powerful peer learning, networking opportunities, alumni services, and access to capital.

Register in advance for this meeting 

Goldman Sachs 10KSB Info Session #3—Spring 2022, hosted by PIDC

May 17, 2022 | 6 to 7 p.m.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed for business owners who have a business poised for growth and/or a timely pivot! In addition to driving business growth, this free educational program increases job creation and drives the business owner to work strategically on their business and not work "in" their business. Join PIDC and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses to learn how you can be a part of this phenomenal program for business growth.

Register in advance for this meeting 
For general information, please call 215-516-3700.


For More Information

If you would like more detailed information, please contact:

Frances C McNeal, Executive Director
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden Street, Room M1-19, Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-516-3700 office | 215-516-3606 fax | fmcneal@ccp.edu

Program Highlights

As of 2021, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses grads occupy 25 spots on the 2021 Philadelphia100 list! Read more about the program’s accomplishments in the 2021 President’s Report.

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