The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme

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The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme


The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme for Small Businesses and Social Enterprise Leaders in the Midlands

Designed with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and delivered in partnership with Aston Business School, the Goldman Sachs,10,000 Small Businesses programme is supporting the leaders of small businesses and commercial social enterprises in the Midlands to build the skills, strategies and networks they need to fulfill their businesses’ growth potential. 

The 10,000 Small Businesses programme is supported by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation and is provided on a fully funded basis to successful applicants.  Small business leaders are currently participating in the Midlands, North West England and Yorkshire and the programme will launch in London in 2012.

The programme is for the leaders of established small businesses and commercial social enterprises who want to grow.  Participants join a group of 25 to 30 selected small business leaders from across the Midlands to form a trusted and diverse network that provides peer-to-peer support, challenge and guidance.  Participants benefit from a series of practically-focussed learning modules between March and July 2012 which focus specifically on the range of challenges faced by growing small businesses and designed to generate immediate impact in participants’ businesses.  They also gain access to multiple sources of high quality advice and guidance, all designed to help the business and the business leader to grow.

Applications to participate close on 12 December 2011.

How to Learn More

Full information about 10,000 Small Businesses, including eligibility criteria, key dates and how to apply, is available at

Potential applicants are encouraged to register to attend one of several informal preview events we are holding across the region.  These provide an opportunity to learn more about the programme from Aston Business School, Goldman Sachs and existing participants, and to network with other small business leaders over refreshments. Register here

  • 24th November 17:30 Blakenall Village Centre, Walsall
  • 30th November 17:30 Birmingham Science Park, Aston
  • 6th December 18:00 The Studio, Birmingham

Contact us on 0121 204 3225 or at