About The Program


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment program to promote job creation and growth opportunities for local entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing access to business education, capital and support services. To date, more than 14,500 business owners have graduated from the program across all 50 states in the US, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. In addition, 67% of 10,000 Small Businesses alumni increased revenue just six months after graduating, 44% created jobs in the same time frame.

Sinclair Workforce Development  was chosen to deliver 10,000 Small Businesses in Southwest Ohio because of our commitment toward advancing personal, organizational and economic growth through learning and development programs. 

Education for Business Growth

Designed by Babson College, the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship school, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses curriculum focuses on practical skills that small business managers can immediately put into action within their company. 

Over the course of the program, small business owners will gain the skills needed to recognize new opportunities, embrace practices that increase business growth and ultimately develop a customized growth plan for their business.

The curriculum is organized into nine modules and four clinics geared around small business management training, each of which includes classroom discussion, peer learning exercises, skill building and experiential applications. An integrated portfolio of business services — including one-on-one business advice, legal and financial clinics, and networking opportunities — complements classroom activities.

Access to Capital

Small-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 (CDFIs) and other mission-driven small-business lenders, or “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. 

A Network of Support

Participants 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. Upon completing of the program, participants will join a national network of 10,000 Small Businesses for additional peer-to-peer support.

Questions about the 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Sinclair College? Contact Val Beerbower, Program Manager, at 937-512-2336 or 10ksb@sinclair.edu.