Program Information

Build your next success with:

  • A practical business education
  • Access to capital
  • A supportive network of advisors and peers

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business support services. The program currently operates in 15 markets in the U.S. through a network of more than 90 academic and community partners. Over 5,800 small business owners have participated, and the program continues to expand on a city-by-city basis.

Education for Business Growth

Designed by Babson College, the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship school, the curriculum focuses on practical business skills that can immediately be applied by business owners, including negotiation, marketing and employee management.

Access to Capital

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Delgado Community College will work with Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE), a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), to provide loans to local businesses. Through this partnership loans will be available to qualifying small businesses that lack access to affordable capital or may not qualify for traditional sources of credit.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, independent of acceptance into the business and management education program at Delgado Community College.

For more information on applying for a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses loan, visit the Hope Enterprise Corporation 10KSB page

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 and the people of Goldman Sachs.

How to Apply

Learn more on how to apply to the 10KSB program at Delgado Community College. 

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