10,000 Small Businesses

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ICIC is the proud national outreach and selection partner of Goldman Sachs on their innovative and influential 10,000 Small Businesses initiative.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help small businesses create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital, and business support services.

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The program is based on the broadly held view of leading experts that greater access to a combination of education, capital and support services best addresses barriers to business growth. 10,000 Small Businesses is funded by Goldman Sachs and The Goldman Sachs Foundation.


The 10,000 Small Businesses program currently operates in Baltimore, Cleveland, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Salt Lake City and nationally through Babson College.

With the launch of the National Cohort at Babson College, business owners from all 50 states now have the opportunity to participate in the 10,000 Small Businesses program. This model uniquely blends online and in-person sessions and is designed for business owners located beyond reasonable driving distance of a locally delivered program. If you are interested in participating in the National Cohort at Babson College please view the curriculum and key dates below.

View the National Cohort curriculum and key dates for Spring 2020


ICIC is proud to work with dedicated partners on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative:

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