Goldman Sachs Small Business Programme

Business Support Update

Recruitment of New Participants for Goldman Sachs Small Business Programme

10,000 Small Businesses is an innovative, fully-funded programme designed to unlock the economic and job creation potential of small businesses and social enterprises from across the Midlands. The programme is delivered by Aston Business School in partnership with the Goldman Sachs Foundation and it is targeted at the owners of small businesses and the most senior decision-makers in social enterprises who have clear ambitions to expand.

The aim of the programme is to provide participants with practical tools and resources to help them lay the foundation for long term sustainable growth and job creation in their businesses. This support includes attendance of 12 high-quality, practically-focussed business and management education modules, delivered by Aston Business School, plus a range of other tailor-made support services including specialist workshops and one to one business advice.

Through the on-going success of the programme, they are proud to be developing a growth orientated network of influential business leaders across the Midlands.

To date a total of 54, business leaders have already completed the programme, with a third cohort of 25 businesses currently on the programme. They are now seeking up to 30 business owners or leaders to apply for the fourth cohort, which is due to start in March 2013.

For further information on the programme along with full details of how to apply, or to register for a preview event please visit our website: Alternatively, if you would like additional information about the programme and how it can benefit your business contact the team on email at or by telephoning 0121 204 3225. The closing date for applications is 14 December 2012.