Miami Dade College is Accepting Applications for Next Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Grants open to eligible South Florida small businesses; deadline to apply is Oct. 15

Miami, Sept. 22, 2021 – Helping small businesses across South Florida grow, Miami Dade College (MDC) is now accepting applications for the next Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) program.  Circumstances depending, the program will transition to taking place in person in January 2022. The deadline to apply is Oct. 15.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at MDC is a top-rated entrepreneurship program designed to empower small business leaders. Through a 9-module cohort of workshops, peer-to-peer networking, business advising sessions and more.  Participants gain powerful knowledge and expert insight, giving them the tools needed for success and growth of their business.

“Here at Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Miami Dade College, we are committed to ensuring small businesses accelerate beyond what they ever dreamed,” said Pamela Fuertes, Executive Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at MDC. “We’ve supported entrepreneurship and the growth of more than 600 small businesses, all representing a diverse pool of ethnicities and backgrounds. To date, this collectively represents 11,060 jobs in our community, including hospitality, engineering, technology, creative design, manufacturing, trade & logistics, professional services and more.”

MDC’s program is part of a national network of 20 sites across the U.S. With a 10,000+ network strong, small businesses gain practical business education designed and co-delivered in partnership with Babson College, the national leader in entrepreneurship education, a global network of support from expert business advisors, and access to lending capital from local, regional and national Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and other mission-driven small business lenders.

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is an initiative of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Other partners include ICIC, and Babson College. And championing support from the local South Florida business community is The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Miami Dade County – the Office of Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, the Office of Small Business Development (SBD) of Miami Dade County, Prospera – South Florida, the Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce, the City of Doral, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Cámara de Comercio e Industria Latina de los Estados Unidos (CAMACOL), the Office of Small Business Development of Broward County, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), among other key economic development stakeholders.

“Since 2013, our investment in South Florida continues to drive change and transform lives,” said Jessica Taylor, National Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. “We are committed to being there 100 percent of the way, providing the tools, access and support needed to help our small businesses grow and succeed in today’s ever-changing economy.”

Through the generous funding of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, small businesses in South Florida are eligible to enroll for one of the three standing cohorts. Qualifying business owners must be based in South Florida, be in operation for at least two years, have a minimum revenue of $75,000 in the most recent fiscal year and have a minimum of two full-time employees.

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