Case Study: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme

Leaders in companies scaling rapidly need to learn to cope quickly with changing demands, but many struggle to develop their managerial and leadership talent.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme:
The 10,000 Small Businesses programme is targeted on high-growth small businesses in the UK, providing education and training delivered by six universities. The programme is free of charge and is financed by the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Each year 250 small businesses are competitively selected to take part. Participants report an average annual increase of 23 per cent in their net employment compared to one per cent for UK small businesses; and an increase in turnover of 16 per cent compared to a fall of 9 per cent for other small businesses, adding £266 million in total revenues.[1]

[1] Goldman Sachs (2013). Stimulating Small Business Growth - Progress Report on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK Programme. 10,000 Small Businesses UK. Retrieved from