About the Programme

Give Your Small
Business The Edge

10,000 Small Businesses

Giving the Edge

Originally launched in the United States, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a growth programme to help small enterprises create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to business education, financial capital and business support services. The programme gives participants such access and helps them overcome barriers to business growth. 10,000 Small Businesses is fully funded by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation.

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The 10,000 Small Businesses programme was launched in the UK in 2010. Aston Business School is one of just four UK partners delivering the programme, together with Leeds University Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and University College London (UCL). Additional expertise and support is provided by Said Business School (University of Oxford).

Business Excellence

Aston Business School, is renowned for the quality of its innovative learning and teaching, its world-leading research, and for its friendly and supportive culture. The School has strong business links and provides life transforming learning experiences that enable people to make a real difference to the success of their organisations. The School also delivers cutting edge entrepreneurial research (especially on high growth firms) and is home to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor UK project. Accreditation is always a mark of quality for any school and its programmes. Aston is among just 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS.