Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses – Delgado Community College

Free 16 week fast track entrepreneur and leadership program to help business owners, grow and scale their business, access capital and resources.


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses helps small businesses create jobs and economic opportunity by providing entrepreneurs with greater access to business education, financial capital, and business support services. Small business owners gain practical business knowledge and skills that can be put to work immediately, such as contract negotiation, marketing, accounting, business processes and people management. Small business owners selected for the program attend a highly practical 11-session business management education program that meets at Delgado Community College. Participants also commit six to eight hours per week for out-of-class activities geared toward their business.

The benefits of the program include the following:

• Practical Business Education: Learn practical and immediately applicable skills to grow businesses.

• Business Support Services: Receive one-on-one business advising to help develop a strategic and tailored plan for growth.

• Potential Capital to Expand: Acquire opportunities and tools to position businesses to access capital.

• Network of Support: Gain access to a team of entrepreneurs (nationally and locally) with similar experiences and challenges.

• Alumni Services: Obtain opportunities to participate in business services and networking events after completing the program.

Eligibility The program at Delgado Community College is designed for owners of small businesses who:

• Generate minimum revenues of $75,000 per year

• Have been in business for at least two years

• Employ at least 2 people, including themselves (full or part-time)

• Operate a scalable business with potential for growth Delgado Community College staff members are available to assist with the application process.

For more information, visit, call (504) 671-5555, or email [email protected].

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Debt Funding Preparation
  • Equity Funding Preparation
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow
  • Loan Providers
  • Microloan Providers
  • Venture Capital Providers

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Policies and Templates
  • Recruiting
  • Retention

Legal Services

  • Employee Relations
  • Labor Relations

Management Issues

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Digital Marketing Consulting


  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator (Specialty)
Contact Information
David Payton
615 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119