This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses
Enabling the success of entrepreneurs is more important today than ever before. For small business owners, access to mentors, education and capital can make or break a business. And providing them with the means — and the network — to grow and develop their businesses can have a huge impact on the global economy. That's why, at this year's Davos World Economic Forum, Goldman Sachs and the Huffington Post joined forces to shine a light on what is working for small business owners in today’s business environment.
Supporting entrepreneurship has long been a focus of Goldman Sachs, as such we have made a commitment to small business owners — domestically and abroad — through two key philanthropic initiatives:
1. 10,000 Women is a five-year, $100 million global initiative to help grow local economies by providing 10,000 underserved female small business owners with a business management education, access to mentors and networks, and links to capital.
2. 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help small businesses create jobs and drive economic growth by providing a practical business education, the opportunity to access capital, and business support services. The program is now active in eleven markets across the country.
In the slideshow below, we share the personal visions and success stories of small business owners and thought leaders. See how these women are achieving their goals and empowering their communities, then head over to 10,000 Small Businesses and 10,000 Women to learn more about the Goldman Sachs initiatives that are empowering small business owners around the globe.