10,000 Small Businesses 2022 Summit: Small Business. Big Voice. – Goldman Sachs

July 18-20 | Washington, DC
On July 18-20, more than 2,500 alumni from the 10,000 Small Businesses program gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 10,000 Small Businesses Summit. See the Summit’s featured speakers.
The Summit was the largest-ever gathering of small business owners in the U.S., designed to celebrate and drive their resilience and economic impact, while providing opportunities for them to advocate for their needs.
Over the course of three days, small business owners gained insights from business leaders, visionaries, policymakers and each other on best practices for business growth, hiring, accessing capital and more as they continue to power the nation’s economy and employ the majority of America’s workforce.

Listen to the Podcast 
Small Business Owners Pivot from Challenges to Opportunities 
In this episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, recorded at the summit, Asahi Pompey, president of Goldman Sachs Foundation, and Joe Wall, a managing director in the Office of Government Affairs, joined host Allison Nathan and two small business owners, Natalie Kaddas and Merv Cutler, to talk about the crucial tests they’re facing – and the opportunities they see. 

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See small business owners, featured speakers and policy makers at the Summit

10,000 Small Businesses alumni had the opportunity to learn from leading business visionaries, grow their network of fellow entrepreneurs, and use their voices to advocate with lawmakers about the policies affecting them.

Hear From Small Business Owners
Our Pivot series explores the ways in which small business owners have found creative solutions to economic challenges. Live from the Summit, 10,000 Small Businesses graduates discuss labor shortages, rising costs, and the importance of partnership and community. 
Part 1: Pivoting During the Pandemic
Part 2: Small Business Owners Get Creative Amid Supply Chain Delays, Rising Costs
Part 3: Small Business Owners Find Community and a Voice Amid Crises
Survey | Small Business Challenges Worsen Amid Record Inflation and Workforce Shortages
Article | Small Businesses Are Braving a Stormy Outlook; Policymakers Should Follow Their Lead
Infographic | Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni, From Our 2022 Impact Report

10,000 Small Businesses Summit speakers include industry leaders, experts and policy makers.
CEO, GoDaddy
Faculty, Babson College
Founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies
Co-founder, Ureeka and Managing Partner, 1863 Ventures
Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
43rd President of the United States
D-MD, Chair, Senate Small Business Committee
Founder and Co-CEO, Colgin Cellars
Wharton Organizational Psychologist and Author, Think Again
Co-Founder and CEO, Good American
Founder and Chief Creative Officer, REBECCAMINKOFF
CEO and Founder, goop
NBA Player and Olympian, Twelve-Time All-Star and Two-Time Gold Medalist
Chief Executive Officer, Post House Capital, Chairwoman, Economic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Co-author, Self-Made Boss
Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, and Entrepreneur
Co-Founder and CEO, Banza
Chef, Author, TV Personality, and Restaurateur
Faculty, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Founder, Drybar
CMO of Square, Co-author of Self Made Boss


10,000 Small Businesses in Action
Jan Desper Peters
Higher Ground Transportation, Inc.
Bowie, MD
Lisa Gutierrez
Dos Hermanos
Columbus, OH
Kelvin Gary
Body Space Fitness
New York City, NY

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