Graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program check in at the V.F. Summit to gather ideas and inspiration
Originally published by Vanity Fair
It is a truth universally acknowledged that small businesses are the cornerstone of any community. They give a town its authenticity and charm, and its individuality and vivacity. And according to five graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program—an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital, and support—small business more importantly represents the backbone of local and national economies. Small businesses are credited for employing nearly half of the workforce in the United States alone. They have the power to transform the economy by creating jobs, sparking important innovations, and strengthening the fabric of communities.