Graduates of the program consistently grow their revenues and create jobs at rates that outperform the broader economy.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 21, 2017
SLAM! Agency, a St. Louis-based new media agency, has completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 SmallBusinesses program, joining over 7,700 small businesses across the United States and the United Kingdom which are graduates of the exclusive program.
“It was an honor to be selected to participate in the program. It’s a rigorous selection process and it’s nice to be recognized as a leader in our industry,” said Dusty Kelley, Co-Founder and Head of Operations at SLAM!.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 SmallBusinesses is an investment program designed to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and business support services.
Goldman Sachs launched the $500 million program in 2009 and has expanded to 22 locations in the U.S. with over 100 different local and national partnerships today. Graduates of the program consistently grow their revenues and create jobs at rates that outperform the broader economy according to a study by Babson College.
“The program taught us how to best use our resources to manage for growth. We are excited for what the future holds, and we look forward to continuing to grow in the St. Louis area,” said Kelley.
SLAM! helps brands realize and reach their highest potential. The agency specializes in video engagement, distribution, and amplification to drive business objectives.
SLAM! serves national and local brands including FedEx, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Venture Cafe, and University of Missouri - St. Louis. To learn more about SLAM! Agency, visit http://slamagency.com/.
About Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program:
With 31 sites across the United States and the United Kingdom, 10,000 Small Businesses has served over 7,700 small business owners. The program has reached business owners from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a public-private partnership to unlock the growth and job-creation potential of small businesses.
10,000 Small Businesses is guided by an Advisory Council co-chaired by Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein, Bloomberg L.P. founder, president and CEO, and 108th Mayor of the City of New York Michael R. Bloomberg, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City’s Dr. Michael Porter.