Growth Opportunity Loans & Services (GOLS) Initiative
The Growth Opportunity Loans & Services (GOLS) Initiative is a unique financing and business assistance program developed by Seedco Financial. The GOLS Initiative is part of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) program, a $500 million initiative designed to unlock the growth and job-creation potential of 10,000 small businesses across the United States.
The GOLS Initiative provides affordable financing, coupled with strategic mentoring and business support, to select high-growth-potential small businesses in the five boroughs of New York City. These loans are available in amounts ranging from $250,000 to $750,000.
GOLS Initiative Participants
Participants in the GOLS Initiative receive, in addition to loans, a wide range of resources directly from Seedco Financial and through a strategic partnership with the William J. Clinton Foundation’s Economic Opportunity (CEO) Initiative:
- Enrollment in the CEO Consulting Program, a Clinton Foundation program with Booz & Co and the NYU Stern School of Business. Through this program, participants receive a baseline assessment of their business’s operational and financial capabilities by professional management consultants and MBA students that identifies growth opportunities, constraints, and strategic needs.
- Professional business services coordinated by consultants in various specialties including legal, marketing, strategy, human resources, finance/accounting, and/or information technology.
- Enrollment in the Entrepreneur Mentoring Program, a Clinton Foundation program withInc. magazine that provides mentoring from successful business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Ready to apply?
If you are interested in applying for our GOLS Initiative, please download our GOLS Application and follow the instructions on the cover page.