We Are Small Businesses

​Transcript:

[MUSIC]

[Text On Screen]: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

[Text On Screen]: We Are Small businesses

[Text On Screen]: Across the United States

[Text On Screen]: We Build the Economy

[Text On Screen]: We Create New Jobs

[Text On Screen]: Goldman Sachs is Investing in 10,000 Small Businesses

[Text On Screen]: Providing Greater Access to

[Text On Screen]: Business Education

[Text On Screen]: Financial Capital

[Text On Screen]: Business Support Services

[Text On Screen]: Meet Edinson Arenas, Dallas, Texas, Azteca Mexican Candy

I'm Edinson Arenas, owner of Azteca Mexican candy, in Dallas, TX.

[MACHINERY]

We make candy because we like doing it. We have fun doing it.

Azteca Mexican candy makes six different products here in Dallas and then we import some of our 

products. 

We distribute 16 different candies through small restaurants or taquerias, to

supermarkets or distributors.

[CUSTOMERS CHECKING OUT]

Best thing about the program will be people that you know, all the information they give you,

that they share with you. 

I met another small business owner, she knows a lot of people in distribution. 

So we started talking about the things that we could do. 

We are about to start exporting our products to Colombia. 

We will make a great partnership.

[Text On Screen]: Mike Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas

Mike Rawlings: What this program does, is it allows those individuals to go back to school in a real

way.

It's a way to grow their business and to write that business plan and to be disciplined and if

you do that, and you have a good idea, and you're going to work hard. You're going to succeed

here and so that's why I'm excited about it.

[Text On Screen]: Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett: Our guiding principle in this country is equality of opportunity, 10,000 small

businesses is a big part of that.

[Text On Screen]: Meet Shawn Dollar, Pilot Point, Texas, Sturm Welding

I'm Shawn Dollar, owner of Sturm Welding, based in Pilot Point TX.

That makes me a woman of steel.

[WELDING]

We service the local farmers and ranchers. 

We supply items that they need on a regular basis for feeding and watering their animals. 

I want my company to grow an I want to cultivate my people into leaders so that they

can take what they know, and teach other people and keep the cycle going.

Before the program, I was not confident in decisions that I made on a 

day-to-day basis. 

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses program. 

It gave me the steps to get there, so now I have a plan for growth.

Are revenues have increased 26% since I graduated and we're on target to double our sales for

the next year.

Betsy Price: The Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business program brings small businesses a level of 

skills, capital, the education, the

[Text On Screen]:
Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth

ability to network.

It is a huge win for our entire community.

Lloyd Blankfein: I never feel better about the prospects of the United States

[Text On Screen]: Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs

then when I hear a small business person describe their business opportunity or commitment, and 

when you see that, you begin to be very, very secure that the American Dream is secure for

another generation.

[MUSIC]

[Text On Screen]: We Invest In Neighborhoods and Communities

[Text On Screen]: We Create New Jobs

[Text On Screen]: We Strengthen America's Economy

[Text On Screen]: We Are Small Businesses

[Text On Screen]: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses