Small-business owners from the Gulf South have until June 15 to apply for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses-Greater New Orleans training program that will begin in September at Delgado Community College.

The free program is designed to help entrepreneurs develop skills to grow their businesses and provides them with information about accessing financial capital and networking opportunities.

The training includes one-on-one business coaching, legal and financial clinics and workshops. Small-business owners also will learn to identify and evaluate opportunities, embrace practices that increase business growth, and develop a comprehensive growth plan for their businesses.

Criteria includes owner or co-owner of a business; business in operation for at least two years; revenues over $150,000 in the most recent fiscal year; and a minimum of four employees, including the owner.

Since 2011, more than 400 entrepreneurs have participated in the Greater New Orleans program and continued to work together.

For more information and to apply, visit