Irene Amato Graduates Goldman Sachs Small Businesses Program

Real Estate In-Depth | December 2017

Irene Amato, president and Broker/Owner of A.S.A.P. Mortgage Corp. graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program on Nov. 3rd at LaGuardia Community College in Queens.

Amato was one of 32 applicants accepted into the program, whose advisory board includes Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd C. Blankefin, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, and Dr. Michael Porter of Harvard Business School.

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program was launched in November 2009 and pledges $500 million in various aids to small businesses in the United States and the United Kingdom. To date, the program has 33 sites across the United States, and has served more than 8,000 business owners from all 50 states. The program offers qualified business owners an opportunity to create a customized growth plan that includes financial management, people management, negotiations, and marketing as well as one-on-one business counseling and a network of support from other business owners.