Small business owners complete the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Houston Community College
Jan 5, 2018
The 20th cohort of small business owners completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Houston Community College in a ceremony at the HCC Alief Hayes Campus December 13.
These business leaders spent 14 weeks, roughly 100 class hours, studying a business and management curriculum. The curriculum covered accounting, human resources, negotiations and marketing, among other topics. The program also included one-on-one business advising, financial workshops and advice from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses community partners.
HCC and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses leaders emphasized how proud they were to welcome these small business owners as alumni:
Mohamad Alzibdeh, Santa Ana Body Shop
Jami Bertrand, Elite Real Estate Services
Debbie Elder, Shady Oak Primary School
Esther Halford, Halford Busby, LLC
Janie Harris, R. J. Harris Construction Gulf Coast
La Sonja Henderson, Taking Kidz Places
Shane Johnson, KAustin & Associates
Sam Kandiyoti, Fulgore Construction
Raheel Khan, Insight MRI Diagnostics, LLC
Axel M. Krayer, 1To1 Printers
Gefei Liu, Pegasus Vertex, Inc.
Alex Melgar, Ambassador Services
Bonnie Moss, MBCO Engineering, LLC
Carina Pantoja, Eclipse Massage and Spa
Sean M. Perrodin, Southern Creole Foods, LLC
Gerry Pruneda, Auto World West Loop
Guylene Robertson, Ed.D., PTI Sports & Recreation Construction
Deborah Sopher, Strategic Financial Services
Gustavo Suarez, JPG Accounting & Payroll
Sandy Tran, Tout Suite
Brad Klein, president of Building Professionals of Texas Janitorial Service, and a 2012 graduate of the Houston program, was the keynote speaker at the Cohort 20 graduation. Klein emphasized the profound learning that comes from failing while trying to grow a small business.
Applications for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at HCC are accepted on a rolling basis. The program is open to business owners from across the Greater Houston region. To learn more or apply, visit: