Small business owners complete Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at HCC
Sep 11, 2017
The 19th cohort of small business owners recently completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Houston Community College (HCC). The celebration ceremony took place Friday, Aug. 18 at the HCC Alief–Hayes Campus.
These business leaders spent 14 weeks, roughly 100 class hours, at HCC studying a business and management curriculum designed by Babson College and delivered by HCC faculty. 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 the small business owners as alumni. The program graduates include:
Todd Allen, Radarview/UCT
Tere Batista, Employers One Source Group, Inc.
Julie Bihlet, Blackline Engineering
Patricia Boral, Boral Agency
Stephanie Boutté-Phillips, HTEC-Houstons Training and Education Center, Inc.
Sonya Brown-Marshall, Marshall Management Group Inc.
Eddie Brunet, PDHengineer
Elias Camhi, ELDA Management Services, Inc
Kent Cartheuser, Brazing Technologies, Inc.
Marisa Chapman, Custom Made Trailers
Tobi Cooper, Houston Pecan Company
Mike Faherty, ProSales Connection, LLC
Connie Farias, C. Cheveux Salon
William Fong, Fong & Associates, LLP
Micah Guynes, i45 Signs
Candace Hoelscher, Coterie Spark
Alli Jarrett, Harold's Restaurant & Tap Room
Callie Kuehler, Light It Right
Rusty Lacock, Minuteman Press FM 2920
Ronnie Lockridge, Lockridge Packaging LLC
Venkat Maddikayala, V3Main Technologies
Roxanne Morrison, Hawkmorr Transportation and Logistics
Sandra Richardson, PARC Enterprises Inc.
Heather Sasser, VideoEnvy
Eduardo Schleh, Field Claims Company
The keynote speaker for the event was Zawadi Bryant, NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care co-founder and chief executive officer. Bryant is a 2012 graduate of the Houston program and four-time recipient of a spot on the Inc. 5000 list. She emphasized how implementing their new growth plan can lead to a sustainable life between growing their business and their personal time. Bryant also shared how that implementation was a turning point in her business and will be in theirs as well.
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 to apply, visit hccs.edu/10ksb or www.10ksbapply.com.