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    Michaella Blissett – Cohort 12
    Cohort 12

    Michaella Williams is owner and founder of JSD Holdings, Inc. d/b/a Salon 718, a much respected and loved hair salon business. She founded the company in 2011 and operates from Brooklyn, New York. Michaella joined 10KSB to learn how to become a stronger CEO. Since graduating from the program, she has opened two new locations (making her total 4), hired 20 additional employees and increased revenue by 230%.

  • Eligibility

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    Who should apply

    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College is designed for business owners with limited resources who have a business poised for growth. You must demonstrate a commitment to growing your business and creating jobs within your community.

    As an applicant you should meet the following criteria:


    • You must be an owner or co-owner of a business
    • Business in operation for at least two years
    • Business revenues between $150,000 and $4.0 million in the most recent fiscal year
    • Business with a minimum of four employees


    What is required

    In order to receive maximum benefit from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses education curriculum at LaGuardia Community College, business owners are required to:


    • Attend a mandatory program orientation
    • Attend 11 pre-scheduled learning sessions
    • Commit an additional 6–8 hours per week of out-of-class activities to work on your business. This includes completing assignments, attending networking events and business support clinics.
    • Develop a tailored plan for growth prior to graduation