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    Rhys Powell
    Cohort 3
    Red Rabbit

    Rhys increased the number of K-12 schools in New York where Red Rabbit provides healthy meals to children from 30 to 70. He added 31 new hires to his staff of 13 and moved his company from an 800 square-foot space to a new 10,000 square-foot space. From 2010-2011 revenues doubled, surpassing the $2 million mark.

  • Eligibility


    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