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    Saudia Davis
    Cohort 1
    GreenHouse Eco-Cleaning


    Saudia hired eight new employees and secured a loan for $65,000

    “The Tory Burch Foundation and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses are partnering with Babson College and LaGuardia Community College to provide an extraordinary business and management education opportunity for a select group of qualified early stage women-owned small businesses in the New York City area.”

    The women-owned business must be:

    • Owner or co-owner of the small business;
    • Key decision-maker of the business;
    • Annual sales or revenues in excess of $25,000.00;
    • At least one employee (in addition to self);
    • Business in operation for at least one full year; and
    • Committed to growing the business.

  • Key Dates

    Key Dates

    Schedule and Timeline

    10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College

    Please check back regularly for future program enrollment periods. We are currently accepting applications for the Tory Burch Early Stage Cohort III, which will begin in early October. We are also accepting applications for Cohort XVII, which will begin in January 2016..

    TORY BURCH EARLY STAGE: COHORT III – Curriculum Schedule

    Applications due Monday, July 13, 2015
    Interview day Wednesday, Sept 9, 2015
    Mod 0: Orientation Wed, October 7, 2015
    Mod 1: You & Your Business Wed, October 14, 2015
    Mod 2: Growth & Opp Wed, October 28, 2015
    Mod 3: Money & Metrics Wed, November 4, 2015
    Professional Services Clinic Wed, November 11, 2015
    Mod 4: You Are the Leader Wed, November 18, 2015
    Mod 5: It’s the People Wed, December 2, 2015
    Legal Clinic Tues, December 8, 2015
    Mod 6: Marketing/ Sales Wed, December 16, 2015
    Mod 7: Ops & Processes Wed, January 6, 2016
    Mod 8: Being Fundable Wed, January 20, 2016
    Mod 9A: Putting It All Together Wed, February 3, 2016
    Mod 9B: Putting It All Together Wed, February 17, 2016
    GRADUATION (TBD) Week of February 22nd


    Applications due Mon, Sept 21, 2015
    Interview day Thurs, Nov 19, 2015
    Mod 0: Orientation Fri, January 15, 2016
    Mod 1: You & Your Business Fri, January 22, 2016
    Mod 2: Growth & Opp Fri, February 5, 2016
    Financial Statements Workshop I Tues, February 9, 2016
    Financial Statements Workshop II Tues, February 16, 2016
    Mod 3: Money & Metrics Fri, February 19, 2016
    Mod 4: You Are the Leader Fri, March 4, 2016
    Mod 5: It’s the People Fri, March 18, 2016
    Legal Clinic To Be Determined
    Mod 6: Marketing/ Sales Fri, April 1, 2016
    Mod 7: Ops & Processes Fri, April 8, 2016
    Mod 8: Financial Resources Fri, April 22, 2016
    Mod 9A: Putting It All Together Fri, May 6, 2016
    Mod 9B: Putting It All Together Fri, May 13, 2016
    GRADUATION (TBD) Week of May 16th

    Applicants must:

    • Be prepared, if selected as a finalist, to attend a mandatory 20-minute in-person interview at LaGuardia Community College District in Long Island City. Interviews will be conducted on one day only: See schedule for Interview date for the Cohort you are applying.
    • Commit to attending all learning sessions ( See About Page).
    • Commit to completing bridgework in advance of each session and to participating in business advisory, and related services between classes. This commitment totals approximately 6-8 hours per week.
    • Commit to completing a growth plan prior to graduation.
    • Applications are accepted on an on-going basis. Candidates will be evaluated for each cohort as space becomes available with opening of new cohort sessions.