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    Daniel Powers, Jr. – Cohort 14

    Daniel Powers, Jr. is owner, president and CEO of Real Brave, a music instruction and instrument rental and repair company. He founded the business in 2003 and operates from Fresh Meadows, New York. Daniel joined 10KSB to acquire tools and skills that he could pass on to his managers and employees. Since graduating from the program, he has opened two new locations, hired 18 additional employees and increased revenue by 118%.

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    Schedule and Timeline


    10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College

    Please check back regularly for future program enrollment periods. Below are the upcoming Cohorts and dates. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 718-730-7400 or 10ksb@lagcc.cuny.edu.

    Below are the dates for our 10KSB Traditional program.


    Cohort 28 – Curriculum Schedule

    Applications due: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
    Interview day: Thursday, May 30th, 2019

    Mod 0: Orientation Friday, June 21st, 2019 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Mod 1: You & Your Business Friday, June 28th, 2019
    8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Mod 2: Growth & Opp Friday, July 12th, 2019 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Financial Statements Workshop I Tues, July 23rd, 2019 5.30PM – 8.30PM
    Financial Statements Workshop II Tues, July 30th, 2019 5.30PM – 8.30PM
    Mod 3: Money & Metrics Friday, August 2nd, 2019 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    You are The Lender’s Clinic To Be Determined 9.00AM – 2.00PM
    Mod 4: You Are the Leader Friday, August 16th, 2019 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Mod 5: It’s the People Friday, August 23rd, 2019 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Mod 6: Marketing/ Sales Friday, September 6th, 2019 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Legal Clinic Thursday, September 12th, 2019  5.00PM – 9.00PM
    Mod 7: Ops & Processes Friday, September 20th, 2019 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Mod 8: Financial Resources Friday, October 4th, 2019 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Mod 9A: Putting It All Together Friday, October 18th, 2019 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Mod 9B: Putting It All Together Friday, October 25th, 2019 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    GRADUATION (TBD) Week of October 28th 9.00AM – 12.00PM


    Cohort 29 – Curriculum Schedule

    Applications due: Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
    Interview day: Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

    Mod 0: Orientation Wed, October 9th, 2019 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Mod 1: You & Your Business Wed, October 16th, 2019
    8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Mod 2: Growth & Opportunity Wed, October 30th, 2019 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Financial Statements Workshop I Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 5.30PM – 8.30PM
    Financial Statements Workshop II Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 5.30PM – 8.30PM
    Mod 3: Money & Metrics Wed, November 20th, 2019 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    You are The Lender’s Clinic To be Determined 9.00AM – 2.00PM
    Mod 4: You Are the Leader Wed, December 4th, 2019 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Mod 5: It’s the People Wed, December 18th, 2019 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Mod 6: Marketing/ Sales Wed, January 8th, 2020 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Legal Clinic Thursday, January 14th, 2020 5.00PM – 9.00PM
    Mod 7: Ops & Processes Wed, January 22nd, 2020 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Mod 8: Being Fundable Wed, February 5th, 2020 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Mod 9A: Putting It All Together Wed, February 19th, 2020 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    Mod 9B: Putting It All Together Wed, February 26th, 2020 8.30AM – 6.00PM
    GRADUATION (TBD) Week of March 2nd 9.00AM – 12.00PM 


    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.