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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. Below are the upcoming Cohorts and dates. We are no longer accepting applications for Cohort XVIII. We are accepting applications for Cohort XIX, which will begin in mid-June. We will be accepting applications for the TBF Early Stage program later this Spring. Please check back in April and May for more information.

    Tory Burch Early Stage Cohort IV – Curriculum Schedule

    Applications due Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    Interview day Tuesday, August 16, 2016 
    Mod 0: Orientation Wed, Sept 14, 2016
    Mod 1: You & Your Business Wed, Sept 21, 2016
    Mod 2: Growth & Opp Wed, Oct 5, 2016
    Mod 3: Money & Metrics Wed, Oct 19, 2016
    Lender's Clinic Wed, Nov 2, 2016 (TBC)
    Mod 4: You Are the Leader Wed, Nov 16, 2016
    Mod 5: It’s the People Wed, Nov 30, 2016
    Mod 6: Marketing/ Sales Wed, Dec 7, 2016
    Legal Clinic Tues, Dec 13, 2016
    Mod 7: Ops & Processes Wed, Dec 21, 2016
    Mod 8: Being Fundable Wed, Jan 11, 2017
    Mod 9A: Putting It All Together Wed, Jan 25, 2017
    Mod 9B: Putting It All Together Wed, Feb 1, 2017
    GRADUATION (TBD) Week of Feb 6th

    Cohort XX – Curriculum Schedule

    Mod 0: Orientation Fri, October 28, 2016
    Mod 1: You & Your Business Fri, November 4, 2016
    Mod 2: Growth & Opp Fri, November 18, 2016
    Financial Statements Workshop I Tues, Nov 22, 2016
    Financial Statements Workshop II Tues, Nov 29, 2016
    Mod 3: Money & Metrics Fri, December 2, 2016
    You are The Lender’s Clinic TBC – Fri, Dec 9, 2016
    Mod 4: You Are the Leader Fri, December 16, 2016
    Mod 5: It’s the People Fri, January 6, 2017
    Legal Clinic To Be Determined
    Mod 6: Marketing/ Sales Fri, January 20, 2017
    Mod 7: Ops & Processes Fri, February 3, 2017
    Mod 8: Financial Resources Fri, February 17, 2017
    Mod 9A: Putting It All Together Fri, March 3, 2017
    Mod 9B: Putting It All Together Fri, March 10, 2017
    GRADUATION (TBD) Week of March 13th

    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.