Small business owners complete Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at HCC

Sep 11, 2017

The 19th cohort of small business owners recently completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Houston Community College (HCC). The celebration ceremony took place Friday, Aug. 18 at the HCC Alief–Hayes Campus.

These business leaders spent 14 weeks, roughly 100 class hours, at HCC studying a business and management curriculum designed by Babson College and delivered by HCC faculty. The curriculum covered accounting, human resources, negotiations and marketing, among other topics. The program also included one-on-one business advising, financial workshops and advice from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses community partners.

HCC and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses leaders emphasized how proud they were to welcome the small business owners as alumni. The program graduates include:

Todd Allen, Radarview/UCT

Tere Batista, Employers One Source Group, Inc.

Julie Bihlet, Blackline Engineering

Patricia Boral, Boral Agency

Stephanie Boutté-Phillips, HTEC-Houstons Training and Education Center, Inc.

Sonya Brown-Marshall, Marshall Management Group Inc.

Eddie Brunet, PDHengineer

Elias Camhi, ELDA Management Services, Inc

Kent Cartheuser, Brazing Technologies, Inc.

Marisa Chapman, Custom Made Trailers

Tobi Cooper, Houston Pecan Company

Mike Faherty, ProSales Connection, LLC

Connie Farias, C. Cheveux Salon

William Fong, Fong & Associates, LLP

Micah Guynes, i45 Signs

Candace Hoelscher, Coterie Spark

Alli Jarrett, Harold's Restaurant & Tap Room

Callie Kuehler, Light It Right

Rusty Lacock, Minuteman Press FM 2920

Ronnie Lockridge, Lockridge Packaging LLC

Venkat Maddikayala, V3Main Technologies

Roxanne Morrison, Hawkmorr Transportation and Logistics

Sandra Richardson, PARC Enterprises Inc.

Heather Sasser, VideoEnvy

Eduardo Schleh, Field Claims Company

The keynote speaker for the event was Zawadi Bryant, NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care co-founder and chief executive officer. Bryant is a 2012 graduate of the Houston program and four-time recipient of a spot on the Inc. 5000 list. She emphasized how implementing their new growth plan can lead to a sustainable life between growing their business and their personal time. Bryant also shared how that implementation was a turning point in her business and will be in theirs as well.

Applications for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at HCC are accepted on a rolling basis. The program is open to business owners from across the Greater Houston region. To learn more or to apply, visit or

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