Ceata E. Lash graduated from this highly selective program and was chosen to speak at the graduation ceremony held at Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York City.
– Ceata E. Lash
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, Jan. 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ – PuffCuff Founder, Inventor and Co-CEO Ceata E. Lash graduated from the Fall 2021 Cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Program small enterprises. In addition to the rigorous challenges and goals achieved, Lash was invited to speak at the graduation ceremony at Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York.
Lash joined the graduate cohort as one of 15 small business owners in Georgia, alongside more than 140 founders from 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The goal of the program is to provide small business owners with the tools to promote and further develop their business by helping them set short and long term goals and craft a solid plan to achieve them.
“The 12 weeks of building my growth plan have been tough but well worth it,” Lash said. “It was a serious challenge to stick to it while continuing to run my business. It felt like a cross-fit workout for a small business – a good burn and you might want to quit, but you know the results will be worth it. “
The highly selective program operates on a referral status from alumni. Once applications are submitted, the pool is reduced as finalists move on to the interview stage, after which only 164 academics from across the country were accepted into the fall 2021 national cohort, of which approximately 140 graduated from the program. In addition to the skills acquired and strengthened, participants take this opportunity to create links and networks in order to further strengthen their support system.
Speaking on the graduation ceremony, Lash also said that “This week in New York at Goldman Sachs headquarters has been one of the best experiences I have had throughout this entrepreneurial journey.
“The camaraderie with people who could sympathize and speak the same language was so refreshing. Being able to be vulnerable and not feeling embarrassed and fully supported by the staff at Babson and Goldman Sachs, as well as other researchers, has been life changing. “
Goldman Sachs, in conjunction with Babson College, developed the program to focus on practical business skills that small business owners can apply immediately, helping them acquire the tools necessary for their growth. Since 2009, nearly 12,400 small business owners have completed the program.
Ceata E. Lash, Founder of PuffCuff:
When Ceata decided to change her lifestyle and switch from relaxed hair to natural hair, she discovered that it was impossible to find accessories that matched the thickness and texture of her hair. As she became aware that other African American women were making the same transition – all with similar hair texture and hairstyles, it became clear that there was a similar need for a styling tool. easy to use styling that would help achieve quick looks without stressing the hair. A little more research revealed that there were others – men and women with curly hair, locs and braids – who had the same styling issues. Ceata became determined to create a solution and the concept of PuffCuff was born. Inspired by the legacy of her loving grandmother, who lived to be 99 years old, Ceata was inspired to follow her dreams and live a fulfilling life, just like her. PuffCuff LLC was launched in August 2013. The first PuffCuff was available for purchase in February 2014.
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