PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 17, 2014) – Gerrae Simons Miller, owner of Mellow Massage Therapy Center, was among the 27 graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses – Greater Philadelphia program in January.
Mellow Massage Therapy Center is a multiple award-winning Therapeutic Massage and Wellness storefront in East Falls, Philadelphia, a beautiful and burgeoning riverside neighborhood in the northwest section of the city.
The wellness oasis was born from the simple idea that all people deserve to live without the burden of the world upon their shoulders. Clients not only enjoy therapeutic massage services, but also wellness retreats, and classes such as Yoga, Meditation, and Couples Instructional Massage. Its staff of professionally trained, certified, and licensed healing professionals consistently work to bring relaxation and balance to a loyal customer base and a constantly growing list of new clientele.
“Participating in the 2nd cohort of the 10,000 Small Businesses program has completely changed the way that I think about business – I’ve learned specific points of focus that will help grow my business to its full potential. I am also honored to have studied with some of the most brilliant minds in the Greater Philadelphia region,” says Miller.
“Since starting this program, I have completely reanalyzed our marketing and advertising plans and begun to implement changes that will allow our employees to feel even better about their place of work. We look forward to hiring more Philadelphians as a direct result of the growth that we’ve learned to forecast,” she continues.
Mellow Massage was named a “Top 25 Minority Owned Business” and a “Top 75 Women Owned Business” by Philadelphia Business Journal, and has been honored with a prestigious “Best In Philly” award by Philadelphia magazine.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The business owners have spent 14 weeks – roughly 100 class hours – at the Main Campus of Community College of Philadelphia actively engaged in an entrepreneurial business curriculum designed by Babson College and delivered by the community college faculty. The curriculum covered all elements of running one’s business, from money and metrics to marketing and sales. The program also included one-on-one business advising, accounting workshops and advice from top law firms and Goldman Sachs professionals.
Applications for 10,000 Small Businesses are accepted on a rolling basis at Community College of Philadelphia with June 9, 2014, as the deadline to apply for the next cohort. The program is open to business owners from across the Greater Philadelphia region. Applications may be downloaded at www.ccp.edu/10KSB.