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Lloyd Blankfein Talks Shop With One Lucky Janitor

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Sharon Sinaswee, the 42-year-old founder of Armada Building Services, a small janitorial company in East Harlem, was a member of the first class of an entrepreneurship program sponsored by Goldman called 10,000 Small Businesses. It was time for execs from the investment bank to read participants' business plans. She'd been paired with Blankfein. They spent an hour together as the Wall Street titan grilled her about her business. Among his tips: Sinaswee should cultivate a large pool of freelance handymen to tap at peak times. "He said I was on the right track," said Sinaswee, who recently added two employees to her four-person staff and scored a contract from the city's Department of Education. [NYDN]