There are many reasons to start a small business, but for longtime entrepreneur Letha Pugh and her wife, Wendy, their gluten-free bakery was born because Wendy’s Celiac disease prevented the family from going out for meals.
The Urban Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for the creation, growth and general welfare of African American businesses in the Las Vegas community. The Urban Chamber of Commerce actively promotes the expansion of business opportunities on behalf of its members through referrals, partnerships, seminars, technical assistance and marketing.
The Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce promotes local businesses to the more than 170,000 residents of Spring Valley, Nev., by offering mixers, referrals, and other benefits.
The Reno-Sparks Local Business Co-Op & Green Business Chamber brings together community leaders, independent business owners, government officials and social innovators to build a thriving sustainable local community. We believe the best way to create local jobs and economic recovery is supporting and growing locally owned businesses. We provide the tools and resources to bring this new chamber of commerce model into our community.
Nevada Microenterprise Initiative is a statewide nonprofit providing small business lending to start ups and business expansions for those who can not get traditional loans. The Nevada Women's Business Center provides entrepreneurship classes and one to one coaching to women and minorities wanting to start or grow their business. Nevada Microenterprise Initiative is a part of Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) in Van Nuys CA.
The Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce advances the viability of the Carson Valley business community while striving to maintain the inherent character and livability of the Carson Valley. They do this by providing business tools and education, networking opportunities and advocacy for the existing business community and participating in the attraction of desirable new business.
Small Business Majority offered testimony on the Ohio Fairness Act, which would revise Ohio’s nondiscrimination code to include protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. The bill will ensure that all of Ohio’s citizens receive equal protections in employment and public accommodations. Implementing nondiscrimination policies improve small businesses' ability to attract and retain the best and brightest employees and help draw in more customers, which is good for business.
Small business owner Lynn Meyers is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure critical packages are delivered on time.
“In this business, it’s important to be able to sleep standing up,” said Lynn.
Lynn is the owner of Cincinnati, Ohio-based United Courier Inc.—a delivery service that attends to the time-sensitive needs of its clients. A self-proclaimed “chronic entrepreneur,” Lynn has been in the business of creating small firms since 1986 and settled into her current role in 2006.
When you talk to business owners about what make their business successful, they often say their employees are their number one assets. That’s certainly true for the Columbus small business I co-own with my father, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing. We want to keep our employees happy, and for us, part of how we do that is by offering paid family and medical leave via a short-term disability policy. But paid leave isn’t just about treating our employees well – it’s also boosted our bottom line by increasing employee retention and morale.
To say that Columbus entrepreneur Victoria Calderon wears many hats is an understatement. In addition to co-owning two successful businesses with her sister, Virginia Nunes Gutierrez, Victoria is a marketing expert, policy advocate and published author with more than 10 years of experience in the media, corporate, non-profit and small business sectors. Victoria is also a first-generation immigrant from Venezuela who is fluent in Spanish, English and Brazilian Portuguese.