The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is the national trade association of the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers. Approximately 200 companies are members of the association, including many well-known brand names. The Association’s mission is “To protect, serve and promote the effectiveness of member companies and the independent [...]
-Springboard Enterprises is a venture capitalist nonprofit corporation dedicated to bringing entrepreneurs together with investors and industry experts to build women-led small businesses. Its programs educated, source, showcase and support women entrepreneurs seeking equity capital to grow their companies. Visit www.springboardenterprises.com to learn more.
The NASE is the leading resource group for the self-employed in the United States. The group works to provide benefits such as lobbying and healthcare to support small businesses. Visit www.nase.org for more information.
Credit professionals still consider the economy to be their biggest concern for the coming year, according to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Credit Management (NACM). For the third straight year, when asked “Looking forward to 2012, as a credit professional, what are your biggest concerns?” the largest percentage (26.7%) of the [...]
Color Me Beautiful, an internationally – recognized cosmetic company is trying to make a difference by offering “Business Grants” to candidates across the country – of all ages – who would like to own their own small business, but do not have the “start-up” funding to do so. Color Me Beautiful is offering grants of [...]
Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority, about Congress’s long-term reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research program. In mid-December Congress passed a bill to reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for another six years. This long-term reauthorization is crucial for small business success, especially in this down economy. The SBIR program [...]
This group works to bring the concerns of more than 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses to the forefront of the national economic agenda. The USHCC has more than 200 local chambers. The organization provides a wide variety of services to its members including technical assistance and support. Visit www.ushcc.com to learn more. President Obama spoke at [...]
Using the grand span of a suspension bridge as his model, San Francisco-based designer Yves Behar created this tech-designed chair for Herman Miller called the Sayl Office Chair. The material used for the chair’s back is constructed for high tension and more support. Pricing for the chair begins at $400. You can learn more about [...]
The Kauffman Foundation wants to foster a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens and who want to work to improve their communities. The group offers grants, programs, tools, and more. Visit www.kauffman.org to learn more.
The Athena International group is an international organization that pairs woman-owned businesses with a group of local mentors who serve as a panel of advisers. Advisers work with the business owner for one year at no charge. For more info, visit www.AthenaInternational.org.
The DMA is the number one global trade association for businesses and nonprofits who use multichannel direct maketing tools and techniques. The DMA helps set the industry standards for responsible marketing both online and offline. For more information or to become a member visit www.the-dma.org.
Susan Coté, Northrop Grumman vice president of corporate contracts, pricing and supply chain and Wallace Johnson of George Mason University, who was singled out for special recognition due to his outstanding efforts in support of the Socio-Economic Business Programs goals and objectives this year, at the annual supplier recognition luncheon held in December. Northrop Grumman [...]