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.
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.
According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), there are more than 27 million small businesses in the U.S. but only 69 percent of these businesses survive the first two years. These smart resolutions from The UPS Store might be just the thing to help small business owners thrive in the New Year. Define your mission. […]
Dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States, this group reaches more than 100,000 businesses. For more on the group, visit www.nationalbcc.org.
The Dylan crib is handmade by a team of 8 artisans and created from all American materials. The crib converts to a toddler bed and then a daybed as the child grows. The company is located in Torrington, Connecticut. To learn more about the Dylan Crib by Ducduc, visit www.ducducnyc.com.
This is the largest industrial trade association in the U.S. The group represents large and small manufacturers in every sector. The group serves as an advocate in Washington and works to reduce production costs, taxes, break down barriers to exporting, etc. To learn more, visit www.nam.org. The photo shows a billboard from the 1940′s for […]