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 […]
Is your golf game up to par? Shave up to five strokes off your game–this PGA pro will tell you how. Bob Putt was the first PGA Master Professional in Texas, named in 1988. He has taught golf for more than 40 years. His book, All Ya Gotta Do Is Aim, is not available at […]
The SBEA is a nonprofit industry association dedicated to the creation and growth of small and midsize U.S. business exporters. To learn more about their networking programs and cost-saving tools, visit www.sbea.org.
The NRA was founded in 1919 and remains the industry’s leading association. The group represents about 400,000 restaurants, suppliers, educators and nonprofits in the field helping member develop customer loyalty programs, build successful strategies and find careers in foodservice. To learn more, visit www.restaurant.org.
The Small Business Investor Alliance, formerly known as the NASBIC,coordinates and promotes the activities of hundreds of small business investment companies (SBIC) nationwide. SBIC’s are privately capitalized, owned and managed investment firms licensed by the SBA that provide equity capital, long-term financing, and management assistance to small business. Learn more at wwwnasbic.org.