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Policy News- May 3, 2019

Today, Sen. Cardin will convene a roundtable with stakeholders in the reentry, entrepreneurial development, and small business communities to build support for the NEW START Act— legislation to empower previously incarcerated citizens to start businesses. In labor...

Industry News

Grameen America Study Highlights Benefits of Microfinance This microfinance organization, which provides small-dollar loans to women entrepreneurs, release the findings of a study on how those loans impact poverty Source: Houston Chronicle Nationwide and BlueVine...

Industry News – December 4, 2018

Industry News – December 4, 2018 December 3, 2018 The Census Business Coalition to Host Informational Webinar on the 2020 Census With the 2020 Census rapidly approaching, learn why a successful Census is critical for our democracy, our economy, communities, and...

Class “A” Sounds

Class “A” Sounds Athens, Ohio www.classasounds.com     A Success Story:   What inspired you to start your own business? After graduating from Ohio University in 2001, I decided I wanted to stay in this area, but due to the lack of jobs, it...

Wedding Wonderland Cake Shop

  Florissant, Missouri www.wwcakeshop.com A Success Story: Some people are fortunate to find their calling early in life and that is certainly true of Michael Temm, owner of Wedding Wonderland Cake Shop in Florissant, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.  “I knew I wanted...

Castle Stone Products

Castle Stone Products St. Louis, Missouri www.castlestoneproducts.com A Success Story:   Please tell us about your previous experience trying to access capital. At the time I was speaking with TILT Forward, I had not spoken to banks, etc.  This business was...