National Veterans Small Business Week Provides Free Resources and Support 

November 1st to the 5th is National Veterans Small Business Week. Sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the week is designed to encourage veterans, who own 9% of all small businesses in the country, with information on funding, training, and landing federal contracts. 



Entrepreneurship May Make More Sense Than Retirement for Some Post-50s Professionals

Per a recent survey, 50% of all small businesses are owned by those age 55 or older. That’s why more 50+ professionals are considering starting a business rather than enter retirement, in order to earn income and take advantage of their existing skills.



Los Angeles Phone Startup Helping Local Minority Businesses

ZmBIZI, a new startup, is expanding its business phone services to assist minority owned businesses in Los Angeles after a successful pilot launch in Washington, D.C. The startup’s owners hope to make it easier for more small businesses to use tech for contactless payments and customer service.

Source: Los Angeles Magazine


Diageo North America Commits $2.5 Million to Support Seattle Based Hospitality Small Businesses

Diageo North America, through its “Raising The Bar” fund, aims to support small hospitality businesses in Seattle, with a particular focus on businesses owned by people of Asian or Pacific Islander descent. Applications are being accepted until November 19, 2021, with eligible businesses receiving $7,500 each.



New Virginia Program Aims to Boost Latino Entrepreneurship

Through a new partnership based in Richmond, Virginia, Latino entrepreneurs can learn necessary skills to start and run a business. The academy is the first of its kind in the area to target a bilingual audience.