First Turlock Business Summit draws owners, consultants

Staff from Opportunity Stanislaus talk to attendees of the Turlock Business Summit on May 24, 2022. Kristina Karisch kkarisch@modbee.com Small business owners gathered Tuesday for the first Turlock Business Summit, organized by the Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center. The free event, held at the Grand Oak Banquet Hall And Event Center in Turlock, saw … Read more

Female Telecom Entrepreneur Launches Backup Internet

IRVING, Texas, May 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Today, Infinite Air unveiled a company-wide re-branding, marking the re-launch of the Texas-based telecom company. Helmed by entrepreneur and native Texan Terian Eller, Infinite Air provides simple, affordable, reliable backup internet solutions for small businesses, hybrid workforces, remote workers, entrepreneurs, and more. Thinking Outside the Big Business … Read more

Winston-Salem listed in Forward Cities initiative for Black entrepreneurs | Local

Winston-Salem will be one of five North Carolina participants in the Forward Cities initiative being funded in part by a $ 400,000 grant from the Truist Foundation. Forward Cities, a nonprofit based in Durham, plans to launch a version of the Black Wall Street Forward program, an initiative to grow and sustain Black businesses. The … Read more

The serious business of baking, Victoria entrepreneur opens shop in downtown | News

Sweet-toothed Victorians have a reason to celebrate. Ensconced in downtown’s eclectic Peaches & Tortilla Mercantile, a new bakery and ice cream shop called Blume & Flour held its grand opening on May 7. Peaches & Tortilla owner Lascena Lee Simmons and baker Mellisa Flores put the store’s existing bar area to confectionary purposes and brought … Read more

John Polacek | Community building on small businesses | Business

When Bethlehem Steel closed its doors in Johnstown in 1992, thousands of jobs were lost. Families began to tell their children that after graduation they needed to leave town to find a job. That advice and subsequent brain drain led to continued drops in Johnstown’s population. Fortunately, times have changed, plenty of family-sustaining jobs are … Read more

Equitable Entrepreneurship Programming Returns to In-Person with LEAP’s Hatching Event in … | News

Lansing, Michigan, May 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – In a night of creative collaboration, seven local entrepreneurs pitched at The Hatching, Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) quarterly pitch competition. The event, which was open to entrepreneurs in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee counties, took place May 5 and marked LEAP’s first return to in-person events … Read more

Chi’Lantro CEO hopes to inspire other immigrant entrepreneurs

Chi’Lantro CEO hopes to inspire other immigrant entrepreneurs The fast casual Korean BBQ restaurant started as a food truck in Austin about 12 years ago. FOX 7 Austin’s Leslie Rangel spoke to Jae Kim and got details on his journey as an Asian immigrant and why he’s sharing his story in hopes of inspiring others … Read more

Top 5 Industries for Entrepreneurs

Bureau of Labor Statistics gives us insights into hot industries. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As a serial entrepreneur, I’ve had experience in a number of different industries. I’ve helped launch or fund companies in sectors as varied as transportation, technology, entertainment, real estate, restaurants, energy, and insurance. Given this experience, I’m often asked what industries I … Read more

15 small businesses recognized for innovation, entrepreneurship

Recognizing the role of small and medium businesses in the growth of India’s economy, Amazon announced the winners for the Amazon Smbhav 2022 awards on the second day of the two-day virtual event. The awards were facilitated by Zeba KhanDirector and Category Manager – Beauty, Personal Care and Luxuty Beauty at Amazon, and Sumit SahayDirector, … Read more