Tag: Small Business

Contractor Bonding Education

Contractor Bonding Education & Mentoring Program Launched by Surety Industry

The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) recently announced they have jointly developed and launched the surety industry’s new Contractor Bonding Education & Mentoring Program. This free program helps small, new, emerging, minority-owned and other disadvantaged contractors learn how to […]

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Practice Group by AOE

AOE Launches Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Service Offering

Advancing Organizational Excellence (AOE) is a full-service consulting firm. They have a unique expertise serving professional service and technical industries. Recently, the firm launched its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practice Group (DEI) as well as the industry’s first online assessment tool to support organizations as they navigate their DEI journey. […]

Economic Bridge Coalition

Economic Bridge Coalition Formed to Support Struggling Small Businesses Left Out of Pandemic Aid

Congress has passed almost $4 trillion in emergency spending to help Americans weather the harsh conditions of the pandemic economy, but help has eluded key industries made up mainly of small businesses that have already suffered severe damage. Without fast action, businesses that have hung on through more than a […]

A pool deck finished with Renu-Krete products in front of a brown home

Opportunity Knocks:
Concrete Design Franchise Business
Opens Doors for Entrepreneurs

Rather than demolishing and replacing existing concrete floors, many decorative concrete contractors turn to overlays for solutions. However, says business developer Alexander Lorenz, there’s a better way to remedy the situation and achieve longer-lasting results. Namely, transform and restore the integrity of the concrete that already exists. The founder and […]

Does Being a Certified Small Business Really Help You Grow?

Having operated my own business for one year already, I’ve learned that being a start-up has many, many challenges. However, one thing we have in our favor right now is that we qualified to be certified as a DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise), EBE (Emerging Business Enterprise), SBE (Small Business Enterprise) and M/WBE (Minority/Women Business Enterprise).