Here’s How One Miami-Based FinTech Startup Survives the “Rollercoaster” Of Entrepreneurship

This Miami-based fintech startup provides Latinos access to mobile banking.

Here’s How One Miami-Based FinTech Startup Survives the “Rollercoaster” Of Entrepreneurship

Creating opportunity

Stressed Out? Here are 6 Steps to Start Getting Things Done at Your Small Business

April is Stress Awareness Month (Yes, it’s a thing),  and there are few people more stressed than entrepreneurs and small business owners. The task of worrying about sales, debt, not enough money, employees, equipment, operations and a plethora of other stuff have caused many business owners  sleepless nights. Creating, running and owning a small business isn’t easy. But there’s hope! Our partners at SCORE put together this handy guide on getting things done.  An ability to organize efforts and initiatives is a necessary skill to achieve success. Effectively executing efforts and accomplishing goals requires planning and coordination among team members. While some small business owners seem to have a natural knack for project management, it’s not everyone’s strength. Don’t feel it’s defeated if it isn’t yours and you don’t have the resources to hire a professional project manager. With a process in place to guide you, you—or a designated person […]

Stressed Out? Here are 6 Steps to Start Getting Things Done at Your Small Business

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Innovation that matters

 

How Good Spirits Helped D.C.’s First Women-Owned Distillery Risk it All

Meet the women behind D.C.'s first women-owned distillery that is on a mission to build the community.

How Good Spirits Helped D.C.’s First Women-Owned Distillery Risk it All

America at work

WHY FLORIDA AND TEXAS DON’T HAVE ANY SPRING BREAK REGRETS

While Spring Breakers are sometimes derided for their occasional rowdiness, they are deserving of praise—at least when it comes to their economic impact.

WHY FLORIDA AND TEXAS DON’T HAVE ANY SPRING BREAK REGRETS

Creating opportunity

Energy Strong: In the Midst of Hurricane Harvey Here’s How Exxon Mobil Stepped Up

We partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute to highlight the many ways America’s energy industry responds when natural disasters strike. To learn more, visit GEI’s Energy Strong campaign. It’s been months since Hurricanes Harvey and Irma devastated communities in the South. Tragically,  thousands of citizens are still picking up the pieces. And yet, among them were countless members of America’s energy industry who also worked alongside first responders and law enforcement officials to evacuate those in danger, limit the damage to affected communities, and begin the process of restoring critical energy sources. Among those that headed the call to action were the employees at Exxon Mobile. Exxon Mobil has been in Beaumont, Texas for more than 100 years so there is a long history of collaboration and partnership. The depth of that partnership was on full display in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. After being notified that […]

Energy Strong: In the Midst of Hurricane Harvey Here’s How Exxon Mobil Stepped Up

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Meet Three Female Entrepreneurs that Dream Big Every Month of the Year

On the heels of Woman’s History Month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is partnering with MetLife to recognize the very best in American small business. Every year at the Small Business Summit, the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth. Women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy and are starting businesses at twice the rate of men. As such, we wanted to highlight three of last year’s woman-owned finalists, a generation of innovative women entrepreneurs pushing for change, fighting for opportunity,  who aren’t taking no for an answer. Read below for more: (*And if you are a small business, or you want to nominate a small business for this year’s awards check out the program here.) Sage Restoration Who’s in charge: Stephanie Sage Where are they: Overland Park, Kansas What they do: Restore property after […]

Meet Three Female Entrepreneurs that Dream Big Every Month of the Year

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Meet the Entrepreneurs with Popcorn So Good Cops Pulled them Over Just to Get a Taste

Ten years ago they barely existed. Now, food trucks are an enormous industry bringing in $2.7 billion in sales, according to the “Food Truck Nation” an annual study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. In honor of the report, and the brave and bold purveyors of flavor bringing their tasty food to the streets every day, we’ll be highlighting five innovative, cool and above all delicious Food Trucks across the country, living their entrepreneurial dreams. Next up, Virginia’s Republic Gourmet Popcorn, who have developed a following around the DC Metro area thanks to their interesting flavor combinations. Take a look at what they have to say: Popped! Republic Gourmet Popcorn Owners:  Rich & Kristie Arslan Opened:  May 2012 Find Them: Here, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Location: They operate a food truck in Washington, DC, a retail store in Alexandria, Virginia, and a kiosk in the Exchange on the Fort Belvoir Military […]

Meet the Entrepreneurs with Popcorn So Good Cops Pulled them Over Just to Get a Taste

America at work | Creating opportunity | Solving Problems | Strengthening Communities

How Two Brothers from Peru are Building a Name For Themselves…and Their Pan Con Chicharron

Ten years ago they barely existed. Now, food trucks are an enormous industry bringing in $2.7 billion in sales, according to the “Food Truck Nation” an annual study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. In honor of the report, and the brave and bold purveyors of flavor bringing their tasty food to the streets every day,  we’ll be highlighting five innovative, cool and above all delicious Food Trucks across the country, living their entrepreneurial dreams. Next up, Washington D.C.’s Peruvian Brothers, powered by a sibling duo who immigrated to the U.S. in 1997, and now run one of the area’s tastiest and most recognizable Food Truck brands. They’ve modeled their flavorful cuisine on family recipes passed down from generation to generation, and the region has taken notice, allowing them to grow to three trucks and putting them in the planning stages of opening up their own brick and mortar […]

How Two Brothers from Peru are Building a Name For Themselves…and Their Pan Con Chicharron

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