Join the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and Small Business Majority to learn how one idea can start creating the pieces to entrepreneurship.
Carolina del Norte Small Business Owner Highlight
A love for pounding out rhythms and grooves with his own two hands became an unlikely success story for Kevin Brown, owner of Rhythm House Drums.
The Matthews, NC based small business was a labor of love for Brown, who claims it wasn’t his initial goal to set off and start his own business.
“I was just playing and building drums as a hobby,” Brown said. “I soon realized that what I was doing was very unique and others were interested in these drums.”
Carolina del Norte Events
Join the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and Small Business Majority to learn the simple steps needed to start your business. Need help with how to develop your idea?
Join the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and Small Business Majority to learn how to create a business plan using 8-simple steps. This webinar will teach you how to create your business plan and learn about Corporation Types for your business.
In honor of National Women’s Small Business Month, join Small Business Majority and Women’s Economic Ventures for an insightful virtual event.
Carolina del Norte Research
Small businesses in North Carolina are still struggling to hire and retain a ready workforce, persistent challenges in the wake of the pandemic.
While small businesses employ nearly half (46.4%) of the private workforce in the United States, many are struggling to hire and retain a ready workforce. One viable solution to their persistent workforce challenges is the passing of Clean Slate policies, which seal and expunge certain criminal records and allow justice-impacted individuals to seek employment opportunities and entrepreneurship. Individual state analyses of small business responses in Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas found widespread support for Clean Slate policies at the state and federal level.
Small Business Majority released a national scientific opinion poll—including oversamples in five states—that found small business owners oppose denying services to LGBT customers based on religious beliefs, rights to free speech or freedom of artistic expression. Further, the poll showed that a majority of small businesses support enacting federal and state laws to protect LGBT individuals from discrimination in places of public accommodation. Small business owners feel that nondiscrimination policies are good for their state’s business climate and their own business’s bottom line.