DC camera company finds funding to keep the lights on during the pandemic

Freelance cameraman, cinematographer and Emmy award winner Erich Roland first learned his craft by his father’s side. For many years, he worked freelance until July of 2004, when he decided to expand his passion into a small business. He used his own personal inventory, which includes premier motion picture and photography equipment, to rent audio and visual equipment to customers, and DC-Camera was born. 


Quintin Reed

As Small Business Majority’s Government Affairs Assistant, Quintin assists with policy and government affairs efforts in Washington D.C. and the Mid-Atlantic region. He has worked within multiple levels of government ranging from the Connecticut Secretary of State’s Office, to the U.S. House of Representatives, to the Library of Congress’ Congressional Research Service. Quintin received his Master’s in Professional Studies from the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University.


Recent grad brings virtual reality to senior living communities during quarantine orders

The pandemic has been an isolating time for everyone, but especially for seniors. Fortunately, D.C. entrepreneur Carleigh Berryman had already started testing a solution to engage seniors socially and mentally when the pandemic led to the shutdown of nursing homes and retirement communities across the country.


DC game store owner pivots business during puzzling time

Labyrinth Games and Puzzles is a family-friendly, community-focused store featuring a wide selection of non-electronic, specialty games, puzzles, and mazes in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, D.C. While the store is loved by children and legislative staffers alike, Kathleen Donahue faced an impossible situation just like everyone else when the COVID-19 crisis began, and she was forced to quickly pivot her business to keep it alive. 


Awesta Sarkash

Awesta Sarkash directs Small Business Majority’s policy and government affairs efforts in our nation's capital and the Mid-Atlantic region.


Washington, D.C.

California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity

The California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO) is a statewide association comprised of over 160 lenders, training programs, job creators, agencies and individuals dedicated to furthering Micro Enterprise development in California. CAMEO’s mission is to grow a healthy, vibrant, thriving environment for all entrepreneurs and start-up businesses.

Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce

The Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce (OAACC) was established in 2003. It is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, represent and support the interests of the business community in Oakland. It does so by creating a favorable business environment; supporting the development of business; and by promoting Oakland as a global business hub.

Winchester Business Association

The Winchester Business Association is here to make the Winchester area a thriving and prosperous business community by increasing and accommodating visitors to the area. We educate the community of the variety of products and services available within the district by working cooperatively amongst the businesses, residents and city officials, and providing open channels of communication and networking opportunities.