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. 


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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.

ICA Fund Good Jobs

ICA Fund Good Jobs is a fully integrated advising and investing model exclusively dedicated to the creation of good jobs and economic freedom in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since its founding, more than 20 years ago, ICA Fund Good Jobs has addressed the reality that achieving scale can be difficult for businesses lead by people of color and women because of initial under-capitalization, lack of access to high caliber advisors, working capital, and lack of internal capacity that allows the founder to focus on a growth strategy that cultivates and sustains good job creation.

Northern California Small Business Development Center Network

The Northern California Small Business Development Center Network is one of five regions providing small business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools and guidance needed to become successful in today's challenging economic climate. Direct and personalized technical assistance is provided to small business owners through professional consulting, supplemented by low-cost or free seminars and conferences. These services are delivered throughout Northern California via an extensive network of eighteen Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs).

San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center

The San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network provides “No Cost" support to entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to start and/or grow through our four locations in Carlsbad (North San Diego), National City (South San Diego), University of San Diego (Innovation Center) and El Centro (Imperial Valley). The SBDC's top priority is to empower small business creation and growth to achieve job creation and retention, capital investments, and dynamic innovation that improves the quality of life in San Diego and Imperial Counties.