The agenda for Virginia’s entrepreneurs

Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving andinclusive economy in Virginia. Virginia’s nearly 750,000 small businesses employ 1.5 million people, which amounts to nearly half of the private workforce, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Small business owner takes workforce shortages into her own hands

Although Shirley Modlin plans on giving her manufacturing business, located in Powhatan, Virginia, over to her son in the next two years, she is nowhere near retirement. In fact, she is handing over her current business so she can start a new one and open a vocational center in the rural area of her town. 


Small Business Majority Supports Paid Leave Bill in Virginia

Today, Government Affairs Director Awesta Sarkash, submitted a letter of support to the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee during the 2022 Virginia General Assembly in support of SB 1, which would create a paid family and medical program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of accessing paid family and medical leave. Now more than ever, there is a need for a modernized and robust benefits infrastructure, which would greatly benefit small business owners and their employees.


Small Business Majority Supports Prescription Drug Affordability Bill in Virginia

Today, Awesta Sarkash, Government Affairs Director, submitted a letter in support of SB 376 which would create a prescription drug affordability review board in Virginia. The review board would protect state residents, state and local governments, commercial health plans, health care providers, pharmacies licensed in the Commonwealth, and other stakeholders within the health care system from the high costs of prescription drug products. 


The Agenda for Virginia's Entrepreneurs: 2022 Regular Session

Small Business Majority has released its comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in Virginia during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s critical that state lawmakers enact policies to support and empower these entrepreneurs by guaranteeing that they have access to capital to sustain their businesses, affordable and quality healthcare and the tools and benefits they need to grow now and in the future.


Northern Virginia (NOVA) Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce

NOVAHCC is a privately funded organization of trailblazers, partner sponsors, luminaries entrepreneurs, investors, community and philanthropic leaders who provide advise and support to enhance B2B and B2G opportunities, thru procurement, business matchmaking and networking for our members and partners alike.  
We are an international business solution center which welcomes people of all nationalities, ethnic backgrounds and gender.

Sandra Leibowitz

Sandra Leibowitz is the owner of Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC (SDC), an award-winning and prolific – yet small – green building consulting firm operating from Richmond, V.A. and Washington, D.C. She draws from nearly 30 years of advanced experience with hundreds of sustainable design projects and leads the SDC team in providing expert technical and process management services to institutions, building owners, design, construction, and property management professionals.


Tierra Henderson

Tierra Henderson opened her settlement company, iFinancial by Tierra, LLC, in 2016, where she serves as a duly commissioned notary and licensed signing agent in Maryland and Virginia. Before Tierra launched iFinancial by Tierra, LLC, she serviced hospital cafeterias in her area for over a decade but eventually felt that her career had run its course. Though she was hesitant about launching her own business, she persevered and sought guidance from a business organization by the name of RVA Works. 


Shirley Mae Modlin

Shirley and her husband David started 3D Design together as a family business and enjoy a 25-acre horse farm in Powhatan, V.A. Residing in Central Virginia, 3D has engineering and manufacturing capabilities with 40-plus years of experience in the industry. Shirley and David are committed to building productive relationships with customers.


Cassandra Freeman

Cassandra Freeman is known as the “#1 Dream Builder” and a “modern day Renaissance woman.” As a wife, mother of four boys and founder of Thoughtful Inspirations, she is driven to help other women leaders achieve their dreams by sharing the lessons she learned on her way to success as an entrepreneurial mother and doctoral student.