Octaiviea Renee, former Board Secretary, is the first program graduate to serve as President.
Our mission is to increase access and reduce barriers to small business ownership, and we know that racism and systemic bias presents a significant barrier for Black business owners and other people of color.
Ventures and the Small Business Administration have been close partners for many years. We are...
Ventures is responding to the coronavirus crisis by celebrating our 25th anniversary with a virtual pitch competition featuring local entrepreneurs and small business advocates, with more than $10,000 in cash prizes and other prizes.
Celebrate our 25th anniversary with a virtual watch party and recipes from a Ventures business owner.
Why our Microenterprise Home Kitchens proposal "died" in the state legislature this year.
Curious about Ventures first-ever policy proposal? Our "tamale bill" would legalize home cooking and create a place in the formal economy for our early-stage food entrepreneurs.
How has our advocacy increased access and reduced barriers for Ventures entrepreneurs? Where have we fallen short? What are other ways that we can make a positive impact in our community?
We have spent the last year listening to the needs of Ventures entrepreneurs. Based on your input, our team is laser-focused on four ways to help our business owners during the 2019 legislative session.
It has been a year of new programs, awards and a lot of other exciting...