The Season of Love at Ventures
Beto Yarce

February 12, 2016


From the Desk of the Director

This season of love brings me joy, as I reflect on all of those who have helped to make Ventures the wonderful and successful organization that it is today.

To help our clients accomplish their goals and the work that we do requires a lot of determination and passion. Our clients are our priority. We aren’t just working with individuals hoping to establish a new business venture; we are working with dreams. Dreams to do more. Our clients have dreams to become an integral part of the local economy and to give back to the community.

I know exactly what our clients are experiencing going through our program. Thirteen years ago, I was in their shoes when I established my own business. I quickly learned it takes more than a business plan, a marketing outline, and a little capital.  It takes a village.

From helping with a specific goal, or standing on the sidelines cheering, the support from friends, family, and advocates is what makes a great idea and plan truly blossom.

Thank you to everyone, past and present, who has worked with Ventures to help us achieve our dream of making our communities better. It is your love, support, and tremendous hard work that has made us achieve more and be able to give more to our clients.

Finally, thank you to all my family, friends, and colleagues, who have empowered me and our team to continue to give everything we have and to never give up, when faced with challenges. It is because of your love that we are able to continue to educate, inspire, and empower our communities to achieve success and in turn, give back.

My family has helped me accomplish my dreams. I am honored by the opportunity to be a part of a team and support of a great board that are helping others achieve their dreams.


Beto Yarce

Executive Director