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.
We are calling this our “food justice” campaign because we know that food entrepreneurs with limited resources face an uphill battle because of a lack of access to capital and other barriers.
"There are many reasons to intern at Ventures, but perhaps none is more worthwhile than being a part of something that remains firm to what it stands for."
It has been a year of new programs, awards and a lot of other exciting...
Since last October, we’ve held community meetings, lobbied government officials, and worked with our entrepreneurs to advocate for a more equitable society.
Ventures believes small business ownership can change lives. Now, more than ever, small business owners need access...