Our Mission

Mission Statement

Ventures empowers individuals with limited resources and unlimited potential to improve their lives through small business ownership.

Core Values

Community – We work with a spirit of teamwork and collaboration, while always supporting clients with compassion.
Client-Success – We let clients’ needs govern our decisions and interactions, with the ultimate goal of clients’ business development.
Empowerment – We trust each other’s expertise and leadership abilities, while providing clients with the tools they need to achieve their own success.
Integrity – We operate sustainably and responsibly, while promoting ethically strong small business development.
Diversity – We respect each other’s different backgrounds, strengths, and work styles, while adapting programs to serve a diversity of business types and cultural backgrounds.
Innovation -We appreciate and welcome new ideas, while encouraging clients to think outside the box.

Ten Year Vision

Ventures is a national leader in microenterprise development, offering effective programming, sustainable operations, and innovative growth strategies to create an always-increasing impact on our community. Because of Ventures, all individuals who seek to succeed as small business owners have access to the tools and resources they need to enable them to increase their incomes and achieve financial stability.

Non-Partisan Statement 

Ventures is a nonpartisan nonprofit that empowers individuals with limited resources and unlimited potential improve their lives through small business ownership. We are a registered 501(c)3 organization of the U.S. Tax Code.  

Our Core Values of Integrity, Diversity, and Client Success ensures that any statements and/or actions that are political in nature will be for the purpose of advocating for our clients and small business development, and will not disrupt our sustainable, ethical and responsible operations.  

In all of our work, we strive to educate and enlarge the audience of people who care about small business owners and micro-development. Ventures will advocate on behalf of low-income individuals, entrepreneurs, and small business owners so that everyone has fair access to the resources they need to succeed in self-employment. We aim to empower underserved and marginalized communities and to ensure that American policies, regulations, and laws are conducive to small business success.  

We do not support or oppose candidates for public office in any election, nor do we take a stand for or against a political party. We believe that civic engagement is crucial to the infrastructure of our government and consequently encourage staff and board to participate in the political process as informed citizens.