These businesses make a difference in their communities, the economy, philanthropy and innovation. What's your business story?

Expedition Broker

Haines, Alaska

Expedition Broker is Alaska’s premier adventure travel agency, specializing in heli-skiing, river expeditions, fly fishing & charter yachts. We are located in Haines, Alaska at the northern end of the Inside Passage. Our remote location in a small town (Pop: 2200) in rural Alaska provides its share of challenges for business development. In fact, acquiring… Read the full article.

Shield Funding

New York, New York

Shield Funding is a proud leader and contributor to the small business community. With an extremely high percentage of its business loan applications approved Shield Funding positively impacts the success of many small businesses as well as the overall economy. For almost a decade Shield Funding has been in the lead on funding the nation’s… Read the full article.

Izze Solutions


My business was totally unexpected and was a result of a spontaneous idea. I used to work at a law firm and at that time my boss was in a tight financial position. She was having difficulties in one of her departments which was over-staffed and still very unorganized. During a random talk, she told… Read the full article.

The RTA Store

Fishkill, New York

The RTA Store is famous online store to shop kitchen cabinets. We sell ready to assemble and pre assemble kitchen cabinets. The RTA Store established in 2007 in Fishkill, New York. We are specialized in making white kitchen cabinets and shaker kitchen cabinets. These kitchen cabinets are available in modern and stylish designs and available… Read the full article.

Business Money Today


I use to run a business incubator as part of my city’s economic development initiative. One of the hardest aspects we had at the incubator was helping companies get the money (business loans) they needed to start, grow and succeed. Most business owners – especially new ones – think that their bank is their only… Read the full article.