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

Merchant Solutions Group

New York, New York

Merchant Solutions Group provides financing options to business owners when banks are unwilling or unable to help. Many business owners are scared of cash advances, and much of what they believe is not the way that our business works. With the state of the economy now, it is incredibly difficult for small-to-mid-sized businesses without perfect… Read the full article.

Pooghe Clothing Company of America

Campbellsport, Wisconsin

Setting the pace for innovation, in 2008 Navy Veteran and Pooghe founder Steve Monte saw a need for a true American Made clothing label with undeniable comfort that fitted a person’s body better than what was available in the market.



In 2008, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Zvika Ashkenazi launched MobileAppLoader, the first do-it-yourself online App Builder for small businesses.

Stride, Inc.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Stride is an office products distributor. For the 30+ years of operation, our mission has been the employment of a special workforce, the developmentally disabled.

Little Green Beans, LLC.

Austin, Texas

Little Green Beans is a children’s re-sale store on a mission to be fully integrated into the Austin community both supporting local families with young children and recycling.