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Fit Small Business

New York, New York

Fit Small Business was founded in June of 2013 with the goal of helping individuals start and run successful small businesses. While there are a lot of sites focused on helping small businesses, our experience from starting our own businesses is that there is not one comprehensive source which walks you through the process step… 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.

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.

Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro

Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Our business is situated in the heart of Coudersport’s downtown. We have a major impact on our local economy. We only employ 5 people, but in a town of about 2,400 people that’s a lot.