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Category: Behind the Small Biz

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Behind the Small Biz: Signature Contingent Management

August is Black Business Month and we’d like to introduce you to our member Calvin McCoy with Signature Contingent Management. To learn more, visit http://contingentmanagement.com. What inspired you to begin your business? I have been in staffing for over 20 years. When I was 17 years old, I was working for Travelers Insurance as a...

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Behind the Small Biz: ACR Speaking Dimensions INC

August is Black Business Month and we’d like to introduce you to our member Andrea Davidson, ACR Speaking Dimensions Inc. To learn more, visit https://acrspeakingdimensions.com. What inspired you to begin your business? In graduate school, I knew that I wanted to own my own speech-language practice one day in the future so that I could...

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Behind the Small Biz: FlossinFit Studio

August is Black Business Month and we’d like to introduce you to our member Mashanta Harrison with FlossinFit Studio. To learn more, visit https://www.flossinfit.com. What inspired you to begin your business? My husband and my passion to help women live healthier lives has inspired me to start my business. Who was your first client? My...

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Behind the Small Biz: Westbridge Solutions

August is Black Business Month and we’d like to introduce you to our member, Westbridge Solutions CEO Berthine Crèvecoeur West. To learn more about this business, visit https://westgrouptraining.com/. What inspired you to begin your business? I was inspired to start my business because I saw the need for connecting people to solutions, resources and processes....

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Behind the Small Biz: Mick Raven’s Magic & Mayhem

Read a Q&A with Stephen Phillips of Mick Raven’s Magic & Mayhem. To learn more visit https://magicandmayhem.net. What inspired you to begin your business? I needed to find a way to supplement my income from my regular job as a stagehand. There are unfortunately slow periods during the year where I don’t get many hours...

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Behind the Small Biz: Foster & Witmer Insurance Agency

Read our Q&A with Foster & Witmer Insurance Agency’s Cappi Arneson. To learn more, visit https://fosterwitmer.com. What inspired you to begin your business? I am the second generation owner of Foster & Witmer, Inc. My Dad started Foster & Witmer in 1976 to help people who have had trouble with their auto insurance and/or driver’s...

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Behind the Small Biz: Straight Shot Marketing Podcast

Check out this Q&A with Straight Shot Marketing Podcast’s Jennifer Arnett. For more information, click HERE. What inspired you to begin your business? Straight Shot is a podcast where we discuss how marketing impacts everyday life. Marketing is everywhere. It surrounds your life – from what you eat to what you wear and where you...

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Behind the Small Biz: Reformation Productions

Read the Q&A with Keith Artnett. To learn more about Reformation Productions, visit www.reformationproductions.com. What inspired you to begin your business? B. Zachary Bennett, the principal behind Reformation Productions, was working as an executive at an agency in Knoxville, TN when a local business called into his office. Having spent 20+ years of his career...

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Behind the Small Biz: Because One Matters

August is Black Business Month and we’d like to introduce you to our member Andrea Barclay of Because One Matters. What inspired you to begin your business? After enduring the unbearable pain of losing my baby girl to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), I felt lost and hopeless. I questioned how the newfound joy of...

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Behind the Small Biz: Ecom Degree University

Read the Q&A with William Rivera and learn more about Ecom Degree University. To contact Ecom Degree University, visit https://ecomdegreeuniversity.com. What inspired you to begin your business? Three years ago I realized college was not for me and took the risk of dropping out and diving head first into online business, such as drop shipping...

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