July 28 | By Sarah Jester
Pride shines brightly through queer-owned businesses. Pride in the company itself, pride in the entrepreneur’s journey, and pride in queer identity. Through this pride, it becomes clear that LGBTQ+ individuals are natural entrepreneurs. Even prior to embarking on their entrepreneurial journeys, queer folks of all identities have faced obstacles and adversity at levels that heterosexual business owners may never experience.
July 27 | By Elaine Godwin
June 23 | By Elaine Godwin
On Friday, June 11th, NGLCC presented another installment of Sip & Pitch, where LGBT business owners can present their ideas and receive helpful feedback. Sip & Pitch programs are split into two rounds of presentations, with a short intermission in between.
June 2 | By Sarah Jester
By Sarah Jester | Digital Media Manager, NGLCC(they/them/theirs) It’s here - the month that many of us spend the rest of the year awaiting. Consumers everywhere are now regularly inundated with flags and T-shirts adorned with rainbows and cheeky celebratory phrases. As COVID-19 restrictions continue to be reduced, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Whitney Houston will blare from restaurants and bars as eager diners line up outside to be admitted. To many outsiders, Pride may seem like just a party. But the month of June represents so much more to our community.
May 13 | By Sarah Jester
NGLCC Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® suppliers can be found at the top of their fields in nearly every industry in the country, and food is no exception. From coffee shops to ice cream parlors to burger joints, LGBT business owners are providing tasty bites to their communities. But what about the mouthwatering sauce that tops the burger? That’s where Bon Appetit Y’all by Carlton comes in!
May 13 | By Sarah Jester
For many of us, the pandemic has provided an opportunity to reflect and reprioritize aspects of our lives. Some individuals have built up the strength to undertake new initiatives and business prospects - and Kristy Ramsey, founder of Certified LGBTBE® Content Maven Media, is no exception. “Being a one-woman show, I am most proud of having the courage to even start my own business, and during a pandemic no less!” Ramsey said.
March 22 | By Sarah Jester
March 17 | By Sarah Jester
Managing and protecting your business’ finances can be tricky. Doing so during COVID-19 can become even more complicated.
February 19 | By Sarah Jester
Video content: it’s everywhere. Most of us rarely go a day without watching at least a few videos, whether it’s a corporate commercial, a short film, or a few seconds of a brightly colored ad. But who are the masterminds behind these clips? Ed Hellman and Katie Staab of Certified LGBTBE® PUNCH CARD Films are leading the way in innovative video production.
December 18 | By Sarah Jester