AMIBA has spent the past year refining a project model and lining up professional partners to help communities fill crucial needs or prevent the loss of keystone businesses. These can include grocery stores, newspapers, cafes, internet providers and more.
We’re now ready to start working directly with people interested in exploring the community-owned business model to help them achieve their vision! We’re simultaneously pursuing funding to launch a full-service Center for Community Ownership to broaden business ownership and root it in communities. Learn more.
Independents Week celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and freedom our local businesses embody and provides a platform to help you generate positive attention for local entrepreneurs in the media, local government, and public alike. Many local groups have used the campaign as a debut initiative!
AMIBA makes it easy for you to seize the opportunity with a huge library of local activity examples, “how-tos” and free templates for posters, graphics and more. Start here!
Don’t let your employees get caught in a bad situation without preparation! See this new addition to AMIBA’s collection of Business Against Bigotry resources to make sure you’re prepared to defuse potentially volatile confrontations. Essential reading for storefront businesses, but broadly applicable.
AMIBA makes it easy for you to seize the opportunity with a huge library of local activity examples, “how-tos” and free templates for posters, graphics and more.
AMIBA AFFILIATE NEWS
The Black Women in Business forum is part of an ongoing Arkansas Women in Business event series to explore challenges, opportunities and ways to increase the number of black women entrepreneurs.
Local First Milwaukee hosted When Women Lead MKE, a sold-out event networking participants toward making the city a better place to live and work.
Local First (SW Colorado) used their weekly show local-first on KDUR Community Radio to get city council candidates on the record about issues of concern for local businesses leading up to a spring election. They also held a meet-and-greet for their members to engage directly with the candidates.
AMIBA is hiring an Operations, Outreach and Website Manager at our Bozeman, MT headquarters, starting in April.