Inclusive Business

Inclusive Business

How can we work to build business standards that promote an inclusive economy? Hear from Lisa Fu (California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative), Lyzzeth Mendoza (Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice) and Jocelyn Cuesta (Small Business Majority) as they talk us through the ways they have considered inclusive approaches to business which uplift the people-centered industries in their communities.

How is it applied in Solidarity Economics?


Where a traditional economic approach may favor big businesses and corporations as a means for greatest profit or “progress,” a solidarity economics approach also recognizes that healthy economies are diverse and dynamic. They include business drivers like industry and trade, but they also nurture the small businesses and services on which community members depend, including street vendors.



Venturize is a free online resource hub for small business owners like you who need help accessing tools and resources to grow their businesses. Managed by Small Business Majority, Venturize offers unbiased education and resources about small business loans, retirement and healthcare to empower entrepreneurs to make the best financial decisions for their business. We also help small businesses get connected to trusted local providers that can help their enterprises grow.

This guide provide step by step processes for getting a food vending business off the ground in California. The state also offers small business Technical Assistance centers are available throughout the State of California to provide you with direct one-on-one support at no cost to you at


Supported by the Northern California Small Business Development Centers, the Inclusivity Project (IP) serves primarily black and/or African American businesses. The Inclusivity Project is open to all business types and stages. We offer free business development classes and exclusive events to help members realize their business potential.

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