Sheryl Sandberg: How Facebook can help small businesses weather the pandemic

September 10 | By Sarah Jester
Facebook and other large businesses have an important role to play in helping small businesses not just survive the pandemic but thrive. ** For mother and daughter Lisa Dunnigan and Tosha Wright, two things run in the family: an entrepreneurial streak and a passion for teaching.Five years ago, the former educators from Lithia Springs, Georgia, combined their enthusiasm to start The Wright Stuff Chics, an online apparel store selling graphic tees and gifts for teachers.
 

Posts, Graphics, & Videos: The Ins & Outs of Social Media Marketing

August 27 | By Sarah Jester
In an increasingly virtual world, social media marketing is one of the most powerful tools entrepreneurs have at their fingertips. When thinking about your digital strategy, it doesn’t matter how good your product or service is if you can’t actually connect with your target audience! Marketing to customers online is everything, especially when a sizable chunk of the nation is still shopping from home. Here are some tips and tricks from the NGLCC Digital Media Department to get you started on your social media marketing strategy - or to help you polish up your existing digital landscape. Branding
 

National Black Business Month 2021: Identity and Intersectionality

August 25 | By Elaine Godwin
This August, NGLCC joins the nation in celebrating National Black Business Month! Now more than ever, it is important to shine a light on the significant, positive impact that Black-owned businesses have on our country and economy.
 

Webinar: Navigating the Legal & Healthcare Systems While Transitioning

August 25 | By Elaine Godwin
On Wednesday, August 11th, the NGLCC Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Task Force (TGNCTF) joined with Certified LGBTBE® Punch Card Films in a webinar on “Navigating the Legal & Healthcare Systems While Transitioning.” Sabrina Kent, Senior Vice President at NGLCC, welcomed the audience for the exciting event, and introduced moderator Ashley Brundage (she/her), founder and President of Empowering Differences and co-chair of the TGNCTF Community Outre
 

What to Expect at the 2021 NGLCC Back to Business (B2B) Summit

July 28 | By Sarah Jester
With the announcement of the 2021 Back to Business (B2B) Summit, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is both excited and proud to join the ranks of companies and organizations returning to small scale in-person events this year as more people receive their vaccinations. Taking place at the Diplomat Hollywood Resort in Hollywood, Florida this November, the B2B Summit will be comprised of three days of networking, education, and celebration of the accomplishments of the LGBT business community and allies.
 

The Natural Entrepreneur

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.
 

International Non-Binary People’s Day 2021: Ways You Can Be an Effective Ally

July 13 | By Elaine Godwin
NGLCC will celebrate International Non-Binary People’s Day 2021 on Wednesday, July 14th and the beautiful, diverse community it aims to highlight! As raising awareness is an essential part of any holiday meant to recognize a particular group, education and support are the central ways that allies can effectively join the celebration. NGLCC invites its LGBTQ+ members and our allies to rally together in mutual defense of all non-binary folk and the validity of their gender experience.
 

Crossroads and Conversation: Special Pride Edition with Chely Wright

July 2 | By Elaine Godwin
(Content Warning: mentions of suicide, religious trauma) Last month, for a special Pride edition of the Crossroads and Conversation series, NGLCC hosted Chely Wright (she/her/hers), country singer and activist, in an afternoon of discussion reflecting on Pride and more. This event highlighted the queer experience in a celebration of pride and the LGBTQIA+ community. Justin Nelson (he/him/his), co-founder and president of NGLCC, kicked the event off by expressing his excitement for the conversation and overall thrilling opportunity.

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