Man Quits Job to Open Dream Business in Ceramics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nathan Klein always knew he wanted to have his own ceramics business, but just in the past month decided to quit his full-time job to pursue his dream.


What You Need To Know

  • 170,000 Ohioans started their own business in 2020
  • Nathan Klein quit his full-time marketing job to pursue his dream job of opening his ceramics business
  • Klein studied ceramics at the Ohio State University and even traveled to China to learn the craft
  • Now, Klein creates his pieces full-time from his basement studio

​​Klein has always loved ceramics, he even studied it in college at

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TREC/Chamber of Commerce offers community and business support | Free September E-Edition Access

The Teton Regional Economic Coalition and Chamber of Commerce are beefing up programming in support of local businesses and the community.

In addition to virtually reviving our monthly mixers and business education sessions in March, we’ve re-opened the Teton Geo Center with a new photography and glass exhibit, “Find Your Light.”

Event Funding:

TREC manages the Idaho Travel and Tourism Grant, which brings more than $140,000 into the valley to support local and regional events. The grant helps fund everything from the Dutch Oven Cook-off in Tetonia to Music on Main in Victor, ensuring that our valley remains vibrant, active,

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Black History Month: EbO’s LLC

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – EbO’s is a black-owned business in the heart of the city. It’s owned and operated by husband and wife team Stephfon Williams and Ebony Jefferson-Williams.

Husband and wife team working in the kitchen together

A dining experience at EbO’s puts black culture front and center for all customers to enjoy.

“We have fried fish, fried chicken, shrimp, we have greens, mac, and cheese special on Wednesdays and Fridays,” Jefferson-Williams said. “And we’re going to be adding desserts like peach cobbler, 7-Up pound cake.”

Jefferson-Williams, a Fairmont native, said she wants to share her black heritage with her

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How Black-Owned Businesses Are Breaking Down Barriers in Peoria

Joshua Gunn, president and CEO of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and CEO Council, says it is important to focus on helping not just individual businesses, but making collective changes.

 

“I think what’s lacking and what we’re working on at the Chamber, is creating connectivity for those businesses,” Gunn said. “Not only amongst each other, but connectivity to the wealth of resources that exist in Peoria for capital funding, advocacy, marketing, promotion, exposure, and helping to create a more robust ecosystem for Black businesses is one of our priorities.”

 

Gunn says ensuring Black businesses have a seat at the

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Newport chosen as only Welsh site for BITC campaign

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, small businesses are facing huge challenges to continue to survive.

To help them, Business in the Community is running a series of free small business support programmes in three locations across the UK, with Newport chosen as the only site in Wales.

BITC was set up nearly 40 years ago by the Prince of Wales. Hundreds of businesses of all sizes are now members, all connected by the conviction their success is linked to society’s prosperity.

Key issues facing small businesses during the pandemic include a drop in sales, cash flow issues, staff

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Young Black entrepreneur opens Quan Rags clothing business in central Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Colorful headbands, bonnets and durags fill the wall at Quan Rags in central Fresno.

Nyquan Washington, 21, is the owner of this new store at Webber and Clinton Avenues.

“It’s grind and dedication. The only difference between me and anybody else is that I didn’t quit,” said Washington.

For two years, he’s been working on his business after he saw a shortage of functional and fashionable accessories.

“These are the types of products we actually need to keep our hair healthy, putting it in protective styles making sure they can retain moisture, so it’s not breaking

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