Being in business sets people apart from most ordinary people and the Small Business Community is dedicated to helping others understand that running a business is an obtainable goal and that everyone should try their best at living their dreams.
The Small Business Community recognizes and awards business owners because they often do not receive the recognition they deserve. Business owners are role models for everyone whether they know it or not. Small Business Community 2018 Best of Business Award winners are a valuable asset to their community and exemplify what makes small businesses great.
When Belinda and her brother, Jonathan, were toddlers, my husband, Oz, and I took them to an Easter egg hunt. The kids were dolled up in their Sunday best and each had a nice new Easter basket. When the signal was sounded they took off and each got some colorful eggs. Belinda had retrieved the most and we were quite impressed. Suddenly she noticed a tiny girl in a frilly dress and bonnet with an empty basket and forlorn expression. Belinda immediately went over to her and put several of her eggs in the little girl’s basket prompting smiles all around. We were blown away by this spontaneous, heartfelt gesture of generosity, but it would characterize Belinda’s life throughout its course. When she would go to the Seven-Eleven in Koreatown, a block from her LA apartment, she would often buy sandwiches for the homeless guys who hung out there and sometimes gave them money, even though she was often nearly broke herself.
The purpose of the foundation is to support causes that were important to Belinda and charities she supported in one way or another. She had a passion for helping people with disabilities, as she herself suffered from severe chronic asthma and crushing migraines, and she had helped care for a hemiplegic grandmother and other family members with disabilities. She loved babysitting as a teenager and adored children. At one time she talked about forming a charity to help elderly people and children in hospitals. She had a passion for the arts and the environment.
In going through Belinda’s things after she passed away, I came across a plastic file containing folders bearing labels with the names of numerous charities. I wept to think of how much Belinda cared about others. It was then I decided to put my grief into action and set up The Belinda Bach Memorial Foundation to make contributions to charitable causes that Belinda supported. In this way, we hope to keep her memory alive. Through the Foundation, contributions are made in her memory to charities she cared about!
The Small Business Community Association is dedicated to collecting and organizing information, training, and services that are vital to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone else that needs help running a business, operating a business, or wants to know how to start a business.
The mission of the Small Business Community is to promote a vibrant and growing small business community, support education that will preserve and extend the future of small business and use our gifts within the small business community to serve others for the betterment of our world.
The Small Business Community vision is to enthusiastically advance small businesses in three key areas:
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