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.
Independent Arbitrator, Mediator and Law Professor for 44 years. Craig Beles has arbitrated, mediated or advocated over 400 complex disputes involving international contracts, IP, licensing, antitrust, telecommunications, construction, transportation, securities, PI, insurance, and employment. In 2010, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and taught International Dispute Resolution in Prague and Brno, CZ. In 2013, the U.S. State Department named him to a 6-year term as a Fulbright Specialist in International Peace & Conflict Resolution. During the summer of 2015, he assisted the Republic of Mauritius in "fostering a culture of alternative dispute resolution." Mr. Beles serves on the roster of arbitrators for the AAA, ICDR, WIPO, ICC, FINRA, MARC and Resolute Systems. He also serves as a Washington State Bar Association Disciplinary Hearing & Settlement Officer, a King County MAR arbitrator and U. S. District Court mediator & arbitrator.
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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