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Sep 13, 2023

Our conversation today is part of an ongoing partnership with the US Small Business Administration highlighting small businesses as well as offering advice and resources to small businesses.

My co-host today was Carl Knoblock, Virginia District Director for the SBA. Joining Carl was Ti'Juana & Lawrence Gholson, owners of FamMat (Family Matters) Services based in Williamsburg. The couple was recently recognized during the 70th Anniversary celebration of the Small Business Administration.

Ti'Juana & Lawrence told us how FamMat Services started and talked about the other businesses and community organizations that they're involved in. FamMat Services provides innovative supports, resources, and quality community services for people with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities, and mental health issues to prevent and/or eliminate institutionalization. We learned why community is a priority for them both and they each gave advice for other business owners that included building your winning team, and focusing on your mental health.

Learn more about the services they provide on their website: 

Carl encouraged small business owners to nominate themselves or a business they admire for the National Small Business Week Awards. The 2024 deadline for submission is December 7, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. ET. National award winners will be announced during National Small Business Week, April 28 – May 4, 2024.