Grovara, the easy global wholesale experience, announces that co-founders Abu Kamara and Peter Groverman, Esq., were recently named to the National Small Business Association’s (NSBA) Small Business Technology Council (SBTC). NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business non-partisan advocacy organization. Kamara and Groverman, recognized leaders in the startup community, join the SBTC alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they promote the interests of America’s high-tech, innovative small companies to policymakers in Washington, D.C.
Kamara, Grovara’s CEO, is a thought leader in global business strategy and development. He is highly skilled at opening and growing new markets, having launched brands in over 70 countries. Prior to co-founding Grovara, Kamara launched an e-commerce startup for discounted products, and later co-founded a business development group to establish export markets for consumer products. Kamara is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in International Economics.
“Our company is transforming global commerce by empowering American consumer brands to go global with our easy-to-use wholesale marketplace. Most of our brand partners start out as small businesses running on passion, sweat, and a great idea or product. We understand the importance of being involved and active when it comes to laws and regulations, especially when dealing with global business and exporting,” says Kamara. “Joining SBTC will enable us to leverage our expertise and take our collective message to the people that need to hear it most: Congress, to enact change.”
Groverman, Grovara’s Chief Innovation Officer, is an entrepreneur and lawyer with a track record of high-impact leadership in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. He previously founded internet advertising startup Tapinko and nonprofit global relief organization The RELIEF Foundation. Groverman is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he studied Business and Marketing and earned his J.D. at Villanova University.
Groverman participated in his first SBTC meeting last week.
“Having a chance to collaborate with 100 other like-minded futurists is beyond rewarding. It’s arguably my new favorite part of the job,” says Groverman, who is now working on establishing a sub-committee to help small businesses correct their COVID-impacted, heavily disrupted supply chains.
Kamara and Groverman joined the SBTC as part of its efforts to tackle the many critical issues facing small technology companies, including tax reform, regulatory restraint, access to new markets, health care costs, and how the Affordable Care Act will impact small business. The SBTC is also involved in educational activities that include conferences and seminars on government procurement and other educational activities for small business, government officials, and officials of large companies.
“I am proud to have Abu Kamara and Peter Groverman as part of our SBTC,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “They came to us highly recommended, and I look forward to our coordinated efforts for years to come.”