Small Business


The Small Business Initiative welcomes new leadership for 2017. The group will now be under the guidance of Barbara Wichmann, CEO and founder of ARTÉMIA Communications, Inc., a global, full-service strategic communications and digital marketing agency headquartered in San Francisco.

Barbara is an industry-leading communications expert, and an alumnus of the AT&T Growth Acceleration Program at JFK University (2016), CVS Health Executive Training, Tuck (Dartmouth) and UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Executive MBE Programs. Additionally, she holds a BA (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and an MA (USA). She was named a 2014 WBENC “Star” and currently serves as the Astra Chair for the Northern California region. She is an advocate for small business and a contributing columnist on sustainability for MBE Magazine.


About QuEST Forum’s Small Business Initiative:

Whether you are a micro (under $10MM in revenue) or small to mid size (under $100MM in revenue) business, or you utilize small businesses in your supply chain, we invite you to participate with our Small Business Subgroup.

We generally meet the third Friday of each month at 11 am CST for approximately 60 minutes to discuss various topics with the goal of providing solutions for issues that small businesses face.

We share best practices, encourage small businesses to share their stories and investigate ways for small businesses to collaborate together to offer full scale solutions to their customers. Download step-by-step instructions on how to join the Small Business Subgroup. Once you have joined, we will send you an invitation to join our calls.


The mission of QuEST Forum’s Small Business initiative is:

To collaboratively develop and share solutions, best practices and insight for small business issues by leveraging QuEST Forum’s member companies Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and the framework of the TL 9000 quality management system.


The Vision of QuEST Forum’s Small Business initiative is:

To serve as a global forum for small businesses to continue to mature, grow and innovate as an integral part of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry supply chain.



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