U.S. Small Business Institute

 
 Volunteers serving small businesses and charitable foundations...since 1985!        



SBI Leaders Honored by Officials













                 

Photo in 2002: (L-R)


Cicardi A. Bruce - SBI Chairman, Richard T. Pisani - SBI President, St. Louis County Executive 'Buzz' Westfall, MO Governor Bob Holden, St.Louis City Mayor Francis Slay, Frank Ferrara President of the Saint Louis Ambassadors and Arthur Cline Sr. V.P. of the Saint Louis Ambassadors.


  MO Governor Bob Holden recognizes the efforts of American Marketing Group, Inc. for its founding of the U.S. Small Business Institute in St. Louis in 1985 with a MO State 

proclamation presented to Richard T. Pisani - President and Cicardi Bruce - Chairman for their support of both the small 

business and the charitable community. Special recognition was given by The Saint Louis Ambassadors President, Frank Ferrara, to the leaders of SBI and their volunteers for their untiring support of a multitude of charity organizations in the St. Louis Region.




Photo in 2008: (L-R)

Richard T. Pisani - SBI President, MO Governor Matt Blunt and Cicardi A. Bruce - SBI Chairman

  MO Governor Matt Blunt recognizes the efforts of  American Marketing Group, Inc. for its founding of the U.S. Small Business Institute (SBI) in St. Louis, MO in 1985 with a MO Proclamation presented to Richard T. Pisani - President
and Cicardi Bruce - Chairman for their support of both the small business and the charitable foundation community.          















                   

Photo in 2010: (L-R)


MO Governor Jay Nixon, VA VCS Hospital Administrator Jim Donahoe (ret.), VA VCS Hospital CFO Ray Tober, Joanie Bengston VP of 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation, Rich Pisani President of the 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation and Dr. Jim Logan Executive Board of the 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation.


  MO Governor Jay Nixon salutes the efforts of the U.S. Small Business Institute for its volunteer work and efforts with the 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation, the Saint Louis Ambassadors and the Veterans Administrations new 'Fisher House'. SBI was recognized as a premiere organization that secures professionals that volunteer their time to assist both the small business arena and charitable foundation community in the St. Louis Region. 



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  Below is a photo slide-show of small business entrepreneurs that created large firms and new industries in the annals of history to our current day time period. Also, there are three United States Presidents that have made a positive impact on small business in America.

  • U.S. Steel magnate and Mastermind Group founder Andrew Carnegie.
    U.S. Steel magnate and Mastermind Group founder Andrew Carnegie.
  • Standard Oil baron J. D. Rockefeller.
    Standard Oil baron J. D. Rockefeller.
  • Henry Ford invented the assembly line for his Ford Motor Co.
    Henry Ford invented the assembly line for his Ford Motor Co.
  • Adolphus Busch founder of Anheuser Busch Brewing Co.
    Adolphus Busch founder of Anheuser Busch Brewing Co.
  • Tom Watson renamed his company...IBM
    Tom Watson renamed his company...IBM
  • Napoleon Hill best-selling author of 'Laws of Success: Masterminds' and 'Think & Grow Rich', 'Laws of Success: the Mastermind Group'.
    Napoleon Hill best-selling author of 'Laws of Success: Masterminds' and 'Think & Grow Rich', 'Laws of Success: the Mastermind Group'.
  • Walmart founder Sam Walton.
    Walmart founder Sam Walton.
  • Berkshire Hathaway Chairman/CEO Warren Buffett.
    Berkshire Hathaway Chairman/CEO Warren Buffett.
  • Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
    Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
  • Apple founder Steve Jobs.
    Apple founder Steve Jobs.
  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • President Ronald Reagan.
    President Ronald Reagan.
  • President Bill Clinton.
    President Bill Clinton.
U.S. Steel magnate and Mastermind Group founder Andrew Carnegie.
U.S. Steel magnate and Mastermind Group founder Andrew Carnegie.