Long Beach

ESHIP Long Beach engages grassroots and entrepreneur leaders in efforts to grow connectivity, collective impact, and community alignment in support of the City of Long Beach Economic Development Blueprint, as well as its goals for economic inclusion and entrepreneurship.

The ESHIP Long Beach initiative is being supported by the City of Long Beach.

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On December 9, 2020, ESHIP Long Beach, in partnership with the CSULB Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Fuller Management Corporation, and avana creative launched the Long Beach Small Business Crosswalk. This interactive web tool, designed for entrepreneurs and business navigators, offers resources tailored to what a small business owner needs in the moment in a simple interface.


The Crosswalk is divided into four sections: Funding, Planning, Legal, and Local, featuring resources from across our ecosystem and from ESHIP Long Beach collaborators, as well as a map of neighborhood-based resources.

Meet Our Council

Get to know the power behind the work! Meet our group of council members who make our local efforts happen.

Kena Fuller

ESHIP Long Beach Project Manager

With a passion for business development, Kena Fuller set out to build a consulting firm revered for its hands-on expertise, expansive knowledge, and award-winning services. Aligned with her education in Behavioral Economics, Global Business Management, Marketing, and Small Business Enterprise, it is her 20-plus years of experience in business management, development, sales, marketing, and higher education management that provides each client with a level of professional prowess that is unsurpassed.

As Executive Director of Fuller Management, Kena is adamant about client engagement and overall customer satisfaction. Personally managing every client account, it is her careful attention to detail and integrated strategy that has helped consistently support and grow each client's revenue year over year. "It is an absolute pleasure to work with and represent the clients we serve. From our team to yours, thank you for choosing Fuller Management Corporation!" - Kena Fuller


The purpose of the Research Summary is to inform the local council on the latest ecosystem data available as they support and form current and future pathfinder projects.

This Kauffman Foundation initiative is led by a collaborative council of individuals who represent different stakeholders from across the community. Forward Cities is managing the implementation of this effort as a grantee of the Kauffman Foundation.

For more information contact:

Hassan Bazzi

Director of Community Innovation