Capacity

For Minority Business Owners, It’s Time for Self-Reliance

The message coming out of Washington is as clear as it could be. If minorities wish to build successful businesses and stable communities, they must create strategies focused more on self-reliance. The federal...

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Black Firms Lag in Capacity Growth

Over the last quarter century, the number of Black-owned businesses has grown at a record pace – nearly four times the rate of white-owned businesses. During the last decade, the gap in revenue and employment...

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Euquant Analysis: An Investigation of New Firm Growth (Part-2)

This is the second part of our on-going series where we examine the Survey of Business Owners (SBO) in detail and discuss how it can be utilized to understand the dynamics of the economy. The ultimate goal of this...

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Euquant Business Analysis: Firm growth in the U.S. Economy

An examination of the Survey of Business Owners. One of the best data sources on the state of business in the U.S. is the Survey of Business Owners (SBO). The purpose of the SBO is listed below: The Survey of Business...

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Capacity Building: A New Mandate for Minority Businesses

The new globally competitive business environment is an uncharted territory for minority-owned businesses. To be successful, minority business owners must focus on building greater scale and capacity. ...

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Improving Federal Programs for Minority Businesses

Every federal program for minority businesses has a different personal disadvantage criterion. This is confusing and creates unnecessary bureaucracy and inefficiency. One uniform criterion should be created....

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Black, Latino and Asian-Owned Small Business Capacity

To build greater capacity firms must reach reach Stage III growth. Only 14% of the non-minority-owned firms have done so, 12% of Asians, 11% of Latinos and just 6% of black businesses....

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Latino, Black and Asian Firm Capacity & Mentor Protégé Programs

Two major challenges that are facing minority businesses are building greater capacity and improving management efficiency. Corporate mentor protege programs can assist in this regard....

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