Minority Business

Economic Outlook for Minority, Women and Nonminority Businesses in 2012

A summary of the 2012 outlook for small businesses owned by minority, women and non-minority CEOs is provided below. The results are based on the Gazelle Index national random survey of CEOs....

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Minority and Small Business IPOs

Minority businesses and small businesses can now use the JOBS Act to undertake IPOs. We investigate the lessors learned from the Penny stock IPO, since both are more likely to be issued by small firms....

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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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Economic Slowdown: implications for Minority Businesses

The slowdown has implications for minority businesses because it is caused by reductions in government spending and business fixed investment....

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Presidential Campaigns must Speak to Small Business Diversity

Presidential campaign messages should be tailored to specific small business demographic group and employment sizes. Capital is important, but it not a cure all....

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Scaling Minority and Small Businesses

Scaling has become the new mandate for minority-owned businesses. While minority companies have grown significantly in number, too few have the scale and capacity needed in today's global economy....

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Black and Latino Businesses can Help Close the Racial Employment Gap

Black unemployment is 14.1% and Latino unemployment is 10.7%. One way the government can help reduce unemployment among blacks and Latinos is by promoting business development among the groups....

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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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