Minority-Owned Businesses

Save the Date!!! We will be in NYC Sept. 26

We will be featured on the upcoming panel “Achieving 30% Aspirational MWBE Goals” in New York City on September 26th. The panel will center on ways for the city to reach its 30% MWBE aspirational contracting...

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Hispanic Business Performance since the Recession-Revenue Growth by Industry (Part 2)

www.Gazelleindex.com seeks to provide information, data, and analyses that assist minority and small businesses in improving their performance. One of our readers’ favorite blog posts examined the 2007 – 2010...

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Black Business Performance since the Recession-Revenue Growth by Industry

www.Gazelleindex.com seeks to provide information, data, and analyses that assist minority and small businesses in improving their performance. One of our readers’ favorite blog posts examined the 2007 – 2010...

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To Close the Employment Gap We Must Develop Minority Firms of All Sizes

The 2014 Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Employers (ASE) provides valuable insights on the progress of minority-owned employer-based companies. It showed that minorities owned 18.4% of all employer based businesses....

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When compared to their male counter parts, Minority Women Businesses are relatively more successful than are White Women, Part II

Minority women business owners are relatively more successful than are white women, when both are compared to men of their respective groups. In a previous post, we suggested that business analysts need to give more...

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New Census Data on Minority-Owned Businesses

For four decades, if someone wanted to know the state of minority-owned businesses they had to rely on the 5-year Census Bureau Report. Starting in the early 1970’s the Bureau produced the Survey of Minority-Owned...

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Black Businesses fell behind during Recession and Recovery (7/14/15)

The economy is performing well, but the rewards of growth are not evenly spread. As a result, attention is shifting from concern over whether enough jobs are being created to the widening gap between the winners and...

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To Reduce Black Unemployment, Think Out of the Box

Black Americans comprise 11.9% of the U.S workforce, but make up 20.2% of unemployed workers. Now that there are even fewer resources, unemployed blacks can forget about assistance from Washington. The sequester means...

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Slowing Economy Worries Small Business Owners

Small-business pessimism is consistent with the declining number of new jobs created in March. Although the unemployment rate fell in March from 7.7% to 7.6%, the decline was caused largely by almost one-half million...

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Decline in SBA Loans to Blacks Raises Questions about Obama Administration’s Commitment

The SBA made a commitment to increase lending through the 7a Program as a way of offsetting credit market tightening caused by the recession. Since that time, guaranteed loans to black-owned businesses have declined by...

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