Minority-Owned Businesses

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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Mobile Broadband: Strategy for Reducing Unemployment and Inequality

Mobile broadband can reduce racial and ethnic inequalities because it makes it easier and cheaper for individuals in low-income communities to start and operate businesses. The technology also increases access to...

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Fiscal Cliff will hit Small and Minority Business Hard

Small and minority businesses will be hurt doubly because a majority of the spending cuts are aimed at the Department of Defense and DOD accounts for over 50% of small and minority business contracting opportunities...

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Support Minority Businesses to Increase Jobs for Blacks and Latinos

The President and Congress are struggling to find ways to reduce the large number of unemployed workers, especially among African-Americans, and to a lesser extent, Latinos. The solution is easy - provide greater...

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Performance of Black, Latino, Asian and Native American IT/Telecom Companies

Black, Latino, Asian and Native American businesses that operate in Internet publishing and broadcasting and telecommunications outperform minority businesses in almost all other industries....

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Presidential Debate: Minority and Non-Minority Business Demands Differ

During the second Presidential debate both candidates will talk about small businesses, but they should understand that the desires of businesses owned by African Americans Latinos, whites and women are not the same. ...

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Minority Business Questions for the Obama and Romney Debate

The Gazelle Index staff has three important questions for the Presidential debate it would like for the candidates to address. These questions reflect the perspectives of minority businesses and the interests of the...

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Minority Telecom Businesses Show Power of Supplier Diversity

Minority businesses are growing faster than are all other small business segments. But when it comes to high-performing businesses, minorities in telecom are in a league by themselves. Average revenue is much greater....

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