Small Business

FEMA Small Business Hurricane Disaster Assistance: Advice from an Expert

Hurricane Irma and Harvey were two of the most destructive storms in US history. Their damage hit multiple states throughout the South and South Atlantic. The cost of recovery will be hundreds of billions. Despite the...

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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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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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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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Fed Raises Interest Rate: Meaning for Small and Minority Businesses

Despite the relatively slow-growing economy over the last quarter (1.9%), the Federal Reserve is betting that the low level of unemployment (4.3%) and economic expansion which has lasted for nine years will continue...

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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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The Rising Economy Tide is Lifting all Boats, Except Black Businesses

Most key economic indicators are positive. Although the Labor Department’s January Jobs Report did not show stellar job growth during the month of December, the economy nevertheless produced 156,000 new jobs and wages...

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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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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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