Small Business

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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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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For Minority and Small Businesses: How Small is Small?

Governments across the country are debating modifications to their small business program criteria. The likely impact of the Georgia's proposed changes on businesses by race and ethnicity is examine....

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