Reality Catches up to the Stock Market

June 11, 2020 Thomas_Danny_Boston 1

The official unemployment rate is 14.7%, and the real unemployment rate is at least three percentage points higher. Despite this, the stock market performed as if it were on another planet over the last several weeks – that is, until now.

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Slowing Economy Worries Small Business Owners

April 9, 2013 Staff 0

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 fewer workers participating in the labor market.

Minority and Small Business IPOs

May 24, 2012 Staff 0

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.

Scaling Minority and Small Businesses

April 21, 2012 Staff 0

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.