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Meet The Small-Business Owners Growing Employment In America

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business

As a child growing up in the Bahamas, Rhys Powell would climb trees in his neighborhood with his cousins and eat the fruit plucked from the leafy bran...

Lost Minority Business = Millions of Missing Potential Jobs and Billions in Income

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Margarita Hakobyan

What if you heard that there's an easy way to create a million businesses, and those businesses could add 9 million jobs and $300 billion in worker in...

How Ohio Set A New Record For Minority Business Engagement

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohio announced last week that it had for the first time surpassed the state's goal for minority business engagement. For the fiscal year...

The Promise for Minority Businesses to Compete in the Digital TV Spectrum Auction

Senator Catherine Pugh | Posted 07.17.2016 | Technology
Senator Catherine Pugh

Next year, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) will auction off billions of dollars worth of spectrum now used for broadcast television.

Small And Minority-Owned Businesses: Seven Tips To Rebound And Rebuild After Unrest

Helen Callier | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
Helen Callier

History has shown repeatedly that business dreams are birthed through chaos and from the ashes of despair, new business ideas rise. I encourage all the small and black-owned businesses impacted by looting and fire in Ferguson, MO to stay in the game and to know that their customers are waiting for them.

Choking Off Access to Credit

Javier Palomarez | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Javier Palomarez

Those already squeezed may soon feel choked as a new, coordinated effort among the U.S. Department of Justice and federal banking agencies threatens to further restrict access to credit.

Her Own Rising Tide: Alfa's Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

In a small office with in Jersey City, Alfa and Alex radiate confidence and energy. I sat stunned at Alfa's remarkable journey to get to this place, and the beautiful love that exists between them.

Nano-business: A Little But Fierce Model of Entrepreneurship

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jose Antonio Tijerino

In the Latino community, entrepreneurship is a big part of who we are so I'm not surprised that Hispanics are the fast growing segment of small business owners, and Latinas are actually leading the way. Yes, entrepreneurship has become a Latina movement.

Kiva Zip Partnership Helps Mi Casa Business Success Graduates Achieve Their Dreams

Kiva Zip | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Kiva Zip

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMi Casa Resource Center is collaborating with Kiva Zip to provide loan assistance to low-income business owners unable to access loans from traditional lenders.

Green Energy, Jobs and Minority Businesses: Wall Street Is Paying Attention

David Kirby | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
David Kirby

Last week in New York, for the first time ever in the same room, Fortune 500 Corporations, some 200 minority owned small businesses and more than 40 p...

Rush Address at Minority Telecom Council's 2011 Broadband and Social Justice Summit

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bobby Rush

In terms of the media, communications and technology industries, minority businesses and entrepreneurs risk falling even farther behind their white counterparts. If we don't take aggressive measures we'll continue to fall behind.

Jamail Larkins: Born To Fly

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Timothy Cooper

At only 25-years-old, the sky is truly the limit for this airman's ambition. Creating Ascension Aircraft, Jamail Larkins connects with consumers who are interested in buying and selling aircrafts.

Federal Contracting: End SBA's Procurement Role

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Should the U.S. Small Business Administration be in the business of helping small-business owners procure federal contracts?

Obama Again Reminds He's Not Black President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Congressional Black Caucus got another painful reminder that President Obama is not black President Obama. In a press interview Obama bluntly sai...