28 Jan 2017

President Trump’s Best Bet With Communities of Color

Supporting minority-owned and operated businesses may be his best opportunity to successfully engage communities of color In his inaugural address, President Trump said, “We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore...
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23 Jan 2017

Weekly Small Business Thought — 1/23/2017

Each week, I share a short small business thought; a new idea, a big upcoming event, or a question to consider during the current week. What does the Trump Administration mean for small businesses? In a Weekly Small Business Thought earlier this month I said: “The combination of...
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16 Jan 2017

“Where Do We Go From Here “— MLK Day 2017

Each year, the United States and the world honors the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Memorial Foundation, IMPACT, and the Faith & Politics Institute host an annual wreath laying ceremony at the MLK Memorial in Washington, DC. I shared my thoughts about Dr....
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12 Jan 2017

EXPECT TO SEE MORE BLACK ENTREPRENEURS ON ‘SHARK TANK’ SEASON 8

Latangela Newsome created “Grease Bags” after trying—unsuccessfully—to find a safe and easy way to dispose of used cooking grease. On Friday, Jan. 13, the “momtrepreneur” will pitch her business to the sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank. When she does, she will join an increasing number...
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09 Jan 2017

Weekly Small Business Thought — 1/9/2017

Each week, I share a short small business thought; a new idea, a big upcoming event, or a question to consider during the current week. What does it mean to start a business in a strong economy? The “Great Recession” constricted the American economy. Market uncertainty froze...
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06 Jan 2017

December 2016 Jobs Report Snapshot

On the first #JobsDay of 2017, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported that 156,00 jobs were added to the U.S. Economy in December 2016 bringing the unemployment rate to 4.7 percent and the number of unemployed persons to 7.5 million. This report is last of the Obama...
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09 Nov 2016

Why Moving to Canada Is Not an Option

Donald Trump is President-Elect of the United States of America. We need everyone here. During the 2016 Presidential Campaign, many Americans who could not fathom living in a country with Donald Trump in the White House distilled their anger, bewilderment, and concern into a...
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21 Oct 2016

Black Female Entrepreneurs Shine on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

In honor of National Women’s Small Business Month, this post celebrates black female entrepreneurs from this season of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” while highlighting the value of African American women as small business owners in the American economy…  ...
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17 Oct 2016

Millennial Week 2016 – Just the Facts: Challenges & Solutions for Millennial Entrepreneurs Recap

On October 13, 2016 I moderated the Millennial Week “Just the Facts: Challenges & Solutions for Millennial Entrepreneurs” Session at 1776 with Carol Cone on Purpose Founding Partner Elizabeth Davis, BAE App Co-Founder & CMO Justin Gerrard, Wells Fargo VP Kayla...
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17 Oct 2016

Millennial Week 2016 – Bootstrapping, Crowdsourcing & Backing Your Startup Recap

On October 12, 2016 I moderated the Millennial Week Bootstrapping, Crowdsourcing, & Backing Your Startup session at 1776 with Nicecream CEO Sandra Tran; Cofound/Harlem Founder John Matos, and Ben Bruce, Small Business Leader at Wells Fargo #MWDC16 [View the story...
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