Business Strategist Reveals How to Attract & Retain Corporate Contracts by C. Daniel Baker

Only 2% of women and minority owned businesses break the $1 million revenue mark One week after the national celebration of Small Business Week, Diversity Business Strategist Shayna Rattler is waving the flag for women and minority business owners.  She shows them how to attract and retain lucrative corporate contracts. Rattler says that only 2% of women and minority owned businesses break the $1 million revenue mark. Of those, 56% of...

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Business Networking Tips to Kick Off 2013 by Kelly Price

Business Networking Tips to Kick Off 2013 Arrive time:  You want to make the most of an event?  Stay late.  Why? Not everyone arrives early or stays late. Arriving early and staying late gives you the opportunity to meet professionals with varying schedules and you have more time to get to know the people you just meet. Remember, business relationships are a two-way street:  It’s OK to talk about yourself but the best compliment is to...

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Minority-Owned Businesses the Numbers
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Minority-Owned Businesses the Numbers

The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy releases annual reports that detail the demographics of business ownership. An interesting fact: Self-employment surged over the last decade, especially among minority and female business owners, which now total approximately eight million. See how the demographics compare and where the highest concentrations of minority-owned businesses exist in the United States. It time for to...

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How to Build a Business from Scratch by Nach Maravilla

Going into business — whether home-based or not — is always inspired by our desire to be the boss, work at our own time, and of course, make more money. You start a business hoping that its profits will be greater than what you received while working for somebody else. Or maybe, you suddenly have this brilliant idea that you think could work and even become profitable. Sometimes, entrepreneurship becomes an option when you suddenly...

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From Prison to the Boardroom: A Story of Career Success

By Tracey D. Syphax It’s been 20 years since I left Rahway State Prison. For my last conviction, I received a 4-year sentence. Prior to entering Rahway I had already found myself in Mercy County Youth Detention Center at 17, where two detectives delivered my High School diploma and gave me strict instructions to never enter Trenton Central High School again. From 1980-83, I served time in Yardville Youth Reception & Correctional...

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Lesser-known Emancipation Document Gets Spotlight

WASHINGTON — Issued 150 years ago this week, President Abraham Lincoln’s initial proclamation that he would free the South’s slaves is enjoying a public showcase to match its increased profile among scholars. Lincoln released his lesser-known preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862 – 100 days before the final version. The first of the two documents has gained importance among historians as a turning point...

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