By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist No business can guarantee success. In fact, the vast majority of business ventures fail by the second year. Yet, entrepreneurship is the backbone of our economy and the few who succeed provide more than 70 percent of all […read more]
By William Reed NNPA Columnist Again this year, African Americans placed higher priorities on participation in politics than the pursuit of capitalistic and business development initiatives to improve their economic conditions. Their primary motivation is to use “the vote” to get what they want […read more]
By William Reed NNPA Columnist “Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, what they did was hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term. It takes more than a single president … and more than a single individual.” – Barack Obama Barack Obama became America’s first […read more]
By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Most people think of corruption belonging exclusively to the Third World. Actually, corruption is everywhere. Sometimes it is rampant and sometimes it is subtle and, by definition, very hard to detect. Let me tell you about corruption that […read more]
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Sometimes the best intentions can be shattered by unforeseen consequences. Such is the case with the Washington, D.C.’s Department of Small and Local Business Development. One of its missions is to increase the participation of D.C.-based […read more]
By Stephanie Jones NNPA Columnist Much was made of what Mitt Romney said and didn’t say during his recent speech to the NAACP’s annual convention in Houston. His boo-evoking swipe at “Obamacare” got most of the coverage, while his failure to address voter ID laws […read more]
[Businessweek.com] The deterioration in American families’ wealth is even worse than you would know from this morning’s headlines about the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances (PDF). According to my calculations, the inflation-adjusted median net worth of American families was lower in 2010 than in 1989. […read more]
[BlackEnterprise.com] Traumatic events have a way of showing us who we really are. Many allow it to defeat them and others use it as motivation to live a more meaningful life. Having survived the World Trade Center attacks and the death of her beloved husband, […read more]
[BlackEnterprise.com] Too often, people go into a crowded market and try to carve out a nice, comfortable niche where the competition isn’t too high. There’s already a proven business model, a proof of concept and it’s a safe bet. Learn how to boldly carve […read more]
This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR ContributorRenita D. Young speaks with Jessy Blanchard, the founder of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Jessy Cupcake Company, a web-based cupcakery business specializing in healthy baked-goods alternatives. Check out how she did it and get inspired.
[Black Enterprise] While a college degree, an impressive resume and a strong handshake may land you a spot at your first dream job, these things won’t guarantee longevity and success in your budding career. Learn how to avoid these top 4 mistakes.
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