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State of African-American Owned Businesses

70% of African-American entrepreneurs say they are either “somewhat happy” or “very happy” with their businesses. 72% say their businesses are profitable. Read more

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How to Get Certified as a Minority-Owned Business

In a climate of intense awareness for the fair treatment of all minorities, getting your business officially certified as minority-owned can open important contract opportunities. Read more

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Why Black Entrepreneurs Struggle to Secure and Receive Funding and Investment Grants

Systemic racism has made it difficult for Black entrepreneurs and business owners to be successful over the past century. We take a look at why this barrier exists and resources... Read more

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How Do You Decide?

May 21, 2021

If you are a business owner or manager, you are faced with a never-ending deluge of decisions every day. Many are relatively routine operational choices that can be resolved or delegated quickly. Others are more strategic with potentially serious and long-lasting consequences. The Library can help and here's why-

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Business Manager? Plan to Take Care of Yourself

February 1, 2021

Business Manager ranks number seven on the list of the top ten most stressful jobs compiled by CNBC. Taking care of your health with regular checkups plus a sensible diet and exercise program is important for you, your family and your business. Think you are fit? Here is a quick way to check.

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Prepared For A 100 Year Life? Your Children Should Be.

January 1, 2021

One of the ongoing challenges of managing a business is to be aware of various trends and the long-term implications they have for your business. One trend that is not very visible is increasing life expectancy. How long are you or your children likely to live? A deeper investigation of the numbers provided in The 100 Year Life by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott shows that since 1840 life expectancy has been increasing three months every year. Read what to expect.

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5 Reasons Why Workplace Diversity Is Key For Business Growth

February 24, 2021,

ADEI-focused mindset can help you to enrich your small business, connect you to your customers, and benefit your community. Here are some practical ways your small business can embrace change and diversity.

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Black Business Owner Spotlight

February 23, 2021,

Black businesses and Black business owners have faced increasing challenges during 2020 and into 2021. Rieva Lesonsky talks with three Black business owners to get their advice and perspective.

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Mastering Finances for Black-Owned Businesses

February 16, 2021, 1:00pm EST

This session will get you more informed about your finances, understand your numbers, and make better financial decisions. Read more

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