Small Business

Six Effective E-mail Marketing Strategies

How to get your e-mails opened, read, and acted upon

In challenging economic conditions, companies seek out the fastest, most affordable ways to reach customers.…

By Bridget McCrea

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Encouragement for New Entrepreneurs

Your mission: to prove your mettle in a tough economic environment

We’ve heard the numbers. For many of us, our family, friends, and colleagues are among…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Black Auto Dealers Using Uncommon Tactics to Keep Doors Open

In tough economy, top companies struggling to stay afloat

Frantic acts are being played out among minority dealers across the country as they grapple…

By Josee Valcourt

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Tidjane Thiam First Black CEO of FTSE 100 Company

U.K. business leader brings international experience to post

British insurance giant Prudential P.L.C. yesterday named Finance Chief Tidjane Thiam as chief executive effective…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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From Pollution-Based to Inclusively Green

Green For All strategist: The time is now for small firms to get involved

With the American Recovery and Investment Act allotting millions of dollars in support of green-collar…

By Janell Hazelwood

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NAACP Expands Litigation for Discriminatory Lending

Wells Fargo, HSBC under fire for unfair practices

The NAACP filed suit against Wells Fargo and HSBC Bank USA last week, claiming black…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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8. I Will Support the Creation and Growth of Minority-Owned Businesses

Disposable income in the black community is still on the rise. Black buying power today…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Rate of Stock Ownership Among Blacks Drops Despite Previous Growth

Experts encourage educated investing in tough economy

Recent economic woes and a slump in the stock market may contribute to an already…

By Renita Burns

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Chicago’s 2016 Olympics Bid Has Black Business Owners Concerned

Companies seek policy of inclusion to share opportunities

Among Chicago’s black entrepreneurs, the Olympics is a subject that causes some uneasiness. There’s little…

By Chana Garcia

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AARP Names A. Barry Rand CEO

New leader has long history of social change

The AARP tapped A. Barry Rand as its new chief executive, succeeding longtime CEO William…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Credit Crunch Scuttles Aqueduct Racetrack Deal for Peebles, McKissack

Loss of project leaves $370 million hole in N.Y. state budget

Unable to get financing for its $370 million development deal to produce video slot machines…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Miami’s First Black City Manager Dies

Bond dealer Howard Gary succumbs to cancer

Howard Gary, prominent bond dealer and Miami’s first black city manager, died due to complications…

By Renita Burns

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Small Business Owners: Be Diligent in Filing Your Taxes This Year

Know how best to proceed to avoid costly penalties

Small business owners nationwide usually find themselves waiting with bated breath for their tax filings’…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Kennedy, Graves Honored at UNCF’s 65th Anniversary Dinner

Ones to Watch Award presented to accomplished graduates

At the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) 65th anniversary dinner in New York, publisher Earl…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Unemployment Rate Soars to 8.1%

At 651,000 Jobs Lost, Number Is Highest Level Since 1983

The unemployment rate surged to 8.1% in February, the highest since late 1983, as employers…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Five Ways to Attract New Customers

Even in tough times, find savvy ways to draw new business

The airlines are full, cruise ships packed, and best restaurants still only available by reservation.…

By Bridget McCrea

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Making Good on Collections

Resolve customers' debt without loss of time, money

Bad debts should be rare, but sometimes even the most well-meaning customers don’t satisfy their…

By Margarette Burnette

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Amsterdam News’ Wilbert A. Tatum Dies

Leading African American journalist leaves great legacy

Wilbert A. Tatum, publisher emeritus, CEO, and chairman of the board of the New York…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The Cutting Edge: Tax Tips for Small Businesses: Part 2

Noting donated equipment, accurate estimates is key

In my last blog post, “Tax Tips for Small Businesses,” I listed a few tax…

By Renita Burns

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The Cutting Edge: Tax Tips for Small Businesses: Part 1

Avoiding an audit is especially vital in difficult economic climate

“Small business owners and entrepreneurs really get focused on products and services, and don’t spend…

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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Dealing with a Recruiter: 5 Simple Do’s and Dont’s for Landing the Final Interview

Aisha M. Taylor, co-founder of TAYLORMade Professional Career Consulting, shares tips for job candidates going…

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