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Top 21 Worst States for Minority-Owned Businesses

Iowa comes in as the worst state for minority entrepreneurs

Data from the SBA’s Office of Advocacy and Bloomberg Businessweek show the worst states offering…

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SBA Announces Plans to Expand Post-Military Entrepreneurship Training

Working to help all veterans---not just transitioning troops---start businesses

SBA plans to expand its post-military entrepreneurship training to help all veterans.

By Courtney Connley

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SBA to Update Small Business Size Limits for Nearly 500 Industries

Thousands of large companies to become small businesses in July

The Small Business Administration has announced plans to expand the size standards for companies eligible…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

Start now to plan your holiday retail marketing campaign

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and the time is now to make sure you…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Announces New Measures to Help Get Small Business Loans Into the Hands of Veterans

SBA Announces New Measures to Help Get Small Business Loans to Veterans

Of all SBA loans that go to veterans, 73 percent are $350,000 & below

The push to arm veterans with extra business resources continues

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 Tips to Successfully Gain 8(a) Certification

Getting accepted into the SBA's development program can be challenging. Here are some inside tips

Obtaining certification can be a rigorous and daunting process, though not impossible

By Carolyn M. Brown

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World Wide Technology Founder and Chairman David Steward

Billion Dollar Businessman Dave Steward Shares Success Secrets

The founder of the nation’s largest black-owned business attributes SBA to his company’s growth at National Small Business Week

Steward gives credit to SBA for company growth.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Robert Fitzgerald Receives SBA 2012 Virginia Minority Small Business Person of the Year Award

Robert Fitzgerald Receives Small Business Association Award

Fitzgerald was named "Virginia Minority Small Business Person of the Year"

Fitzgerald was named “Virginia Minority Small Business Person of the Year”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Obama Addresses America’s Concerns via Twitter

Thousands of tweeps took to @townhall to ask the president about the state of our economy

President Barack Obama held the first-ever Twitter Town Hall, giving citizens the chance to interact…

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Headlines from around the web (Image: Thinkstock)

In the News: Southern Baptists Elect First Black Rev.; Stevie Wonder in Apollo Hall of Fame;Pres. Obama’s Job Council Gets to Work

Headlines around the web

Headlines around the web

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Washington Report: January Jobs Numbers, Healthcare Reform and Obama on Egypt

A roundup of the latest news from the White House and Congress

BLACK ENTERPRISE Washington Correspondent Joyce Jones provides a roundup of the latest news from the…

By Joyce Jones

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Resources to Help Your Business Tap Overseas Markets

President Obamas National Export Initiative looks to double minority business exports

In an effort to narrow America’s trade deficit, the Obama administration unveiled the National Export…

By Alan Hughes

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Katrina +5: SBA, Taken by Surprise, Unprepared to Quickly Offer Aid

Businesses most prepared for rainy days most likely to succeed

When Katrina struck, SBA was in the middle of a transformation that included an internal…

By Joyce Jones

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Franchise Insider: How to Boost Lagging Sales

How to be a successful franchisee or franchisor

Scott Jewett, senior adviser at iFranchise Group, offers advice on how to rebound if sales…

By Renita Burns

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Get Money: 5 Things to Know About SBA Lending

Expert advice and resources for entrepreneurs who want to raise financing for their business

Todd Harrington is managing director and chief sales officer for CIT Group where he oversees…

By Alan Hughes

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Senate panel fast-tracks Johns' SBA nomination; Congress reconciles reform bills

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship voted unanimously on Thursday to move the…

By Joyce Jones

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Poll: Show Me the Funding!

Tell us where you're finding the capital to sustain your business

Happy Small Business Week! As a small business owner/entrepreneur where have you found capital needed…

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

Democrats ready for midterm elections; broadband assistance for small businesses

President Barack Obama and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine outlined this week the party’s…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

CBC lawmakers vote against jobs bill, saying it falls short

When the House votes on the $15 billion Senate jobs bill later today, it may…

By Joyce Jones

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Accelerated Assistance

Business incubators step in where start ups fall short

For a start up, the first few years of life are most critical. It’s a…

By Margarette Burnette

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Things You Should Know Before Applying for an ARC Loan

In addressing difficulties, be aware of the qualifications

For struggling small business owners, there may be help with the government’s ARC Loan Program.…

By Renita Burns

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Treasury Secretary, SBA Chief Host Listening Session for Entrepreneurs

Forum focuses on getting cash to small businesses

Last month the Obama administration announced with great fanfare a plan to increase small business…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report

Washington Report: Week of Oct. 26

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Tax credits; healthcare; consumer protection

Homebuyers Tax Credit May Be Too Popular

In response to abuses and fraud uncovered by the…

By Joyce Jones

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Updates from Capitol Hill

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Updates from Capitol Hill

Updates from Capitol Hill

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Get Access to Recovery Act Dollars

Five steps to position your business

Make sure your small business isn’t left behind by checking out these five ways to…

By Brittany Hutson

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QUIZ: Is Opening a Franchise Right for You?

Vital questions before you make your move

With information from Boyce, Randall S. Hansen, founder of Quintessential Careers and FranchiseHelp.com, BlackEnterprise.com created…

By Renita Burns

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News Roundup: Week of Aug. 24-Aug. 30

More minorities taking SATs; SBA unveils YouTube channel

News Roundup

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MED Week Begins With Government Contracting 101

Experts talk competition, following the rules

In these tough economic times, federal contracting can provide the perfect opportunity for small businesses…

By Joyce Jones

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The Contender

Billions of dollars are available in government contracting. Are you ready to do business?

During these times of economic duress, there’s actually room for growth—you just have to know…

By Brittany Hutson

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Take Your Dream From Concept to Company

Six ways to make your vision a reality

Every aspiring entrepreneur maintains a vision of what professional success looks and feels like for…

By Bridget N. Armstrong

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SBA’s 8(a) Program Promotes Equal Opportunities

Combat discrimination by taking advantage of viable option

Small business owners who feel that discriminatory practices have prevented them from successfully growing their…

By Joseph Loddo

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Increase Your Chances of Getting a Federal Contract

Certification programs can help you meet requirements

Theresa Walker, executive director for the Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce, encourages small businesses hoping…

By Simone Richards

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SBA Celebrates National Small Business Week

Conference honors entrepreneurs' accomplishments

Each year the Small Business Administration hosts “National Small Business Week,” a three-day conference in…

By Joyce Jones

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Senate Hearing Focuses on Credit Availability

Panelists discuss lending increases, payment issues

For several years, small businesses have become increasingly reliant on credit cards as a major…

By Joyce Jones

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Tap into a Lucrative Resource

How to get a government contract

Money is aplenty when it comes to government contracts. The U.S. government is the…

By Renita Burns

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How the Recovery Act Encourages Small Businesses to Increase Hiring

Incentives include additional funding, fee reduction

The recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act promises to help small businesses increase their…

By Margarette Burnette

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Unlocking Credit for Small Businesses

Administration Emphasizes Recovery Efforts Already Taken by SBA to Expand Access to Capital for Small Businesses

President Obama and Secretary Geithner Announce Plans to Unlock Credit for Small Businesses
Emphasizes Recovery…

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Obama Unveils $15 Billion Small Business Plan

New Lending Strategy Will Help Unfreeze Credit Markets

President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner meet with Cynthia Blankenship, co-founder of Bank…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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A Historic Day of Reporting at the White House

Embracing progression, firsts of our own

It started with a phone call from a member of the White House press office…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Senate Committee Seeks Ways to Stimulate Small Business

Women and Minority-Owned Businesses Share Their Economic Struggles and Solutions

Small and minority business owners are frustrated, and understandably so. Since the nation’s economy first…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Names SBA Chief

President-elect Barack Obama selected Karen Mills of Brunswick, Maine, to head the Small Business Administration.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama Names Richardson Commerce Chief

Minority businesses may have increased opportunities

President-elect Barack Obama announced the nomination of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his commerce…

By Joyce Jones

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Government Announces New Loan Programs

Hopes modifications will help raise slumping GDP

To diminish the effect of a sluggish economy, the government announced two new programs today…

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Minority Entrepreneurs Hope for a Stronger SBA

The Small Business Administration, which is charged with serving entrepreneurs needs, has experienced budget cuts…

By Joyce Jones

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Deep in Business Debt?

Here is how you can pay your creditors and keep your doors open

If you’re like most small business owners, at some point you have robbed Peter to…

By Wendy Harris

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Reel In The Resources

Government agencies provide training, funding to push business owners to the next level

“Small business owners need to do their due dili gence,” says Lauren R. Beard, president…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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