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Black and Hispanic Entrepreneurship

The American Express OPEN Forum recently reported on the state of entrepreneurship among African-Americans and among Hispanics. Here are some highlights. With regard to African-American entrepreneurs, Anthonia Akitunde notes that: “Black entrepreneurs may struggle with challenges that are both common to small-business … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Be a Successful E-Business?

Would you be surprised to learn that only a small percentage of E-commerce sites gain any traction at all? Most dwell in obscurity. Consider these observations from Cent Muruganandam, writing for Business2Community.com and check out the infographic shown below his quote: “You … Continue reading

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Will Millennials Turn Out to Be Great Entrepreneurs?

As we noted in a prior post, according to the Pew Research Research Institute: “Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, according to population estimates recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Millennials, whom we define … Continue reading

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Competing Or Cooperating with Amazon

Amazon is the current king of online retailing — and it has now opened some retail bookstores. There are many reasons why it is so successful: innovation, technology, customer service, product assortment, Amazon Prime, and a lot more. Although numerous … Continue reading

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Part Three. Words of Wisdom to Be Happier

To round out our three-part series on being happier, we offer the wisdom of Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nelson Mandela, Holocaust Victim Anne Frank, and Former U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The wisdom expressed below is … Continue reading

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A Multimedia Look at Career Advice

Here are three very different types of information that should aid you in career planning: An income slideshow from CreditRepair.com via CNBC. As CNBC’s Jessica Dickler reports: “How much you make is a topic few people like to reveal. It’s … Continue reading

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Good Opportunities for Small Firms

What industries are trending upward and represent good opportunities for small business? Weekly, MSNBC’s “Your Business” program: “features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Want your business to excel in new areas or thinking about starting an … Continue reading

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