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Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Minority Businesses, Small Business Loans, Women in Business

6 Sources of Grants and Funding for Women-Owned Businesses in the UK

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One challenge for women-owned businesses in the UK is that women have traditionally been less likely than men to start businesses. According to research from the RBS Group, although women comprise 48 percent of the working population, they represent only 17 percent of business owners. However, despite the challenges and barriers, more women in the… Read more

Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Minority Businesses, Small Business Loans

Small Business Funding Options for Native American Small Business Owners

Small Business Funding Options for Native Americans

The Native American business community is an important engine of the U.S. economy. According to the United States Census, in 2007, 236,967 American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned businesses generated a total of $34.4 billion in revenue and employed 184,416 individuals. In the same year, Native Hawaiians operated 21,111 businesses, generating $4.2 billion in revenues. Data… Read more

Minority Businesses, Productivity

Proven Ways to Successfully Manage Small Business When You Have ADHD

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    The challenges of running a small business and its finances are tough enough for the neurotypical, but as it turns out, ADHD and the desire to run a business go hand-in-hand. People happy with the daily grind and detailed work of a regular job rarely feel the push to go entrepreneurial – and… Read more

Business Inspiration, Minority Businesses, Women in Business

4 Tech Startups You Didn’t Know are Women-Owned

There is a major labor crisis in the making. According to some estimates, five years from now American colleges won’t be able to supply enough graduates to fill even a third of the nation’s 1.4 million computing jobs. To meet this demand, universities and companies are racing to increase the number of women interested in… Read more

Minority Businesses

Four Latino-Owned Businesses Making a Mark in Hawaii

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Latinos continue to make big contributions to the American economy. Data from the U.S. census indicates that for the period between 2002 and 2007, the number of Latino-owned businesses in the United States increased by 43.7 percent to 2.3 million, more than twice the national rate of 18 percent. In Hawaii, Latinos are also making… Read more

Minority Businesses

Girls Allowed: 5 Women Proving They Can Nail the Tech Game and Pave the Way for Others

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It all started on the playground. “You’re a girl! You can’t do [math/science/tech/insert subject here].” And so from there, both boys and girls – and then men and women – bought into the idea that there were areas where women weren’t allowed to play and explore. Tech, naturally, was one of them. Still, many women… Read more

Minority Businesses

What it Means to Be a Minority Business Owner in 2015

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This year we have continued to see a colorful mosaic represent the face of entrepreneurs in the United States. Likely due to an upswing in the economy and legislation that promotes business ownership among minorities, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asian Americans are continually choosing the path of entrepreneurship over traditional careers. The Numbers… Read more

Company Culture, Minority Businesses, Retail & Inventory

Don’t Get Lost in Translation: Overcoming Language Barriers in Business

Have you considered growing your business internationally? Would your customer base increase significantly if you could effectively communicate with the ethnic groups in your local area that primarily speak another language? Thanks to the increasingly global environment in which we all live and work, small business owners have expanding opportunities to sell to customers who… Read more

Data & Trends, Minority Businesses

Black Entrepreneurs are Emerging as Innovators

The surge in black-owned businesses is changing the face of innovation in the U.S. In fact, it’s even changing the faces of Silicon Valley startups. It’s no longer just the stereotyped non-minority graduate from schools such as Stanford; now African American graduates are ascending the ladder to success right alongside of them. But this shouldn’t… Read more

Business Inspiration, Minority Businesses, Women in Business

What Women Can Teach Each Other About Entrepreneurship

Women entrepreneurs are on fire. According to the American Express OPEN 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, in 2014, there were close to 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., which accounted for over $1.4 trillion in revenues. The spectacular data reveals that women-owned businesses have grown 1.5 times more than the national average and… Read more