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Make sure your business isn’t an expensive hobby

By Nicole Kearney Since college, I’ve been involved in many entrepreneurial activities. However, it’s my startup, Sip & Share Winery, over the last two years that’s taught me the most about being an entrepreneur. Learn first, realize ...

Why entrepreneurship is the kryptonite to racism

By Tony Sanders I was 23 years old when I experienced blatant racism in the work place. A colleague of mine told me he didn’t think we should be able to work at the same facility or make the same type of money due to the color of my skin. ...

Classroom diversity and inclusion are good for universities and businesses

By Jenny McGill Universities face many issues in striving for classroom inclusion and minority student success, and the first difficult one is the language used. What does minority mean? Which minority(ies)? What about the intersection of ...

What you need to know about investing in real estate

  By Francine Dash Real estate investing is not for the faint at heart. It’s expensive to get into, but it can be quite rewarding.  However, if you’re going to invest, there are some things you need to know and some things ...

Acknowledge fear then overcome it

By Lathay Pegues There are some people who adamantly argue that fear isn’t real — that it’s simply an imagined state of mind. Well I’ll be the first to dispute this claim. Fear is real and it’s responsible for killing so many dreams ...

The power of perseverance and partnerships

By Diana Lamirand and Brittany Paris Deadline after deadline. Job after job. Boss after boss. We honed our journalism skills by clocking in long hours for someone else. We’ve worked at big corporations, startup companies and small town newspa...

Tax cuts create reverse Robin Hood effect

By Larry Smith Small businesses — especially Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) — could use more help from the government at the local, state and federal levels. Firms that employ fewer than 500 people ...

Leadership roadblocks: can you break through?

By Thresette Briggs “That’s it. This team has too many issues and I’m tired of dealing with them.” Several years ago, I was assigned to coach an executive who made this statement during our third meeting. She was extremely frustrated ...

Tax-time tips for busy business owners

By Brittany Sabalza Tax time is here, and the stress of reconstructing a prior year’s financial picture has its deep holds on some unprepared business owners. Getting organized to file your taxes can be time consuming, confusing and exhausting ...

Make the most of networking events

By Tony Sanders   It’s a new year, and besides your goals to lose weight and save money, I’m sure growing your business and expanding your network is also on your list. As you plan to attend many of the great networking events around ...