Resources and News for Minorities and Women
to Build Strong Businesses and Inspire Growth
30 November 2009
The Babson College STEP Project For Family Enterprising (Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices) held its second Asia Pacific Family Summit at the Korean Federation of Banks in Seoul, Korea.
30 October 2009
WASHINGTON – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the leading advocate for nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses and over 200 local Hispanic chambers throughout the United States, described a mixed reaction to today’s announced improvements to small business lending, noting a move in the right direction, but also an expansion of old measures that have not yielded desired results.
23 October 2009
Have you ever wondered why government agencies engage in costly and inefficient public contracts? Political economist Pablo Spiller found that a fundamental difference between public and private contracting is the potential scrutiny of public contracts by opportunistic third parties. Understanding the risk associated with this scrutiny, according to Spiller’s latest research, is the first step toward improved regulation, efficiency, and reduced costs.
20 November 2009
(NNPA) Business mentoring is the collaboration of transferring the experience, skill and knowledge from a proven specialist to a less experienced learner. For the purpose of business, mentoring supports the development of a worker’s skills, career, and personal growth. Often it is structured informally although most Fortune 500 and even small home-based companies offer some form of mentoring programs.
30 October 2009
A recent study on African Americans on boards of directors of Fortune 500 companies commissioned by The Executive Leadership Council(R) found that the number of board seats held by African Americans has declined since its inaugural board report released in 2004. The percentage of African Americans on corporate boards decreased from 8.1 in 2004 to 7.4 percent in 2008, a .7 percent decline.
12 October 2009
The Business Department at Misericordia University has launched a new professional organization on campus to help students be better prepared for a career as a business professional. The Business Professional Association (BPA) at Misericordia University will provide experiences, information, and programs to promote business as a profession and will help serve as a bridge from the student’s university experience to the business world.