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How to Network Your Way to a Great New Job

Written by State Point on Monday, 30 June 2014 18:07.

When it comes to getting a job or doing business, social media and other forms of electronic communication are a great networking tool, however, there will never be a substitute for communicating face-to-face. In 2013, 68 million business professionals attended business-to-business exhibitions, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (www.CEIR.org). And it’s no wonder that this industry contributes more than $79.3 billion directly to the gross domestic product in attendee and exhibitor spending.

Black Women are Taking Care of Business

Written by Freddie Allen Washington Correspondent on Sunday, 22 June 2014 11:15.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Instead of breaking the glass ceiling, Black women have increasingly started making their own. According to the Center for American Progress, an independent, nonpartisan progressive institute, Black women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the country. “Today, women of color are the majority owners of close to one-third of all women-owned firms in the nation,” stated the report. “Increased access to business capital – including microenterprises, venture capital- funded firms, and crowd funding – has helped the number of women entrepreneurs grow substantially.” Traditional careers often come with cultural and structural roadblocks that devalue the work of women, especially Black women. Black women made 64 cents and White women made 78 cents for every dollar that White males made. Black women brought home about $600 a week compared to White women who earned a median of $722.

What Every Small Business Needs to Know About Marketing

Written by StatePoint on Sunday, 22 June 2014 10:54.

John Travis Holt georgia For small businesses, smart marketing is crucial for success. But what does that mean in today’s fast paced, highly wired world? While online and mobile communication has gained importance in recent years, experts say that face-to-face engagement with people who matter to you and your organization remains invaluable. m“In a crowded marketplace, making a positive and lasting impression is crucial,” says Skip Cox, Board Chairman for the International Association of Exhibitions and Events. “There’s no substitution for an in-person meeting.”No matter the size or focus area of your business, exhibitions, trade shows and other forms of face-to-face meetings can be a powerful business tool, helping with sales, networking, education and business research.

Dr. Ben Carson Offers A Powerful Cure To Get America On The Right Track

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 02 June 2014 15:47.

New Book, One Nation, Calls On Left And Right To Toss Aside Unanimity of Party Speech And Thought And Concentrate On Respectful Dialogue For Real Problem Solving - In his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future, famed Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and political pundit, Dr. Ben Carson delivers a way out of the American decline—appealing to every American’s decency and common sense.

Wilmington SCORE Joins Brunswick Community College to present: 2014 Womanpreneur Empowerment Summit

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 13:42.

The Small Business Center of Brunswick Community College is joining together with Wilmington SCORE in bringing together female business owners to discuss entrepreneurial opportunities. The Womanpreneur Empowerment Su mmit (also known as WES) was created to assist in the education and encouragement of women who currently own a business or may be interested in starting a business. WES seeks to empower female business owners through networking, educational seminars and sharing inspirational stories of women who have developed successful businesses.

Budding Black-Owned Handbag Brand Grows Sales Beyond $350K

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 28 April 2014 15:41.

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CHARLOTTE, NC -- Mr. Sylvia is the name that many call him; however, designer Gregory Sylvia is not a single designer at all. Founded by husband and wife duo, Gregory Sylvia is the brain child of Gregory and Terri “Sylvia” Pope. The Popes officially started sales in 2012 and has experienced a steady growth ever since. After a year and a half, company sales surpassed $350K and the couple has been busy implementing new growth strategies to continue the incline, Gregory and Terri “Sylvia” started their brand as a means to fill a gap that they noticed in the marketplace. After noticing a lack of presence of African Americans producers in the leather goods industry they felt that it could be a place where they could be successful and make an impact. Soon after, the couple went to work on their brand- developing a vision, establishing a brand name, drafting logos, designing products, etc.