Six Steps to Attracting Black Customers Online

Jamila White
Jamila White
Understanding the importance of relationships is key to attracting African-American buyers online. Here are a few practical tips to getting Black customers to buy more from your Web site.

Is Minority Business Development Really an Economic Development Tool?

Melvin J. Gravely, Ph.D
Melvin J. Gravely, Ph.D
The short answer is NO. Minority business development has not been an economic development tool. At least not to the extent it could be. It has been a good idea. It has been the right thing to do. It does matter socially to communities. But it has been underutilized as a tool for economic development.

Why I can't quit!

Serene Bridgett Hollingsworth
Serene Bridgett Hollingsworth
There is something within me, His power, which compels me to trust and press. In you is that same Source. Through the doubt, pain, stress, and sweat, I dare not quit because at the end of the day it’s not about me, but the Giver of the gift—His vision and purpose for me.

Business Results...Working effectively at home

Franne McNeal
Franne McNeal
Having a home office can be a great way to save money, keep your costs down and provide better service to your clients. No more corporate America office or cubicle? Are you working out of your home and car in an effort to manage costs and run your business? Do you have the home computer, phone, fax and printer, but you still don’t feel like are really in business since your office is in your home?

Inside Secrets for Black Business Development

Lawrence Spearman
Lawrence Spearman
It's important for Black businesses to be involved with Business Development Networking. This is true because just like the hand makes a more powerful slap than any individual finger, bonded together Black businesses are more competitive than any of them individually.

Black Underdevelopment: Observations and Recommendations

Ron Watkins
Ron Watkins
Racism and the effects of living in a racist society is the most common reason given by many Black leaders for Black America’s economic underdevelopment. This argument is no longer valid. Racism has, and will be a part of the human condition for the foreseeable future. The fight for civil rights has been won, and In today’s computer and communications driven global economy, the world is open to all willing to take the plunge.

When Black and White Make Green

Melvin J. Gravely, Ph.D
Melvin J. Gravely, Ph.D
Doing business with blacks and other minorities is quickly becoming an industry of its own. Just like other industries, the Supplier Diversity Industry is driven by the opportunity to make money.

Small Business Myths: Are You Sabotaging Your Business?

Roxanne Ravenel
Roxanne Ravenel
We live in a do-it-yourself society. With the constantly fluctuating and obscene price of gasoline, who can blame us? Yet, there are certain times when doing things ourselves just doesn’t make good business sense; even worse we may be sabotaging our businesses.