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Business - Entrepreneurship - Capital
State of the Inner City Economies: Small Businesses in the Inner City. Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. Oct 2005
Federal Procurement after Adarand. U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report. September 2005.
Understanding Entrepreneurship: A Research and Policy Report. Kauffman Foundation. 2005.
Includes: "The Entrepreneurial Path for Residents of Disadvantaged Communities," Timothy Bates
Using Entrepreneurship to Fight Poverty. Changemakers.net
The Power of Entrepreneurship Education. Region Focus (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond), Fall 2005.
Sometimes Black Businesses Need Alternative Financing-Confessions of a Black (Sub)Micro Lender. Nadra Enzi. July 20, 2005. BlackBusinessList.Com.
Small Business and Microenterprise as an Opportunity and Asset-Building Strategy. Henry Chen and Signe-Mary McKernan. Urban Institute. June 2005
The New Agenda for Minority Business Development (Report). James H. Lowry and Richard Holland (Boston Consulting Group). Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. June 2005
Minority-owned businesses face challenges. Companies must have aggressive growth strategies, study says. Tannette Johnson-Elie. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. June 28, 2005
Minority-owned firms must move into growth mode. Study reports progress but calls for adjustments. Joyce Smith. Kansas City Star. June 29, 2005.
Study Sees Obstacles to Minority Business Growth. Minority owners tend to cap growth after self-sufficiency, report finds. Mina Azodi. Inc.com. July 7, 2005
Promoting Economic Growth & Corporate Leadership: Engaging The Boardroom. The Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and Boston and the Business Roundtable hosted a conference that re-examined companies' approach to supplier diversity and the necessary and appropriate role of the CEO in minority supplier development strategies. June 9-10, 2005
Remarks by Michael H. Moskow, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, at the Women and Minority Owned Business Enterprises Investment Banking Conference, Chicago, IL. March 4, 2005.
Black businesses still challenging obstacles. Hampton Roads Daily Press. 22 Feb 2005
Black women turning to entrepreneurship. Yvette Armendariz. The Arizona Republic. Feb. 11, 2005
National Urban League Announces Urban Entrepreneur Partnership. October 15, 2004. National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial announced today a new groundbreaking national partnership to encourage minority entrepreneurship and business development nationwide.
Partnership Launched to Encourage Minority Entrepreneurship.
New Help for the Black Entrepreneur. Elizabeth Olson. The New York Times. December 23, 2004
Next Door. July 27, 2004.
President Bush announces initiative with National Urban League, Kauffman Foundation. Program to encourage minority entrepreneurship. July 23, 2004
Fact Sheet: Encouraging Minority Entrepreneurship. The White House.
Dynamics of Minority-Owned Employer Establishments, 1997-2001. Ying Lowrey, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy. February 2005.
'50 Most Important Blacks in Technology' - 2005. US Black Engineer & Information Technology. December 16, 2004
Town meeting; Some say African Town plan gives voice to real need to help black businesses. Crain's Detroit Business. October 2004. Sheena Harrison
Wall Street rogues: fast cars, women, and cash. These financial whizzes had it all. But some of them crossed the line to get rich and ended up serving hard time, creating scandals that continue to affect the black investment community. Alan Hughes. Black Enterprise, August 2004
Challenges of Black Entrepreneurship. The
Tavis Smiley Show, August 4, 2004. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks to
corporate attorney Isaac Vaughn, hailed by Black Enterprise
magazine as one of America's top black lawyers, about overcoming the
challenges people of color often face when they seek to own their own
USBE Top Technology Entrepreneurs: Leading the Way. Garland L. Thompson. US Black Engineer & Information Technology. August 9, 2004. Moving Black Americans out of their disadvantaged status means moving more Black-owned technology businesses into the nation's mainstream. Meet a group of entrepreneurs who are quietly leading the way.
Businesses Owned by Women of Color in the United States, 2004. Center for Women's Business Research
Black Entrepreneurs Are Finding Success Building Business Ties With Africa. Donna M. Owens. BET.com. June 4, 2004
Magic Johnson to Minority Business Owners: Idolize Your
Hometown Business Hero, Not the Jump Shot.
Minorities and Women In
U. S. Census Bureau
ING GAZELLE INDEX.
Quarterly survey of
Benchmarking the Corporate Minority Supplier Development Program. National Minority Supplier Development Council
in the Financial Services Industry and Access to Capital for
Minority-Owned Businesses: Challenges and Opportunities".
Minorities and Venture Capital: A New Wave of American Business. Timothy Bates and William Bradford. The Kauffman Foundation, July 2003.
Bringing Back 'Black Wall Street'. Melissa S. Monroe. BlackEnterprise.com. July 14, 2004. National conference draws on the past to help redirect dollars back into the African American community.
Ford, academic institutions to help minority businesses. Sarah A. Webster. Detroit Free Press. June 25, 2004
Understanding Self-Perceptions of Business Performance: An Examination of Black American Entrepreneurs. Colbert Rhodes & John Sibley Butler. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. May 2004.
Billion Dollar BET: Robert Johnson and the Inside Story of Black
Entertainment Television. Brett Pulley.
The 3 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success. Access to capital. Education and its financial literacy. Technology, participating in e-commerce and benefiting from the technology. Minority Enterprise Advocate. Minority Business Development Agency. March/April 2004.
Entrepreneur flourishes through the black middle class. Karen M. Thomas. The Dallas Morning News. February 23, 2004.
Entrepreneurial enthusiasm: black teens see greater job security in owning a business. Carolyn M. Brown. Black Enterprise. Feb 2004.
The Role of Black-owned Businesses in Community Development. Thomas D. Boston. In: Paul Ong (ed.), Economic Development in Minority Communities. 2004.
Minority Entrepreneurs: Minority Rule. Cora Daniels. Fortune Small Business. December 4, 2003. Rather than fight their way up the corporate ladder, nonwhites are launching startups in record numbers and crushing old stereotypes in the process.
Black Innovators and Entrepreneurs Under Capitalism. Andrew Bernstein.
The Crying Need for Black Entrepreneurship. Tony Brown. American Enterprise Online. December, 2003.
Black Enterprise -- A Forgotten Legacy. Robert L. Woodson, Sr. Investor's Business Daily
African American Entrepreneurship: A Historical Look at Over a Century of Self-Employment. Vicki Bogan and William Darity, Jr.
A brand new game: for these athletes, entrepreneurship is the next playing field. Alan Hughes. Black Enterprise, March 2003.
Business educated: African Americans with advanced degrees turn to entrepreneurship. Daniel R. Brown. Black Enterprise, November 2002. African Americans with advanced degrees are nearly twice as likely to go into business for themselves than their white counterparts...
Smart business tips for black entrepreneurs. Ebony, May 2002.
Creating a new wave of entrepreneurs (Milwaukee, WI). Tannette Johnson-Elie. Feb. 18, 2002
Small Business and Micro-Business Lending Study 2002 (historical versions: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998). Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). December 2003. This report uses Call Report and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) data to identify the micro-business-friendly with significant lending activity in loans under $100,000.
Advisory Letter: Financing Minority Businesses. From: Anna Alvarez Boyd, Deputy Comptroller for Community Affairs, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks and National Bank Operating Subsidiaries, Department and Division Heads, and All Examining Personnel. October 24, 2003.
Earl Graves: Black Enterprise. I Built A Magazine To Teach The Black Entrepreneur How To Tap Into The Billions Of Dollars We Generate. That's Black Power. (The Visionaries). Fortune Small Business, September 1, 2003.
Why are Black-Owned Businesses Less Successful than White-Owned Businesses: The Role of Families, Inheritances, and Business Human Capital. Robert W. Fairlie, Yale University/University of California, Santa Cruz and Alicia M. Robb, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Foundation for Sustainable Development. October 2003
Hispanic venture capital fund begins investment activities. October 3, 2003
Financing Patterns of Small Firms: Findings from the 1998 Survey of Small Business Finance. Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration. September 2003. Research Bulletin
The resurgence of black business in America - Special Advertising Section. April W. Klimley. Black Enterprise. June, 2003.
The top teen CEOs: these 2003 Kidpreneur Award nominees are holdin' it down! Feona Sharhran Huff. Black Enterprise, June 2003.
Earl Graves on the State of Black Business. Earl G. Graves. The Virginian-Pilot. May 13, 2003
Young Blacks Try Entrepreneurship. Daniel Altman. The New York Times. May 6, 2003
On the cutting edge: who will lead the next tech revolution? B.E. takes a look at entrepreneurs, researchers, and scientists inspired to change the way we work and live - Black Digerati. Sonya A. Donaldson. Black Enterprise, May 2003. B.E. takes a look at entrepreneurs, researchers, and scientists inspired to change the way we work and live.
The homeownership gap: blacks cite lack of knowledge, up-front
costs as biggest obstacles - Facts & Figures.
Financial obstacles faced by African American entrepreneurs: an insight into a developing area of the U.S. economy. Millicent Lownes-Jackson, Festus Olorunniwo, Phyllis Flott, James Ellzy. Journal of Developing Areas. Spring 2003
Back to basics: it's the ABCs of entrepreneurship that attract venture capital - Capital Matters. Latif Lewis. Black Enterprise, Feb 2003.
Borrowing Patterns for Small Firms: A Comparison by Race and Ethnicity. Susan Coleman. Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance and Business Ventures. 2003.
An Examination of Information Sources and Assistance Programs Available To Minority-Owned Small Businesses. Marilyn Young. Journal of Developmental Enterprise. December 2002.
Minority Entrepreneurs: A Review of Current Literature. Gwen Richtermeyer. October 21, 2002.
Entrepreneurship: Minority Report. Mark Lewis. Forbes. October 17, 2002.
The Return of the Black Entrepreneur. Kimberly Weisul. BusinessWeek. October 7, 2002. A century ago, African Americans were the country's most ardent small-business owners. A new study suggests history is repeating itself.
A Tough Haul For Black Start-Ups. Kimberly Weisul; Sheridan Prasso. Business Week, October 2002.
Minority Report: A new study pinpoints the leading challenges facing businesses owned by minority women. Lori Ioannou. Fortune Small Business. July 23, 2002.
Wealth Building Through Venture Capital. Alex P. Kellogg. BET.com. July 12, 2002
Bob Johnson Talks Entrepreneurship. Stacy Gilliam. BET.com. 2002.Minority Business Triumphs in Gotham. Steven Malanga. City Journal, Spring 2002