HBCU@SXSW are letters to know. They signify the involvement of students
from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the outstanding
tech conference South by Southwest Conventions and Festivals, better
known as SXSW.
Candle sales are hot...no pun intended. But as the market becomes
saturated, candle makers are looking for ways to stand out. Soyful
Aromas, a small independent soy candle business in California, has found
a way to be different.
Word of mouth is still king when it comes to promoting businesses and
last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an exciting new initiative,
‘NYC Love Your Local,’ so that New Yorkers can share their favorite
neighborhood businesses with other New Yorkers and encourage people to shop local.
The new cohort of WE NYC mentors is made up of 30 successful
businesswomen from a variety of industries that reflect the diversity of
New York City. Vanessa Best, president and CEO of Precision Healthcare
Consultants and a 2010 Network Journal "25 Influential Black Women in Business" honoree, is one of them.
Although minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs)
continue to receive just a small fraction of New York City’s procurement
dollars, one company aims to
turn that bleak reality around through the creation of MWBE Connect NY,
a new app designed to help MWBEs track and manage
opportunities right from their phones. It's one-stop shopping for MWBEs, if you will.