The Small Business Administration has just launched a series of new
online tutorials for small business owners seeking federal research
& development funding through the Small Business Innovation Research
(SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
Egypt (Ify) Ufele wasn’t going to let a bunch of bullies stop her. So she figured out a way to help other victims of bullies--and to
use her love of fashion to do so. She not only launched a nonprofit
called Bully Chasers she also debuted her own clothing line called
Starting a new business? Location matters. With National Small
Business Week just two weeks away, the personal finance website
WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best Small Cities to
Start a Business.
Sherron Stevens, from Columbus, Ohio, has recenty created Undercover Customer, a company that offers customer service consulting, on-site
evaluation, and training to help companies improve the service they
offer customers. Here, we speak with Stevens about his new enterprise and how to engage millennials to make a difference in customer service.
Founded by hip-hop pioneers, and chartered by the NYS
Dept. of Education, the Universal Hip Hop Museum showcases, preserves and protects Hip Hop
Culture. Visit it in the Bronx, or on your device. Hip hop has become the most listened-to musical genres on the globe, and investors and supporters of the museum hail from England, Italy, South Africa, France, Australia, China and Brazil. Here, we talk to one of them: financial advisor Rocky Bucano.
According to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report,
commissioned by American Express OPEN, women are starting an average of
1,072 new businesses each day and since the recession, the number of
women-owned firms has grown at a rate five times the national average
(up 45%, vs. a 9% increase among all businesses). Here, we talk to one woman, Tracy Grace, who is making her mark.