The African Diaspora Marketplace, a joint initiative of Western Union Co. and the U.S. Agency for International Development that helps to develop sustainable small and medium-size enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, awarded grants to 14 U.S.-based African entrepreneurs to fund projects in their home countries.
In February 2009, The Network Journal partnered with the National Minority Business Council, Inc. (NMBC), to establish an Entrepreneurship Boot Camp targeting individuals transitioning from employee to entrepreneur and early-stage entrepreneurs.
Small business owners and managers face many uncertainties about the future. But the future of a business is not entirely a matter of chance. Proper planning and budgeting can dramatically increase the likelihood a business will attain its goals.