If starting a new business was your New Year's resolution, then 2015 may
be your year. Optimism among small business owners reached 98.1 percent
in December 2014. This was the highest it had been since February 2007.
Experts have stated there are a number of reasons small business owners
are feeling more optimistic, including tax incentives, access to cash
and low fuel costs.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has added Oikos yogurt to his
growing roster of endorsement deals that includes Gatorade, Beats by Dre, GMC and Under Armour. As the new pitchman for Dannon’s
“Oikos Triple Zero” yogurt, he is charged with bringing male National
Football League fans into the yogurt realm.
On December 18, the Nat'l Black Programming Consortium presented
“NBPC 360 Digital Diversity,” a live stream event to get producers
caught up on the latest trends in public television and to help them
apply for the consortium’s latest funding initiative, NBPC 360. Here, TNJ.com talks to NBPC Executive Dir. Leslie Fields-Cruz about the new funding opportunity where producers can be awarded up to $150,000 for new TV and Web series.
The African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ rang out 2014 with a promise
that 2015 will be an even bigger and better year for the organization. One of the major initiatives planned is to make an effort to bring more minority and women owned business enterprises (M/WBE's) on board as suppliers and vendors.
This time of the year, many people give to charity. In fact, according
to Giving USA 2013, individual giving amounted to $228.93 billion in
2012, an increase of 3.9 percent in current dollars from 2011. And much
of it is given during the holidays. But how can you make sure your charitable giving
will have an impact on the community? It depends on where you give.
At 12:00 noon on Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced his plans
for the administration to improve the decades-old, dysfunctional
relationship between the United States and Cuba. And the small business sector - namely Black business owners - couldn’t be more pleased.