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Sunday, September 21, 2014


142,000 Jobs Created in August – It is not Enough!

September 16, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Black people in this country are in dire straits due to these low job creation numbers and almost seven years of double-digit unemployment. This economy needs to create 250,000 to 300,000 jobs monthly to handle the current demand for employment and provide jobs for new entrants into the labor force.  Blacks are a resilient people.... [Read more...]

Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson: An Honest Face of Racism in Atlanta.

September 9, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A two year old email was leaked and all hell broke loose over the weekend as Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson was found to have made some racist comments in correspondence to General Manager Danny Ferry and two other members of the team’s ownership group. Levenson complained that the games were attended by too... [Read more...]

How To Find Travel Insurance In A Budget?

August 22, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Are you headed overseas for a business trip? Maybe you’re finally taking that beach vacation that you’ve always wanted. Regardless of your reasons for jet-setting, here are six tips for finding travel insurance on a budget. 1. Understand the Basics Do you need travel insurance or travel protection? They have different... [Read more...]

Get Funded! Part 5 – Getting Money from Angel Investors.

August 19, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Shark Tank! Most of us have seen or heard about the show. An inventor goes in front of three very wealthy investors and pitches the business or product. The investors, if they like the business, bid against each other to make the offer to the owner. The inventor says YES I like the offer or NO, it isn’t enough! This makes... [Read more...]

Seeking a Shared Black Vision – Part II.

August 19, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Today, if you ask African Americans if they would like to see black owned businesses enlarge their footprint through employing a significantly large number of workers, the overwhelming majority would say, yes. This is, without a doubt, a shared vision of the African American community. African Americans largely, at minimum, would... [Read more...]

Startup Mania! Keeping Your Costs Down after Closing Capital.

August 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Business, News, Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The tech and investor mania is cranking up again! Leafly.com (think AngiesList plus marijuana stores) recently closed $50MM in investment capital. Another fly-by-night app, YO (an app the pulls your contacts and merely text them, you guessed it, ‘Yo!’) recently closed $1.5MM in VC money. So whether you are getting seed money,... [Read more...]

Tradeshows: They Work if You Follow these Guidelines.

August 13, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A trade show is your big chance to show off your newest innovations to industry insiders, potential clients, and the competition. The most important thing to remember about a trade show is that presentation is just as important as the product you are selling. If you want to really impress important people at your next trade show... [Read more...]

Part 4 – Getting Money from Family and Friends.

August 12, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Outside of your own wallet, one of the most common places you and other entrepreneurs can go to get funding are people close to you. Your family and friends can provide a fast, bureaucracy free way of getting money for your business. In this article we will cover four very important things that will help you determine if this... [Read more...]

Seeking a Shared Black Vision – Part I.

August 12, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When we look back through the years and examine the black race’s march toward freedom in the United States, we see a singularity of focus that is missing today. In the past, all black people shared a singularity of focus generally when it came to freedom and civil rights. The reasons are relatively simple why the focus of African... [Read more...]

Yes, Blacks Missing from U.S.-Africa Business Forum.

August 12, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)President Obama hosted the first ever U.S.-Africa Business forum last week here in Washington, DC.  Leading up to the conference, the U.S. Commerce Department announced:, “On August 5, 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Department of Commerce will co-host the first-ever U.S.-Africa Business Forum, a day focused on... [Read more...]

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