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Saturday, April 19, 2014


Black People & Their Money Will Never Get Respect From White Corporations Until They Unite!

April 18, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Black people need to get their money right and get some sense as to who they’re spending it with because the one sided relationship with many of the companies that Blacks support are NOT mutually beneficial. While I am very angry at the fact that out of the $390 Billion Dollars that will be spent in the next fiscal year on... [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan.

April 18, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Many people who are about to start a business have a mistaken idea about business plans. They think that they are simply a tool for raising money. Therefore, many prospective business owners really do not give nearly as much thought or time to this important document as they should, especially if all of the funding is coming... [Read more...]

Yes, Where do we stand?

April 16, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Chaka Khan sang, “Tell me somethin’ good.” The 2014 National Urban League (NUL) report, State of Black America, “One Nation Underemployed; Jobs Rebuild America,” contains a lot of great information, but it will only prove to be “good” if we use it to build a solid and long lasting economic base. The 236 page report... [Read more...]

Yes, African Diplomats Shun Black Business Owners.

April 8, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Last week I attended a very nice reception hosted by two of my friends, Rosa Whitaker and Bernadette Paolo.  Rosa is CEO and President of the Whitaker Group, a Washington, D.C.- based consultancy specializing in trade and investment in Africa.  She previously served as the first Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa... [Read more...]

Minimum Wage; Give America A Raise!

April 7, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “It’s time to give America a Raise!” With these words, President Barack Obama called for Congress to raise the minimum wage from its current rate of $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour over the next two years. Furthermore, the President is proposing indexing the minimum wage to inflation so that it rises automatically as... [Read more...]

Yes, Black Capitalism – Fulfillment or Failure?

April 5, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In light of what most of us know about the economy and where Black people fit, mostly as consumers rather than producers, a discussion of Black Capitalism is in order. The term was promoted by Stokley Carmichael in 1966 as part of the “Black Power” movement, but came into vogue in 1968 when the Nixon administration adopted... [Read more...]

Urgent Economic Data Coming…Wednesday and Friday!

March 31, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Wednesday and Friday are two days of reckoning when it comes to the Federal Reserve Bank’s (Fed) policy of withdrawing easy or cheap money from the economy. The Fed started withdrawing money through its Quantitative Easing (QE) program in December 2013. Of course, there will be many other days in the future when data of this... [Read more...]

Do You Have the ‘Soft Skills’ to Get Ahead at Work?

March 24, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One of my mentors once told me as I asked for advice about how to advance my career, “You don’t know what you don’t know and you think you know.”  Ouch.  My pride was a little bruised, but I knew he knew what he was talking about so it was in my best interest to listen up.  In my work as a keynote... [Read more...]

Yes, Time to Lower Corporate Tax Rate.

March 19, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I earned my undergraduate degree in tax accounting from Oral Roberts University (ORU).  Upon graduation, I spent a decade working in tax accounting, both for government and the private sector. So, in this week’s column, I want to take advantage of my education and training to write about tax law. Let me start by giving the... [Read more...]

Brainstorm Better Ideas for Your Company’s Mission Statement by Following Five Key Steps.

March 13, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Your company mission statement is one of the most important statements that you can write. In a few simple words, a mission statement is supposed to identify what your company stands for, its vision for the future and its goals. Within just a few short and simple sentences, you can create the foundation of your business plan... [Read more...]

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