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Saturday, April 19, 2014


Entrepreneurship for People on a Shoestring Budget.

March 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Many people consider starting their own business but then they feel overwhelmed, daunted and never get it past the planning stages.  Especially if they have mediocre or bad credit, starting a business the traditional way can be a monumental task; not for the faint of heart.  Figure in start-up costs such add location, equipment,... [Read more...]

The Need to Grow Black Businesses.

March 10, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) While the 2012 Economic Census data have not yet been released, I am certain we will see another increase in the number of Black owned businesses in the past five years, since the last census was taken. As a matter of fact Black business start-ups increased at the highest rate during the previous census period. It’s great... [Read more...]

Yes, Want To Boost Your Pay – Change This One Bad Habit!

February 9, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I don’t know about you, but over the course of my career, I have certainly had the occasion to realize I was underpaid for the work I was doing. In fact, the first time I was offered a job out of school, doing sports public relations, the salary they offered was abysmal. I tried to figure out how I could possibly make it... [Read more...]

Yes, Employed by the Unemployed.

February 8, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Because the Negro does not own and control retail establishments in his own community, he is unable to stabilize his community…The Negro must pool his capital in order to help himself….This will enable him to solve his own problems.” S.B. Fuller Has the thought ever occurred to you that despite having the highest unemployment... [Read more...]

Yes, Accelerating Affluence and Perpetuating Poverty.

February 5, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The role we play in our own economic demise is mind-boggling. First of all, our priorities are screwed up. We place more emphasis on some of the most meaningless issues and aspects of life. We use much of our time talking about the housewives, the preachers, the husbands, the Grammys, the fashions, and yes, politics, and fail... [Read more...]

Easy Money Being Drawn Out Of The Economy!

January 30, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) announced on January 29th that it has decided to continue to reduce its bond buying activities, thus taking more easy (cheap) money out of the economy. What the stock market signaled with its downturn of close to 400 points over two days in the prior week is the beginning of a long and torturous... [Read more...]

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Money.

January 29, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Remember that movie with the Wayans Brothers? After stealing some credit cards, Damon’s character, Johnny Stewart, had everything he ever thought he wanted. He spent a lot of money on “things” and still found himself with more than enough cash to do whatever he wanted. I am also reminded of another movie back in the 1980’s,... [Read more...]

Five Simple Steps to Cut Business Plan Stress in Half.

January 21, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Most of the stress of writing a business plan comes from feeling like you don’t know what to do. This is a daunting task even for industry veterans. For a first time business owner it can feel like you’ve failed before you’ve even begun. With stress like this, your judgment is going to get clouded and you’re going to... [Read more...]

The revolution must be financed.

January 20, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When it comes to gaining true freedom, the words and actions of our most revered Black authentic leaders emphasized economic empowerment. Unfortunately, many of those who spoke the truth and tried to establish an economic foundation for Black people were ostracized, caricatured, vilified, and even assassinated. Despite their... [Read more...]

Tough Economic Times Ahead…and Not Just For Blacks!

January 14, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The stock market has been mixed lately as a result of the Federal Reserve Bank’s (Fed) announcement that it will reduce its bond buying activities, which started December. Because tapering or reducing the purchase of government debt at very low interest rates is not good for stocks, and will cause the market to decline overtime,... [Read more...]

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