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by on July 1, 2020
Maryland Minority Contractors Association
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by on July 1, 2020
Contract opportunities for minority business.
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by on November 4, 2019
By Courtney Thornton The hardships of Black people in the United States are well documented throughout American history. From being enslaved, oppressed and denied civil and economic rights, to experiencing the election and re-election of America’s first Black president, Black people have remained resilient and vocal about injustice and inequality in America.  However, we, as a community, do not view the observance of Black Solidarity with the reverence it deserves.  Other cultures and comm...
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by on September 3, 2019
In last week's blog, we asked: "Are We Past Integrity?" We posed this question, in part, because of Jay-Z's announcement of a partnership with the NFL and the ensuing backlash.  Previously, Jay-Z declined to perform at the Super Bowl and encouraged other entertainers to do the same after the NFL's mistreatment of Colin Kaepernick.  Kaepernick protested police brutality against African-Americans by kneeling on the football field during the national anthem. ...
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by on September 2, 2019
Networking in business is not just desirable but a necessity, especially for entrepreneurs. They are new to the world of business, usually have fewer connections, less experience of facing diverse challenges, and step into the market with big dreams. So, online networking for entrepreneurs is a great way of allowing blooming businessmen to build relationships around the world, growing business, tapping into resources, reaching a wider market, developing business skills, and branding themselves. ...
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by on August 26, 2019
  Last week we shared 5  Tips to Grow Your Network and Build Your Team as an Entrepreneur.  The central theme woven throughout that article was integrity - "your character becomes your business reputation."  Integrity has been at the heart of recent events that have been the subject of national discussion and debate. Jay'Z's recent announcement of a partnership with the NFL and statement that "we're past kneeling" appeared to many to be an about-face from his widely publicized allegiance t...
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by on August 19, 2019
Last week we discussed the 7 personalities you need on your team to grow your business.  Now you're amped and ready to start putting your dream team together.  However, if you're asking yourself:  Where do I start?  How do I find these different personalities and persuade them to join my team?  Start here. Networking is one of the currencies of the 21st century. If you want to be successful as an entrepreneur, you need to grow your network. Your network is as essential as your business itself...
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by on August 12, 2019
Why You Need These 7 Personalities On Your Team If You're an Entrepreneur Every entrepreneur and business owner needs the right people on their team to be successful. It doesn't matter how viable your business idea is. Without the right team, your idea could never come to fruition, or your business might not reach its maximum potential. A winning team has the right mixture of individuals with different personalities, skills, resources, and work styles. For a team to be successful, each per...
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by on July 8, 2019
We have all heard the phrase, "work smarter, not harder." This nugget of wisdom should be the credo of every small business owner.  Forming strategic partnerships is one way that small businesses can work smarter.  Strategic partnerships can have a significant impact on small businesses.   Forming partnerships (or alliances) is a business strategy that every business should consider. It is often challenging for small businesses to gain traction in the market, but if you are strategic in your...
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by on July 1, 2019
Starting a business is always very exciting. There is a sense of fulfillment and freedom that comes with being your own boss and bringing your ideas to life that every person should have the opportunity to experience. Although, along with great reward, entrepreneurship comes with considerable risk. The risks can be costly and take a mental, emotional, and financial toll on the brave souls who dare to blaze their own trail. The average time it takes an entrepreneur to start earning profit from...
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by on June 17, 2019
Launching a startup is a daunting undertaking. Even if you have the best product or idea, it is challenging to bring your idea to the market, gain traction and attract the attention of investors. The two most common challenges entrepreneurs face when launching or growing a startup are limited capital and exposure in the market. Participating in pitch competitions is one way to overcome these challenges.   ...
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by on June 10, 2019
According to a  recent report by Shareaholic, Social media is driving most share of traffic to business websites. Since social media platforms are where the crowd is, businesses are striving hard to make their brand's presence felt on these platforms. Unfortunately, many start-ups and small businesses without a marketing team are struggling to make their presence felt. In this article, you will learn some of the rookie social media marketing mistakes new businesses should avoid. Social med...
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