Sometime in 1707 in Charleston, South Carolina, a woman named Henrietta Johnston put brush to canvas and started painting the city's residents for a price. Though she probably didn't know it, Johnston's actions made her the first known female professional to work in what was to become the United States several decades in the future...
For many organizations, access to talent-and, in many cases, diverse talent-can be as important a competitive differentiator as access to capital.
What that requires of companies like ManpowerGroup, one of the world's leading workforce services companies, are partnerships with the diverse talent suppliers who can provide that access. As counter-intuitive as it might appear, those partnerships can include their competition...
Despite a sometimes weak and hostile economy, American Express's 2013 State of Women Owned Business Report concludes that from 1997 to 2013, the number of women-owned companies increased by 59 percent, while revenues from those companies grew by 63 percent. Despite the odds, women business enterprises (WBEs) continue to be growing, sustainable and profitable businesses...
"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree," Donna Stevenson says when describing herself, a fourth-generation entrepreneur. Driven by a passion for math and technology, Stevenson's creative direction and expertise in software development has placed her at the head of the IT industry...
Did you notice anything different when you picked up the magazine today? Perhaps, a new cover design caught your eye. So, now that you’ve seen this special cover, what do you think?
Teaming to Bridge Digital Divide
Rent-A-Center, Inc. has donated 65 Dell tablet computers to 100 Black Men of America, a non-profit men's civic organization dedicated to improving the quality of life within urban communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans...
Reintroducing "KD" as Mr. Clarence Antonio McNair, Jr.
There’s nothing more refreshing in life than to encounter a positive-minded person who has faced tremendous obstacles—and persevered. I am particularly interested in emerging or redesigned brands that are based on the life story of a person who has fought the odds.
Enterprise Publishing, Inc., parent company of MBE magazine, was named Supplier of the Year for Class I (annual sales less than $1 million). Class II's (annual sales between $1 million and $10 million) Supplier of the Year Award went to D and B Painting Company, Inc., and Q Analysts, LLC, was named Supplier of the Year for Class III (annual sales between $10 million and $50 million)...
Las Vegas, with the help of the Small Business Administration's Surety Bond Guarantee Program awarded more than $1.2 billion in contracts to small construction firms in fiscal year 2013. This number represents a 61 percent increase over fiscal year 2012... Read More...
California AB 53
California Assembly Bill 53 (AB 53) was signed into law in 2012. The law requires insurance companies in the state of California that collect more than $100 million in premiums to report how much business they do with minority-, woman-, and service-disabled, veteran-owned businesses. [Editor's Note: Read more on AB 53 in MBE magazine's November/December 2013 issue, page 15.]
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