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The Gig Economy Is On the Rise – Is It for You?

Freelancer, passion projects, side hustles are all synonymous with the gig economy – which has grown substantially over the past decade. The economic downturn of 2008 led...
By MBE Magazine Staff,
2019 MWBEs Who Rock!

MWBEs Who Rock!

MBE magazine enjoys highlighting entrepreneurs and small business owners who are innovative and excel at growing their businesses, give back to their communities, or overcome...
By MBE Magazine Staff,
Heather Cox

Heather Cox

Taming the certification circus. Growing up, Heather Cox was a typical child looking to stave off the boredom that afflicts most youngsters in a small Southern...
By Tanya Isley,
Sidd Ahmed

Sidd Ahmed

Transforming people’s trajectories. Don’t tell Sidd Ahmed, president and CEO of VDart, Inc. that he can’t achieve anything he sets his mind to. His...
By Tanya Isley,
Tracy Stanhoff

Tracy Stanhoff

Designs on equity. With a mere $1,500 in her bank account and virtually no technology, Tracy Stanhoff never imagined her home-based business would grow as large and in...
By MBE Magazine Staff,
Ralph Weaver

Ralph Weaver

A heart-led leader  A heart-led leader is someone who puts purpose and passion over profit and who measures success on how they impact others, individually and collectively....
By Mona Terrell Wallace,
Lou Rod Cueva

Lou Rod Cueva

Raising the (beauty) bar. Imagine waiting in line to speak with a corporate representative at a trade show, and while you’re waiting, someone applies your makeup and another...
By Tanya Isley,

From Pilot to Full Flight

Toronto’s social procurement program gaining attention nationwide Two years into implementation of a social procurement program following a pilot run, the City of...
By Susan Baka,

To Our Daughters: Play in Dirt & Dream Big

The conversation is always the same. I meet someone new, we stray into the career conversation and then a variation on this exchange happens:             New Person:...
By Athena Chiera,
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