There’s Still Time to Apply for a FastTrac® Course

People learning in a FastTrac class

The NYC Department of Small Business Services is sponsoring a series of free entrepreneurial training courses for minority and women-owned business in the five boroughs of New York. Known as FastTrac®, the series features courses aimed at both emerging and established businesses with the goal of helping them reach their next level of success. FastTrac® […]

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The City of Memphis and FedEx Partner to Help MWBEs

Memphis Skyline

The city of Memphis, Tennessee, is joining forces with FedEx and several other public/private partners to offer 75 black entrepreneurs in the region help in growing their businesses. The partners in the initiative include FedEx, Regions Bank, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City,an organization that promotes urban prosperity throughout the United States. The […]

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Four Ways Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Can Succeed Long Term

There are over 28 million small businesses in the United States today, about 25 percent of which are owned and operated by people of color or Hispanic whites. Another 36 percent are owned by women, which means that minority and women-owned businesses make up over 50 percent of small businesses in the United States. Unfortunately, […]

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Learn About the NMSDC Growth Initiative for MBEs

African American woman qualifying for NMSDC growth initiative

The National Minority Supplier Development Council is a membership-based organization that connects certified minority business enterprises with corporate partners across the United States. Based in New York City, the NMSDC currently has a network of nearly 1,500 private and publicly owned businesses, healthcare providers and colleges and universities who purchase goods and services from member […]

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Empire State Development Announces MWBE Expo Series for 2019

Atten dees at MWBE Expo Series

The New York State Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development has announced the dates for the MWBE Expo Series for 2019. The series will be held in locations across New York State and will be free for all participants. The educational and networking event is open to anyone who wishes to attend whether or […]

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What Is Tech Transfer and How Can MWBEs Get Involved?

Tech Transfer, or T2, is the process through which ideas and innovations are translated into marketable products, typically through licensing agreements or franchises. Also known as Lab to Market, the term is used in a number of contexts, but its application for MWBEs lies primarily in partnering with the federal government. How Tech Transfer Works […]

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Join the MBDA at the InVision Tour

The Minority Business Development Agency is beginning a five-city tour in Atlanta, Georgia next month. The tour aims to educate minority innovators, industrialists, inventors and entrepreneurs about the many resources available in over 300 federal laboratories across the United States. The focus will be on building wealth and creating jobs through the use of science, […]

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