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How MWBE’s Can Maximize Their Chances of Getting a Small Business Loan

Minority and women owned businesses have a more difficult time accessing capital than firms owned by white males. The reasons for this vary and include issues such as lower credit scores, shorter business lifespans, and institutional bias against women and minorities. But other, more practical factors are frequently in play as well. For example, some […]

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What is New York’s Construction Industry Fair Play Act?

In the State of New York, construction contractors are required to provide workers compensation insurance for any person in their employ. But because prime contractors typically subcontract work to other entities, the question of who is and who is not an employee was for many years a source of contention when an on-the-job accident occurred. […]

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Overexertion — The No. 1 Cause of Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries are all too common in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, a U.S. worker is injured every seven seconds, for a total of 4.5 million on-the-job injuries every year. And while many of these injuries are relatively minor, the total cost in terms of lost productivity is enormous. The agency […]

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How to Become a Certified Vendor in San Francisco

According to a recent survey from Lending Tree, San Francisco is the top metro area in the country for minority-owned businesses. And data from San Francisco Business Times shows that woman-owned businesses are thriving in the Bay Area too. Many of these firms have taken advantage of the city’s vendor certification programs, which provide access […]

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Worker’s Compensation and Workplace Violence

One of the most effective ways in which employers can keep worker’s compensation costs down is by mitigating safety hazards in the workplace. Training employees in the proper use of equipment, ensuring that the workplace is clean and free of debris, using appropriate signage, and fostering an environment in which safety is a priority are […]

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Small Business Grants for Female Entrepreneurs 2019

Women business owners and female entrepreneurs face a number of obstacles, one of the most significant of which is access to capital. In fact, at a time when there are more women-owned businesses than ever before, women business owners’ access to funding has taken a significant turn for the worse. According to Biz2Credits 2017 State […]

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Can an Employee Sue an Employer for an On-the-Job Injury?

In all states in the U.S. except Texas, employers are required to purchase workers compensation insurance — a specific kind of “no-fault” insurance designed to provide timely medical care and wage replacement for workers who sustain an on-the-job injury while simultaneously protecting employers from lawsuits. As a rule, worker’s compensation is looked upon as a […]

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The Meda Million Dollar Challenge Is Now Accepting Applicants

The Metropolitan Economic Development Association and the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, are hosting an exciting Million Dollar Challenge for emerging minority-owned businesses. Modelled after the TV show “Shark Tank,” the challenge will give up to 20 minority-owned businesses the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch of their business plan to a panel of experts […]

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