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Minority-Owned Small Businesses
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Minority-Owned Small Businesses Especially Impacted by COVID-19, Can Get Free Help From SCORE

COVID-19 has had a major impact on U.S. small businesses, especially Main Street establishments, such as retail stores and restaurants. Recent data published in the “SCORE Megaphone of Main Street: The Impact of COVID-19” data report suggests that while nearly every business has been impacted by the pandemic in some way, minority-owned small businesses, specifically...
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6 Mentoring Resources for Women Small Business Owners

For female founders who face unique challenges (especially when trying to break into male-dominated industries), having a mentor could be the missing piece of the entrepreneurial success puzzle. Navigating the roadblocks to business success becomes much easier when you have mentors with experience to guide you. Mentors can make connections, introduce you to trustworthy legal...
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Why You Need to Go Back to the Beginning to Grow Your Business

It’s most every entrepreneur’s dream: your business is a success, and in a few short years, you’ve gone from being a lone freelancer to managing an ever-growing team of employees. But you soon find that this brings its own challenges. Suddenly, you no longer have the time to get to know everybody in the office...
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How to Be a Mentor When You’ve Never Been One Before

Imagine someone you know fairly well approaches you. Maybe they confide how much they admire where your entrepreneurial career has taken you and expresses a desire to be like you someday. Perhaps they are pursuing a venture of their own and see you, an experienced professional, as someone to come to for thoughtful advice. Eventually,...
culture
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Culture Predictions: How to Build an Award-Winning Startup Culture

While every organization works hard toward meeting its business objectives, this year we will see workplaces taking a greater interest in promoting work-life integration along with emphasizing employees’ pursuit of goals outside of the office. Rather than putting stress on employees and rewarding those who put work before everything else, employers will look to adopt...
business coach
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6 Reasons to Consider Hiring a Business Coach This Year

This is the year. This, you have decided, is the year you skyrocket your business to great success. Congratulations! It’s a worthy resolution for the new year. But I’m here to make sure that instead of simply setting a goal, you also work toward making it a reality. Too many business owners throw out goals and...
Diversity
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The Importance of Prioritizing Diversity at Work

It is no secret that Silicon Valley has a workplace diversity problem. While this negative fact continues to trend, there is evidence that tech companies headquartered outside of the Bay Area are quietly showing them up by making remarkable strides in hiring and retaining women and minority employees. Smart companies make diversity a priority, because...
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Getting Back To Basics: Lessons From My Interviews

When I first started social venture labs, I drew inspiration from companies who were classic examples of triple bottom line organizations like Burt’s Bees and Life Is Good. The owners of these kinds of companies went from living out of their cars or without running water, to earning over several hundred million while including communities...
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Startup Business Coaching

I'm going to Italy in September with my wife. I don't speak Italian. If I want to be able to get along in Italy by speaking the native language I have two choices. I can learn it on my own or I can learn from experts. My friend Tom and his wife are taking Italian...
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Back from L.A., Looking for Mentors

We returned from our KABC radio seminar in L.A. with moderator Al Rantel with renewed excitement. We were hoping 120 people would turn out and it was standing room only... more like 160 people showed. It was a two-hour jamboree of taking important questions from the entrepreneurs in the room (about half wanting to start...