Minority Business

Why Should White Guys Have All The M&A Fun? Why More Black Businesses Should Consider Mergers & Acquisitions

Reginald F. Lewis was one of the richest African-American men in the 1980s, and the first African American to build a billion-dollar company. His bestselling book, “Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun?“, is one of my favorites. A small portion of the book briefly describes a conversation Lewis had with another Black attorney. During …

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Accenture Launches Black Founders Development Program to Support Black Entrepreneurs

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched the Black Founders Development Program, a new initiative that will invest in and support Black technology startup founders and entrepreneurs. Led by Accenture Ventures, the program will seek to help Black business owners and leaders advance and grow their technology businesses through greater, more direct access to venture capital, corporate mentorship and …

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Brooklyn’s Black-Owned Small Businesses Grow Despite Challenges

Although the pandemic threatens those gains, many entrepreneurs are pushing on and getting creative to weather the storm “My business is crippled right now,” Kim Morrison told BK Reader. However, it would be a mistake to count her out. Morrison, the owner of Unique Weddings & Tours, has weathered many storms since launching her company in 2012. …

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The National Business League Aims to Empower 1 Million Black Businesses By 2025

Calling itself America’s oldest and largest trade group for Black businesses, the National Business League has aggressive growth plans for the future. The Washington, D.C.-based business advocacy group aims to boost its current membership from 120,000 to over one million black business owners and professionals in the next five years. It aims to achieve that …

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Longest Operating Black-Owned Investment Banking Firm in U.S. Helps Investors Diversify

The longest continuously operating Black-owned investment banking firm in the country, Blaylock Van, LLC, is helping more investment managers, pension funds, and companies interested in diversifying their inclusion of Black- and women-owned firms in the wake of the global pandemic. With offices in eight markets from coast to coast, Blaylock Van’s services include public finance, corporate banking, …

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