small business

  Good Morning,I want to reiterate something I’ve mentioned before. Rainy days are very painful for small businesses. This past week, Houston was hit by a devastating storm. Rightfully so, the focus has been on those that lost their cars, homes and the contents thereof. But one of the things that has been overlooked, as I […]

Marlon Mitchell, president of Houston Business Development Inc. joins Sunday Morning Live this Sunday to talk about your credit, and how it impacts your ability to grow your business. Houston Business Development, Inc. (HBDi) is a non-profit organization founded by the City of Houston and dedicated to small business lending and community development. Be sure to […]

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11/27/13- Roland Martin talks with Alfred Edmond Jr., Black Enterprise, about Black Friday and the importance of supporting small businesses on “Small Business Saturday”.

This year’s theme of the GPC is “Making the Right Connections.” The GPC offers workshops, face-to-face meetings, expos, and opportunities to introduce your products or services to over 200 local, state, federal agencies and large prime exhibitors. It’s a premier networking event especially for small, women, minority and veteran owned business to make the right connections and […]

As mom-and-pop businesses struggle to make ends meet, the latest attempt to help them has gotten mired in Washington politics. The debate began in October, when President Obama started pushing ways to get cheap capital to small businesses. It continued after his State of the Union address, in which he touted the proposal.  But that […]

Washington is poised to launch its most direct attempt to revive small business lending since the financial crisis with a plan to invest up to $30 billion of federal money in small banks and give them incentives to re-lend that money to Main Street companies. The Small Business Lending Fund, outlined by President Obama in […]

President Obama has been talking -- a lot -- about what Washington needs to do to help save small businesses. Over the past week, he's introduced a half-dozen different initiatives aimed at unlocking credit, creating jobs and expanding the Small Business Administration's loan programs.