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Greensboro Launches Web Site to Track Stimulus

on Monday, 30 November 2009 13:01.

GREENSBORO (NNPA) - Tracking stimulus funding received by the City has gotten a little bit easier for Greensboro residents. Funds received as a part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) can now be tracked on


Asia Pacific Family Summit: Stimulating Entrepreneurship In Family Firms

on Monday, 30 November 2009 12:39.

The Babson College STEP Project For Family Enterprising (Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices) held its second Asia Pacific Family Summit at the Korean Federation of Banks in Seoul, Korea.


Business Mentoring Increases Productivity

on Friday, 20 November 2009 15:04.

(NNPA) Business mentoring is the collaboration of transferring the experience, skill and knowledge from a proven specialist to a less experienced learner. For the purpose of business, mentoring supports the development of a worker’s skills, career, and personal growth. Often it is structured informally although most Fortune 500 and even small home-based companies offer some form of mentoring programs.

United States Hispanic Chamber Urges Administration to Expand Lending for America’s Small Businesses

on Friday, 30 October 2009 16:22.

WASHINGTON – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the leading advocate for nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses and over 200 local Hispanic chambers throughout the United States, described a mixed reaction to today’s announced improvements to small business lending, noting a move in the right direction, but also an expansion of old measures that have not yielded desired results.

Blacks Remain Seriously Underrepresented

on Friday, 30 October 2009 15:44.

A recent study on African Americans on boards of directors of Fortune 500 companies commissioned by The Executive Leadership Council(R) found that the number of board seats held by African Americans has declined since its inaugural board report released in 2004. The percentage of African Americans on corporate boards decreased from 8.1 in 2004 to 7.4 percent in 2008, a .7 percent decline.

Why Public Contracts Follow Different Rules than Private Contracts

on Friday, 23 October 2009 15:33.

Have you ever wondered why government agencies engage in costly and inefficient public contracts? Political economist Pablo Spiller found that a fundamental difference between public and private contracting is the potential scrutiny of public contracts by opportunistic third parties. Understanding the risk associated with this scrutiny, according to Spiller’s latest research, is the first step toward improved regulation, efficiency, and reduced costs.

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