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12 March 2012
Icing on the Kake by Khayla is now providing gourmet cupcakes each and every weekend at the Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood, Florida. Owners Khayla and Ty Stanley started Icing on the Kake by Khayla in January 2011 as a made-to-order, gourmet cupcake and special order cake catering business for parties and events. Through word-of-mouth referrals and a loyal customer base, Icing on the Kake by Khayla is rapidly growing.
22 February 2012
When I quit my job with the post office to start a building maintenance company that specialized in big public buildings, I knew I would have to be good. Better than the big companies that were already doing it. What I didn’t know almost killed my compnay: I needed bonding and working capital and was told it was impossible for me to get it because I was a new business and had no credit. But I found it. And I thought this information might be useful to other minority entrepreneurs.
06 February 2012
The past two years have probably been the most tenuous this generation has known. For me, the recession of the early 1990s is a distant, hazy memory, but the time in which we live now is clear in its uncertainty. People are out of work or in fear of losing their income; they cling to jobs they don't love, corporations they don't respect, because they have real, pragmatic concerns -- mortgage and car payments, unpaid student loans, and children to support -- which makes the daily struggle to maintain shelter and keep their families fed hardly poetic.
12 March 2012
Business owner's question: Our website is a plumbers website. The account has already been set up by Google and I am looking for someone to manage the account. The campaigns need tweaking and we are trying to get on the first page of Google and keep it there. Could you tell me how many hours a month you would need to manage the account ? Would we get monthly reports of the performance of our Adwords account. Is their any guarantees and assurances you can give us?
16 February 2012
Very high levels of unemployment are expected to remain high through the 4th quarter of 2012, a new EPI report finds. In No relief in 2012 from high unemployment for African Americans and Latinos, EPI Director of the Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy program Algernon Austin reviews unemployment rates by state for African Americans, Latinos and whites. He finds that the 25 states where African Americans are experiencing unemployment rates of 10% or higher will continue to do so through 2012, as will the 14 states where the Latino unemployment rate is 10% or higher.
03 February 2012
"Manhattan Institute report heralding the 'end' of segregation uses a measure that masks important demographic and economic trends." In a study released this week, two Manhattan Institute researchers heralded the “end of the segregated century.” Harvard professor Edward Glaeser and Duke professor Jacob Vigdor showed that African American segregation levels have now declined to their lowest point since 1920, just after the beginning of the “Great Migration” of rural sharecroppers from the South to Northern industrial metropolitan regions.