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The Carolinas Connection: From Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.

on Monday, 28 October 2013 14:21.

These are exciting times at the CVMSDC. As you know, NMSDC and our network are transitioning and our council continues to be successful and ahead of plan in the process. Recognizing that change is always a challenge, we are excited to embrace the new opportunities to create wealth for our MBEs and grow revenue for our corporate members. As you know, the network transitions are to benefit our corporate members and certified MBEs. Our corporate members and our MBEs benefits are: 

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Greenlining Announces Social Media Toolkit for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

on Thursday, 10 October 2013 18:49.

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – After learning the hard way what does and doesn’t work in social media, The Greenlining Institute has channeled its experience into a new guide for nonprofit groups, “The Art of Listening: Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits.” The new guide is designed to be useful for small nonprofits seeking to make an impact with limited staff and resources, as well as for larger organizations.

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NCDOT Sending $145.6 Million in Powell Bill funds to Municipalities Across the State

on Thursday, 10 October 2013 14:38.

john travis holt ncdotRALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will be distributing more than $145.6 million in State Street Aid, also known as the Powell Bill Fund, to 507 municipalities across the state. The initial allocation of $72.8 million was sent out on Sept. 30, with the rest to be paid by Jan. 1, 2014. That is an increase of about $2.8 million over last year’s allocation. Money sent to the municipalities is to be used to build or maintain local streets that are their responsibility.

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Turning a hobby into a business

on Monday, 23 September 2013 12:57.

By Akilah C. Thompson - News Flash! You do not have to spend the rest of your life working in a cubicle from nine to five every day. Neither do you have to settle for working in a miserable profession that barely pays the bills.   Have you ever thought about turning your passions into a business? Is there something you enjoy doing so much you currently do it for free?  

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Business Lessons I’ve Learned as a Small Business CEO

on Friday, 04 October 2013 13:35.

I found a fascinating website while trolling around the Internet recently. It’s called Statistic Brain and it has data and rankings on all kinds of topics, from hair loss to consumer spending. The numbers that caught my eye had to do with start-up business failures. Did you know 25 percent of start-ups strike out within the first year? Thirty-six go down in the second, and 44 percent in the third. Nearly three-quarters of businesses that start in one year will be shuttered 10 years later.

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This week's edition of NCDOT Now: Federal judge makes an important ruling in the Bonner Bridge lawsuit

on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:26.

This week's edition of “NCDOT Now,” the department's weekly video news update, is now online. Just click below to watch it.