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Mr. Clean
Global Connections
Roads Less Traveled
Honoring WBEs Who Rock

James "J.C." Cabrera, Sr. launched UBM Facility Services, Inc. as J.C.'s Carpet Cleaning in 1979 with one truck, one employee, and one philosophy: Quality Service and Total Client Satisfaction. More than 30 years later, his client-centric approach has transformed UBM into one of the largest Hispanic-owned and -operated facilities maintenance companies in the Midwest...


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The Hispanic experience in Canada differs from the Hispanic experience in the United States in several ways. First, although people of Hispanic origin make up the U.S.' largest ethnic or racial minority, their numbers are far fewer in Canada. Latin American Canadians account for less than two percent of the population, but it is a growing and flourishing population...


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For entrepreneurs like Tammy Starring and Stacey Dougan, it is the journey that shapes success as much as the drive to reach it. Starring, a serial entrepreneur and president of Las Vegas-based Starr Vending, began in her hometown of Gueydan, Louisiana, a tiny rice-farming community located about 145 miles west of New Orleans...

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Earlier this year, we set out on a mission to find and recognize WBEs Who Rock, those women business owners who exemplify passion and courage in the pursuit of their business' success. And, when we asked you to nominate women who met those criteria, your response was overwhelming.

We received 50 nominations and out of those we chose 25 finalists. After reviewing the nominations of so many extraordinary women and much discussion and debate, 15 were selected...

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Wow! What a month June turned out to be! We debuted a new look on the cover of our May/June issue and the response was nothing short of amazing. Everyone was very complimentary. 

Then, we had a rocking 30th Anniversary Launch Reception during the WBENC National Conference and Business Fair in Philadelphia. Our thanks once again to co-host Mortgage Staffing Solutions, entertainment sponsor, Grady Health System, and WBENC.






The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), WEConnect International and Walmart have joined forces to create a unique symbol for retail labeling of products from women-owned businesses. 

This new logo will bring consumer recognition of products provided by women-owned businesses on store shelves both in the U.S. and international markets. 

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Master Your Brand

Studying January 2014 data on African Americans and Technology Use from The Pew Research Center and relating it to my own day-to-day experiences of helping entrepreneurs across generations market their brands, prompted me to cover social media in this issue, specifically, Twitter. Perhaps you've heard that Twitter is the go-to resource for breaking news and trending topics in popular culture... 

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The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) held its Business Diversity Conference in Denver in June. The event brought together more than 850 attendees for four days of engaging and relevant educational and networking events...

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In Brief

Women-owned businesses are a $3 trillion economic force and support 23 million jobs but still face significant barriers compared to their male-owned counterparts when it comes to obtaining loans and growing their businesses, according to a report released by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship... 


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