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One Wild Ride
Schooled in Diversity
MBE Magazine's 30th Anniversary Experience

Growing up as one of nine children on a Nebraska farm, Sandra James, president and founder of Private Eyes, Inc., had no idea that the hard work that she and her siblings endured would prepare her for the challenges she would face as an entrepreneur... 

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Vision, coupled with action, can change the world. And that's how the University of Chicago created its Business Diversity Professional Services Symposium, melding a vision with action and bringing the event to fruition. Now in its sixth year, the Symposium, created by Nadia M. Quarles, assistant vice president for business diversity at the University of Chicago, connects minority and women-owned professional services firms to key decision-makers at the institution...

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We would like to thank everyone who attended our 30th Anniversary Experience at the beautiful SeaWorld Orlando Ports of Call and Antarctica venues and those who "walked the carpet" at the NMSDC Business and Opportunity Fair this month...

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Change is inevitable and the changes we have embraced in 2014 have been major...






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

Are you "on the grow?"  The concept of "scaling" your business is about moving from one level to the next, with the intent of increasing productivity and efficiency. But scaling is not an easy thing to do. While today's business leaders like bite-sized nuggets of information, they often expect a comprehensive approach to scalability... 

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Northrop Grumman Corporation hosted an Australian Supplier Conference in Canberra, Australia, for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) looking to position themselves within Northrop Grumman's Global Supply Chain.

Northrop Grumman Australia Chief Executive, Ian Irving, opened the conference and outlined the opportunities that existed for SMEs within the Northrop Grumman Global Supply Chain...

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In Brief

Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced that it has expanded the Impact Investment Fund, a feature of the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program. The SBA is implementing a series of policy changes that promise to broaden access to the fund and strengthen the impact of SBICs...




I know how important small businesses are to families, communities, and the U.S economy. I grew up in Boston, where small businesses were the heart of my neighborhood. I understand that small businesses are more than a source of income; they also serve as community anchors. 

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