Minority-Owned Businesses

News and Articles About Minority-Owned Businesses

How Minority Founders Overcame the Challenge of Finding VC Investors
Venture Capital

How Minority Founders Overcame the Challenge of Finding VC Investors

Personal networks are important for founders looking for venture capital. Entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups have particular challenges.
Sarah Kunst
Fresh Off the Boat's Eddie Huang on Keeping It Real
Leadership

Fresh Off the Boat's Eddie Huang on Keeping It Real

The outspoken owner of BaoHaus restaurant in New York talks about Taiwanese buns, hustling and challenging stereotypes.
Amy S. Choi
How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers
Entrepreneurs

How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers

John Parker recalls how his dad's BBQ joint, open in 1962, served black and white patrons alike. Today, he's keeping the legacy alive.
Sarah Max
Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)
Starting a Business

Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

Targeted minority-lending programs have had only limited success in encouraging new-business creation among minorities. Could crowd-funding help close the startup gap?
Scott Shane
Do Small Businesses Really Need the SBA's Help?
Starting a Business

Do Small Businesses Really Need the SBA's Help?

The SBA's Small Business Development Centers serve over 500,000 entrepreneurs a year, but they're still on the budget chopping block.
Carol Tice
Franchises a Draw for Minority Entrepreneurs
Franchises

Franchises a Draw for Minority Entrepreneurs

A greater percentage of Asians, African-Americans and other minorities are buying into franchised businesses, as opposed to starting their own independent businesses, says a recent study from the International Franchise Association.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs
Leadership

Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs

To foster entrepreneurship among minorities and in urban centers, a concentration of wealthy investors and academic, government and business institutions first needs to come together. A recent panel at Rutgers University put a spotlight on the issues.
Colleen DeBaise
Do Women Entrepreneurs Face Gender Discrimination?
Leadership

Do Women Entrepreneurs Face Gender Discrimination?

Many women-led business owners still spar in a battle of the sexes. Here are three of their stories.
Diana Ransom
Entrepreneurs

How to Be a Player in the Super Bowl

Follow these guidelines and you can win a contract to supply Super Bowl-related products and services.