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Is it time to change the way we define minority entrepreneur?

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In some respects, "tween" is the best way to describe C. Michael Gooden's com-pany. Integrated Systems Inc. has outgrown the SBA's definition of small, but it's definitely not a Fortune 1000 corporation.

But if a controversial initiative approved by the National Minority Supplier Development Council works as planned, Gooden and a select group of minority entrepreneurs could break into the Fortune ranks.

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