Minority-Owned Businesses

News and Articles About Minority-Owned Businesses

This Refugee is Taking the Fashion World by Storm
Make More Happen

This Refugee is Taking the Fashion World by Storm

This standout female entrepreneur is focused on disrupting the world of retail fashion.
The 10 Best Cities to Be a Minority Small-Business Owner (Infographic)
Starting a Business

The 10 Best Cities to Be a Minority Small-Business Owner (Infographic)

A new study from Nerdwallet highlights the places where the conditions are most favorable for minority entrepreneurs.
Nina Zipkin
Female Entrepreneurs Take the Spotlight at White House's First Demo Day
White House

Female Entrepreneurs Take the Spotlight at White House's First Demo Day

Facebook, Airbnb and Microsoft announced new plans to hire more women and minorities. More than 90 startups were represented at the event.
Detroit Is Cultivating Local Entrepreneurship to Secure Its Future
Bootstrapping

Detroit Is Cultivating Local Entrepreneurship to Secure Its Future

The Motor City isn't waiting for a savior to move to town. It's banking on the energy of the people who call it home.
Amanda Lewan
Want True Equality for All? Support Entrepreneurship.
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Want True Equality for All? Support Entrepreneurship.

You are about to read the most offensive and insensitive piece we've ever written. And that's sad.
Ray Hennessey
Intel Pledges $125 Million for Startups That Back Women, Minorities
Intel

Intel Pledges $125 Million for Startups That Back Women, Minorities

This latest move follows Intel's earlier plan to spend $300 million over the next five years to improve diversity.
How to Measure Your Company's Overall Financial Health (Infographic)
Small Business Financing

How to Measure Your Company's Overall Financial Health (Infographic)

A new study also found that female- and minority-owned ventures are far less likely to be in good financial health than their male-owned, non-minority counterparts.
Geoff Weiss
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
Entrepreneurs

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)
Ready To Launch

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?
Ready To Launch

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