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    1. Virginia Businessman Evolves from Butcher to Multi-Unit Entrepreneur

      Virginia Businessman Evolves from Butcher to Multi-Unit Entrepreneur

      A multi-unit entrepreneur , Nick Washington plans to open Papa Bluey's Southern Kitchen in Newport News, Virginia, this December. Named after his father, Papa Bluey, who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, the eatery will offer Southern-style comfort food.

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    2. Brand Ambassadors Are A Must Have For Every Entrepreneur

      Brand Ambassadors Are A Must Have For Every Entrepreneur

      Establishing your small business brand is essential. As an owner, do you have an army of brand ambassadors that will be advocates for your product if you release a new product or service? Establishing brand ambassadors for your business can help ensure ...

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    3. This Google Entrepreneur-in-Residence Inspires Others on International Women's Day

      This Google Entrepreneur-in-Residence Inspires Others on International Women's Day

      One of her suggestions for small business owners to take their businesses to the next level is, “Your competitors are leveraging the Internet to grow their businesses and you should too. Get knowledgeable about the best ways to market your business online.

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    4. Hillary Clinton Talks HBCUs, Small Business Advocacy, and the Obama 'Muslim ...

      Hillary Clinton Talks HBCUs, Small Business Advocacy, and the Obama 'Muslim ...

      Tom Joyner, a leading voice on radio who reaches nearly 8 million listeners; many African American, hosted former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on his show this morning. Resident journalists Don Lemon, Jacque ...

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    5. WATCH: Small Business Survival Post-September 11

      WATCH: Small Business Survival Post-September 11

      Bernard Beale, CEO of M.R. Beale & Company (the 2011 BE 100s Financial Services Company of the year) vividly remembers the days shortly after the September 11th attacks. His investment banking firm, which is located in lower Manhattan on Wall Street, was affected greatly, and Beal found himself having to rethink his business, and go beyond the extra mile (including sleeping in his office space) to maintain.

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      Mentions: Manhattan
    6. Sequester Cuts Already Hurting Small Businesses & Contractors

      Sequester Cuts Already Hurting Small Businesses & Contractors

      According to the SBA, the Pentagon awarded 20 percent of its prime contracts and 35 of the agency’s subcontracts to small firms. If the proposed cuts to the Pentagon’s budget are implemented, more than 2 million jobs could be lost, with nearly half of those coming from small business, according to a study by Dr. Stephen S. Fuller of George Mason University. “Many small businesses are subcontractors, suppliers and vendors to larger scale businesses that are the prime federal contractors,” he said. “These subcontractors, suppliers and vendors have little recourse when their contracts with their primes are scaled back or terminated; in fact the suppliers and vendors may not even know that their business is linked to a federal contract that could be canceled due to something called ‘sequestration.’ ”

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