BlueVine raises $102.5M more for banking services that target small businesses

When it comes to fintech plays, small and medium businesses are not often the target audience: they’re too small and fragmented compared to big-spending corporates; and they’re too demanding compared to mass-market consumer users. Today, BlueVine, one of the financial … Read more…

Here’s what small businesses, slammed by China tariffs, are doing to minimize impact of trade war

The sweeping tariffs imposed on China for its alleged unfair trade practices was intended to set right imbalances that put U.S. companies at a disadvantage. What wasn't intended: the financial hit U.S. small businesses are suffering as a result. Small … Read more…

LA is largest city to formally include LGBTQ businesses in contracting process worth billions

Los Angeles is now the largest city in the U.S. to formally include LGBTQ-owned businesses in its project procurement process, following Nashville, Orlando and Baltimore. Similar changes are being considered in Chicago and New York. Small Business BEST DEAL UPDATE:

‘These boys were on a holiday’: Trump family members promote themselves, and businesses, on European trip

The president’s four adult children tagged along during events in London, Normandy and Doonbeg, Ireland, raising questions of impropriety and costs for taxpayers. Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of … Read more…

Award-winning Filmmaker Tells the Stories of Black Businesses Through a Historic Lens

Oftentimes, when mainstream business success stories are told, the African American experience is overlooked despite the fact that black folks have been building businesses—as well institutions and communities—for decades in the face of racism, legal segregation, and systemic oppression. However, … Read more…

ULTIMATE 2018 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FROM BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES: Unique Gift Ideas

ULTIMATE 2018 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FROM BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES: Unique Gift Ideas Ivy Storehouse Box (Image: Ivy_Box/Instagram) Alpha Kappa Alpha sisters will love this subscription box tailored to the tastes of this sorority’s members. According to the company’s website, The Ivy … Read more…