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The glorious colors and scents of Summer at the downtown Los Angeles Farmer’s Market on Wednesday. ~ND

The glorious colors and scents of Summer at the downtown Los Angeles Farmer’s Market on Wednesday. ~ND

African-American & Hispanic Businesses [Series 5] - MAKING IT! TV (Special Edition)

African-American & Hispanic Businesses [Series 5] – MAKING IT! TV (Special Edition)

Roland Eiley specializes in interior architecture and building rehabilitation. Stan Sosa educates people about Hispanic culture through art exhibits. Nicole Sainz turns a college hobby into a booming swimwear business. Wendi William-Stern has Hollywood celebrities buying her handbags. Get insights and guidance from our in-studio guests: Nore Lee and Rod Banks.

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Q&A: How Do I Start a Business With A Partner?

Q&A: How Do I Start a Business With A Partner?

Question:

How do I start a business with a partner? Is there any specific things I should consider?

Answer:

Business partners often start businesses together with little planning and few ground rules. Sooner or later, they discover the hard way that what’s left unsaid or unplanned often leads to unmet expectations, anger and frustration. Partners can clash over countless things, including…

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Quote: Maya Angelou
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

— Maya Angelou (1928-2014, an American author, poet, dancer, and singer. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than 50 years.)

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5 Ways Sustainability Brings Big Benefits To Small Business

5 Ways Sustainability Brings Big Benefits To Small Business

As small business owners move to make their operations more sustainable, they’re realizing that implementing such changes can have a positive, lasting impact overall. Budgets are more robust, employees are getting more satisfaction from their work, and local environments are changing for the better.

1. Practicing sustainability gets businesses up and running faster

Sustainability starts from the…

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Inversion Thinking

This morning I read a headline saying “Treasury Gathers Anti-Inversion Plans” which gave me the impression that something seriously weighty was on their agenda. Perhaps something that would change the course of a country whose #1 issue according to many politicians is income inequality. Further reading revealed that it had to do with Treasury Department officials putting together a list of…

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African-American & Hispanic Businesses [Series 3] - MAKING IT! TV (Special Edition)

African-American & Hispanic Businesses [Series 3] – MAKING IT! TV (Special Edition)

Learn how Angel and Willie Banos offer a state of the art workout experience. Ella Avery-Smothers operates a restaurant franchise in inner-cities. Gabriel Garcia recycles scrap metal for a profit. Ezekiel Patten Purchases and sells energy for various companies. Get insights and guidance from our in-studio guests: Richard Rennick and Don Kincey.

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Janice Bryant Howroyd Interview

Janice Bryant Howroyd Interview

Janice Bryant Howroyd Interview

Janice Bryant Howroyd

Biography:

Janice Bryant Howroyd is the Founder and President of the Act 1 Group. Janice Bryant Howroyd came to Los Angeles to visit her sister on a vacation in the early 1970’s, and decided to make it home.  She went to work as her brother-in-law’s assistant at Billboard Magazine, and while there, noticed that she had an affinity for organization and employee placement.…

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Carlos Conejo - Tap Into Emerging Markets

Carlos Conejo – Tap Into Emerging Markets

In Secrets of Success, Carlos Conejo (WWW.MCULTURE.NET) of Multicultural Associates discusses how to tap into emerging markets.

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Quote: Jose Silva
“There is no such thing as a problem without a solution, only problems for which we do not yet have enough information to know what the solution is. When you have enough information, it is easy to solve a problem.”

Jose Silva (An American parapsychologist and author)

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