Minorities

Study: Occupations remain racially segregated

 An Economic Policy Institute study indicates black men earn lower wages than their white counterparts due to occupational segregation, the Chicago Sun-Times reported...

Black business leaders blast stubborn stereotypes despite success

By Ann Meyer If you want to change the status quo, don t give up the fight. That was a recurring theme at the...

Cook County tops nation for black-owned firms

Cook County had more African American-owned businesses in 2007 than any other county in the nation, with 83,733 located here, the U.S. Census Bureau...

Veterans nab business benefits

Chicago business owner Derryl Caldwell credits his status as a veteran for helping his company weather the recession. Caldwell, a reservist with the Army National...

Economy slows funding cycle, yet opportunities remain

The moment entrepreneurs accept outside capital, they need a strategy for paying back their investors.  Ideally, angel funding leads to venture capital, then private...

Minorities Build Businesses by Building Relationships

While many small companies try unsuccessfully for years to nab large contracts, Power's human capital management and technology services company won a government assignment one month after it opened its doors in 2003, thanks to a personal contact, Powers said.

Special Report on Minority Owned Businesses

After 17 years of fits and starts, LeNardo Nelson Sr. of Chicago is ready to take his triple-sided windshield wiper to market. A commercial lender at Harris Bank by day, Nelson has long dreamed of being an inventor like his father, who devised a sled with convertible wheels in the mid-1960s. But getting his wipers off the ground has taken far longer than Nelson ever imagined.

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My view: Bring in the $600 weekly checks

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