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    By Tanu Henry California Black Media Most small businesses in California are very small. A whopping 95 % of them are companies with less than 50 employees, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. Yet these businesses employ a majority of workers in the state – up to an estimated 75 % of the labor force. But, for most official purposes, California defines ...
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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media  Gov. Newsom says he wants to help small businesses. Combined, they are a major economic engine in the state. He wants them to get online quicker and expand their markets to reach new customers in cyberspace. This is as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hammer their bottom lines and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson More money coming in the second phase of the Paycheck Protection Program, the PPP, begs the bigger question of how can Black and Brown people get some of the OPM – Other People’s Money. Robert “Bobby Mac” McDonald, president and executive director of the Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County for ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent An estimate of more than 10,000 people filled the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation’s capital during the just completed five-day Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). This year’s ALC theme, “400 Years: Our Legacy, Our Possibilities …” observed 400 years of the ...
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    By Genoa Barrow, Sacramento Observer He fought tirelessly to secure economic opportunities for African Americans throughout the state and beyond and now, after a long battle with cancer, he’s at rest. Aubry Stone, founder and CEO of the California Black Chamber of Commerce died Nov. 28. He was 74 years old. Stone, affectionately referred to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some people think that raising $15 million for the sole purpose of sustaining Black business and supporting community would take nothing short of a miracle, when, in actuality, all it takes is $100 per person. For those who get on board, there’s the added benefit of cash back rewards. It’s all part ...