How To Explain The Small Business Failure Rate

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By Pamela Herrmann and Patty Dominguez

Within the timeframe of a year and a half, about 80 percent of new businesses fail, according to Bloomberg Business research. Continue Reading →

How To Improve Your ‘Brand’ This Year In Harlem

harlem oneof  kind..Perhaps more than in any other time in history, in 2016, your name is your brand, says Pamela J. Green, a business and branding expert. Continue Reading →

FSCNY Launches 2016 Scholarship Program From Harlem To Hollis

east-harlem sliderThe Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY), in conjunction with MoneyGram International, >today launched its 2016 Scholarship Awards Program.  Continue Reading →

There Are 3 New Starbucks Valentine’s Day Drinks Out Today

starbucks new drinks for valenines dayForget your S.O., Starbucks is officially bae this Valentine’s Day in Harlem. (That rhyme was unintentional, but we’re rolling with it.)  Continue Reading →

Key Ingredients To Family Business Success

Business-©-Can-Stock-Photo-Inc.-AndreyPopov-600x330At the office, Alex Sutherland calls his boss by his first name, Ken.

After business hours, he calls him “Dad.”

“I have two relationships with him and it’s important to have some separation between when I am in my role as his employee and when I am in my role as his son,” says Alex, a wealth advisor with LifePlan Group, an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The State Of New York For Minority Business


Photos By Seitu Oronde

Seitu’s photographic essay takes place on Thursday, January 28th, 2016, the New York State For Minority Business Expo took place at SOBRO, 555 Bergen Ave, Bronx, NY. Continue Reading →

How To Make Your First Million, As If It Were Your Second

make moneyExperience Clarifies Lessons For Success, Says Serial Entrepreneur

“If only you’d known then what you know now” is a statement we could all make several times throughout our lives, says serial entrepreneur Parviz Firouzgar. Continue Reading →

Why Women In Harlem Are Better Investors Than Men

women engagedBy Mark Chandik

When it comes to investing, many women take a stay-the-course approach that research shows can give them an advantage over their male counterparts. Continue Reading →

Starbucks Takes A Tea Break, Closes Teavana ‘Tea Bars’

starbucks-east-harlem1Starbucks (not in Harlem) is retreating from Teavana “tea bars” that first opened in New York City a little more than two years ago and mimicked the coffee chain’s namesake stores, except with tea. Continue Reading →

Cast Aside Your Fears to Succeed in Harlem

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By William S. Wooditch

The idea of launching a business and becoming your own boss has always been an integral part of the American Dream. Continue Reading →