By Grace Austin THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF CROWDFUNDING HAS FINALLY MOVED INTO THE CHARITABLE SECTOR. Fundly, the crowdfunding platform for “social good,” has enabled users to raise more than $305 million to-date for nonprofit, volunteer, political, and personal charitable causes. Founded by Dave Boyce in 2009, Fundly began as... Read more
By Julie Hayes WHEN SAYAKA ETO, Ashok Kamal, and Kevin Eng met in 2010 while pursuing their MBAs in New York City, they discovered a mutual love of engaging the corporate world in social and environmental issues. Though each came from different backgrounds, both culturally and educationally, they shared... Read more
LANGUAGESPEAK, A PROFESSIONAL translation services company, was founded by entrepreneur Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. The company offers language-related services in over 240 languages, employing translators, interpreters, and instructors. A nationally recognized minority supplier, LanguageSpeak has received many awards, including recognition as one of the Top 500 Hispanic American owned businesses in... Read more
Elizabeth Cogswell Baskin is president and CEO of Tribe, Inc., an internal communications firm that works with national and global brands like UPS, Coca-Cola, Target, Embassy Suites, Chick-Fil-A, Porsche, Invesco, and Elavon. She is also the author of several books, including Run Your Business Like a Girl, a study... Read more
Equis Staffing was established in 2006 to provide accounting, finance, and IT professionals to all industries in Southern California. Carrie Nebens has served as the president since the company’s start. Why was Equis Staffing founded? After working for large organizations that tend to be very cookie cutter, I felt... Read more
By Christopher Bennett, Instructor, Computer Systems Institute, Elgin, Illinois According to an October 2012 article in Money Magazine, the average class of 2011 college graduate owes $26,600 in student loan debt. This fact could lead some young, entrepreneurial-minded individuals to question whether or not they could do better by... Read more

It is stated in the Small Business Act that prime contractors are required to provide subcontracting opportunities to small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB), and service-disabled VOSB. Subcontracting helps build credibility for businesses, which the government likes when considering contract bids.

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A former finance executive’s misgivings with patients’ food helped create a new venture designed to increase nutrition.

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Zolio, a new online trading program which offers tools to educate young investors on the opportunity to become investment managers, believes that investing is a skill that can aid everyone, and even be a relevant career path for others.

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We spoke to Steve Mills, CEO and president of AQIWO, a distinguished Native American small business owner in honor of Native American Heritage Month, this November. In addition to his business acumen, Mills is also a noted philanthropist.

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