SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Small-scale marijuana businesses in New Mexico would receive access to publicly financed loans of up to $250,000 in an effort to promote social and economic fairness, under a proposal unveiled Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nomination of a Pakistani-born businessman who would be the highest-ranking Muslim in the U.S. government is in jeopardy because Senate Republicans have repeatedly blocked his confirmation. The stalemate has led to Democratic charges of anti-Muslim bias and galvanized some Muslim and Jewish organizations to condemn the delay.
NEW YORK (AP) — For a brief moment this summer, it seemed like small businesses might be getting a break from the relentless onslaught of the pandemic. More Americans, many of them vaccinated, flocked to restaurants and stores without needing to mask up or socially distance.
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A small business owner who was forced to relocate his shop out of Rock Island is upset to learn the city recently sold a city-owned lot with a development agreement for $1 to another small business owner.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday urged member countries to provide relief funds to consumers and small businesses hit hardest by rising gas and electricity prices, as criticism mounts that the bloc’s climate change fighting policies are fueling the problem.
Since the start of 2020, companies from Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase to Google and Twitter have pledged billions of dollars to support entrepreneurs of color.
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For over 33 years, Hosea Knox was the proprietor of Elmo's Tombstone Service, which he bought from his employer Robert Williams in 1987, on the South Side of Chicago. The catchphrase coined by Williams for the Black-owned shop was, "Be 4 You Go See Elmo."
The pandemic isn’t crushing the entrepreneurial spirit. It’s fueling it. People normally tied to a desk or working double shifts used lockdown to launch side hustles, often out of necessity.…
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyra Banks, Kevin Hart and Shaquille O’Neal are among the celebrities taking part in a live-streamed special intended to boost Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurship.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers who finished passing the state budget Wednesday will next turn to allocating an unprecedented amount of federal COVID-19 rescue funding — money that largely is flexible and can be spent however the state decides.
Mercado on 5th is supporting minority entrepreneurs in the Quad-Cities through two new programs.
Starting a business is tough and risky. It's even harder for Black women in the Quad-Cities.
The act will also help create new regulations for cottage food operations, enabling them to reach new customers, while giving the public greater access to homemade jams, jellies, pickles, hot sauces and other Illinois products.
Occupying once vacant property isn't the only investment Arnold Tutson Jr. is making in East St. Louis. Three years ago, he began a nonprofit organization called Haircuts for the Homeless. He has provided over 250 free haircuts in that time, he said.
Moline City Council members on Tuesday tabled a resolution to renew a contract with Per Mar Security for downtown parking enforcement that would have cost $49,455 for the first year and $52,000 for the second year.
Constructed in 1936, the 3,000-square-foot building has hosted a hardware store since at least 1940.
The state announced a $250 million “Back to Business” grant program aimed at assisting small businesses in the recovery from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic shutdowns.
Megan and Justin Elder have a dream of making the world a sweeter and more inclusive place -- especially for people with disabilities. That's the driving force behind Moose & Me Bakery, an operation launched out of their Naperville home that aims to hire employees of all abilities.
Veterans Victory Farm in Naperville grows organic foods using regenerative practices and provides jobs for veterans, including those who suffered from traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Vaccination rates are climbing and employers are rolling out back-to-office, back-to-normal plans. But some employees may want a new normal — one that includes flexible scheduling and benefits that align…
Small businesses that survived the COVID-19 pandemic still face a long road to recovery, but some of the innovations business owners adopted last year may outlast the pandemic itself. “If…
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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, communities around the U.S. rallied to help small businesses by launching “shop local” initiatives, purchasing gift cards and starting fundraising campaigns. Now that states have…