The 10 Most Popular New Businesses for Entrepreneurs to Start. Read more
Britain doesn’t have a problem with start-up businesses – there were more than half a million new company launches last year alone from entrepreneurs with new ventures. Unfortunately, too few of these businesses survive for the medium to long term – and even smaller numbers grow to significant size. Data from the Scale Up Institute suggests there are around 31,000 scale-up businesses in the UK today – firms that meet the OECD’s high growth criteria – which is slim pickings given that we have seen more almost 3 million new businesses launched over the past five years. Read more..
From projects that increase access to capital to resources that increase disaster preparedness and relief, the Minority Business Development Agency is in search of innovative ideas that will benefit minority-owned businesses and will award up to $11.65 million in grants to fund and implement the projects across the country.
This year, the MBDA is including categories for formerly incarcerated persons and research projects to quantify and address the needs and challenges of minority businesses. “Recognizing the critical role of entrepreneurship in reducing recidivism and unemployment for released prisoners, the Agency saw an opportunity to support the Department of Commerce’s efforts to reduce crime, enhance public safety and improve the lives of all Americans through educational entrepreneurship programs,” MBDA said in a news release. Read more.
“Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down, and trust your instincts. Good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful. That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends you choose. It's with the people you surround yourself with.” - Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States. Read more.
Fifty percent of the world’s population is under the age of 30. This is the highest youth population in history, and the latest World Economic Forum Global Shapers Survey (covering more than 30,000 individuals under 30 from 186 countries) tells us what today’s young leaders think about our world and their place in it. Read more
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