Members of our Black Owned Business Network have recently received phony phone calls claiming to be representative of the Black Owned Business Network at www.BlackOwnedBiz.com . The caller is selling merchant services / credit card processing services. Please note that the Black Owned Business network does NOT sell merchant services or credit card processing services.
Managing your own business can be a risky venture. You sacrifice your time and sometimes your life savings when you are the business owner. One way that you can limit your risk is to prepare yourself by taking online business management courses.
Business management courses equip you with tools to help you manage your business more efficiently. You will learn time management skills, basic accounting, employee management, sales techniques and more. All of these skills are key when managing your own business.
Technology has made it easier for business owners to access online courses. In addition, some top schools, including UC Berkley, offer free courses online. Though you will not get college credit towards an online degree, they provide you with valuable skills to help you manage your business.
One of the main benefits of taking business management courses online is that you can take the class on your schedule. There is no need to find time to go to a campus or change your work schedule. You can take classes at your convenience. This saves you both time and money
Have you taken any courses online to enhance your career or help you manage your business.
Blacks In Technology LLC (http://www.blacksintechnology.net) is proud to announce the launch of its new website BIT Tech Digest: http://www.bitdigest.net. BIT Tech Digest is the first online technology driven publication featuring articles written entirely by minority technology experts. The new site reflects Blacks In Technology’s continued effort and mission to increase the visibility of the black technologist by establishing effective communication among blacks and minorities in the field to help drive individual growth, development and long-term success in the technology industry.
The BIT Tech Digest will feature content focused on a variety of technology topics including networking, virtualization, software design and development and professional advancement. The BIT Tech Digest will also highlight technology news and information about today’s minority tech entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations.
Greg Greenlee, Founder of the Blacks In Technology community site as well as the BIT Tech Digest believes the site will change the perception of how today’s engineers and technologists are visualized by providing an outlet for blacks and other minority technology professionals and enthusiasts to share their expertise and experience.
One of the biggest mistakes a business owner can make is failing to properly insure their business. Most business owners hope that it will never happen to them, but the truth is that businesses are sued everyday. Business insurance can protect against property damage, slips and falls, stolen property and more.
Types of Business Insurance that you should Consider
Is your business properly insured?
Owners of Businesses are always looking to improve their businesses and succeed. They are always looking for ways to make more profit. Successful business owners not only look at what can make them succeed, but they take time to address the issues that could potentially make them fail.
We have composed a list common issues that can cause owners of businesses to fail
What corrective actions have you taken in your business to combat failure and ensure success?
Becoming disabled from the waist down is enough to stop anyone from pursuing their dreams. But it wasn't enough to stop one determined man.
Anthony Stroy, the owner of the Locker Room Barbershop in Vivian, Louisiana was shot in 2005. As a result, he became disabled from the waist down. For many individuals, a tragedy such as this would mean the end of the world, but not for Anthony. Anthony managed to turn tragedy into triumph. Anthony looked at his situation and said, "NOTHING is going to stop me!", and nothing has.
As soon as Anthony was physically able, he returned to school at Louisiana State University Shreveport ( LSUS ). He went on to receive his degree in Kinesiology Health Sciences and became a teacher at the Hosston Alternative school in Hosston, LA. The school soon closed leaving Anthony without a job. Determined to not receive a disability check, Anthony started looking for other options.
Little did Anthony know, losing his job was the first step leading him on the path to bigger and better things. Using his skills as an artist, Anthony decided to attend tattoo school where he excelled. While in tattoo school, he used his networking skills to make the right connections. He was later caste on TLC's reality show "Tattoo School" which premiered on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 10/9c. "Tattoo School" profiles prospective tattoo artists who are given a once-in-a-lifetime, two-week intensive course on the art of tattooing at the World's Only Tattoo School.
With his career taking off, Anthony still has not stopped. Anthony manages to give back to his community in many ways. Anthony said that "God saved me to help others". He spends his spare time mentoring neighborhood kids and helping to prepare them for their GED, ACT, and SAT tests. Even though he is in a wheelchair, Anthony is also a coach for the local little league football and basketball teams. That's still not enough for Anthony. When school starts, Anthony also spends his time giving free haircuts to the neighborhood kids who cannot afford them.
Anthony is an entrepreneur, businessman, teacher, barber, tattoo artist, and a role model. He is an inspiration for his community. He lives by his words that "Quitting is not an option".
So what's next for Anthony Stroy? He plans to expand his business, the Locker Room Barbershop, to offer a tutoring program, study hall, and a place for kids to go after school. He plans to offer all of these services under one roof. He is determined to make his community better.
We all know that starting a new business can be costly. There are several ways that you can reduce your start-up costs.
While, you can reduce some of your start-up costs, remember that there are several things that you should never skimp on including your product, marketing, and web design services. See "Run Away from Free Website Offers" for more information.
What are ways that you have reduced your business start up costs?