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Providing valuable business resources to African American owned businesses.  Including the following:

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Wheelchair-Bound Entrepreneur Becomes Role Model for Community - Anthony Stroy's Story
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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…
Keep your money in your pocket
We all know that starting a new business can be costly.  There are several ways that you can reduce your start-up costs. Reduce Legal Fees…

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Website launched to Support African-American Business

The Black Owned Business Directory has launched a new website designed to help consumers promote and support black-owned businesses. According to the US Census, the average black owned business grosses about $72,000 per year. This is below the national average for other minority businesses which gross an average of $179,000. In addition, non-minority firms gross an average of $490,000 per year. The provides tools to strengthen networking abilities and to provide valuable business resources that will enable the black community to close the gap in the profit margin between black owned businesses and non–black owned businesses.

The Black Owned Business directory is a means to find and do business with black minority owned businesses.  Businesses can add photos of their products or work samples, information about their business, coupons for current promotions and events, and receive direct contact from potential leads. Businesses can also receive and respond to reviews from their clients.

In addition to an online business directory that allows businesses a free and low cost means of advertising and promotions, the Black Owned Business Directory also provides business resources such as business tips, education, and the black community. The site includes a minority scholarship search, and spotlights positive events that occur within the black community.

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Black Owned Grocery Store Metro Foodland
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*** Content written and provided by Darryl Ford, Promise Communications ****** Detroit consumers are rallying behind Metro Foodland at Tailgate 27 to boost sales and support of the only surviving Black-owned grocery store in Southeastern Michigan.Tailgate 27 is part of the larger Campaign 27 that asks each consumer to commit to purchasing goods from a small business 27 times a year, spend $27 each time and recruit 27 additional consumers to make the same commitment. Community Activist Lila Cabbil is organizing Campaign 27. "Metro Foodland is a retail jewel that we want to preserve," says Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, Education Chair for…
Separate Your Business Identity from Your Personal Life
Business branding is one of the most important aspects of a successful business. One key part of business branding is separating your business identity from…
Offer Solutions Not Services and Products
Anyone can sell a service or product.  What ever it is that you do, there are thousands of other businesses out there that do the…
Always ask for feedback
After working with clients and customers, Don't be afraid to ask for valuable feedback.  There are several ways to ask your clients for feedback. You…
How to Deal with Unhappy Customers
No matter how good your product or service is, if you are in business long enough, you will come across an unhappy customer.  Come up…
Run Away from Free Website Offers
The main benefit of a free website is obvious.  It's FREE!!!. When it comes to your budget, nothing can beat free.  You've already invested your…
Lean Six Sigma Training

On February 16, 2012, proudly announced its online Lean Six Sigma training and certification programs. Lean Six Sigma is a step-by-step, management approach that helps companies save time, save money, improve quality, and improve customer satisfaction.

Key features of’s online training are:


  • Easily affordable, superior, and results-based training at a fraction of the cost of ineffective trainings that cost up to $32K
  • Requires no time away from work for extended periods
  • Effective, allowing adult learners to immediately apply the Lean Six Sigma tools and implement quick improvements within companies
  • Features a step-by-step guidance that expedites project completion times and increases project completion rates
  • Contains animated and narrated lessons, with practical activities that cater to all adult-learning styles
  • Includes optional discussion forums that facilitate enhanced learning, as learners communicate and learn from each other’s experiences
  • Available anytime that is convenient to the learner

About is wholly-owned by the Johnson advantEDge Institute, which provides educational services for schools, companies, governments, and individuals. is led by Dr. Janice M. Johnson. Dr. Johnson is an accomplished business performance expert with more than 15 years of experience. Having led numerous cross-functional and international teams, Dr. Johnson has generated millions in savings in Corporate America. Dr. Johnson has also taught numerous courses in Operations Management, Leadership, Strategic Management, Logistics, Quantitative Research, and Research Methods at leading Universities.

To learn more about or to join others that have benefited from the Lean Six Sigma approach to
continuous improvement, visit

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