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Established in 2016, TEN35 is a full-service marketing and communications agency that thrives on being an agent of change by turning digital communications on its head. The founders, COO Sherman Wright; and CEO and managing partner Ahmad Islam are experts in marketing communications. Their brand has attracted talent who are passionate about what they do. Employment at the…

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Herbert Austin, the SBA Dallas-Fort Worth district director, is responsible for overseeing, managing, and delivering SBA programs and resources. Austin shares with rolling out how the government agency has helped small businesses keep their doors open during the pandemic through the loan programs offered through the SBA. Have many small-business owners from marginalized communities taken…

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Ahmad Goree joined the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Dallas/Fort Worth District Office in 2010. He’s currently the lead economic development specialist and public information officer, overseeing economic development activities across 72 Texas counties. Since 2015, his outreach has helped generate more than $6.6B to small businesses and created over 50,000 jobs in the DFW area.…

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While the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States currently hovers around 26.2 million and is expected to increase, many small businesses continue to experience interruptions due to local mandates. In 2019, Rea Huntley, James Bagley and Marcus Gunn started Lavii Inc., a Temple Hills, Maryland-based company that provides affordable technology solutions…

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Dine & Design, Covid-19, Atlanta Business, Eryn Jackson, Sip and Paint, 90's Theme

Covid-19 has had a tremendous impact on the way we live, what we do, and who we can see. As restrictions limit our activities, growing frustrations and boredom have set in for many. Staying connected to others and finding safe activities to take part in are essential for our well-being during these times. Atlanta-based startup…

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Yvette Williams is the founder of Lady Yvette’s Teacakes in Grand Prairie, Texas. After enjoying a successful career in sales at both PepsiCo and Sprint, the budding entrepreneur took a leap of faith and set out to turn her talent for baking into a business. Williams cheerfully refers to herself as the CTO, the chief…

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Day Edwards, the CEO and founder of Church Space, took first place at Texas Black Expo’s annual CEO Roundtable and Pitch Competition. Texas Black Expo is a nonprofit organization that aims to stimulate growth and development in urban communities by strengthening businesses, inspiring youth and building better lives. During the first round of this year’s competition,…

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According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months, and while the number of Blacked-owned businesses in the U.S. is on the rise, the numbers are still significantly disproportionate in comparison to those owned by non-Black owners. Chief operations officer Rod Brown the award-winning tech company, OnceLogix, is…

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