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The latest Small Business Bill Broken Down

The Senate passed the Small Business  Lending Assistance and Tax Relief Bill this past Thursday. Democrats won a 61-38 vote to pass the legislation, joined by two Republicans.   The bill now needs to be approved by the House before going to President Obama’s desk for his signature. The bill, which becomes law on January 1, 2011 is […]

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Top 100 Most Powerful Black Women on Twitter list released

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Black Web 2.0 released a list of the top 100 Most  Powerful Black  Women on Twitter and I wasn’t on it! Who did make it, Check out the list here!  We discussed the list on my talk show Right of Black last Wednesday for a few moments, listen to that segment of the show here; […]

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3rd Circuit Designated Entity Case is a WIN for Small Wireless companies

I am so happy to report that the case in which I served as amici counsel for 10 small, women- and minority-owned wireless companies and supporting nonprofits, Council Tree, et al. v. FCC, has resulted in a big WIN for the most part!! In a 53-page ruling, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals struck down […]

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The Senator & his big massive list of corporations electing to not fill out his corporate diversity survey

I made my way down to Capitol Hill yesterday to hear the lone Hispanic member of the Senate,  Senator Robert Menendez announce the results of a comprehensive report that summarizing  findings from a voluntary survey his office organized of the nation’s top corporations.  As I would expect,  the survey revealed far lower representation among minorities and women on corporate […]

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President Obama on Small Business Bill (video)

In case you missed yesterday’s address where the President urged Congress to pass legislation that will help remove obstacles to small business after meeting with small business owners at the Tastee Sub Shop in Edison, NJ.  (July 28, 2010). I myself am getting pretty frustrated over the lack of help for small businesses. So many […]

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A light at the End of the Comcast/NBCU Merger?

It was refreshing to attend the MMTC 8th Annual Access to Capital Conference last week. Among other things, I appreciated learning about the various opportunities for African American, Hispanic American, Asian American and Native American entrepreneurs that are interested in media and communications properties ownership. During one session at the conference, I got an opportunity to ask […]

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Is Venture Capital Having a Mid-life Crisis?

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Small Business Labs had a neat post summarizing a post from Knowledge at Wharton (the UPenn Business school blog) Interesting…take a look: Mid-life Crisis? Venture Capital Acts its Age from Knowledge at Wharton is a good summary of the issues facing the venture capital industry. A quick summary is: too many funds funds are too big too […]

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Google on Transparency: Sometimes Yes. Sometimes No.

I thought it was interesting that my friends at Google are asking the government to impose more transparency on mobile broadband speed data which I am ALL FOR, by the way!  A recent Communications Daily article summarized Google’s formal arguments: Google encouraged the FCC to “collect a diverse range of metrics” for mobile broadband services […]

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For Startups: How to raise money from friends, angels, and venture capital firms

I thought this video had great tips about raising money for small businesses. <center> <center> Jeneba “JJ Ghatt”,is editor at Jenebapeaks.com, an online hub where she helps social media butterfly who empowers digital entrepreneurs and professionals to create great things online at her online learning platform Digital Publishing Academy.  She is an editor of tech blog Techyaya.com […]

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Minority digital entrepreneurs to the FCC: You don’t want to get in the way of our Twitter, do you?

Take a gander at the following facts: Fact: YouTube, the fastest growing website on the Internet, started with a $3.5 million dollar venture capital investment. Google acquired it in October 2006 for $1.5 billion in stock. Fact: Although Facebook was only bringing in $500,000 in revenue at the time it was early stage seeking investors, […]

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