Immigrant Entrepreneur: Want to Succeed? Don't Lose Your Accent

Immigrant Entrepreneur: Want to Succeed? Don’t Lose Your Accent

One leading immigrant entrepreneur has some simple (and powerful) advice for other immigrants dreaming of starting their own successful business: Don’t hide your accent. In a wide-ranging interview with Fortune magazine, Ido Leffler, 38, who has co-founded a trio of businesses: Cheeky, a tableware company,  Yes To Inc., a natural beauty-care company, and the school […]

Fuse American Culture with Your Own to Succeed

Reema Khan: Fusing Cultures to Create Success

Immigrant entrepreneur Reema Khan explains how she combined her Indian culture with America’s to create a successful business. After getting an MBA and a good accounting job in America, Reema Khan was laid off in an economic downturn. Rather than look for something else, she started her own company, And what better business to target […]

$10 Billion Funding For Underserved Communities – How To Apply

WASHINGTON – May 28, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, announced that it is setting aside $10 billion of Round 2 funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to be lent exclusively by Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). “We have received bipartisan support for dedicating these funds for CDFIs to ensure that traditionally underserved […]

Fast Emergency Covid Help For Small Businesses

WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT $350 BILLION DOLLARS THE GOVERNMENT ALLOCATED TO KEEP SMALL BUSINESSES AFLOAT DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC?   Last week, tens of thousands small business owners stood on long lines at their banks to fill out applications for the Paycheck Protection Program,  but so far, few, if any, have received any money to keep their […]

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CMIT Solutions – Helping Immigrants Tap Into A $668 Billion Opportunity

CMIT Solutions Keeps America’s Small Businesses Running Immigrant entrepreneurs and the tech industry have done well by each other. Many companies launched by new Americans are globally dominant (think eBay and Google), but there are tens of thousands of others with similar immigrant origins and innovation. Meanwhile, as many reports on Immigrant Business can attest, […]

Coronavirus Emergency Funding – How to Apply

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act sets aside $350 billion for small business loans to provide economic relief in 2020. Here’s how to get one of these loans. Due to the breadth and scope of COVID-19’s impact on the American economy, all U.S. small businesses are eligible for a disaster relief loan from the SBA. […]

Accion Serving the East Coast Launches COVID-19 Relief Program

Accion has launched its COVID-19 Relief Program with the aim of helping over 2,000 small business owners withstand and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, preserving critical jobs and livelihoods. NEW YORK, NY – March 24, 2020 – The spread of COVID-19 has taken a devastating toll on small businesses and the clients we serve at Accion. While […]

How Scheduling Software Helps Small Businesses Thrive

Scheduling Software Helps Small Businesses Increase Productivity & Maximize Profits – Find Out How The Fiscal Policy Institute’s Immigration Research Center conducted a study of businesses with fewer than 100 employees to determine how many businesses are owned by those who came to America from abroad. They also wanted to determine what types of businesses […]

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8 Great Ways to Build Value in Your Company – And Score a BIG Payoff

Hard work, common sense and a commitment to customer service can build tremendous value in a company – and potentially lead to a very big payoff. Overview Ten years ago, two brothers from South Africa came to America looking to make it in the music business. After studying at Boston’s fabled Berklee College of Music, Gary […]