Posts Tagged Small business

Company gets help and is now dressed for success

In this Thursday, April 17, 2014 photo, James McCain organizes shelves containing Tessamae's dressing and sauces at the company's offices in Essex, Md. When Tessemae’s salad dressing quickly became a hit at Whole Foods stores, the owners of the family-run company were thrilled. But success was a mixed blessing for people with little experience in navigating the grocery business. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NEW YORK (AP) — When Tessemae’s salad dressing quickly became a hit, the owners of the family-run condiment company were faced with the reality that they needed help navigating the grocery business.

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A look at 3 minority business mentoring programs

A look at minority business mentoring programs, called accelerators, in three metropolitan areas. All the programs aim to help already established companies owned by minorities win contracts with large companies and organizations. The goal is for them to expand and hire more workers, helping the local economy.

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Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth

Mel Gravely, president of TriVersity Construction, poses in his office in front of some paintings of work his company has done, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Cincinnati. Gravely’s company joined a program called a minority business accelerator even before he bought a controlling interest in the Cincinnati-based company in 2006. It helped the company get started and win contracts that have helped Triversity’s revenue double. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn’t have mentors to guide it.

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Feds release cows gathered in Nevada roundup

The Bundy family and their supporters fly the American flag as their cattle were released by the Bureau of Land Management back onto public land outside of Bunkerville, Nev. on April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

Federal land managers confirmed Saturday that they released all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.

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