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Buying Power report: Blacks spend as economy grows
New 16th edition shows $507 bil in spending



The finding comes from the 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America" report. In 2009, black households spent an estimated $507 billion in 27 product and services categories. ...

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MillerCoors recognizes National Urban Entrepreneurs Week with series of activities

(August 21, 2012) MillerCoors is observing National Urban Entrepreneurs Week  August 20-24 with interactive online business forums and an audio series offering tools and strategies to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses generated 65% of the new jobs in America over the past 17 years.

“As the second largest brewer in the country, with solid entrepreneurial roots, we work with many suppliers across the country to continue to support small business development,” says Larry Waters, senior director Community Commerce and Partnerships, MillerCoors.

National Urban Entrepreneurs Week officially began Monday, August 20 and kicked off with the MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneur Series MUES, now open for entries. Since the competition’s inception in 1999, MillerCoors has invested nearly $2 million to small businesses across America and will grant up to $150,000 in business grants this year.

Black Enterprise Magazine Senior Vice-President, Alfred Edmond will host on Thursday, August 23rd at 7pm CST. Followers can tweet questions to Edmond or Sapaula at @millercoorsmues #mues and they will answer questions and advise entrepreneurs on topics ranging from cash flow strategies, to business plan development.

For more information, resources for developing business plans, as well as the official rules and requirements of the MUES Business Plan Competition, visit www.MillerCoorsMUES.com.



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