Month: August 2019

New SBIR Funding Opportunities from the DOD

Logo of Department of Defense

The Department of Defense has announced new funding opportunities through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The funds will be made available to selected small businesses based on proposals submitted between Sept. 24, 2019, and Oct. 23, 2019. The Army, Air Force, Defense Health Agency, and the Missle Defense Agency are all participating.  A […]

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Why You Need a Business Checking Account

If you’re a minority entrepreneur just starting out in business, there are many things you need to do. Choosing a business name and legal structure, creating your business plan, developing a marketing strategy, and setting up accounting and record-keeping systems are just a few priorities that should be on your list. You’ll also need a […]

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Cannabis Not a Safe Alternative to Opioids, Panel Says

Cannabis plant

A panel of experts at the annual Disability Management Employer Coalition Inc. conference discussed the value of cannabis as a “safer” alternative to opioids last week. The consensus among participants: Cannabis poses more risks than rewards for employers and employees alike. And while that opinion certainly isn’t shared by everyone in the field (even the […]

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Al Noga, Former NFL Linebacker, Loses Workers Comp

Football player getting hit on the field

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled last week that former Minnesota Vikings lineman Al Noga was not entitled to workers compensation, reversing a decision by the Workers Compensation Court of Appeals. Noga’s lawyers claimed his dementia diagnosis was the result of repeated head injuries sustained while he played for the NFL, and after a long, drawn-out […]

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Register Now for the Annual NAWBO Business Conference

Jacksonville, Fla skyline

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is holding its annual Women’s Business Conference this fall. The meeting is open to members and non-members and will feature exciting keynote speakers, networking activities, breakout sessions, and exhibitors from across the United States. The conference will open at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, October 13 with Total Body […]

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