Can We often hear about Black Spending power is around $1.5 Trillion annually and black people are the largest consumer group in the USA and collectively Black Americans aggregated wealth would make us the 9th wealthiest nation in the world. These statistics are really great but the problem is we arenâ€™t benefiting from our buying power, we arenâ€™t benefiting from being the largest consumer group and we arenâ€™t building wealth in our neighborhoods. This is why #TheShift is necessary.
How to Develop Sales Goals for Your Small Business
By Melinda Emerson
This post originally appeared on Succeed As Your Own Boss.
Sales are the lifeblood of any business. Not only that: increased sales are what help you grow to that next level. But if youâ€™re putting too much of your time into other areas of your business, you canâ€™t measure or even strategize on how to improve sales. Letâ€™s look at what you should be doing, and how to develop sales goals for your small business.
The Other Way Ministries presents: Restoration & Revitalization
Please join us for a night of good people, delicious food & drink, and a discussion on a topic that is increasingly relevant to our community.
Whether you are capable of writing a book on the subject or youâ€™ve never heard the word â€œgentrificationâ€ before â€“ we want you to be a part of this conversation. So, let us know youâ€™re coming (and if youâ€™re bringing someone!) by going to theotherway.org/rsvp, put April 23 on your calendar, pick out your favorite â€œbusiness casualâ€ outfit, and join our Facebook group for more information & updates!
The Dream Big Sister Circleâ€™s annual Dream Big Fair is for YOU. It is a day of networking, empowerment and FUN. This year we will have meals by Daddy Peteâ€™s BBQ, a Hustle (Ballroom) Dance Lesson, an authentic COACH purse giveaway, over 25 vendors and resource providers, we are giving away TWO $50 CASH PRIZES, in a raffle, Plus there will be a live DJ, authentic COACH purse giveaway, meals by Daddy Peteâ€™s BBQ, a small business expo, a Hustle (Ballroom) Dance Lesson and much moreâ€¦as always admission is FREE!
BLÂ²END Presents a Professional Development Event:Whatâ€™s Next?
ThisOn April 22, youâ€™re invited to get a never before seen look at where our city is going as the Downtown Development Authority give BLÂ²ENDers an inside look at why professionals of color matter to the future of our growing city! Recently, there have been some national publications that identified Grand Rapids as an undesirable place for professionals of color to thrive and grow. Given this, BLÂ²END felt it necessary to organize an event where you could take part in the progressive change and inclusive planning of our city!President and CEO of DGRI, Kristopher Larson, AICP will share plans for the future of Grand Rapids and youâ€™ll have the opportunity to discuss what matters to you!
Linc Community Revitalization Inc Plans $15M Urban Housing Development Project
LINC Community Revitalization, a neighborhood revitalization nonprofit in Grand Rapids, said yesterday that it plans to develop the project on Eastern Avenue SE, between Wealthy and Franklin streets. The city block that Eastern Village would occupy also has frontage on Charles Street SE and Thomas Street SE. businesRead More... http://www.grbj.com/articles/82116-developer-plans-15m-urban-housing-project
Suggested Reading for April
By Ira Katznelson
When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America
A groundbreaking work that exposes the twisted origins of affirmative action.
In this "penetrating new analysis" (New York Times Book Review) Ira Katznelson fundamentally recasts our understanding of twentieth-century American history and demonstrates that all the key programs passed during the New Deal and Fair Deal era of the 1930s and 1940s were created in a deeply discriminatory manner. Through mechanisms designed by Southern Democrats that specifically excluded maids and farm workers, the gap between blacks and whites actually widened despite postwar prosperity. In the words of noted historian Eric Foner, "Katznelson's incisive book should change the terms of debate about affirmative action, and about the last seventy years of American history."
Get Listed/Become A Member & Be Discovered!
Help potential customers find your business by joining GRABB as a Business Member. Purchase your Business Membership that includes get listed in our directory for one full calendar year. Link to Join! http://www.grabblocal.com/register-form/
List your business in 4 steps:
1. Create your user account
2. Pay your yearly business membership that includes your business profile $52 via PayPal ($52/$1 per week)
3. Complete your business profile and submit
4. Once reviewed and payment processed you will receive a confirmation with link to your business profile and account access information
Business/Organization listed in our frequently visited and used directory
GRABB members can directly sell their products on our GRABB Market E commerce platform
GRABB member media kit with branding and promotion materials
Discount on GRABB & Go development series and Business Showcase fees