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BBA Advocates for Black-Owned Businesses

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Bianca Vobecky had been running her construction logistics business, Glendora-based Vobecky Enterprises Inc., for about a year when she heard about the Black Business Association.

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Priceless Moments Plans Events Big and Small

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Priceless Moments is an event planning and consulting company founded by Latanza Price, 29.

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Former Olympian Jeannette Bolden-Pickens Keeps 27th Street Bakery on Track

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Jeanette Bolden, the third-generation owner of 27th Street Bakery in Historic South Central, looks forward to the holiday rush each year.

LA Urban League Aims for Black Economic Empowerment

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Linda Stewart’s South Central-based apparel business, Multi-Level Apparel T-Shirt Spot, was thriving.

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Impact Enterprises Helps Businesses With Diversity Efforts

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Business: Impact Enterprises Global Inc. offers what founder Kelly Redmond describes as social impact consultations.

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Coaching Firm Noble Group Teaches Executives How to Lead

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Derrick Noble Group is a keynote speaking, coaching and consulting company that conducts workshops and training sessions.

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Small Business Development Center Steps Up During Pandemic

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Pat Nye, director of the Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center Network, said he used to joke that the organization was a hidden gem.

Comfort Food Keeps Customers Coming to Dulan’s

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Terry Dulan went off to college to study computer systems.

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The Brand Pillars Staffs High-Profile Events

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

The Brand Pillars is an experiential marketing staffing agency that helps other companies create memorable and sharable experiences during events and product launches.

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Beyond Meat Partners With PepsiCo

Shares of Beyond Meat Inc. rallied 20%, boosting the company’s market value to about $11 billion on Jan. 26.

Vermont Slauson Organization Offers Loans, Workshops to South LA Businesses

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Donna Buchanan was confident she could write a business plan on her own.

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Society Nineteen Group Brings Style to PR, Marketing

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Society Nineteen Group is a full-service public relations, social media marketing and events firm.

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Superfood School Teaches Healthy Eating Habits

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

uperfood School is an educational platform and cooking school that teaches healthier eating through a plant-based diet.

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LA Laundromats Clean Up Amid Covid

L.A. laundromat owners are taking an optimistic view, with many investing in remodels and machine upgrades. Some are even expanding their businesses.

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From A/C Units to Dog-Walkers, Companies Offer More Perks During Pandemic

Some of the strategies local companies implemented last year to ease the burden of the pandemic on their workforce will likely evolve into permanent job perks once things return to normal.

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