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Nov102015

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“History has shown that when you give veterans an opportunity to succeed, they go above and beyond. And we as a nation owe them those opportunities to succeed,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald when recently announcing the expansion of the Veterans Economic Opportunity Initiative – a collaborative initiative to increase economic opportunities for veterans.

Nov102015

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November is Entrepreneurship Month and a perfect time to highlight the 2015 Minority Enterprise Development Week MBE of the Year: Ideal Systems Solutions Inc. ISSI is one of the fastest-growing information technology providers in the United States, serving federal, state, and local governments, educational institutions, system integrators, prime contractors, and commercial entities.

Nov102015

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As we celebrate those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces this Veterans Day, many Americans may want to learn more about the veterans who live in and around their area. Last week the Census Bureau released a series of infographics detailing characteristics of veterans within each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Nov062015

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Entrepreneurship is a driving force in the new economy. While debates continue around whether entrepreneurs are born or can be created, one thing is clear: people learn a great deal from the experiences of others. Entrepreneurs especially learn a great deal “on the job” and often find inspiration and mentorship from those who have “been there, done that.”

Nov062015

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In early 2015, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP), western NY’s largest business advocacy group, asked me to consider taking part in a “learning network” project. The BNP, with the help of the Buffalo Community Foundation, would be applying and competing with other communities to be a part of this "learning network" focused on workforce initiatives.

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