Business as usual

Startup culture: A business atmosphere that focuses on creative problem solving and direct leadership-to-staff open communication without middle management.

Black designer lights up General Motors

If you’re driving down a highway, street or tunnel anywhere in North America and you see the shimmering new headlights on the latest Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC or Buick approaching you, there’s a good chance you’re seeing the work of Martin ...

The Dallas Examiner awarded for Excellence

Passion, dedication and commitment are all words that describe The Dallas Examiner, its publisher Mollie F. Belt and staff writer Mike McGee. Both were honored in 2015 for their work and excellence in journalism.

Moroch becomes more culturally diverse through merger with LimeGreen

Moroch Holdings Inc. has announced that it will be taking a minority interest in Chicago-based LimeGreen LLC, a cross-cultural communications agency focused on helping its clients reach culturally diverse groups through compelling consumer insights.

Dealership, exorbitant interest rates

Car lending is on the rise, and rising with it is a hidden, unfair, abusive and discriminatory practice: car dealer interest rate markups. Surveys show that at least two-thirds of Americans have no idea it happens.

Minority banks shut out of Federal tax-credit program

Minority-owned banks are crying foul about the federal government snubbing them for tax credits they say could generate economic development in the nation’s most needy communities.

Business program invests in Dallas entrepreneurs

Getting Down to Business was created by Capital One Bank to address the core needs of small businesses. The program offers qualified business owners an opportunity to grow their businesses by increasing their knowledge about credit, budgeting, marketing, business plans, ...

Supreme Court preserves key fair housing tool

A long-awaited decision by the United States Supreme Court led to a June 25 ruling that preserves the usage of disparate impact, an important legal principle sometimes known as the discriminatory effects standard. The majority opinion held that housing discrimination ...

Abusive lending practices target people of color

Each year the many forms and products of predatory lending drain at minimum hundreds of billions of dollars from the nation’s economy and communities across the country. Abusive lending imposes high initial costs and ushers in a host of long-term ...

Business basics: Advice and trends for female entrepreneurs

In today’s technology driven age, the successful small business owner is a savvy individual with a passion for their product.

Debt collection report captures horror stories

A new report by the Center for Responsible Lending has revealed what many consumers have known for years. Debt collectors often cross the line with abusive behaviors.

Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

More than 1.9 million Black Americans work in retail, accounting for 11 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Despite being the second-largest source of employment for Black workers, new data from the NAACP and equality advocacy organization Demos finds that ...

Blacks least likely to get business loan from banks

Black-owned businesses face tougher challenges than other groups when seeking bank loans, according to a new study by the Gallup polling company commissioned by Wells Fargo.

Dallas offers new technology, transportation employment opportunities

“It is hard to get the grin off my face because days like this are very special,” announced Mike Rawlings at the May 21 ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the new Omnitracs LLC headquarters. The ceremony symbolized not ...

Digital marketing tips to expand small businesses

Whether you’re just starting a small business or looking to expand an existing operation, marketing your business can seem daunting. The key to marketing success is to establish your presence, drive leads to your business and expand your audience.