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What Can Your Business Learn from The Starbucks Fiasco About Preventing Discrimination?

Starbucks is shutting down all 8,000 stores for one day to offer racial bias education training to employees, the company announced Tuesday afternoon. Starbucks Racial Bias Training The 8,000 company-owned stores will close down May 29 to educate employees on how not to discriminate against people in their stores. During that afternoon, about 175,000 employees will participate in learning about implicit bias, knowing how to consciously include people and how to stop discrimination. “While this is not limited to Starbucks, we’re committed to being a part of the solution. Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities,” CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement. The announcement comes after a store manager called the police on two black men who reportedly wanted to use the bathroom without paying for something. According to the police account, the men refused to leave repeatedly. Their lawyer said they had been waiting for a friend to meet them there. Various leaders from civil rights organizations like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund and former Attorney General Eric Holder have given their input into the curriculum. Republished by permission. Original here. Photo via Shutterstock This article, “What Can Your Business Learn from The Starbucks Fiasco About Preventing Discrimination?” was first published on Small Business Trends

Help Us Build a Big List of National Small Business Week 2018 Events

National Small Business Week is fast approaching. The annual event is being held from April 29 through May 5, 2018. And we know there are lots of special events to celebrate the week. This year, again, Small Business Trends has the honor and distinction of being a co-sponsor of the event. So, we’re putting together a Big List of National Small Business Week events and offers. This list will reach small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country on the Small Business Trends website. Are you or your business hosting something special in coordination with National Small Business Week 2018? Maybe it’s an event at your store or office. It could even be an online event, like a live stream, that offers support or tips for fellow small business owners. Or, are you offering customers a special deal to commemorate the week-long event? Let us know and we’ll include it in our list. Here are the important details you should include in your submission to be part of our list: The name of the event The time and date of the event The location of the event How other small businesses can participate The terms of your special offer We’ll be publishing and updating this Big List ahead of National Small Business Week and sharing it with our readers. But don’t delay. Remember, National Small Business Week 2018 is almost here! Get those submissions to us today by emailing sbtips@gmail.com. Photo via Shutterstock This article, “Help Us Build a Big List of National Small Business Week 2018 Events” was first published on Small Business Trends

How Big Will Voice Search Be in 2020?

It’s a familiar scene. Friends are sitting around the dorm when someone suggests they order a pizza. One of them grabs her smartphone and says into the mic, “Who has good pizza near me?” The phone comes back with suggestions to pick from. While comprising a large share of mobile search now, voice search will […] The post How Big Will Voice Search Be in 2020? appeared first on SmallBizClub.

Take These 4 Steps to Secure Your Small Business Loan the Right Way

Everyone needs capital to turn a great business idea into reality, and most startups secure their first outside financing by talking to friends or family. But at a certain level, your small, growing business needs to secure loans to expand operations and finance expenses. Despite the recent good economic growth in the United States, banks […] The post Take These 4 Steps to Secure Your Small Business Loan the Right Way appeared first on SmallBizClub.

6 Top Ways to Make Money from Home Quickly

By Holly Reisem Hanna Are you a new stay-at-home mom? Is the transition from a dual income couple to a single income family, wreaking havoc on your finances? Do you need to make money from home quickly? I feel you. Even though I had saved up for my transition as a new stay-at-home mom, my […] The post 6 Top Ways to Make Money from Home Quickly appeared first on The Work at Home Woman.

Choosing the Right Domain for Your Business: How to Avoid Mistakes

Having a website is essential for business success. It opens you up to millions of potential customers and affords you the opportunity to operate and compete on a global scale. However, like everything else related to business, you’ll need the right information when embarking on any website project. From SEO factors to using the right […] The post Choosing the Right Domain for Your Business: How to Avoid Mistakes appeared first on SmallBizClub.

How to Find the Perfect Niche for Your Product

People are always amazed when I tell them that my company, a manufacturer of marble window sills and thresholds, is successfully generating millions of dollars. “How did you do it?” they often ask. After completing my graduate studies in industrial engineering, I researched the luxury real estate market and the increasing demand in natural stone. […] The post How to Find the Perfect Niche for Your Product appeared first on SmallBizClub.

7 Guidelines to Assure 2-Way Customer Communication

Entrepreneurs and business executives seem to be even more focused on their technology than the rest of us, and less inclined to listen to the voice of the customer, even if they remember to ask. Real two-way conversations with real customers, including the all-important body language, are unheard-of these days. Being connected to the Internet […] The post 7 Guidelines to Assure 2-Way Customer Communication appeared first on SmallBizClub.

The Quick Virtual Office Guide for WAHM

When most people think of a work at home mom, they imagine a mother in her pajamas, ushering her kids out the door in the morning, before sitting down for… Read more » The post The Quick Virtual Office Guide for WAHM appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.

Proven Amazon Course Review: Does it Actually Work?

You have probably realized by now that there are hundreds of Amazon FBA courses out there, so it can be overwhelming to try and find the right one. But can these courses really help you make money with Amazon? If you are asking yourself that question, then you have probably been looking at several Proven […]

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