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Sri Kodeboyina, Blue Eye Soft

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, June 26, 2018
The Greenville Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator Program helps accelerate the development of high potential minority business enterprises (MBEs) to strengthen and expand the regional minority entrepreneurial community. Occasionally, we ...

Jennifer Sutton, BRIGHT + CO

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The Greenville Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator Program helps accelerate the development of high potential minority business enterprises (MBEs) to strengthen and expand the regional minority entrepreneurial community. Occasionally, we ...

Bridge Builder, Zachary Brewster

Posted by: Nika White on Friday, May 25, 2018
The Greenville Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator Program helps accelerate the development of high potential minority business enterprises (MBEs) to strengthen and expand the regional minority entrepreneurial community. Occasionally, we ...

Great Expectations: Generation Z

Posted by: Nika White on Monday, May 21, 2018
If you think all the research and media dissecting Millennials (Generation Y) has prepared you for Generation Z, you might need to think again. Gen Z was born roughly between 1996 and 2010. That means the high school and college graduates showing up ...

Spencer Pest Services, Laura Corbin

Posted by: Nika White on Monday, May 7, 2018
The Greenville Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator Program helps accelerate the development of high potential minority business enterprises (MBEs) to strengthen and expand the regional minority entrepreneurial community. Occasionally, we ...

Down to Earth of the Upstate

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The Greenville Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator Program helps accelerate the development of high potential minority business enterprises (MBEs) to strengthen and expand the regional minority entrepreneurial community. Occasionally, we ...

A Celebration of Us!

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Greenville Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator Program helps accelerate the development of high potential minority business enterprises (MBEs) to strengthen and expand the regional minority entrepreneurial community. Occasionally, we ...

Minority Business Accelerator: Secondary Solutions, Tina Stevens

Posted by: Nika White on Friday, March 23, 2018
Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) is a program of the Greenville Chamber which actively seeks to improve the capacity of minority owned firms by increasing recognition of the value of minority businesses as suppliers, strategic partners, and, ...

The Many Faces of Success

Posted by: Nika White on Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of hosting an event with my business partner and husband, Carlo White. He is the owner of WH Trucks, which is only one of the most recent of several entrepreneurial endeavors. We gathered to celebrate the ...

Minority Business Accelerator: The Queen Photographers, Latoya Dixon

Posted by: Nika White on Thursday, March 8, 2018
Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) is a program of the Greenville Chamber which actively seeks to improve the capacity of minority owned firms by increasing recognition of the value of minority businesses as suppliers, strategic partners, and, ...

Five Ways Small Companies Can Think Big About Affinity Groups

Posted by: Nika White on Thursday, March 1, 2018
Affinity groups can be a great tool for diversity and inclusion (D&I), but what if your organization is too small to support a group just for women, Hispanics, or some other demographic not widely represented in the company? That doesn’t ...

Minority Business Accelerator Spotlight: Greenville Natural Health Inc. Marina Ponton-Arena

Posted by: Nika White on Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) is a program of the Greenville Chamber which actively seeks to improve the capacity of minority owned firms by increasing recognition of the value of minority businesses as suppliers, strategic partners, and, ...

Minority Business Accelerator Spotlight: H.D. Auston Moving Systems, LLC

Posted by: Nika White on Monday, February 12, 2018
Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) is a program of the Greenville Chamber which actively seeks to improve the capacity of minority owned firms by increasing recognition of the value of minority businesses as suppliers, strategic partners, and, ...

Why Impact Beats Activity Every Time

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
It’s an awful feeling to look back on the body of your diversity and inclusion work only to discover that your efforts are not producing positive results. It may seem like you’ve done all the right things as an organization, but ...

Congratulations to the 2018 Minority Business Accelerator Cohort

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The Greenville Chamber Minority Business Accelerator has accepted 20 new participants for the 2018 program. The Minority Business Accelerator was created in 2013 by the Greenville Chamber to advance economic inclusion by equipping high-potential ...

Why You Should Change Your Mind about Inclusion

Posted by: Nika White on Friday, December 8, 2017
There’s a hidden obstacle tripping up many of us working in the diversity and inclusion space. When I speak with people in industries across the country who are looking to make real progress toward diversity and inclusion, there’s often ...

Minority Business Accelerator Spotlight: Uniquely Virtual Owner Kenzie Biggins

Posted by: Nika White on Thursday, April 20, 2017
“I love what I am doing for my business and really enjoy it,” said Kenzie Biggins, Uniquely Virtual owner. Her company provides virtual executive assistant services to help retiring executives, small businesses, and nonprofit ...

Minority Business Accelerator Spotlight: MIX Salon Studios Owner Doris Haley

Posted by: Nika White on Thursday, April 20, 2017
Doris Haley, who has been a president and owner at Professional Healthcare Services, LLC since 1998, never stops to develop her business ideas. This year, she created a brand new chapter in a different business venture, MIX Salon Studios. ...

Why you should consider applying for Leadership Greenville

Posted by: Nika White on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

For my dissertation research, I conducted a qualitative case study to evaluate the efficacy of Leadership Greenville...

The Intentional Inclusionist™ Movement

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Top 5 Pillars for Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

Posted by: Nika White on Monday, January 16, 2017
Recognizing that diversity and inclusion is more than a moral challenge, but a business imperative requires linking D&I to the organization’s mission and explicitly assessing and identifying the value of diversity for the ...

Post-Election Opportunity for Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners

Posted by: Nika White on Thursday, December 15, 2016

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Minority Business Accelerator Highlights

Posted by: Nika White on Thursday, October 6, 2016

See what's new with the MBA program

Debunking the Myths and Illuminating the Excuses

Posted by: Nika White on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Don’t let a myth or excuse keep your company from...

Minority Business Accelerator Highlights

Posted by: Nika White on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Spotlighting some participating companies and their success stories.

Phillis Wheatley Teens Entrepreneurship Experience Reflections

Posted by: Nika White on Monday, August 1, 2016

Key take-aways from an impactful week with Phillis Wheatley youth...

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