On Philly’s WURD Saturday, July 17

National Black Business Month co-founder John William Templeton appears on Philadelphia’s WURD-AM Saturday, July 17 at 2 p.m. Eastern. Live streaming at http://www.wurd.com
As author of Where’s Our Stimulus: State of Black Businesss, seventh edition, he’ll note that fewer than 1,000 of the 1.9 million black-owned businesses received federal contracts through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for less than $1 billion in contract value.
However, a gain in sales of $50 billion to $137 billion by 2007 generated an increase of 800,000 black firms.
Templeton, featured in the July Black Enterprise, suggests that black businesses are the most efficient job creating engine in the economy. During August, he encourages policy makers to enact and enhance the eight key factors for black business success. Consumers are encouraged to visit at least one black business per day during the 31 days of August. Where’s Our Stimulus projects that redirecting two percent of black total income, or $20 billion yearly, would create as many as half million jobs, if spent with black-owned firms.
The Founders Symposium for National Black Business Month will be presented in San Francisco and via a video hookup on August 2. For more details, visit http://www.blackbusinessmonth.com

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