Since 1986, Minority Entrepreneur newspaper has served minority and women business owners and business development professionals with information and educational news that affects the day-to-day operation of small, minority- and women-owned firms, as well as corporate and government minority business development programs.
We have met our goals effectively and honorably. Recently, Minority Entrepreneur was named Illinois Minority Small Business Advocate by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). In 1990, we were named Media Advocate of the Year by the SBA and given a special recognition award by the Chicagoland MEDWeek Steering Committee. In 1991, Minority Entrepreneur was honored by Women In Business Yellow Pages and featured in the Women’s Voices section of the 1991 directory. Minority Entrepreneur’s editor was named among Today’s Chicago Woman’s selection of 100 Women Making A Difference in 1992. Also, that year, the publication staff was presented the Pure Class Award by local entrepreneurs in honor of outstanding business leadership.
Our readers represent a cross-section of leadership in the minority and women’s business development communities, as well as in government and corporate America. Many of the largest and most successful minority and women’s business enterprises (M/WBEs) are paid subscribers. In addition, the paper is distributed to members of African-American, Hispanic, Asian and women’s business development groups, throughout the Chicagoland area.
Well over 40 percent of our readers are corporate buyers and executives, government buyers and officials, community leaders and business development advocates.