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Tackling Poverty Brooklyn

September 27, 2012 by Administrator

Tackling Poverty Brooklyn

Tackling Poverty Brooklyn #TacklingPoverty How Schools Can Succeed In Educating Poor and Homeless Children Date: Wednesday October 3rd Time: 6 PM-8:30 PM Location: Galapagos Art Space Description: As the new school year gets underway, we’ll highlight the connection between education and poverty. This series installment will explore the role of the community in education, enrichment, [...]

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The Silence Factory: It is a fun place.

August 1, 2011 by Administrator

The Silence Factory: It is a fun place.

by Atim Annette Oton Every other day, I have the same discussion with someone: an African, a Caribbean or an African-American person. It goes like this: When will we get it together? They complain about how little progress is made and how we as black people are not ready and why? I listen, nod and [...]

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Re-Invention, Mission and Risk in hard times

July 8, 2010 by Administrator

Re-Invention, Mission and Risk in hard times

by Atim Annette Oton After spending four days at the International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn as the business Calabar Imports, I observed an interesting phenomena and came to the conclusion that some black retail businesses and other  businesses these days are stuck in a rot. And rot is not polite word these days. The economy [...]

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Small Business Dramas: Surviving the Depression

February 6, 2010 by Administrator

by Atim Annette Oton, Feb 6, 2010 Even as the media continues to proclaim that things are getting better and the statistics are showing some improvements, the truth is for small businesses in local communities, it’s not getting better. Just talk to any small business today and you will hear the “pain” as well as [...]

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Opening up shop… the basic steps to do

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

by Atim Annette Oton, May 2006 For those thinking of opening a store…check out how we create our brand, Calabar-Imports-Prototype So, you finally have come up with a great idea for a business? Congratulations and welcome to the “biz mind” field called business ownership. My first step is to ask you this questionFirst, ask yourself this [...]

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Reflections in the midst of a recession

December 29, 2009 by Administrator

Reflections in the midst of a recession

by Atim Annette Oton, June/July 2008 After my last article on Food 4 Thought, a Brooklyn restaurant, I was thrilled to see their re-emergence in the same space with a slew of partners that included Brother Solomon, the guy who created Solomon’s Porch and the Sankofa Collective, a locally based Bed-Stuy organization. My wish for [...]

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Social Media: The 2010 Business Rules

December 28, 2009 by Administrator

An experience with Social Media – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

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Growing your business in a Tough Economy

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

Growing your business in a Tough Economy

By Atim Annette Oton With failure occurring in the foreclosure market and a suggested- maybe real – looming recession, things are rougher today than last year. Don’t panic! Take stock, and since you are serious about your business, it is time to step up your tactics to keep your customers buying and continuing to do [...]

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Partnerships and Collaboration

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

Partnerships and Collaboration

By Atim Annette Oton I am a big believer in partnerships and collaborations. My business is a partnership and I collaborate with a select list of people to grow my business. It always allows me to utilize creative ways to expand my ideas and grow my business, and most importantly, it gives me a chance [...]

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Networking by Association and Online

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

By Atim Annette Oton Article was written in 2007 An intangible asset in a business plan is networking. It is one of the ways to promote and grow a business. It gives you an additional hand or what I call a “circle of influence,” thus expanding your Roledex. Joining business associations and organizations is a [...]

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