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HostGator

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HostGator.com is a provider of shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated web hosting. With over five million domains hosted by HostGator, they make up approximately 1% of the world’s Internet traffic. HostGator.com allows you to have unlimited subdomains under your account, with no restrictions on bandwidth or disk space. The down site to having so many …

LogoWorks

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LogoWorks is a service of HP. They spell out a very detailed process, which inspires confidence. Plus, they have customer feedback and ratings right alongside each package choice. They have designed over 45,000 logos; packages start at $299. HP also offers LogoMaker, a free logo creation service with an upgrade plan of $49. It is …

Logo Design Team

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Logo Design Team stands on its in-house design team, as opposed to a freelance team of people spread around the globe. They offer a $149 start price. Logo Design Team offers a “logo repair” service where they will update your existing logo, refreshing it to something modern and hip.

Logo Mojo

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Logo Mojo (a division of Deluxe) has a starter package at $195 which includes six concepts, two rounds of changes, and a three-day turnaround. They offer other artwork services, too, including Twitter backgrounds and Facebook profile images.

Sage One Invoicing

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Sage One Invoicing is a monthly subscription-based invoicing service that will run you $9 a month. Sage One Invoicing allows you to send out your invoices from Sage, and the customer can pay directly from the invoice into Sage’s credit card service or through Paypal. If the payment is late, Sage One will tell you …

WePay

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Online invoicing and payment app service WePay just released a new app for iOS devices that allows small businesses to send invoices and charge credit cards from mobile devices. Credit card processing and invoicing both come with a fee of 2.9% and $0.30 per transaction. The payment app accepts all major credit cards, and there …

FreshBooks

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FreshBooks signup is easy, fast, and free. No credit card required, which is always helps reduce signup friction. You can trial the software for 30 days for free, then decide on a paid plan or a forever-free plan. Of course, the free plan is limited, but it may work for your business. Paid plans start …

Guru

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Guru offers a wide variety of freelancing jobs and allows you to create up to five different profiles. Their commission is variable, but they handle tax reporting so you do not have to give out your Social Security number to every employer. Escrow ensures freelancers are paid, but can be confusing. The onsite messaging is …

oDesk

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Odesk is designed for freelancers who prefer hourly wages as opposed to flat fees. They are a little more expensive in their commissions, but they cover employer tax costs if the employer wants to hire you through their payroll service. You need to log in to the website while you work so it can record …

Freelancer.com

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Freelancer.com is one of the world’s largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace for small business. The site connects over 3,961,410 employers and freelancers globally from over 234 countries & regions. Through the website, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering and the …

Infusionsoft

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Infusionsoft combines everything your business needs — contact management, CRM, marketing automation and e-commerce — into a single online system. Along with their impressive array of features available, Infusionsoft allows you to be able to place a single contact into multiple list. This gives you the ability to track and target your customers more effectively …

MailChimp

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MailChimp is a Web-based email marketing service that comes with a great suite of tools. With over 95 million emails sent per day on average, MailChimp proves that email is still a viable way for small businesses to get the word out. One of the most important things to know is the service is completely …




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Houston Hosts the PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference | Small Business News, Tips, Advice – Small Business Trends

Houston Hosts the PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference

  • November 8, 2012

Global Opportunities in Energy, Agribusiness, Technology, and Capital Access

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference (PAEC) takes place November 15-18, 2012, in Houston, TX at the Four Seasons Hotel. PAEC is an arena for entrepreneurs and business people within the Black Diaspora to meet and further business connections.  This is the newly formed international division of the National Black Chamber of Commerce.

The project strategies of PAEC are to promote, help develop and expose procurement opportunities for entrepreneurs. These opportunities will include infrastructure, energy, water management, agri-business, telecommunications, fashion, matchmaking, logistics, transportation, healthcare, environmental management, bidding/tender/RFP management, education facilities, fishing industry, rare minerals.

Representatives of businesses from Equatorial Guinea, Surinam, Nigeria, Cameroon, Trinidad and Tobago, France, Zambia, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa will be in attendance. There will be ample time to network and have face-to-face meetings to explore opportunities and synergies.

Fashion is a huge industry all around the world.  We are honored that J. Alexander Martin, founder of the urban brand FUBU which grossed an average of $6 Billion in revenue, will share his knowledge and experiences in the glamour industries of fashion and beauty.

PAEC endeavors to provide alternative sources of investment.  Prosper Adabla, CEO of New Capital Holdings in Ghana, offers insight into non-traditional avenues to capital access. While Wanda Felton, First Vice President of the Import- Export Bank of the United Sates will present on the bank’s Africa Initiative.

Robert O. Agbede, President and CEO of Chester Engineers, a leading water/waste water, facility design build and management company, steers the largest Black engineering firm in the United States.  He will share his significant global experience and best practices.

The Afripolitans, a collective of successful professionals, artists, entrepreneurs, activists, and philanthropists committed to reframing Africa‘s brand and contributing to the continued emergence of Africa as a player on the world stage host a special, live streamed interactive panel featuring 5 young, successful entrepreneurs.

Explore new opportunities. This event is open to the public. Registration and additional information can be found at www.panafricanec.orgFour Seasons Hotel reservations may be made by calling 800-734-4114.

SOURCE National Black Chamber of Commerce

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