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v32_reginald_lewisProfile: Reginald F. Lewis - Owner - TLC Beatrice, first black owned company to have revenues over $1 billion

Reginald F. Lewis is the founder of TLC Group (1983), a venture capital firm which acquired Beatrice International Foods for $985 million in 1987 in a deal partly financed through Mike Milken of the maverick investment bank, Drexel Burnham Lambert; creating TLC Beatrice International, a snack food, beverage, and grocery store conglomerate that was the largest black-owned and black-managed business in the U.S.

v30_farmbillWASHINGTON, D.C. – After a meeting of the House Agriculture Committee that lasted into the early morning hours, Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) is pleased to announce the passage of two amendments to the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2012, known as the Farm Bill. Congresswoman Fudge sponsored the USDA Microloan and the USDA Youth Loan amendments. Both amendments are enormous victories for the 11th Congressional District and national urban agriculture movement. This was a bipartisan effort supported by Congressman Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska.

v29_businessLet’s get back to basics. The goal of any business or organization should always be to provide the best customer service possible, even during difficult situations!

Often times we fail to evaluate how others view our business based on conversations we’ve had or our networking skills. Do you follow the path of least resistance when dealing with your employees?

To continue to succeed in building a great business reputation, and increase your bottom line (revenue) you will want do some soul-searching and avoid these habits.

v7_wesley_snipes_taxesWith the Arrival of February, many Texas taxpay­ers have started receiving W2 forms from their employers and thinking about the upcom­ing tax season. All taxpayers should be on the lookout for tax scams that seek to steal their money and identities. Tax season can be a particu­larly active time for identity thieves, because tax returns contain all the information they need – Social Security numbers, names, addresses, employer information, invest­ment account numbers – to open fraudulent accounts in a taxpayer’s name or steal a taxpayer’s income tax refund. Fortunately, taxpayers can avoid becoming identity theft victims by staying informed and avoiding common tax schemes.

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