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Maryland Business Pulse - JUNE 1, 2017  
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GBBCC President Kendrick Tilghman Featured in BBJ Podcast

Podcast: What minority-owned businesses are doing to help each other

Kendrick Tilghman says the thing he sees new minority-owned businesses struggle with the most is marketing.

As the president of the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce, Tilghman is constantly meeting with new business owners, giving them advice and helping to establish important connections. But all too often, these businesses have a tough time telling their story and attracting clients.

Find the rest of the article and the podcast here: http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2017/03/20/podcast-what-minority-owned-businesses-are-doing.html

Black-Owned Popcorn Shop Offering Licensing Agreements

by IndieSoulMagazine

Springfield, IL — Pittman’s Popcorn Shop is now offering licensing agreements to individuals or companies that are interested in owning their own gourmet popcorn store.   “The gourmet popcorn industry is poised to become a $10 billion dollar industry by 2018,” says Michael Pittman, founder of Pittman’s Popcorn Shop. “We feel we have perfected a […]

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