The 5 Advantages Every Retail Building Manager Should Have

Managing the upkeep of a single, retail store can be challenging for even the most organized facility manager. Details such as heating and air-conditioning, customer safety and store liability when accidents occur, security, plumbing

Why Now is a Great Time for Minority and Women-Owned Enterprises in the Construction Industry

For many years, labor market analysts have been perplexed by the lack of minority and women-owned enterprises in the construction industry. In spite of many incentives – federally mandated diversity quotas on governmental projects,

Driving Economic Development by Encouraging Diversity: Eugene Cornelius Shares How and Why

The current Small Business Administration is definitely not your father’s SBA. With encouragement from President Obama and the agency’s administrator, Maria Contreas-Sweet, the SBA has become an economic engine for minority business enterprises (MBE’s) and woman

The Three Questions You Should Always Ask a Commercial Roofing Contractor

Replacing a roof on a commercial building is one of the biggest capital expenditures a building owner or facilities manager can make. According to several roofing industry surveys, a new roof can cost between

Meet Eugene Cornelius Jr, Administrator of the SBA and Evangelist for Diversity in the Workplace

When most business people think of governmental agencies, words like “unwieldy” and “unresponsive” come to mind. However, the actions of the U.S. Small Business Administration has allowed another word to rise to the collective