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Do-it-yourself credit repair: Fix bad credit on your own in 6 easy steps

April 22, 2021

Don’t fall for scams promising easy, overnight credit repair. If you want to fix your poor credit, you can (and should) do it yourself. Follow these six simple steps to do-it-yourself credit repair. If you’ve had an overdue student loan, years of high credit card balances, collections accounts, or even a foreclosure, unfortunately, you probably… [Read More]

Five pieces of money advice for young adults about to face the real world

April 15, 2021

Spring is in sight, and right about now, you’ll see that anxious look on the faces of college seniors and other young adults about to face the real world for the first time. Even if they’re fortunate enough to have a job lined up, they are far from secure financially, and often have no idea… [Read More]

The Milwaukee Times Celebrates Women in Business

March 25, 2021

Marcie Lovett, The Late Betty Gillespie, The Late Louvenia Johnson and 24 other Women of Color in Business


March 25, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood RN, PhD, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Prior to the pandemic, small businesses were one of the fastest growing segments in our nation. This changed with COVID-19. A survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank states that three out of every 10 small businesses in the U.S. say they likely… [Read More]

What You Need to Know About … Life Insurance

March 25, 2021

By Jerry Wilson President, Carpenter Marketing Group, Milwaukee, WI What is life insurance? Life insurance is a simple answer to a difficult question: How will my loved ones manage financially if I were to die? If anyone depends on your income or the unpaid work you do, they would most likely struggle if you were… [Read More]

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 to award $100,000 to small businesses through MKE It Back grant program

February 11, 2021

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 is helping restaurants, bars, retailers and service providers get back on their feet. Launched Thursday, February 4, 2021, the organization’s new grant program, MKE It Back, will provide $100,000 in aid to small businesses. The grant aims to bridge the financial gaps anticipated now through the middle of 2021 when COVID-19… [Read More]

Dtangld Hair Salon Suite

January 21, 2021

Dtangld has been promoting that mantra since the beginning back in 2014 and setting yourself up for a fresh start at the beginning of the year has no doubt been a tradition since the calendar came to be. We’d like to thank the editors of the Milwaukee Times for the opportunity to share with you… [Read More]

Former NBA star Junior Bridgeman buys Ebony magazine for $14 million

December 31, 2020

Bridgeman, a self-made business mogul, believes he can return the magazine to its glory days on the “Chicago River” Former NBA baller Ulysses Lee “Junior” Bridgeman may be most known for his time as an NBA player in the 70s and 80s with the Milwaukee Bucks. He had a solid 12-year career in the league… [Read More]

Consumer Reports explains how to give to a charity for the holidays

December 3, 2020

The holidays are a time for giving to loved ones, friends, and often to charity. But with so many people dealing with the impact of COVID-19, giving might be even more important this year. Before you open your wallet, you might want to follow Consumer Reports’ advice to maximize your contribution to help your community…. [Read More]

SBA regional administrator to meet Milwaukee Micro-entrepreneurs

November 19, 2020

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Great Lakes Regional Administrator Rob Scott (2nd from right) made several stops in Milwaukee to visit businesses assisted by SBA economic relief programs and the SBA’s Program for Investment in Micro-entrepreneurs (PRIME) grants. One of those entrepreneurs who has been helped by the grant is… [Read More]