Funding Your Green Business

Position yourself to be considered for venture capital

Carolyn L. Green is co-founder and managing partner of EnerGreen Capital Management, a Radnor, Pennsylvania-based…

By Maya Payne Smart

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St. Louis Entrepreneurs Get New Help Launching Businesses

PHOTO GALLERY: St. Louis’ Big-City Feel

An entrepreneur finds opportunity and support in the Midwestern city of St. Louis

As Devin James (above) sought to expand his portfolio of businesses, the native of Memphis,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Favorite suit designer Martin Greenfield hand-tailored suits. He’s made suits for the best of them. They’re American made, and you know the suit will still be perfect 30 years from now. They are expensive, quality suits but worth every dollar.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hello, Brooklyn

Ouigi Theodore cultivates a timeless sense of style

Ouigi Theodore, inspired by distinctive fashion that transcends time, sells items in his boutique that…

By Dale Coachman

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How-To: Effective Marketing on Twitter

Four strategies to grow your business

A recent study on Twitter usage by Edison Research shows that African Americans make up…

By Renita Burns

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Senate panel fast-tracks Johns' SBA nomination; Congress reconciles reform bills

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship voted unanimously on Thursday to move the…

By Joyce Jones

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Pep Talk: Be Clear About Your Role

You can't fulfill your responsibilities if you don't know what they are

When the roles and responsibilities in a current position aren’t clear, how do you ask…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Outrunning Fate

Track coach defies doctors� expectations to live, walk, and coach again

Award-winning track and field coach Beverly Kearney defies doctors’ expectations to live, walk, and coach…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Keep in Mind

Three considerations for entrepreneurs looking to tap into the South African economy

Craig Allen, senior commercial officer for the U.S. Embassy, commercial section, offers tips for American…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Ten Steps to Grow Your Business

A supplier diversity executive divulges the secrets to landing contracts

Ten tips to help entrepreneurs best position their companies to gain business from major corporations.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Since You Asked: Free Professional Training

Educational and career development resources for the unemployed at the right price: nothing

While I’ve been unemployed for quite some time, I’m aggressively seeking full-time employment in a…

By Dale Coachman

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Are You Sticky?

An executive learns how to create messages that resonate in the workplace

Élan Corp. plc., a neuroscience biotechnology company specializing in biopharmaceuticals and drug technologies that support…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Pick Your Partner

Three ways to identify charitable organizations to partner with to help drive business

Small businesses can partner with charitable organizations and/or causes to create win-win relationships. Donating a…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Building Open Minds

Garage door entrepreneurs stress education as a marketing tool

“People don’t realize that a garage door can improve the aesthetics of a home and…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Nonprofit: Doing Well by Doing Good

Ted Trabue knew he was ready for a career change. In 2002, his company, Washington,…

By Brittany Hutson

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Making a Connection

A telecommunications professional utilizes innovative strategies to advance company growth

We recognized that the marketplace was saturated so we opened the network to unleash a…

By Brittany Hutson

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Cyberwise: Live-Streaming Advice

Adding a new dimension to an event planning business.

I have a small events planning business and would like to do some events that…

By Dale Coachman

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e-Reading is Fundamental

Making sense of the electronic book reader marketplace

It’s no secret that in the past year, the e-reader market has witnessed a flood…

By Dale Coachman

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Chill Pill’s Mobile Speakers ($49.99); let you have big fun along the way. The speakers pack a powerful sound in a tiny, portable 2- by-4-inch form. Retractable USB cables (included) mean they won’t get tangled—and you can use the cables to charge your iPod and iPhone from the speakers. Chill Pill’s Rapcap Mini Microphone ($14.99) for the iPod lets you capture and save in WAV format for easy playback.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tiny Tech Tools for Traveling

Traveling for business or pleasure? These tools will help you take a load off

April might have been the “cruelest month” for poet T.S. Eliot, but when it comes…

By Dale Coachman

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Savvy Solutions: Starting A Record Company

You can sign artists and put out your own music, but you can't do it alone

It isn’t impossible to put out signed artists or your own music. You just can’t…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Doing Business In … South Africa

Be aware of the risks and rewards this country offers

About 9,000 miles from American shores, Georgia native Mary L. Harris calls the shots. As…

By Alan Hughes

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