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ABC’s Shark Tank Wants Black Businesses

Casting directors to hold open call on Capitol Hill during economic empowerment conference

Shark Tank is a competition reality-based television series that features a panel of self-made multimillionaire…

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If you're intimate in every way but financially, that's a problem.

Recognizing The Signs of Financial Infidelity

Is she addicted to retail? Is he a bigamist? Zero tolerance for money secrets is key to protecting your marriage—and yourself.

Zero tolerance for money secrets is key to protecting your marriage—and yourself.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Audit Finds Government Paid Millions to Dead Farmers

Agriculture Dept. agreed with findings

Millions went to dead farmers.

By Darren Sands

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White House Recognizes Tech Leaders As ‘Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion’

Eleven individuals honored at White House event for implementing initiatives that add more women, minorities and underserved youth to tech pipeline

As part of the White House Tech Inclusion initiative, the Champions of Change for Tech…

By Janel Martinez

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Tips on Home Buying from Egypt Sherrod

Radio and tv personality Egypt Sherrod gives home buying tips.

Few urban radio personalities have managed the double duty of holding down their spot on…

By Sasha King

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7 Steps to a Headache-Free Website Makeover

Tips that ensure a smooth and successful website redesign

Follow these 7 steps to ensure a smooth and successful site redesign.

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MBA Season: How to Create a Winning Application for Advanced Degree Programs

There's no golden ticket, but use this foundation to be a stand-out applicant

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

By Daria Burke

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Footwear Entrepreneur Candra Palmer

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

Artyce Designs Founder Cassandra Hayes shares how she launched her customized shoe business.

By Pepper Miller

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Wrong Shui: How Your Office Could Be Sabotaging Culture

As a leader looking to boost morale, maybe a change of decor is needed

As a leader looking to boost morale, maybe a change of decor is needed. One…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Rapper DMX Files For Bankruptcy in New York

Rep says filing allows rapper to tour abroad

Chapter 11 petition filed in Manhattan.

By Darren Sands

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Boss Moves: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Names Keith Clinkscales Revolt TV CEO

Executive brings experience from VIBE and ESPN

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According to reports, entertainment mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has named Keith Clinkscales…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Last Chance: How Would You Get Lost in Bermuda?

Enter below for a chance to win a trip for two to Bermuda

Visit the pink sands of Bermuda by entering to win a trip for two.

By Sasha King

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Get the Gig: 4 Smart Additions to Add to Your Resume

These suggestions could work for almost any industry

Try these suggestions during your job search. You can get creative in almost any industry…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Blogger Month: BrothaTech, Breaking Tech Talk Down for the Masses

Whether you’re a self-proclaimed geek or tech novice, Terrance Gaines is speaking your language when it comes to gadgets and tools

As Black Blogger Month continues, Terrance Gaines, widely-known as BrothaTech, shares his tech expertise and…

By Janel Martinez

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UCF's Daunte Culpepper (pictured) finished his college career with the sixth-most passing yards in NCAA history.

His Home Foreclosed, a Daunte Culpepper-Themed Restaurant Is Set to Open

Ex-NFL star is Univ. of Central Florida legend

Where one opportunity closed, another is apparently opening.

By Darren Sands

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The Soul Man's Parker and Tucks with Cedric and Nash celebrate their characters' marriage

Cedric The Entertainer Takes on Lesbian Wedding

Comedic actor’s TV Land series "The Soul Man" features episode on same-sex marriage in the church

They are exploring more controversial topics this season.

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Real-Life Tips: CEOs Offer Two Cents on How to Land a Second Job

Insider insights that can help you maximize your efforts

It can be challenging to juggle your day job with the “job” of finding a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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MBA Season: 3 Smart Steps To Getting Started in Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Use this strategy in researching and choosing the best option for you

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

By Daria Burke

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Virtual Toolkit Offers Unique Interactive Community for Entrepreneurs

Successful business owners share success strategies during live webcasts

At Business Accelerator, Price shares some of her secrets for how to “do away with…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Management Tip: How to Facilitate Healthy Conflict in the Workplace

Avoiding disagreements or hiding from them can do more damage than good

Having conflict in the workplace isn’t always such a bad thing, but hands-off leadership in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Accessing Files: File sharing and allowing team members to access content remotely and for co-located teams during meetings is critical.  Two recommended tools are Dropbox mobile app and Google Docs.

From 0 to 100 Million Users: How a Simple Video Can Change Your Business

Tips to leveraging video content

How video content can enhance your business model.

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5 Smart Ways to Avoid Networking Blunders

You may have flubbed, but this strategy ensures it doesn't happen again

With this strategy, you can avoid those awkward, embarrassing moments you’ll never be able to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tips for Avoiding Timeshare Resale Scams

Anxious to sell? Don’t get taken for a ride.

Fraudsters have been using the dip in the economy as an opportunity to prey on…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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New NSBA Survey Shows IT Cost, Security Major Concerns for Small Business

New Push For Support of the Startup Innovation Credit Act of 2013

S.193 gives small startup companies a tax credit against payroll tax

The Startup Innovation Credit Act of 2013 allows an R&D tax credit against payroll tax…

By C. Daniel Baker

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MBA Season: The Marketability Factor of Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Four key opportunities for professional advancement

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

By Daria Burke

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McDonald's CEO Don Thompson told Bloomberg that McDonald's pays above the minimum wage and will continue to provide entry-level jobs.

Frustrated U.S. Fast Food Workers to Strike for Higher Wages

McDonald's CEO comments on worker pay

U.S. fast food workers to strike for better pay.

By Darren Sands

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Brown Capital Management Founder and Wife Make History as First Couple Awarded Honorary Degrees from The Johns Hopkins University

Brown Capital Management Founder & Wife Make History With Honorary Johns Hopkins University Degrees

Brown Capital Management is now celebrating its 30th anniversary in business

Brown Capital Management is the second oldest African-American investment management firm in the United States

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 Practical Ways to Increase Your Cash Flow Right Now

It's always the right time to increase your income

Fill a temporary need. It’s just one way to increase your cash flow.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Watch Out! Cyber Criminals Preying On Small Businesses in Growing Numbers

Here’s how to protect precious company and customer data from targeted attacks

Cyber criminals are going after small businesses more than ever, with startups at the greatest…

By Candace Myers

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SCORE to Celebrate Outstanding Small Businesses and Supporters at 5th Annual SCORE Awards

SCORE to Celebrate Outstanding Small Businesses at 5th Annual SCORE Awards

In 2012, SCORE assisted entrepreneurs in starting 37,054 new businesses

The 2013 SCORE Awards will honor several exceptional examples of successful, SCORE clients as well…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How This Lingerie for ‘Plus Sized’ Women Entrepreneur Perfected Her Pitch

Elevator pitch competitions are another way for entrepreneurs to raise capital

How to perfect your elevator pitch and gain investors

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Is Your New Business Idea a Home Run or A Dud?

How to recognize your next great idea

Whether it’s your next big business or a unique marketing campaign, when that next idea…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Answer to Annoyance: How to Respond to Questions About Unemployment

Use the moment to market yourself and land leads

So you’re still searching for work and the last question you want to be asked…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ecclectic Experience: How to Explain a Diverse Resume

A mixed career journey can be a hard sell, but not impossible

If you’ve had various jobs in unrelated fields, your resume might be a hard sell.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Blogger Month: Savvy Brown, It’s Easy Being Green

Karama Horne is helping to make the world a healthier, greener place...on a budget

Green blogger Karama Horne is featured in BlackEnterprise.com’s 2013 Black Blogger Month series.

By Suncear Scretchen

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Big-Picture Mentality: How to Develop Strategic Leadership Skills

Get ahead of the game and get winning results from your team

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa A. Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks…

By Lisa A. Bing

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When it comes to social networking sites, LinkedIn is not viewed as one of the most exciting platforms (thanks to the ability to “pin,” “tweet” and “Facebook” nearly any aspect of life), but it is definitely one web-based network you should invest your time in. In fact, there’s a bevy of functions that are raising the stakes, allowing professionals to stay connected with others in and outside of their spheres of influence, access applications and remain up to date on the latest career-related news. Mashable outlines five capabilities you should familiarize yourself with and maximize on LinkedIn:

4 Ways to Drive Engagement on LinkedIn

Tips and tricks to enhancing your LinkedIn strategy

BlackEnterprise.com provides four practical methods to integrate into your LinkedIn strategy that will drive engagement.…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Study Finds $251 Million Economic Impact from NYC Incubators

Economic output expected to nearly triple by 2015, with 900 new jobs growing to 2,500

Incubators created more than 900 jobs and contributed $31.4 million in local, state and federal…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ailing Frank Ocean Cancels Australian Tour Dates

Live Nation announces cancellation of three dates in Sydney, Melbourne

Frank Ocean has a small tear in one of his vocal chords.

By Darren Sands

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Students: 4 Things to Do Today to Prep for the Workforce

It's never too early to plan for success

It’s never too early to start prepping for a lucrative future in your career.

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Simple Truths About Stand-Out Leaders

Take a page from a winning playbook

These insights will help you get in tune with being an exemplary manager.

By Lisa A. Bing

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Bill Containing Winston-Salem State’s Stadium Bid Passes

State senate approves university bid

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the university’s bid to buy the stadium from the City…

By Steven J Gaither

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Small business owners should have a strong mobile strategy that enables them to run their company from a handheld device.  With nearly 90% of people using their smartphone throughout the day, it is important to connect with them at the point of decision-making and engage with those users in real-time. Follow these four easy-to-follow steps to take your startup to the next level with mobile technology.--Hajj Flemings

6 Apps Every Small Business Owner Should Use

Apps to make your small business run smoothly

Applications every small business chief should use.

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SBA Awards Grants to 20 Universities & Orgs to Support Small Business Innovation

Candidates were submitted by the governors of all 50 U.S. states and territories.

The FAST program is an important catalyst for helping America’s cutting-edge entrepreneurs continue to drive…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Become a Master at Online Marketing

Make yourself more competitive in the market with these tips

Make yourself more competitive with online marketing skills.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama Administration Launches One-Stop-Shop Website to Educate Business Owners About the Affordable Care Act

Few Employers Have Cut Workers’ Hours Due to Obamacare

Opponents of the ACA have labeled the health care bill a jobs killer.

New study shows it’s unlikely that the ACA would have a large negative impact on…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Credibility 101: 4 Smart Reasons Saying ‘I Don’t Know’ Wins

As a leader, you don't always have to know it all

Sometimes as a leader, its okay not to have all the answers. Here’s why.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Procurement Statistics Revealed Great Gains for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Power Women: It’s Realistic to Get What You’re Worth

Female professionals share personal stories of success

Real women share stories of how they fought for top dollar for their skills—and got…

By Janell Hazelwood

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For Sharpton and National Action Network, Financial Woes Persist

Harlem-based organization in tax trouble

Harlem-based organization still in financial hot water.

By Darren Sands

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July Small Business Lending Report Shows Strong Signs of Growth

Loan volume increases as small businesses adapt to rising rate environment

More small business loans were delivered compared to last month which is good news for…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Leading From Below: The Hard Truth About Managing Up

5 steps to increase your influence no matter your title

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In this special five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa Bing, educator, corporate consultant and founder…

By Lisa A. Bing

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#WealthforLife Wednesdays: Boost Your Financial IQ!

Free financial literacy resources to help you and your teen get smarter about your money

On a better, more complete financial education.

By LaToya M. Smith

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Boss Moves: Top 5 Dangers of Toxic People

Don't let negative elements suck you dry and prevent you from success

We often give people passes, but keeping toxic peers around can equal long-term career damage…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Switch: 7 Options That Don’t Require New Degree

If you’re looking to make a change, these options require no new degree—just a bit…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Ways to Optimize Your Retail Website For Search Engines

Quick tips to optimizing your e-commerce website

Six components of SEO that online retailers should know about when optimizing their e-commerce website…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Last year's game was an instant classic.

A Cryin’ Shame: NCCU-NC A&T Rivalry Missing From MEAC TV Schedule

November 23 in-state rivalry game won't be seen on MEAC TV

Schedule still consists of strong match-ups.

By Steven J Gaither

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How to Consider a Lean Launch For Your Business Idea

The tested way to fast track your business

Whether you are currently running a business or thinking about making the leap towards entrepreneurship,…

By James Walker

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

Private sector Marshall's on as city faces harsh financial realities

The City of Detroit’s filing of Chapter 9 bankruptcy may be a blessing in disguise…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black Blogger Month: Mattieologie, Blogging for the Crown

Mattie James is proof that you can be yourself and win in the world of fashion and style

As part of Black Blogger Month, the young boss tells BlackEnterprise.com how she’s been able…

By Janel Martinez

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Maximize Your Productivity by Maintaining Your Energy Balance

BKLYN Fitness Owner, Dennis Pierre explains how expending your energy and saving it can increase productivity

Some businessmen thrive under pressure, while others yield. In order to sustain high performance…

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5 Hidden Traps of Transitioning into a New Leadership Role

Avoid these mishaps to start on the right foot

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa A. Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks…

By Lisa A. Bing

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Career Training Camp: Are You Prepared for Your Next Season?

Try this strategy to be a starter on the winning team in your industry

As NFL players start camps, professionals can take a page from the league’s book and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner Has WNBA’s Top-Selling Jersey

Griner will make start in July 27 All-Star Game

Griner, who wears No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, is a rookie out of…

By Darren Sands

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Do People of Color Pay a ‘Respectability Tax’

Author Noel King of Marketplace discusses the price people of color must pay to be accepted in America

“Respectability tax” is a term we invented. It refers to the extra lengths that some…

By Sasha King

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14 Low-Cost Ways to Test Your Website With a Small Audience

Affordable strategies to testing your business website

Affordable strategies to testing your website out on a small audience.

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On July 17, more than 400 attendees gathered to support the First Annual Black Ivy Alumni League fundraising gala in New York City. The gala was hosted with Columbia Business School's African-American Alumni Association, Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association, Cornell Black Alumni Association and the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, and honored industry leaders who hail from the nation's top schools. A portion of the proceeds from the event will fund New York City public school classroom projects.

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From left, honorees: Robert Reffkin, Founder & CEO at Urban Compass; Jack Brewer, Founder and CEO of The Brewer Group, Inc.; and Keith Boykin, MSNBC commentator

PHOTOS: Black Ivy Alumni League Hosts Philanthropic Event Honoring Leaders

Keith Boykin and Ryan Lesle part of star-studded night

On July 17, more than 400 attendees gathered to support the First Annual Black Ivy…

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Spike Lee Is Raising Money for New Film Via Kickstarter

Fans raised millions for Veronica Mars project

Lee is looking to raise $1.25 million for the project

By Darren Sands

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3 Smart Steps to Overcome Fear of Career Transitions

Author and commentator Jeff Johnson shares key to navigating professional journey

Author and commentator Jeff Johnson shares keys to successfully making transitions and advancing in your…

By Antoine Moss

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Top 5 Reasons People Buy In to Dynamic Leaders

These qualities could make or break your influence

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks the…

By Lisa A. Bing

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Souley Vegan Owner, Tamerra Dyson

The Vegan restaurant owner Tamerra Dyson, shares what it's like to open a Vegan business.

Interviewed by Runnett Grant
When Tamearra Dyson opened the doors to her Oakland restaurant Souley Vegan,…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Play GIG-IT Offers Facebook Users a New Way to Game and Music Artists a New Revenue Stream

First-ever virtual 3-D concert game on popular social networking site merges music and technology

Play GIG-IT is a social game that allows players to create customized 3D concerts that…

By Janel Martinez

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5 Smart Ways to Recharge Your Budget

Taking action now for the sake of your goals

Here are a few ways to think about giving your savings goals a boost.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Majority Of Business Owners Hesitant To Visit Healthcare Exchanges

SBA Launches Affordable Care Act 101 Weekly Webinar Series

Representatives will walk business owners through the Affordable Care Act

As the deadline approaches for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the SBA launches…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Should You Do a Crowdfunding Campaign?

Crowdfunding is Becoming the New Match.com

The new rules for general solicitation could drive more investors to crowfund small businesses

This is really phase one of equity-based crowdfunding, which has been split into two parts.

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Supermodel & Businesswoman Tyra Banks Becomes First Fashion Icon To Invest In TheHunt.com Through F

Fashion Icon Tyra Banks Fierce Capital, LLC. Invests in New Startup

Investment comes through Tyra's recently formed Fierce Capital, LLC

Via Fierce Capital, LLC, Tyra is leveraging her unique background of 20 years as a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black Blogger Month: Black N Bougie, It’s Not a TV Show, It’s a Lifestyle

Michele Grant uses her blog, Black N Bougie, to show people across the country that the Cosby's really do exist

Being Black and “bougie” may seem like something negative or just a dream, but to…

By Amber McKynzie

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Travel Tips from #BETravel Twitter Chat

#BETravel Chat brought travel bloggers together for advice and networking.

By Suncear Scretchen

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New SEC Rules Could Kill Angel Investing, Hurt Startups

New rules require divulging personal financial info

One advocacy group says the new SEC rules regarding Angel Investors could hurt start ups…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Boss Moves: Kelly Rowlands Adds Jaguar Endorsement to Brand

Songstress Kelly Rowland is the new face for Jaguar’s F-Type series, adding yet another luxury…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Recruitment Tip: 5 Savvy Ways to Seal the Deal with Top Talent

Fill the reported 3.8 million jobs available with quality workers

With 3.8 million jobs reported still open, issues of filling them with quality talent remains.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hip-Hop Artist Wale Gifts Hampton University Student with $25,000

Sophomore wins during radio call-in contest in Norfolk, Va.

Entertainer Wale awarded college sophomore Lauren Pryor $25,000, adding philanthropy to his entertainment brand.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Networking 101: Real-Life Tips on How to Upgrade Your Circle’s Value

Quick, smart tips for the young professional just getting started

Don’t be too thirsty. If you’re a young professional just getting started, this strategy will…

By Joshua Perrin

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5 Ways to Learn a New Skill in a Jiffy

Use self-education as a cost-effective way to make yourself more marketable

Self-education can be a great way to learn new skills without breaking your pockets. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Former FedEx VP Becomes a Top Franchise Owner

Edith Kelly-Green ranks as the largest multiple unit franchise owner for Lenny’s Sub Shop

In 2003, after some 25 years of service with FedEx, Edith Kelly-Green entered into retirement.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Turnaround Kings: BE 100s Financial Services Company of the Year

Vista Equity Partners team prove themselves masters of rebuild and returns

In 2007, Vista Equity Partners (No. 1 on the be private equity list with $6.6…

By Alan Hughes

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Black Blogger Month: ’83 to Infinity, An Interactive Way to Keep Your Hair Flowing

She saves lives by day, and searches for ways to save your split ends by night

While Bridget Quammie may be giving back to the healthcare industry during the day, she…

By Amber McKynzie

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Is this what you're waiting for? WAKE UP!!! Time to get real.

5 Reality Checks You Must Face to Fix Your Finances

One of the challenges of financial education is trying to get through to people who think the rules of smart money management do not apply to them.

Time to get real: You are NOT the exception to the rules of building wealth.

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

With Few Options, City of Detroit Files for Bankruptcy

City is largest municipality to file

Detroit’s 16-page petition was filed in its U.S. Bankruptcy Court

By Darren Sands

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5 Steps to Getting More Perks at Work

Try this strategy to position yourself for better pay

Sometimes getting what you deserve isn’t just about asking. Try this strategy for an almost…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Ways to Reach Business Success Sooner

Monetize Your Passion: 3 Tips for Turning Hobby Into a Career

Use what you're good at to find fulfillment. Here's how

This strategy will help you turn your passion into a lucrative career.

By James Walker

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Ryan Gifford will make his first Nationwide Series start next month in Newton, Iowa. Photo courtesy of NASCAR.

Richard Childress Racing Says Ryan Gifford Will Make First Nationwide Start

Winchester, Tenn. native is second African-American to make Nationwide Series start in 2013

Gifford, just 23, will drive the the No. 33 Menards/Rheem Chevrolet

By Darren Sands

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High Velocity: Black Enterprise’s African American Auto Dealer of the Year

Quality of service and dealer-owner operations helped March Hodge weather the storm and speed past the competition

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake rocked northern Japan, followed by a devastating tsunami…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Blogger Month: Stuff Fly People Like, Because Anything Else is Normal

Rae Holliday and Gabe Williams aren't just two guys in nice suits, they're The Fly Guys

If you want to know what’s going on at the center of entertainment’s gossip chain,…

By Amber McKynzie

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3 Reasons Kanye West’s $120 A.P.C. Plain White T-Shirt Sold Out

Would you buy a $120 t-shirt?

Kanye’s was one of the more savvy business moves of the year in fashion.

By Darren Sands

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[INFOGRAPHIC] #WealthforLife Wednesdays: How to Retire The Right Way

Don't just retire, retire rich

Building a healthy retirement reserve is a slow and steady process that takes patience, consistency,…

By LaToya M. Smith

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4 Good Reasons You Shouldn’t Quit the Job You Think You Hate

Sometimes, it's better to tough it out than give up

You may hate your job today. Sometimes, it’s best to tough things out for long-term…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Keep It Together: Work-Life Balance for Millennials

How to effectively juggle just starting out and bigger boss moves

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There are thousands of philosophies out there on how much priority should be…

By James Walker

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Survey: Employers Plan More Pay Raises in 2014

Mercer Survey finds higher pay raises for top-performers

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In a recent survey released by Mercer, pay raises are on the rise from…

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Nile Ivey a.k.a. LowKey is the founder of the hip hop blog youheardthatnew.com

Black Blogger Month: You Heard That New? Of Course You Have

Nile Ivey, widely-known as LowKey, paints a realistic view of the music industry and focuses on the art of the craft

The You Heard That New blog is very popular in the urban space, run by…

By Darren Sands

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Walton (L) and Isaacson bring the magic to their agency's campaigns.

The Magicians of Madison Avenue: BE Ad Agency of the Year

Walton Isaacson combines analysis and creative wizardry to fuel company growth

In 2005, Aaron Walton and Cory Isaacson sat in a coffee shop in Chicago’s Gold…

By Alan Hughes

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Women Entrepreneurs/SBIR Pioneers to Lead Live Virtual Event Hosted by USSOCOM

Women Entrepreneurs & Tech Leaders to Lead Live Virtual Event Hosted by USSOCOM

Panelists will discuss the challenges encountered while building their businesses

Ppanel of women entrepreneurs, all of whom have received funding from USSOCOM, discuss building an…

By C. Daniel Baker

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NFL Veteran Israel Idonije is the Founder and Creator of Blessed Communion

Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: NFL Vet and Entrepreneur Israel Idonije

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

Defensive lineman and faith-based venture founder Israel Idonije joins the Roundtable. Also: Dr. R. Kay…

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No Gas Cheap Gas Small Business Thrive Bike NYC

Price of Gas Could Soar to $4 Per Gallon, Analysts Say

Hike partially due to unrest in the Middle East

Only Hawaii and Alaska reportedly had prices higher than Calif.

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PGA National to Host 20th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge

The unique business and sporting event for African American movers, shakers and taste-makers returns to where it all began.

The unique business and sporting event for African American movers, shakers and taste-makers returns to…

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Google obtains Pyra Labs, the creators of Blogger. In December, Google Book Search (originally called Google Print) is released.  

Fun fact: The American Dialect Society voted “google” the “most useful” word of the year in 2002 at the top of this year.

#BlackTwitter Stops Juror B37’s Book Deal

Twitter petition launched by Genie Lauren ends book plans for one of six jurors who sat on the Zimmerman jury

One passionate Twitter user, Genie Lauren, known on the platform as @MoreAndAgain, began circulating a…

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

3 Power Moves That Will Boost Productivity

This smart strategy will help you make the most of your work day

Use this smart productivity strategy to make the most of your work day.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Mentality: Prep Now to Take Your Manager’s Place

Don't go gunning for the top seat without a bit of prep

You may be entry-level today, but why not put yourself in the mindset of a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Stories of Career Triumph: One-on-One with Author Ntozake Shange

Award-winning author talks working through illness and advice for young wordsmiths

In a special series on professionals who turned passions into fulfilling careers, BlackEnterprise.com talks with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Robert L. Johnson And Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. Announce Alliance To End Payday Lending, Lower Minority Consumer Debt, And Promote Financial Education

The Curtain Never Falls on Bob Johnson

There’s always another groundbreaking act for this billionaire entrepreneur

A few years back, BLACK ENTERPRISE profiled serial entrepreneur Robert L. Johnson, stating that he…

By Caroline Clarke

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Fixing the Miseducation of Black Children

Black students need parent-school partnerships. Here's how to build those bridges.

Today, the relationship between black parents and schools is precarious, primarily because of antagonists and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black Blogger Month: Gorgeous in Grey, Because Fashion Isn’t Just Black & White

Ty Alexander brings readers inside the world of a style and beauty aficionado

From the perfect style for your curves to the best hair products to give you…

By Amber McKynzie

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3 Things People Need to Know Before They Will Hire You

What's the reason some people don't get hired?

If you’re looking for better opportunities – clients for your business or even a better…

By Amanda Miller Littlejohn

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The Power of Downsizing: 3 Steps to Effectively Manage Career Priorities

Try this strategy that won't cut the boss moves but will cut the stress

Try this three-step strategy to upgrade your boss moves and downgrade your stress.

By James Walker

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Month of the Man: MTA CDO Talks Leadership and Advancement for Young Professionals

Michael Garner details balancing roles and advice for career positioning

Michael Garner, chief diversity officer at New York City’s MTA, talks leadership under pressure and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tyson Gay has tested positive for a banned substance and is pulling out of the World Championships in Moscow next month.

U.S. Sprinter Tyson Gay May Lose Endorsement Contract With adidas

USADA will test B-sample, but new result unlikely

Gay: “I don’t have a sabotage story.”

By Darren Sands

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Lead at Any Age or Position: 6 Steps to Take Charge and Advance

Leadership advocate Dan Forbes shares strategy to wake up the boss in you

Leadership advocate, speaker, and writer Dan Forbes shares tips and insights for how to advance…

By Antoine Moss

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Credit card usage is on the rise, new data says.

Credit Card Usage is Up. Here’s What to Do As a Consumer.

Don't turn to credit cards as a backup to your money issues

Smart ways to make credit cards a part of your financial picture.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Help, I’m in Love With a Shopaholic!

When it's time to admit the person you love has a problem

When finances are out of order, life can become a nightmare.

By Kenny Pugh

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Black Blogger Month: Jet Set Sarah, Where Travel Meets Style

There's only one way to travel the Caribbean, and Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon is here to help adventurers do it in style

To her friends she may be known as Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, but travel when it comes…

By Amber McKynzie

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Project Aims to Grade Performance of Colleges and Universities

Institutions are trying to get ahead of the growing accountability push

There is a growing belief in higher education that if colleges don’t figure out how…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Marc Lamont Hill: ‘Trayvon Martin Was Put on Trial’ [Exclusive]

Marc Lamont Hill gave Black Enterprise an exclusive column on the verdict handed down in the George Zimmerman case.

After 17 months of controversy, Zimmerman was free to go home. The rest of the…

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Pipeline to Power: BE’s Industrial Service Company of the Year

By fueling sales with integrity, teamwork, and healthy competition, Hightowers Petroleum has doubled its earnings over the past five years

Stephen Hightower has never accidentally been in the right place at the right time. He’s…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Diversity Business Strategist Shayna Rattler

Shayna Rattler Reveals How to Attract & Retain Corporate Contracts

Only 2% of women and minority owned businesses break the $1 million revenue mark.

Of those who retain those contracts, 56% of their sales come from corporate clients.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tavis Smiley and the University of Maryland Announce $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge

Tavis Smiley and University of Maryland Announce $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge

Challenge to help address pressing issues in hunger, education and sustainability.

The winners and the three promising projects will share a minimum of $75,000 in cash…

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Vibe and KFC Partner to Celebrate Dads With ‘Fresh Fathers’ Campaign

KFC and VIBE magazine developed a custom video series celebrating famous fathers.

Dad’s are so important to every child’s life.

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The Kids Need Algebra 1 and College-Preparatory Education

Children from poor and minority backgrounds are being deprived of the college-preparatory curricula they need for future success.

A mere 13 percent of American Indian and Alaska Native students in these seven states…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black Blogger Month: The Jasmine Brand, An Objective Side to Pop Culture

Entertainment and pop culture lover, Jasmine Brand, givers readers a new way to look at Hollywood

With Black Blogger Month underway, Jasmine Brand breaks down the ins and outs of the…

By Amber McKynzie

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Got Virtual Workers? Here’s How to Manage Them

Whether they're across the city or the globe, this strategy will keep things in line

If you’ve got professionals working from around your city or even across the globe, this…

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3 Smart Steps for Job Seekers With No Luck

Think you've done all you can do? Try these steps

If you think you’ve done everything you can to land a gig, maybe you haven’t.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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A Few Keys to an Affordable Family Vacation

Summer time means it's time for tightening up your travel budget

Don’t break the bank on a family vacation!

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First Week at Work: Strategy to Wow from the Start

Start on the right foot at your new job with this plan

Start on the right foot at your new job with this strategy.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Small Business Owners are "Happy" Despite Concerns about Healthcare, Retirement and Customer Acquisition

Gift of Gab? These Top Careers Are for You

If you're a good communicator, these are the perfect professional fit

If you’re a great communicator, these top careers are perfect for you.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get Your Happy Back: 5 Jobs With Top Satisfaction Factors

These careers have top possibilities of fulfillment

Unfulfilled at the office? You may need a change. These jobs have fulfillment factors through…

By Joshua Perrin

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BE 100s: The Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

41st Annual Report On Black Business

Get ready to take your company through a business environment that promises to be even…

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7-Eleven Celebrates 86th Birthday with Free Small Slurpee Drinks

7-Eleven Celebrates 86th Birthday with Free Slurpee Drink Promotion

Customers can get a free 12 ounce Slurpee today at participating stores

7-Eleven has celebrated its birthday on July 11 for decades, but it wasn’t until 2002…

By C. Daniel Baker

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ESSENCE Music Festival Returns to New Orleans for 19th Anniversary

The festival continues to serve as a staple among the African-American community

Over half a million people journeyed to the Big Easy for the 19th annual ESSENCE…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Calling All Blerds: Blerdology to Begin 7-City Tour in Orlando

Social enterprise dedicated to supporting the Black tech community will kick off Blerd’s Night Out series in Florida this weekend

Blerdology is kicking off the first installment in its multi-city tour on Saturday, July 13.…

By Janel Martinez

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5 Ways to Promote Financial Literacy in Your Teen This Summer

Could you use a little help with your teen?

It really is a perfect time to get your teenagers primed to get in financial…

By Darren Sands

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SEC Allows Startups to Advertise That They’re Fundraising

Companies will benefit by being able to raise money more easily

Last year the U.S. Congress approved the JOBS Act & directed the SEC to carry…

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 Tips to Improve your 401(k) Plan

Make sure you don’t fall short and outlive your savings

Millions of Americans put their 401(k) plans on autopilot, have limited knowledge about how and…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Black Blogger Month: LoveBrownSugar, Redefining Style on the Web

Blogger and social media specialist Christina Brown proves there’s more than a one-size-fits-all formula for style

As part of Black Blogger Month, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with LoveBrownSugar.com founder Christina Brown to…

By Janel Martinez

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Change Agents Danielle and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills

Capitol Hill Power Couple’s Radio Show Serves Up Politics and Pop Culture

Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills dish on hot topics from racism to sexuality

Listeners can download episodes of Politini on iTunes.

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Beauty Maven Vera Moore, President & CEO of Vera Moore Cosmetics

Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Cosmetics Company CEO Vera Moore

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

Cosmetics Company CEO Vera Moore joins the Roundtable. Also: Wealth expert Gerald Grant Jr.

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Financial expert Patrice C. Washington.

4 Ways to Build Credit Without Credit Cards

Take advantage of these practical strategies

Credit cards are not evil in and of themselves and really don’t have to be…

By Patrice C. Washington

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Black Blogger Month: The Fab Empire, The Voice of Reason for Young Influencers

Entertainment producer for a TV news network by day, curator of cool happenings by night, Joi-Marie McKenzie talks about her fabulous empire

As part of Black Blogger Month, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Joi-Marie McKenzie to chat about…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Dunkin' Donuts Opens Its 500th Restaurant In New York City

Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Its 500th Restaurant in New York City

Latest store located in Times Square aims to offer technology to guests

Popular not only in NYC, Dunkin’ Donuts’ restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.9…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Q&A: Kofi Natei Nartey, LA Luxury Real Estate Broker to Sports, Movie Stars

Realtor to the stars dishes on success, professionalism and what's next

Nartey’s counts Laz Alonso, Kevin Durant and Neve Campbell among his clients.

By Darren Sands

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Dennis Kimbro To Keynote Diveristy Supplier Convention

Dennis Kimbro to Keynote Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council Conference

Dr. Kimbro is the author of "The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires."

This year’s theme: “Leading Economic Impact – One Connection at A Time,” will highlight best…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Jay-Z Spends Quality Time With Fans on Twitter

Rapper-turned-business mogul broke Twitter silence on Monday

Sean “Jay-Z” Carter breaks Twitter silence and answers a barrage of questions from his fans…

By Janel Martinez

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Best of the Best: 5 Steps to Beat Out Your Competition

High-performance principles that will keep you ahead of the game

Having a high-performance outlook on your career advancement will keep you ahead of the pack.…

By Antoine Moss

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