Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin.

Texas A&M and Kevin Sumlin Agree to Six-Year Deal

Sumlin led Texas A&M to 19-5 record over last two years

Deal will keep Sumlin in College Station through 2019

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Are NMSDC and Supplier Diversity at a Crossroads?

Is supplier diversity a priority for the NMSDC anymore?

Sources suggest that there now is a rift between the old guard and the new…

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Above? Nike's ode to Kevin Durant's home state of Maryland.

Photos: Nike Releases Kevin Durant VI Maryland Blue Crab

Because that's what Maryland does

Newest sneaker for KD an ode to his home state of Maryland

By Darren Sands

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What's fifty grand to Jason Kidd? Nothing to sneeze at.

Report: NBA Fines Jason Kidd $50,000 for Spillage on Court

League doesn't buy Kidd's story that cup slipped out of his hand

“Cup slipped out of my hand while I was getting Ty,” Kidd said. “Sweaty palms.”

By Darren Sands

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Who Should Manage a Company’s Social Media Presence?

When it comes to your company's social media strategy, who should take the lead?

Overseeing an organization’s social media efforts usually overlaps departments. Here’s how to decide who in…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Nielsen Study: African American Income, Education Exceeds Expectations

African-American’s Buying Power Projected to be $1.1 Trillion By 2015

Group is the second largest racial minority in the country

Mainstream advertisers often do not include African Americans in marketing plans and underestimate the market…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Through Dec. 2, the 'Beauty for the Bold' campaign will host events, profile inspiring women, and conduct Twitter chats and forums on domestic violence  to bring awareness.

The tour's next stop will be in Atlanta on December 2 at the Mary Hall Freedom House. For more information visit BlackCelebrityGiving.com/BeautyForTheBold.

Celebrities and Professional Women Team Up to Raise Domestic Violence Awareness

'Beauty for the Bold' campaign campaign kicks off in New York

Sister 2 Sister publisher Jamie Foster Brown, along with celebrity friends and professional give back…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Executive Leadership Foundation Awards North Carolina Central University $350,000 for Summer Youth Business & Entrepreneurship Academy

The Executive Leadership Foundation Awards NCCU $350k for Youth Program

Grant will support the next generation of black business leaders

Grant enables NCCU to invest in training for the next generation of business leaders, entrepreneurs…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Singer Kelis Adds Culinary Skills to Her Career Portfolio

Music star introduces new sauce line, Feast

One of the little known facts about music artist Kelis is her culinary skills

By Sasha King

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Overall Satisfaction among Small Business Banking Customers Drops

Overall Satisfaction Among Small Business Banking Customers Drops [Survey]

Satisfaction among small business banking customers has decreased in 2013

Overall satisfaction among small business banking customers has decreased in 2013

By C. Daniel Baker

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Give Thanks: 5 Workplace Personalities Who Rock

Just a little gratitude for the awesome people you work with

Many lists feature qualities of the boss from hell or horrible coworkers, but these workplace…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New-Look Detroit Pistons, Fox Sports Detroit Tap Rapper Big Sean for New Promo [Video]

Rapper featured in 'Together We Can' Commercial

The Pistons are expected to be much improved this season

By Darren Sands

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Spike Lee Changes Heart About Tyler Perry

What caused the change of heart?

A few years ago Spike Lee and Tyler Perry had a very public disagreement regarding…

By Sasha King

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President Obama’s Reaction to Race During His Terms

What score would you give President Obama on his racial stance?

If you gave President Barack Obama a grade for his impact on the African American…

By Sasha King

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Lincoln Gives Back with Mike Epps and Big Sean

The annual charity event distributed more than 600 turkeys, 100 hams and other holiday dinner items to Detroit residents

Lincoln Motor Company teamed with some of the biggest names in the worlds of sports…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Need Cocktail Recipes For Your Company’s Holiday Party?

Get in the spirit of the holidays with these festive recipes and stylish cocktails

Hosting a company party can be an exciting — but nerve-wracking — endeavor

By Kimberly Wilson

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Hill Harper Sheds Light on Life Beyond the Big Screen

Harper is more than just an actor

From Harvard to Hollywood, Hill Harper has used his intellect and passion for taking on…

By Amber McKynzie

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7 Tips for Mentors to Establish an Effective Relationship

Building a lasting relationship is what mentorship is about

Don’t push mentorship on someone

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For the Heat in Cleveland, it’s Thanksgiving at the James Household

Heat will celebrate Thanksgiving at the home of LeBron James before heading to Toronto

The Heat are in Cleveland for Thanksgiving

By Darren Sands

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Celeb Besties: 5 Lessons on Power Duos and Dynamic Networking

Don't sleep. Strategic friendships can lead to big wins

Sightings of the Kardashian clan with hip-hop royalty have raised eyebrows, but get a clue:…

By Janell Hazelwood

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On the Hunt: 7 Deadly Sins of Job Seekers

Be sure to avoid these vices during your search

Oftentimes the job search process can be frustrating, but don’t fall victim to these career-killing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Color Code: What Do the Hues You Wear to Work Say About You?

Survey: Recruiters favor black and blue as exuding leadership and confidence

New survey of recruiters and HR professionals reveals the importance of attire and colors in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Felecia Hatcher of Feverish Pops On Her Social Media Savvy Company and Sweet Life of Entrepreneurship

PopPreneur invests in business and burgeoning tech ecosystem in Miami

For her passion for tech, love of entrepreneurship and dedication to the next gen, BlackEnterprise.com…

By Janel Martinez

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14 Surefire Ways to Avoid Cyber Monday Scams

Cyber Monday deals could cost you (more than money) if you’re not careful

Tips to staying safe and secure online during the holiday shopping season.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Reinsdorf, adidas React to Derrick Rose’s Season-Ending Injury

Star guard underwent successful surgery Monday

Jerry Reinsdorf, the Bulls owner, said he was “heartbroken”

By Darren Sands

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Best and Worst State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship, Small Business

Your state's tax rate can affect your small businesses success

A new study highlights the difference between each state’s tax rate

By C. Daniel Baker

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. PBS Series Finale Airs Tuesday

The last episode of "African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross" covers 1968-2013.

The series finale will detail the African American journey from 1968-2013

By Sasha King

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FTC Warns: “Beware of Fake Debt Collectors”

Don’t get bullied into paying for a debt you might not owe

If you receive a call about a debt you don’t recognize, take action

By Sheiresa Ngo

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New Study Details Economic And Environmental Costs Of NYC Polystyrene Ban

Harlem Restaurant Owners Speak Out on Mayor Bloomberg’s Proposed Ban on Foam Products

Owners highlighted the negative effects the ban will have on local businesses.

Harlem restaurant owners met to discuss the effects of Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed ban on the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA HUBZone Webinar Part II: How Small Businesses Can Gain Competitive Advantage through HUBZone Certification

The Greener The Business, The Greener The Bottom Line

Most small firms polled say going green eased pinch of most recent recessions.

The greener the company’s practices, the higher their sales, according to a major new survey…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Lakers posted a picture of the happy family to its official Twitter account.

Kobe Bryant Signs Two Year Extension With Lakers

Two-year extension said to be worth $48.5 million

Few saw signing of Bryant coming. For Lakers, it may be right move

By Darren Sands

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As an entertainer, Rihanna can push boundaries, but for everyday working women, not so much. (Image: File)

Style Violation: Rihanna’s Doobie And 5 Other Office Hair Faux Pas

Power women, stay away from common mistakes that could cost you your coin

Rihanna’s AMA awards look—Doobie pins and all—have everyone talking hair. Take a look at 4…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Layover: 4 (Career) Boss Moves to Pass the Time at America’s Most Delayed Airports

Give Candy Crush a rest and advance your professional development

Layovers and delays are becoming a prevalent part of travel, so how do you spend…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Myths About Successful Startup Cultures

5 Ways to Use Market Competition to Your Company’s Advantage

Market competition can create a battleground as well as prime opportunities.

How to studying your competition, find weaknesses in their organizations and best leverage your company…

By C. Daniel Baker

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New Study Details Economic And Environmental Costs Of NYC Polystyrene Ban

Small Businesses Weigh the Possible Costs of NYC’s Foam Ban

A switch to alternatives could cost city businesses millions, increase solid waste

NYC’s proposed ban on polystyrene foam foodservice materials will impact small businesses, according to one…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Over the past year, people have used crowdfunding sites to raise hundreds of millions of dollars, which proves the value of the technique as a funding source. Look for this trend to continue and increase in the coming year.

3 Challenges Facing Equity Crowdfunding Sites

Title III of the Jobs Acts will create opportunities for new investors and challenges for crowdfunding platforms

The SEC released its proposed rules for Title III of the JOBS Act this past…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Kevin Garnett Featured in New Beats by Dre Commercial [VIDEO]

Line of studio headphones out just in time for the holidays

Kevin Garnett and Beats by Dre cancel out all of the noise

By Darren Sands

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Director Malcolm D. Lee Talks ‘The Best Man Holiday’

Malcolm D. Lee discusses the cast and differences between The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday

Many sequels tend to be a disappointment

By Sasha King

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Small Business Saturday Resources For Your Business

Small Business Saturday falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Small Business Saturday has become an important fixture on the business calendar for merchants

By C. Daniel Baker

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Stylish Winter Wardrobe Ideas for Men

Check out these stylish wardrobe suggestions for men

What are some essential in your wardrobe that keep you both fashionable and warm with…

By Sasha King

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Will There be a “Coming To America” Sequel?

Would you go to the theaters to watch it?

Can you believe that it has been 25 years since Coming To America hit the…

By Sasha King

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It doesn’t matter if you prefer ultrabooks, tablets, or MacBooks, you’re not going anywhere without a smartphone. It is definitely a requirement for every entrepreneur. But a tech entrepreneur needs one because it's web enabled. The Samsung Galaxy S III is a great example. The latest in the Galaxy S series offers more than most smartphones. It has one of the most sophisticated mobile experiences to date. It’s light, thin and can fit right in the palm of any hand, plus the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system makes multitasking simple. You have the option to watch HD videos while emailing or texting, if you so choose.

Why Mobile SMS Marketing to Drive Holiday Sales Is Smart for Black Businesses

Black businesses can take venture to next level with SMS marketing

As African-Americans over-index on mobile phone usage, this means of cost-effective reach might be just…

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Caught Slipping: 7 Oversights That Could Cost You Your Career

Forgo these power plays and you may see your professional pursuits go down the drain

Forget these power plays and you might watch your career pursuits go down the drain.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Defense Logistics Agency Helps Small Business Navigate Government Contracts

Centers provide technical assistance, usually free of charge, to businesses

The DLA supports businesses as they grow, offering current and effective training on many topics…

By C. Daniel Baker

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10 Steps to Snag That Promotion

Try this strategy to get on the right path to advancement

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You’ve done stellar work, made friends in the office and even secured a sponsor…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Jalenland: For the Ultimate Doer, a Higher Purpose Calls Back Home

The most outspoken member of the Fab 5 is a one-man media conglomerate. It's because he's trying to put his city on his back --transforming one mind at a time

He wasn’t a Hall of Famer, but don’t count out Jalen Rose just yet

By Darren Sands

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How To Turn Your Business Failures Into Future Success Stories

Every entrepreneur needs to learn: Failure is never the end.

Neil Thanedar, CEO of Labdoori answers the question, is it really true that startup failure…

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Six Smart Holiday Boss Moves to Ensure Success into the New Year

Don't let time fly without planning your next best steps

Get an early start on planning your next best moves into 2014. Here’s a checklist…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Jay Z, Beyonce Attend NBA Game in Oklahoma City

Couple were guests of Roc Nation Sports athlete Kevin Durant

“That was crazy. I don’t even know how to describe that one right there ……

By Darren Sands

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Market more creatively 

Since Instagram is visual platform, you can periodically share fun, filtered versions of your latest marketing handbills and flyers, and "invite" other users by tagging them in the comment section of the photo. The more likes and comments you get, the better. But be sure not to create a marketing stream of photos with only your promotional fliers, though. This can get spammy fast.

9 Tips for Covering Company Events On Social Media

Perfect your social media strategy during events with these helpful tips

How to cover events live via social media.

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How to Break Bad News to Your Boss

Come correct so you won't lose your dignity---or your job

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It’s always a dreadful thought when you have to go to your boss…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Register for ChallengeHER: Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting – January 22, 2014

“I AM the 96%” Campaign Focuses on Legislation for Women Business Owners

8% of women business owners have 1-5 employees and 88% are self-employed

Are you a mom in business?

By C. Daniel Baker

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10 Fastest-Growing Careers [Slideshow]

Can you see yourself working in any of these jobs?

These occupations have the best outlook when it comes to job growth.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Dwyane Wade Sells Sitcom Based on Single Fatherhood to Fox

Show will be based on his life as a single father

“Who’s going to play me? I haven’t figured that out yet, but I’m sure it’s…

By Darren Sands

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Innovate in Pennsylvania Program to Help Launch, Accelerate Innovative Companies

Innovate in PA is projected to support more than 5,000 jobs

For every dollar invested in through Innovate in PA, it is projected that $2.37 will…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How To Boost Your Company’s Cash Flow

Here's five ways you can improve your business' inflow of cash and bottom line

Having cashflow issues?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Detroit Woman Receives Racist Text From Limo Company

Text message insulted black people

Has this ever happened to you?

By Sasha King

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TheShadowLeague.com Launches Digital Radio Show ‘TSL Sports Talk’

Mark Gray to host “TSL Sports Talk,” Shadow League Radio’s first show

Shadow League Radio will debut “TSL Sports Talk,” the site’s first digital radio show hosted…

By Darren Sands

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Power Women: 3 Ways to Overcome Workplace Stereotypes

HR and career development professional shares insider secrets to success

Workplace stereotypes are still prevalent in terms of how women are perceived. Here’s how you…

By Antoine Moss

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Unfriend: How to Keep Your Boss Out of Your (Social Media) Business

You can approach that awkward moment with professional ease

So your boss is encouraging connection via social media and wants to follow your updates.…

By Jamie Harrison

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Survey Reveals New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Hosts Twitter Roundtable on STEAM

WHIEEAA gathers tech experts, founders and supporters for social roundtable

To commemorate 2013 American Education Week (November 18-22), The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence…

By Janel Martinez

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Ciroc, Crown Royal Announces Partnership With NBA

Diageo brand "Bailey's" to serve as partner with WNBA

The NBA and spirits-maker Diageo announced a multi-year marketing partnership

By Darren Sands

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April 2 Free Webinar From Verizon to Feature Dan Rather Offering Leadership Principles for Small-Business Owners

5 Things to Get Straight Before Starting up

One entrepreneur shares her real life experience starting a company

Save yourself countless hours — and the possible headache of making a huge foundational mistake…

By C. Daniel Baker

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A BETTER WAY TO SUPPORT AND TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES

A Better Way to Support and Train Your Employees

Are training sessions the most effective method for improving productivity?

When a company pulls its employees off the job for training, momentum is interrupted and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Cam Newton -- and ESPN -- scored a big victory Monday night: 15.78 million watch him take down the Patriots, 24-20.

With Patriots-Panthers, ESPN’s Monday Night Football Scores Big

Game does a whopping 15.78 rating

Monday night’s matchup pitted two Under Armour athletes against each other

By Darren Sands

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Justice Cunningham pictured at the NFL Combine earlier this year. He was recently promoted to the Colts roster.

‘Mr. Irrevelant’ 2013 Promoted to Colts Roster From Practice Squad

It may be time to find a new nickname for Justice Cunningham

The last pick in the 2013 NFL Draft just found a new home — on…

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Nigeria’s Kuluya Launches Exclusive Partnership with Nokia

Online gaming company strikes deal with Swedish corporation

Nokia has entered a noteworthy partnership deal with Nigerian online gaming platform Kuluya. The online…

By Janel Martinez

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How To: Making and Receiving Electronic Payments for Your Business

Webinar will teach the basics of using electronic payments and remittance

With electronic & mobile payments becoming increasingly popular, it’s time to consider whether they’re a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Power OOTD: Working African Prints

A perfect starting point to add fun flair to your look

African prints are the perfect way to add flair and incorporate a hot fall trend…

By Shea Zephir

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NASCAR Appoints New Managing Director of Brand and Consumer Marketing

Kenny Mitchell brings leadership experience from companies including Gatorade/PepsiCo

Kenny Mitchell has been named managing director of brand and consumer marketing, NASCAR announced recently.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Twitter Sends Strong Message to USA Today, But Impacts Bottom Line In the Process

Savvy ways to strike back without giving unnecessary page views and advertising revenue

In light of the USA Today “race-themed” headline, Atlanta-based techie points out how Black Twitter…

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Alfre Woodard Discusses Her 30 Year Marriage and Career

Alfre Woodard talks about her 30 year milestone in her career and marriage

Actress Alfre Woodard has graced screens for nearly 30 years

By Sasha King

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Did You Know These Surprising Facts About The World’s Billionaires? [Video]

Juicy tidbits about the world’s richest people

What do today’s billionaires know that you don’t?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How Love and Hip-Hop Star’s Copyright Issues Almost Left Him Broke

Artist Peter Gunz copyright law problems leads to Love and Hip Hop New York.

How many stars have gotten out of financial trouble through a Reality TV show deal?…

By Sasha King

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LeBron James Says He’s Interested in Bringing MLS Franchise to Miami

Could James and David Beckham be the next ownership duo in Major League Soccer?

Watch James talk to the media about the topic at today’s practice

By Darren Sands

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Cool Jobs: Skincare Entrepreneur Talks Transition from Music Theater to Beauty Industry

Milla Thomas: 'I'm blessed to have found the (career) love of my life'

After studying music theater and working in show business, entrepreneur Milla Thomas found the (career)…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Rev. Al Sharpton Meets with Macy’s CEO About Racial Profiling

NAN and Rev. Al Sharpton meet with Macy's CEO to discuss racial profiling prevention

Sharpton stands up for those profiled while shopping

By Sasha King

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Twitter Alerts Launch in UK and Ireland, Would You Use the New Service?

Social networking giant rolls out Twitter Alerts service across two countries

Twitter Alerts, which launched in September for emergency accounts, government organizations and relief and charity…

By Janel Martinez

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Procurement Statistics Revealed Great Gains for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Women-Owned Small Businesses Make Great Gains in Securing Government Contracts

In 2012, women owned small businesses were awarded 182,791 contracts worth $11.5 billion

There have been many great gains for women-owned small businesses, however, the average award remains…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Get the Gig: 5 Top Job Search Engines to Land Employment

These sites have specialized criteria for your job-seeking needs

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When it comes to job seeking, the more resources you have and the more…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 5 Picks in Startup Business Incubators

These programs provide budding entrepreneurs with several resources from coaching to funding

There are 25 incubators around the world

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Rashad Evans will take on Chael Sonnen at UFC 167 at the MGM Grand on Nov. 16.

Q&A: Rashad Evans on UFC’s 20th Anniversary, His Relationship with Dana White and Being Mistaken for Rampage Jackson

"When you see me on TV, you get a different opinion of me"

“For the most part when I started off in MMA I was labeled as a…

By Darren Sands

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Where to Eat, Go and Party in the One Happy Island of Aruba

With so many options that the island has to offer, the only real question is where to start?

This island will make you want to never go back home

By Kimberly Wilson

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Al Sharpton Talks Candidly with Oprah About His Role as a Civil Rights Activist

The Rev. sits down with "Oprah's Next Chapter" on OWN

Sharpton and his daughter talk with Oprah for rare sit-down

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Fantasia and Dulé Hill Pay Homage to Harlem’s Cotton Club in “After Midnight”

"After Midnight" features 25 vocalists and dancers performing numbers set against a backdrop of Langston Hughes' poetry.

A cast of music stars are scheduled to play roles in the play

By Kimberly Wilson

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Jadeveon Clowney signs with Brett Favre's old agent, Bus Cook.

Jadeveon Clowney Leaning Toward Signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports

Future first round picked linked to Roc Nation brand

Clowney has struggled this year, and has been hampered by injury — with just two…

By Darren Sands

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Looking For Holiday Travel Deals? Here’s Some Affordable Winter Escapes

Here's a sampling of some of the best limited-time travel deals available only on Cyber Sunday and Cyber Monday

Book them from the comfort of your home or while you’re browsing at work

By Kimberly Wilson

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3 Life-Changing Leadership Lessons from a Batkid

Take a cue from Miles' fearless journey to see his wish become reality

San Francisco’s Bay Area has been shut down by a fearless 5-year-old battling leukemia dubbed…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Is Your Financial Mindset About Prosperity—Or Lack?

You may need to change the way you think about money

Do you have a financial mindset?

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Miles Davis Biopic: Don Cheadle Set to Expand Career Profile with Directorial Debut

Actor working in collaboration with family, Herbie Hancock

Actor Don Cheadle is making more Hollywood boss moves with a new Miles Davis biopic…

By Janell Hazelwood

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High-Stakes Job Interview: 3 Smart Steps to Prep

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Setting out on your strategy to even land an interview is frustrating enough, but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Study: Many Professionals Forced to Choose Careers Outside College Major

More than 30 percent say they never found job related to degree

A new Careerbuilder study shows many college-educated professionals choose to pursue careers outside their major…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Why Your Financial Plan is a Failure [Infographic]

Can't get your money right? The problem might be you

Several factors affect your ability to stay committed to getting your money in order

By Sheiresa Ngo

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#DrivingInnovation: Twitter Chat Provides Platform for Entrepreneurs to Discuss Diversity in Tech

NewME Accelerator alums participate in BlackEnterprise.com Twitter chat on tech and innovation

Two years after airing of CNN’s Black in America, BlackEnterprise.com hosted its first #DrivingInnovation Twitter…

By Janel Martinez

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New Report: Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy

Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy [Report]

With support, small businesses thrive, create, retain 8,352 jobs

Business owners around the country reported creating and retaining 8,352 net new jobs at a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Epic Records VP Shares How Women Can Break Out and Make it to the Top

Traci Adams' keys to success: Power guidance and confidence

From Georgia to New York City, Traci Adams has made her mark on the music…

By Amber McKynzie

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Using Criminal Background Checks in Small Businesses

FTC Cracks Down on Phantom Lender

Company accused of collecting on fake loans gets its due

The FTC requested a U.S. court to shut down a fake lender

By Sheiresa Ngo

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KCnext Announces “Reverse Pitch” Event in Kansas City

Google selected the Kansas City metro area for the roll-out of its Google Fiber service

Home to 2.5 million people, the Kansas City region offers the benefits of more than…

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April 2 Free Webinar From Verizon to Feature Dan Rather Offering Leadership Principles for Small-Business Owners

3 Best Practices for Startup Hiring

Qualities to look for when hiring for your startup

As a startup, you can’t afford to make a lot of mistakes when hiring

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5 Keys to Consider When Thinking About Buying a Franchise

Here's how to position yourself for success in franchising, regardless of the brand

Don’t put your money down before reading this

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Andrew McCutchen is the first Pirates player to win the MVP award since Barry Bonds in 1992.

It’s Cutch! Andrew McCutchen Wins National League MVP Award

Centerfielder led Pirates to playoff appearance, winning season

McCutchen became the first Pirates player to win the award since Barry Bonds in 1992.

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Florida Tech to Host Webinar on Supply Chain Risk Management

Going Global With Your Business? Here Are The Steps to Achieve It

With the widespread adoption of the social network culture in most countries of the world, accessing global customers is fairly easy

Here is how you can achieve global business success

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Cool Jobs: Global Events Entrepreneur Talks Taking International Weddings to the Next Level

Lisa Jones, founder of Worldwide Group Travel brings decades of experience and service

Lisa Jones, founder of Worldwide Group Travel, talks expanding into self-employment and the booming business…

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Highlights like this one landed DeAndre Jordan in the newest SportsCenter commercial.

DeAndre Jordan Stars in New SportsCenter Commercial

ESPN is in full NBA mode with new spot for SportsCenter

In the commercial, Jordan tries to enter the Top 10 plays “club” — only to…

By Darren Sands

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5 Tips to Stop Failing At Social Media Marketing

How to master social media for your business

Five specific tips for small business owners to enjoy more success at social media.

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Small-Business Credit Quality Continues to Improve as Delinquency Rates Fall

Lower delinquency and stronger credit growth are excellent signs of growth

Small business credit is growing at a near double-digit level

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Turning Career Anger Into Passion… and Then, Into Professional Calling

Facing workplace issues that grind your gears? Here's the best way to channel the rage

We’ve all witnessed business faux pas that grind our gears. But don’t get angry. Get…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Majority of Business Owners Hesitant to Visit Healthcare Exchanges

86% of business owners have not visited a State or Federal healthcare exchange

A number of factors has caused independent business owners to avoid going to a State…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Businesses “Get Down to Business” With Training From Capital One Bank

Free annual program helps to put more money in entrepreneurs’ wallets

In addition to workshops, each small business receives one-on-one counseling

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Minimum Wage Proposal Has Growing Support From White House

The White House has thrown its weight behind a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to at least $10 an hour

Will it pass both the House and the Senate?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Da'Shawn Hand is expected to make his college decision on the NBC Sports Network.

Top H.S. Football Recruit to Announce College Decision on NBC’s SportsDash

Washington area DE is one of the nation's top players, has offers from Florida, Mich., Ala

Thursday will mark a major step in the football career of Da’Shawn Hand

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Tips for Staying within Your Holiday Budget

Don’t let seasonal shopping wreck your finances

How do you make sure you get the most bang for your buck?

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5 Reasons Hiring Managers Aren’t Calling You

'The Recruitment Snitch' shares secrets of job-seeking success

‘The Recruitment Snitch’ shares insider tips to improve your chances of landing that dream job.…

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9 Steps To Protect Yourself From Crooks on Cyber Monday

Don't get ripped off while holiday shopping online

Be careful where you input your information

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JOIN ASSOCIATIONS. If you’re a female entrepreneur, look into local chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners. If you are starting a plumbing company, check out the local chapter of a national plumbers association. You’d be surprised how many fields have associations. You can receive great product discounts, invitations to great conferences, and a network of peers. Entrepreneurship can be lonely, so cultivating a group of peers is important. And of course, there is the newly formed Young Entrepreneur Council (I’m a board member!).

3 Key Lessons for Tech Founders

Sage advice for entrepreneurs navigating the tech space

Three lessons that have helped tech founder Neil Thanedar to get out of my comfort…

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So What’s Jay Z’s Role in the Robinson Cano Free Agency Sweepstakes Anyway?

As it relates to Robbie Cano's representation, Scott Boras is still over, baby. But there's a conspicuous absence at this year's winter meetings in Orlando

It was supposed to be a test of epic proportions for Roc Nation Sports: landing…

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6 Things to do Before Starting Your Own Business

Gaining valuable experience could help ensure success down the road

“You need to know what your goals are and also make sure to be financially…

By Alan Hughes

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Nick Cannon is the host of NBC's America's Got Talent.

Nick Cannon Appears on Fox Sports 1′s Crowd Goes Wild

'Crowd Goes Wild' is hosted by Regis Philbin

Fox Sports 1 is a new 24/7 sports network

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Former NFL WR awaits sentencing in a Texas detention facility for alleged drug trafficking. He could face life in prison.

SI Investigates Mysterious Case of Sam Hurd

Hurd was one of the league's most promising talents

Hurd could be sentenced to life in prison

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4 Reality Checks For Entrepreneurs With “Can’t-Miss” Business Ideas

Try to get out of your own way every once in a while

A venture cannot survive on faith and passion alone

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SOCIALgrlz Launches Campaign to Fund First Mobile App for African-American Girls

Founder Marissa Jennings provides digital content platform for girls ages 13-17

SOCIALgrlz founder and FOCUS 100 fellow Marissa Jennings launches crowdfunding campaign for first mobile app…

By Janel Martinez

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4 Smart Habits of Your Boss You Should Mimic

Many things your supervisor avoids doing are the most telling

Your boss can be a perfect source for leadership inspiration. And oftentimes it’s what he…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reverend Al Sharpton Discusses His New Book ‘The Rejected Stone’

Are you going to pick up a copy?

The book, published by Cash Money Content, is his first in over a decade

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Baron Davis’ Style Leads to Mini Series on Esquire Network

Baron Davis takes part in six part series on Esquire Network

Will you be tuning in?

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Questlove, an award-winning musician and member of The Roots, is a self-professed music geek. (Image: File)

Nerd Alert: 5 Job-seeking Perks to Being a Geek

Being super-passionate about a hobby, talent or industry can work in your favor

The geek in you can give you that extra edge as a job candidate. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Walmart Announces Even Earlier Black Friday Sales

To get great deals, you might have to eat Thanksgiving dinner on the go

The store announced that it will have two major sales events

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How to Get More Out of Small Business Saturday

67% of small businesses will offer discounts on November 30

Small Business Saturday has become an important fixture on the calendar

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Luxury Cosmetics Founder Raises Funds For The ‘Ultimate Cosmetic Experience’

The Lip Bar's luxury cosmetic bar caters to their consumer’s individuality through highly pigmented and responsibly made products.

Who says beauty and brains don’t mix?
For 27-year-old Melissa Butler, her path to the beauty…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Power OOTD: A Touch of Class in Thigh-High Boots

This trend can be pulled off at work without being risque

These high-high boots are not for street-walkers, but for power women who push the fashion…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Chrysler Group Hosts Michigan Matchmaking Event to Cultivate Growth in Small Businesses

More than 2,500 applications were submitted for participation by Michigan businesses

Chrysler Group opened its doors to host an event matching its own business needs and…

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15 Ways to Use Humor to Your Advantage During Your Job Search

Leverage your gift for comedy for employment success

Here’s a strategy where humor works to your advantage, even if you’re not interviewing for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Emmy-nominated media personality Ojinika Obiekwe will host this year's African Diaspora Awards in New York. (Image:  OjinikaObiekwe.com)

Global Innovators to be Honored at African Diaspora Awards in New York City

Honorees and international leaders will gather to highlight excellence in industries

Applause Africa will honor global leaders in philanthropy, media, entertainment and technology at African Diaspora…

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For too long women have been forced to figure out how to survive on their own. I wrote my book, SKIRTS in the Boardroom to equip women with the tools necessary to chart their own course. S.K.I.R.T.S. is actually an acronym that represents the characteristics that today’s woman must have to thrive in the boardroom, which ultimately represents any place of power that is male-dominated---a place where decisions are made and where you have a chance to show what you're made of. While it may change at different stages of your life, the boardroom is your playing field. It's also a place where the good ‘ole boys' network has, and continues to, flourish. It is time for the ladies to take their seats in the executive suite.   So how do you position yourself to thrive in and out of the boardroom?  Here seven savvy qualities that today’s S.K.I.R.T.S. must possess to go to the next level. (Pay attention, fellas---you can learn some fabulous tips, too!)---Marshawn Evans

How to Save Money When Starting a Business

Advice for holding on to your cash during the start-up phase

Get started on the right foot during the early stages of your new business

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SBA Announces New Measures to Help Get Small Business Loans Into the Hands of Veterans

SBA Announces New Measures to Help Get Small Business Loans to Veterans

Of all SBA loans that go to veterans, 73 percent are $350,000 & below

The push to arm veterans with extra business resources continues

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Shannon Sharpe was assertive and emotional regarding the subject of the locker room culture of the Miami Dolphins.

Shannon Sharpe Decries Miami Dolphins Locker Room Culture

Sharpe recalls rural upbringing, cautions against racially charged words

Always outspoken, Shannon Sharpe brought his commentary to another level Sunday

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Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Introduces New "Pitch Room" Contest for Small Business Owners and Hosts Small Business Mentoring Session in New York City

Samuel Adams Introduces New “Pitch Room” Contest & Small Business Mentoring Session in New York City

Attendees can have personalized coaching sessions with founder Jim Koch

Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream is a a micro-lending and mentoring program for small…

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Savannah Brinson James is making her mark in business in one of the emerging markets: fresh juice.

Queen James: LeBron’s Wife to Open Juice Bar in Miami

Juice is all the rage

Savannah wanted to get into business too

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Saturday Night Live Doesn’t Cast Black Women

Civil Rights Group calls out NBC show for its lack of diversity and exclusion of black female comedians since 2007

SNL has two African American cast members, Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah, both of whom,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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House Republicans Off Base: Small Businesses Support Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Business owners believe nondiscrimination policies boost bottom lines

Senior House Republican aides say the bill is unlikely to come up in the chamber…

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Bravo’s Version of the Black Brady Bunch, The Tankards, Debuts

Network’s newest reality show follows the family of Nashville musician and minister Ben Tankard

Will you be tuning in?

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Is Your Unpaid Internship Program Legal?

New laws require every company to carefully examine their unpaid internship program

Hiring unpaid interns requires understanding of the Department of Labor’s specifications and ensuring you do…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Productivity Faux Pas? 3 Smart Reasons Being a Late Sleeper Is Not Such a Bad Thing

It's quite fine if you'd rather get your best work done well after the crack of dawn

True early risers see productivity benefits, but here are 3 reasons night owls—and late sleepers—…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Maximize Your Future Job Options at a Dead-End Gig

Be sure to make the best of your time, whether it's a dream or a nightmare

How do you maximize your time at a job that’s not exactly what you want…

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NBA's "Off the Court" will highlight lifestyle choices -- the good, the interesting and the quirky -- of NBA players with a new digital property sponsored by American Express.

NBA and American Express Partner in Digital Lifestyle Destination

New content partnership for 2013-14 season

‘Off the Court’ promises everything you need to know

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10 CyberSecurity Tips for Small Business

10 Cybersecurity Tips for Small Business

Technology and high-speed Internet are great enablers of small business

As larger companies take steps to secure their systems, less secure small businesses are easier…

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How to Network for a New Gig… While Still at the Old One

This strategy will ensure you don't lose what you have trying to get ahead

It can be challenging to network for job leads while you’re still gainfully employed. Try…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women Interactive Founders Look to Fix Tech Industry’s Gender Issue

Brains behind Women Interactive Creative Technology Conference on filling tech pipeline with women of color

The founding curators of Women Interactive Creative Technology Festival, Sabrina Harvey and Ashia Sims, spoke…

By Janel Martinez

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National Women’s Business Council Celebrates Women Veteran Business Owners

Nearly 100,000 companies owned by Veterans are run by women

The National Women’s Business Council is commemorating Veterans Day by highlighting key findings about women…

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US Senate Passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act Nearly 20 Years Later

Without ENDA, African American LGBT workers face double, triple discrimination

The passage of the act was supported on both sides

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How This Haitian American Entrepreneur is Rebuilding Haiti

Engineer Harold R. Charles is among a handful of U.S. government Haitian-American ‘prime’ construction grantees in Haiti

It was in 2009 that Harold R. Charles secured his first construction contract in his…

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