How Becoming a Beautiful, Bald Bella Gave Life to a New Business

Going bald brought her a new perspective and business idea

The Beautiful Bald Bella pitched Dome Essentials on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. She shares her story…

By Brandon Andrews

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 30: Earl Graves Sr. and Magic Johnson Close $60 Million Deal to Create Largest Black Pepsi Franchise

The publisher and athlete made for an all-star business team

BE Publisher Graves and Earvin “Magic” Johnson partner with Pepsi-Cola to establish Pepsi-Cola of Washington,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Young Black Men Excel: In Graduate School Abroad

Chad Zimmerman earned a graduate degree in industrial design in the UK

Studying abroad is rare: Only 9% of all undergraduates study overseas, and of those, only…

By Robin White Goode

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Houston Black Chamber Establishes Relief Fund for Harvey-Ravaged Black Businesses

Donate to help black-owned businesses in Houston or get assistance as a Houston-based business

The Greater Houston Black Chamber is setting up the GHBC Foundation 501c3 Relief Fund to…

By Samara Lynn

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STEVE HARVEY’S FUNDERDOME - "Episode 104" - Aspiring inventors hoping to win over a live studio audience to fund their ideas, products or companies include: swimsuit pieces that can be used as either a top or a bottom, weighted pompoms, and a plate that converts into a container to store the uneaten portion of kids' meals, on an all-new episode of the seed-funding competition reality series, "Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME," airing on SUNDAY, JULY 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m.), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Lisa Rose) KIRSTON J. PITTMAN (GRITS CLOTHING)

Kirston Pittman’s Startup, Get Rich in The Struggle (GRITS), Inspires Through Clothing

The apparel serves as a conduit to the message, says the founder

Kirston J. Pittman pitched Get Rich in the Struggle (GRITS) on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. He…

By Brandon Andrews

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Lincoln Network Aims to Tackle Antiquated Government through Tech

Shifting and changing the government's archaic systems

The Lincoln Network hopes that by engaging tech professionals, the archaic systems that the government…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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11 Ways to Boost Your Small Business’ Cash Flow

These tips can help keep your business "in the black"

Is your business about to flat line? Poor cash management can take you down. Use…

By Dr. Cozette M. White

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Husband and Wife Build Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival Into a 15-Year Brand

Applying savvy business branding to the arts

“The Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival is very special to us and our loyal attendees,”…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

BETechThinkful Winner TaChyla Murray explains the process she endured to become a JavaScript Developer

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Vetted Organizations and Charities You Can Donate To Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Everyone can do something to help

The images and video from cities and towns battered by Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking—families…

By Samara Lynn

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#BFF Co-founders (l-r): Sibyl Edwards, Xina Eiland, Erin Horne McKinney, and Melissa Bradley (photo: Brandon Luong)

#BFF is Helping Black Female Founders Succeed in Tech

A unique and positive community to help women thrive in the tech industry

We are a global membership-based organization that offers education and information to help and support…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Mayweather Set to Join All-Black Billionaire Athlete’s Club; Here Are the Other Members

An elite class of iconic athletes who've used their skills and business acumen to earn big

Here is how a few world-class athletes earned more than or close to $1 billion…

By Selena Hill

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Is Your LinkedIn Profile Helping or Hurting You?

It's all in the presentation

A solid LinkedIn profile could make the difference between you landing a great job or…

By Yvette Gavin

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Echoing Katrina, Harvey Threatens to Devastate Houston’s Black-Owned Businesses

There is likely a long, painful road to recovery ahead for the black businesses that survive

A furious and unforgiving storm, Hurricane Harvey, threatens to derail the incredible progress made by…

By Samara Lynn

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Afrocentric Empowerment Dolls Changing the Way Black Girls See Beauty

Former Wall Street executive launches a collection of Afrocentric avatar toys to help black girls, like her daughter, who don't feel pretty

After watching her 4-year-old have a meltdown over her hair, Múkami Kinoti Kimoth created a…

By Selena Hill

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Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Helps Power Villages in Malawi

Her investment will power 10 villages

“From an investment perspective, emerging markets like Malawi have a ton of opportunity and upside…

By Kandia Johnson

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 31: John H. Johnson’s Enduring Lessons on Growing Black Businesses

Business lessons from the Ebony and Jet founder

John H. Johnson is named the first BE Entrepreneur of the Decade, having built Johnson…

By Derek T. Dingle

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4 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job to Grow Your Business

If you spend most of your time working for someone else, your small business can suffer

I  understand the importance of getting a business up and running before leaving a full-time…

By Shakira M. Brown

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The Importance of Meditation at Work

Wellness expert and author Quentin Vennie stopped by Black Enterprise to teach us how to meditate and explain why we need to

Black Enterprise invited entrepreneur, wellness expert, and author Quentin Vennie to stop by our office…

By Selena Hill

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The Teacher Who Can “Talk To a 5-Year-Old About Engineering,” By Bill Gates

'I want students to see many different futures,' says Camille Jones, the 2017 Teacher of the Year

A lot of that was just my personal aptitude. But maybe things would have been…

By Robin White Goode

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