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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Women of Power Summit panelist Lauren "LC" Johnson talks using platform to boost careers

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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10 College Scholarships for Minority Students

Top college funding opportunities and resources

Check out this roundup of some of the top scholarship opportunities designed to benefit minority…

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Top Sports Endorsement Deals

From LeBron James to Tiger Woods, these stars are demanding hefty endorsement deals

These days, most athletes seem to be business savvy. While others have smartly used the…

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Gift Spending in the Millions for CFP, and College Bowl Games

With the intro of college football playoffs, gifting is at a record high

Gifting is at a record high with the introduction of college football playoff and annual…

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Mo’Ne Davis Continues to Make Profits

She graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in August

Back in August, the sports world was certainly delighted to read crowded headlines featuring a…

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Mariah Carey and Charlie Wilson to Headline Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2015

The event welcomes over 30,000 fan-goers each year

As you’re planning your 2015 travel, Jamaica should be on the radar. At the top…

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BE Buy Black Holiday Gift Guide: Part Two

Great gifts for the foodie, reader, well-dressed gentleman and more

The Holiday season is officially upon us and that time to exchange gifts will be…

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[REVIEW] Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Is Timely, Engaging And A Must See

One of 2014's best films is beautiful, poignant and necessary

Beautifully poignant, Ava Duvernay’s ‘Selma’ is one of 2014′s best films.

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The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Would you risk your life for a job?

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While the on-the-job fatality rate has been on the decline since 2012, certain occupations…

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Kobe Bryant earned another title in NBA history by earning his 6000th game assist.

Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan On NBA All-Time Scorer’s List

The Black Mamba ranks third above with 32,293 points

The NBA world witnessed another great moment in Kobe Bryant history, as Kobe Bryant passes…

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The Highest-Paid Black Athletes

Here are the top 10 superstars racking in the most money this year

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The Forbes 2014 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list named the 100 athletes raking in the…

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Beverly Johnson Writes Essay Saying Bill Cosby Drugged Her

The legendary supermodel explains her incident in Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair published an essay from supermodel Beverly Johnson where she discloses an incident with…

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Where Are They Now: 7 Powerful Business Leaders Who Changed the Game

Find out what these 'Future Leaders to Watch' of 1995 are up to today

Find out where these top “25 Future Leaders to Watch” are today. Were predictions correct?

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Ava DuVernay Is Golden Globes’ First Black Female Director Nominee

Could she become the first black female director to be nominated for an Oscar?

The popular ‘Selma’ filmmaker, Ava DuVernay, earned the distinction of being the first black female…

By Kevin L. Clark

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How To Franchise Your Business

The key is to have a brand or concept that can be duplicated

Franchising is an effective and powerful way to grow a business. Here’s how.

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The Bill Dickey Scholarship Association Helps Kids Achieve Golf Dreams

The program aims to diversify golf

Aiming to help diversify the world of golf, the Bill Dickey Scholarship Association (BDSA) works…

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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

8 Ways To Shop For Gifts That Give Back

Sometimes, the best gifts are those that pay it forward to someone in need.

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POLL: Do You Think Athlete Protests Should Be Fined?

From Derrick Rose to Reggie Bush, athletes are taking a stand

From Derrick Rose to Davin Joseph, athlete protests are trending as temperatures rise on the…

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Oprah Winfrey Gives Support To Black Women Social Entrepreneurs

Here are six phenomenal women to receive a $25,000 Toyota award

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Oprah’s “Live The Life You Want” Weekend recently wrapped after an eight city arena…

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Google Donating To New York Public Library Wi-Fi Program

The million-dollar donation will provide 10,000 families with a stable hotspot for up to one year

Google's million-dollar investment will power 10,000 data connections for people who cannot afford Internet access.…

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3 Tips on Getting Press

Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran shares 3 tips on using the press to brand a small business

Get Press with these 3 tips from Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran

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10 of the Worst College Majors for Your Career

Top college degrees that aren't worth the financial investment

A list of 10 of the worst college majors with the least career growth potential

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Ladies of Legacy: Judith Jamison

Legacy Award recipient, Judith Jamison, is the key to keeping the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater alive.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theate opens its New York City Center Season December 3.…

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Pot Barons: Focus Of New Reality Series On MSNBC

Are African American marijuana cultivators getting weeded out of the budding industry?

This Thanksgiving weekend, MSNBC will premiere “Pot Barons of Colorado.” The six-part documentary series will…

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Attorney Jo-Ná Williams Details How She Helps Artists Protect Their Art

Business adviser shares tips on the importance of trademarks and copyrights

Attorney and business adviser Jo-Ná A. Williams is passionate about helping entrepreneurs protect what they…

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The 10 Biggest News Stories of 2014

Let’s take a look at the top moments from this year

There are the ten biggest news stories of 2014, from the disappearance of the Malaysian…

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UPDATE: B. Smith, Reported Missing, Found in New York City

Past Women of Power Legacy Award winner dealing with Alzheimer's

Restauranteur, author and TV host battling Alzheimer’s last seen Tuesday, Nov. 25.

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Social Media: Sports Leaders React to Grand Jury’s Decision in Michael Brown Case

Several offer support and encouragement to the family and other young men of color

From Serena Williams to Lebron James, check out sports leaders response to last-night’s grand jury…

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

Programming Languages That Earn The Most Cash

Web and mobile app development take the top spot

Knowing French or Spanish could net you a higher salary. But knowing Python could get…

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Marijuana Inc: Growing Opportunities For Black Businesses

Can African Americans cash in on legalized marijuana boom?

Wanda James and her husband, Scott Durrah, own Denver-based Jezebel’s Southern Bistro and Bar. They…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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RECAP: Who’s Who of Entertainment Gather to Celebrate ‘The Good Life,’ with Lexus

Black Enterprise hosts lifestyle event in the heart of Chelsea, New York City

Black Enterprise hosted The Good Life event, sponsored by Lexus, gathering top entertainers and influencers…

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5 Savvy Books for Black Entrepreneurs

Here are the must reads for aspiring African American capitalists

These are the five books that every African American entrepreneur should have in their library…

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Karen Civil Talks Haiti Donation, Fighting Fears and Taking Career Risks

Entrepreneur opens up about the power of giving back

Celebrity blogger and entrepreneur, Karen Civil, talks philanthropy, fighting fears and taking career risks.

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Cool Jobs: Get Hip To ‘Black & Sexy TV,’ The Now Generation’s Netflix

Dennis Dortch and Numa Perrier are beautifying the game

Dennis Dortch and Numa Perrier are two of the four founders of Black & Sexy…

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How Ngozi Opara Is Transforming Black Hair & Beauty Culture

Entrepreneur offers extension options for women to wear natural curls and coils

Ngozi Opara, founder of the Heatfree Hair Movement, is offering options for women who wear…

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6 Gadgets and Apps to Make Holiday Road Trips Easy

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these tools

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these apps for a seamless…

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MVP Winners: Baseball Champs of Color From 2005 to Present

These six are sports leaders on and off the mound

Check out the six MVP winners of color in the major league’s from 2005 to…

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9 Motivating Faith Leaders to Follow on Instagram

Follow these inspirational figures to add some positivity to your day

These are 10 faith leaders who have inspirational Instagram accounts and post positive pictures that…

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Infographic: Consumers Prefer Root Canal Over Over Mortgage

Would you prefer a trip to the dentist over applying to buy a home?

A recent study finds that most consumers say they would prefer to get a root…

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Alicia Keys Releases Children’s Book

Singer releases first volume in new book series

Singer Alicia Keys has released a new children’s book, “Blue Moon: From the Journals of…

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Entrepreneurial Inspiration: Top Ten Instagram Accounts to Follow

These celebs have the most entertaining Instagram's for any motivated entrepreneur

Social media has impacted our society in profound ways. Communicating has been made easier, and…

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Sophia Nelson Talks “The Woman Code,” Millennials and Inner Truths

Award-winning author uses new book to help women get rid of baggage

Award-winning author and journalist, Sophia Nelson, opens up about her new book “The Woman Code.”

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Need That Extra Boost? Follow These 10 Instagram Accounts

For a quick escape via your smartphone, check out these accounts

When you can’t find the motivation to crawl out of bed in the morning, check…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: 5 Tips to Hiring the Right Talent

SENTEL Corp.'s Russell Wright shares tips on building a great team

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Russell Wright knows a thing or two about turning a company…

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8 Awesome Luxury Hotels For Business—and Leisure

If you're planning a relaxing getaway or business travel, keep these

Whether for business travel or vacation, it’s always nice to stay in a luxurious hotel…

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Economics Of LeBron: How He Became 6th Man For City Of Cleveland

James' return to Cleveland is a big assist to the City's economy

Lebron James’ return to Cleveland is a big assist to the City’s economy. Here’s how.

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Turning Passion into Enterprise: How a Graphic Designer Grew His T-shirt Brand

Seun Olubodun, founder of Duke & Winston, talks tips and his strategy for growth

Seun Olubodun, founder of Duke & Winston, details his journey in expanding his apparel brand…

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Dez Bryant Joins the Roc Nation Sports Roster

Roc Nation Sports Counts Dez Bryant as New Client

Wide receiver is the latest to join Jay Z's sports agency's roster

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, Dez Bryant, has left his agent, Eugene Parker, to sign with…

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Not only did BLACK ENTERPRISE select Harpo Inc. as the 2008 Industrial/Service Company of the Year but it was the first time that billionaire entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey spoke to the press in detail about her business empire. At the time, the dynamo was still developing Oprah Winfrey Network or OWN, asserting that  divine inspiration, not strategic planning, drove her company’s success. She also admitted that it took a solid business team and sound financial controls to grow her entity from a five-person production company to a 430-employee multimedia conglomerate. Moreover, she owns every piece of her franchise: the content, name, brand and studio.

BE 100s: Winning Lessons from Top Companies of the Year

Best of the best talk leadership, capital and longevity

For more than 40 years, Black Enterprise has identified the best of the best in…

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Starbucks to Offer Delivery

Get caffeine at your door

Starbucks is working to make your coffee experience so effortless, you’ll barely have to speak…

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OUTstanding CEOs: A Look At 10 Other Gay Corporate Industry Leaders

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't the only one "out and proud"

Professional executive network OUT-Standing In Business came to mind instantly after Apple CEO Tim Cook…

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Family Business of the Year: Barbara “Sky” Talks Why ‘Can’t’ Doesn’t Mean Impossible

This inspirational entrepreneur survived breast cancer and the death of a son

Barbara “Sky” Burrell is an entrepreneur’s inspiration after surviving personal tests and being honored as…

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Universities Uninvite African Journalists Due to Ebola Fear

Two southern universities cancel visitation trips from African journalists

Two southern universities uninvite African journalists due to Ebola fear

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Young PR Pro Hosts National Empowerment Events to Elevate Career

Founder and CEO Lillie Mae gives advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

Founder of Lillie Mae Public Relations firm,  talks how empowering others to succeed helps her…

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10 Ways To Protect Your Mobile Payments

Follow these steps to protect yourself financially

With the announcement by Apple Inc., millions of Americans can now begin using a new…

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[OPINION] Carol’s Daughter is Our Daughter: The Pros and Cons of Being A Black Brand

Has the Brooklyn-bred brand sold out? Maybe not

Lisa Price, founder and president of Carol’s Daughter, proudly announced recently that her company “joins…

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WHO Declares Nigeria & Senegal Ebola Free

WHO: Many wealthy countries, with outstanding health systems, may have something to learn as well

When it comes to handling Ebola, some western nations may well be served taking a…

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Tips for Embarking on an Encore Career

Advice for your second act

About 52% have fully retired from the workforce, up from 45% in 2011. However, some…

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McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson to Speak at Women of Power Summit

First male selected to make a keynote address at the event

The first man ever selected to make at Keynote at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power…

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Texas College Rejects Nigerian Students Due to Ebola

Navarro College denies international students from countries with confirmed Ebola cases

Texas college in hot water for rejecting Nigerian students due to Ebola outbreak

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High Tech Haircare: Myavana Launches Personalized Picks For Women of Color

Myavana, a new hair analysis service, will help solve problem that many black women face

Myavana, created by the co-founders of Techturized Inc., has launched a new hair analysis service…

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Nigeria’s President Threatens To Sue Website That Ranked Him One of the Top 10 Richest

Website removes Goodluck Jonathan from richest African ruler list after litigation threat

The website Richest Lifestyle is feeling the wrath of Goodluck Jonathan, the president of Nigeria.
In…

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REVIEW: Is ‘Dear White People’ Worth Your Precious Dollars?!

Justin Simien's Sundace-approved satire has sharp wit

When Dear White People, written and directed by first-time filmmaker Justin Simien, made its debut…

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First 100 Days: Ras Baraka’s Journey and Milestones

A snapshot of Cory Booker's successor, as newly-minted Newark, N.J. leader looks back

Victories and setbacks for newly-minted Newark, N.J., mayor as he looks back on first chapter.

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City Eats: Exploring Atlanta’s Southern Cuisine

Depending on the chef, you might taste an infusion of French, Cajun and beyond

The South is known for its good cooking, so it’s no surprise that Atlanta is…

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Drake Passes Beatles on The Billboard Hot 100 Singles List

Aretha Franklin, is the next artist the hip-hop star will surpass with two more entries

With his latest appearance on Billboard’s Hot 100 List, Canadian rapper, Drake, has moved past…

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Hilton Worldwide Sells Waldorf Astoria to Chinese Insurer For $1.95 Billion

Iconic hotel will undergo immediate renovations

New York City’s iconic Waldorf Astoria has been sold by its company, Hilton Worldwide, to…

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BE 100s: Past ‘Company of the Year’ Honoree Still Shines in 2014

A 2010 'Company of the Year,' Thompson Hospitality Services hits Dulles Airport

Thompson Hospitality Services opens its first restaurants in airports beginning with brb burger and American…

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Ex-NBA Baller Dennis ’3-D’ Scott Talks Longevity After the Game

Entrepreneur and Shavewise ambassador gives real deal on next act

Dennis Scott, NBA player turned broadcaster and businessman, gives advice to young athletes on longevity…

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Denzel Wahington's The Equalizer is the number one movie this week

Opening Day Hits: 5 Top-Grossing Denzel Washington Films

The Equalizer pulls in $35,000,000 in its opening weekend

Denzel Washington’s latest film, The Equalizer, scores the highest grossing film this weekend and we…

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10 African Women of Power

These females offer the world greatness, from the continent to the Diaspora

From global ambassadors to young international leaders, these 10 African women have truly showcased what…

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NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Wendell Scott

2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott to Be Honored at Martinsville

Scott was the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series event

Wendell Scott was the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series event and…

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Myavana Day at Spelman College

Spelman College and Myavana Host Seminar on Hair, Health, Tech, and Entrepreneurship

Spelman College and Myavana have partnered with haircare brands Jane Carter Solution, DooBop and Frizzari…

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[HIGHLIGHTS, PART 2] National Black MBA Conference Continues

The final day commences with more networking, career fair and professional development

Check out more highlights for recent activities from this year’s event below:

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Nick Cannon Sports $2 Million Shoes on Red Carpet

Social media critics slam him; Entertainment powerhouse says he'll donate for charity

Nick Cannon recently wore $2 million diamond shoes to the finale of America’s Got Talent.…

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[HIGHLIGHTS] National Black MBA Conference and Expo

Networking, business development resources, dynamic speakers and more this week in Atlanta

The National Black MBA Association Inc.’s 36th Annual Conference and Exposition is in Atlanta for…

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Women of Power: 10 Education Leaders Who are Making a Difference

Top females making boss moves training the world's next big leaders

In honor of Dr. Beverly Tatum receiving the 2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power Barbara…

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Reports: Read In Detail How Michael Brown Lost His Life

Based on eyewitness testimony, audio and the autopsy report

With a new poll in St. Louis County spotlighting the deep racial divide over the…

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[RECAP] Randal Pinkett Talks CEO Strategy and Success via From the Corner Office Chat

'Apprentice' alum: 'Seek opportunities, see opportunity, and seize opportunity!'

During a BlackEnterprise.com Twitter chat, BCT Partners CEO and “The Apprentice” alum Randal Pinkett spoke…

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[RECAP] Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want’ Weekend Stops In Atlanta

Two-day, eight-city tour offers motivation from renowned authors and speakers

This past weekend Oprah Winfrey and friends visited Atlanta for a stop in her “The…

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PHOTOS: Africa Fashion Week Sizzles in New York This Season

Check out highlights from this year's events featuring global leaders of the diaspora

Africa Fashion Week kicked off Sept. 4 and continued through Sept. 6, showcasing global designers…

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The McGhees Talk Raising Six Kids And Running A Family Business

Six Little McGhees return for a new season on OWN

Mia & Rozonno (Ro) McGhee with the McGhee sextuplets from "Six Little McGhees" celebrate their…

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Over $500,000 In Crowdfunding Raised For Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson

Racially charged campaigns stop taking donations online

The Crowdfunding site GoFundMe faces pressure to shut down fundraising campaigns collecting money for controversial…

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Africa Fashion Week Kicks Off in New York with Multi-Day Experience

Portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

The fifth annual Africa Fashion Week kicks off Sept. 4 and continues through Sept. 6,…

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[PHOTOS] Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenges Ends with Excitement and Entertainment

Hit crooner Jeffrey Osborne performed for the finale awards dinner, sponsored by FedEx

The Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge was closed out with an awards dinner and…

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Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge, Day 2: Top Highlights

Attendees enjoy more networking, fun, BMW test drives on the green

Check out highlights from Day 2 of the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge in…

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Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean Hit with Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Artists asked to pay $3 million in damages

Jay Z, Kanye West and Frank Ocean have been slapped with a lawsuit for copyright…

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[PHOTOS] Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge: Day 1 Best Pics

Highlights from Florida's premier leisure and networking event

Day one of the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge has begun. Check out top…

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6 Musical Geniuses Whose Careers Have Made It to the Classroom

These artists have helped bridge the gap between music and academics

With more universities bridging music and academics, we rounded up today’s hottest artists whose careers…

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Truck Dealer Stephen W. Neal

More on entrepreneurs, strategies, and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: K. Neal International Trucking CEO Stephen W. Neal,…

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Bravo TV’s Jewel Tankard Talks Motivating Others Toward Financial Success

'I have learned to stop expecting perfection'

Reality TV’s Jewel Tankard tells how she helps motivate others toward financial and spiritual success.

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Entrepreneurs are known to have many qualities—persistence, leadership skills and a never-say-die attitude, to name a few. But even with those skills, even the most successful entrepreneurs have made their share of mistakes—and sometimes catastrophically. Robert Jordan, author of How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America (RedFlash Press $24.95) spoke with 45 successful entrepreneurs to gain an understanding of what it takes to successfully launch and grow a business. Among those featured is Joe Mansueto, founder of Morningstar, who sold the company for $2 billion, Raj Soin, who launched Modern Technologies Corporation (MTC) before selling it to BAE Systems for $425 million, and others who have taken their companies public in billion-dollar transactions. To be included in the book, they had to launch, grow and sell a company for approximately $100 million or go public for at least $300 million and had to be self-made, according to Jordan. “So the range ended up so that at the low end, Viresh Bhatia sold InstallShield for about $78 million and the high end was Dane Miller, who took Biomet private for $12 billion.” But what mistakes did these multi-millionaires make along the way and what can be learned from them? Read on... —Alan Hughes

Top 15 Industries That Breed Millionaires

Wealth management company reveals industries with highest percentage of male, female millionaires

Wealth management company reveals industries with highest percentage of male, female millionaires.

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A Still Necessary Lesson For Our Black Sons: The Police Are Not Your Friends

From generation to generation, "The Talk" remains a life-or-death rite of passage for African American males.

I was 14 when my mother first delivered “The Talk.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Top 20 Global Locales for Billionaires

Data show cities that house the most wealthy

Here’s a breakdown of where the most billionaires are located and why.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Don’t Wait To Plan Your Holiday Shopping

Tips and strategies to handle holiday spending without destroying your finances

The 2014 holiday season is a few short months away, yet many are financially unprepared…

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Kevin Durant Claims ‘Best Shooter’ Title At NBA 2K15 ‘Uncensored’ Event

The four-time scoring champion puffs out his chest

Last night (Aug. 19), Black Enterprise was in the building for a special occasion. Members…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Trillion Communication CEO Ralph E. Brown

More on entrepreneurs, strategies, and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Trillion Communications CEO Ralph E. Brown, tutoring company…

By Pepper Miller

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Award-Winning Event Planner Tells How To Execute Events Abroad

Cheryl Gentry details global expansion and preparedness for international clientele

Cheryl Gentry, president of Glow Media details strategy for global events and her favorite apps…

By Kandia Johnson

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Eric Roberson: The Business of Making Music

'How you execute is how you will be rewarded'

Music Veteran, Eric Roberson, makes it his business to make good music as he releases…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Black Youth Project Joins Protest Denouncing Shootings of Unarmed Black Men

Group asks young people to submit video diaries of police brutality

In the past two weeks, BYP1000 reports that police officers have strangled, shot and killed…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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(Exclusive) Spotlight On Africa: How African American Entrepreneurs Can Engage (Part 2)

Valerie Jarrett and African leaders weigh in on millennials investing in Africa

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The U.S.-Africa Summit, the largest ever contingent of African heads-of-State assembled in Washington, D.C., wrapped…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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7 Vital Reasons Corporate Board Diversity Should Matter to You

Why your voice—and buying power—counts at the top companies

As an African American, you multimillion-dollar buying power—and voice—matter when it comes to corporate board…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Titan Of Trade: Tony Elumelu’s Drive to Empower Africa and Minority Entrepreneurs

Billionaire to launch $100 million program for African & African-American entrepreneurs

African billionaire Tony Elumelu to launch $100 million program for African and African-American entrepreneurs. Here’s…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Cool Jobs: Meteorologist Somara Theodore Talks STEM & Storm Watching

Media personality details importance of mentorship and advice for young professionals

WJCL’s resident scientist, Somara Theodore, speaks with Black Enterprise about being a successful TV meteorologist…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Black LGBT Activists Join Petition To Restore Voting Rights Act

Message to Congress: The time is now to protect all voters

The National Black Justice Coalition joins the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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7 Top Black-Owned Bed and Breakfasts

These African American-owned oases are the best in the country

Looking for an intimate lodging? A bed and breakfast is the perfect place for you…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Millionaire Businessman Talks Making the Jump from Employee to Entrepreneur

Leaving security of full-time job, Oscar Horton took a chance with a truck dealership

Over the following 13 years, the new team in place grew the company from $28…

By Alan Hughes

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REGISTER TODAY: Relax, Rejuvenate and Restore at the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge

Spa at PGA National offers top-notch services that cater to every attendee

From relaxing mineral pools, to facials, massages, and more, find out how you can take…

By Courtney Connley

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Beyoncé and Jay Z Tour Reported to Rake in More Than $100 Million

Despite rumors, music duo's tour is expected to end with major success

Despite rumors of poor ticket sales, reports explain that the Carter’s On the Run tour…

By Courtney Connley

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Norman Hall: Creating a New Model of Profiting for the Music Industry (Part 2)

'What motivates me is being on the bleeding edge of opportunities that are nascent'

Norman Hall is bringing a new concept for musicians to make more money.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The First Lady of Wall Street, Ernesta Procope

From Storefront to Wall Street, Ernesta G. Procope Has Blazed Trails in Insurance and Real Estate

Celebrating this year's Black Enterprise A. G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

History-makers seldom have an example to follow; they make a path for others to follow…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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UniWorld Reboot: Monique Nelson Carrying the Torch, Rebranding a Legacy

After two years at the helm, CEO drives massive makeover

After two years at the helm, Uniworld CEO Monique Greenwood, drives massive makeover.

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CAMAC Holdings Inc. was the second black-owned enterprise to gain membership into the BE 100s billion dollar club when it reached the No. 1 slot on our 2003 INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100. In fact, the Houston-based oil and gas exploration, consulting and engineering company was only a hair away from achieving the milestone when it made its debut on our industrial/service list in 2002 - - gross sales for 2001 were $979.5 million. Operated by Nigerian-born Kase Lawal, CAMAC (which stands for Cameroon-American) grew through its ability to integrate upstream services, the production of oil and gas, and downstream operations, which included trading and refining of its products. CAMAC, which reported its highest level of revenues-- $2.43 billion-- on the 2009 list, left the BE 100s in  2011 after shifts in operational structure, management and ownership.

BE 100s Billion-Dollar Club: Lessons from Top-Earning Black Business

Check out the eight companies who have surpassed $1 billion in revenues

Over the past four decades, only eight black-owned companies have surpassed $1 billion in revenues.…

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Malcolm Jenkins: Charting the Course Between Work, Entrepreneurship and Charitable Efforts

'I know what it means to invest in others and how that investment can be life changing'

I have a responsibility to our youth to be a positive role model. I’m…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Numbers Game: What Happens If Beyoncé & Jay-Z Divorce?

Attorney discusses business implications of a Carter split

As of now it’s all hearsay, but what are the business implications if Beyonce and…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Beta Ranks As Most Played Game In Current Generation

To date, beta version clocked in 4,638,937 unique players

The Destiny beta was a highly anticipated event, but who thought that it would become…

By Kevin L. Clark

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BE 100s: 5 Lessons On Attracting, Retaining Talent

Commonground founders share insights on diverse staff and collaborative environment

Operaters of one of the fastest-growing BE 100s agencies, Sherman Wright and Ahmad Islam of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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EA Access Allows Gamers To Play Xbox One Games For $5

Is this the start of a new wave within gaming?

Is EA Access a new and radical step in home entertainment for gamers? Their new…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Strictly Business: 10 Reasons Beyoncé & Jay Z Divorce is (Allegedly) Imminent

Rumor mill is stirring about star couple's marital problems

Beyonce & Jay Z are under scrutiny, as reports say their marriage is strictly business,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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BE 100s: Biblical Lessons to Achieve Business Success

Take heed to tips from one of the world's best-selling books of all time

Successful BE 100s CEO Pamela Rodgers, of Rodgers Chevrolet, says the Bible’s book of Ephesians…

By Alan Hughes

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Small Business Spotlight: Anthony Thurston Taking Flight with Social Innovation

'I’m glad to say that there’s been a recent resurgence in the African American community to frequent African American businesses'

Antony Thurston, CEO of Dream Flights International, talks social innovation, his rise in the aviation…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Apple’s Wearable Device Could Be Called iTime

Now that the company has smartwatch patents, is it ready to launch?

Patents granted to Apple on Tuesday could provide details about the company’s upcoming iTime smartwatch.

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Do You Need a Business Plan For Your Startup?

Entrepreneurs weigh in on the need to outline your business

It’s been debated whether a business plan is needed. Check out two sides of the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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NAACP Partners With Dunkin’ Donuts

New initiative to increase the number of African-American owned franchise

Franchising continues to be an integral part of the American economy with more people of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Hotel Industry Offers Opportunities For Black Small Businesses

Performance outlook for the lodging is positive, with rising demand

The National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers recently announced plans to boost…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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10 Worst States For African Americans Without Jobs

Southern states dominate list

Take a look at the worst states, in terms of jobless benefits and other factors,…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs

More than 12,000 will come from Nokia, which was acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft announced it is laying off up to 18,000 workers over the course of the…

By Patrick Austin

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Consumer Tip of the Day: Diversify Online Shopping Sources to Find Deals

Website finds that Amazon may not be saving you money all the time

A recent report from Savings.com reveals that Amazon doesn’t always have the lowest prices, therefore,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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EXCLUSIVE: Rick Ross Talks Empire Building & Rebranding

Rapper and entrepreneur opens up about franchising, conquering the business world

Rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross opens up on conquering business world.

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Timeline: What Has Obama Done Lately For The Country?

More than 40 actions the president has taken since January

Since January, the president has taken more than 40 executive actions to help families succeed…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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NBA Hires Pamela El as Chief Marketing Officer

Former Nationwide Insurance executive will start her new position in August

Former Nationwide Insurance Executive, Pamela El, is hired by the NBA to become their latest…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Google Offers Small Business Owners Free Cloud Storage For A Year

Google enters cloud storage provider war, offers biz owners free space

Google is taking the fight for cloud-computing services in the small business market to the…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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LeVar Burton Reading Rainbow

Top 5 Highest Banking Crowdfunding Campaigns

LeVar Burton’s 'Reading Rainbow' and Veronica Mars projects make list

LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow among the highest-funded Kickstarter campaigns at more than $5 million in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Dr. Barry Jordan Talks Merging His Love of Sports and Medicine to Practice Neurology

Interests in traumatic brain injury came through involvement with boxing and football

Dr. Barry Jordan, chief Medical Officer of the New York State Athletic Commission discusses career…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Black Celebs Dominate Forbes’ ’10 Most Powerful’ List

Who are the most powerful celebrities in the world at the moment?

Black celebrities dominate Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful List’ which includes Floyd Mayweather, Beyonce, Oprah and Dr.…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Black Mt. Rushmore: What African American Leaders Are On Yours?

Who are the top leaders that would be immortalized in granite?

If there were a Black Mt. Rushmore, what African-American faces should be sculpted and chiseled…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Tim Howard: The Safest Hands in America

U.S. Goalkeeper cements legacy with 2014 World Cup performance

In the line of fire: How U.S. soccer goalie Tim Howard nearly single-handedly saved our…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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BE 100s: Nation’s Most Successful Black-Owned Businesses

Check out the full list for the best of the best in auto, financial services and more

Black Enterprise ranks the most successful black-owned businesses via its 42nd annual BE 100s list.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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BE 100s: 5 Tips On How To Position Your Business

Holland Capital's Monica L. Walker is delivering top financial performance in a male-dominated industry

Holland Capital offers 100% equity portfolio management, mainly to institutional investors, with $4.9 billion in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[VIDEO] Have The Roots Gone Pop In New Kellogg-Themed Concert?!

Their latest partnership is the tipping point for a new audience.

There was a time when fans of The Roots were the only ones interested in…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Black Enterprise Publishes Rankings Of Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Businesses

42nd Annual B.E. 100s Report On Top Industrial/Service Companies, Auto Dealerships, Financial Companies and Ad Agencies

The 42nd Annual Black Enterprise 100s report on top Industrial/Service Companies, Auto Dealerships, Financial Companies…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Bobby Womack Legacy: Top Music Stars He Influenced and Inspired

From Stevie Wonder to Kelly Rowland to 50 Cent, here are highlights of great music moments

In remembrance of the soul singer’s legacy, check out music greats influenced by Bobby Womack…

By Janell Hazelwood

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BE 100s: Nation’s Top Black-Owned Businesses By the Numbers

Take a look at the top black-owned industrial/service and auto businesses

Black Enterprise breakdown by the numbers of the nation’s top black-owned auto and industrial/service companies.

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Follow the Lita: How One Bodybuilder is Living Her Dream

Fitness expert and motivator says, 'I must continue to build with integrity'

Lita Lewis, fitness trainer and motivator, talks how she got started in body building and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Scale is King: Top Lessons From Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

How CEOs of Black Enterprise's BE 100s have remodeled firms for expansion

What will boost your business’ bottom line? Learn from the top black-owned businesses in the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Google’s Biggest Announcement at I/O? More Women

More than 1000 female programmers present at smartphone giant's developer conference

Google’s SVP of Android, Sundar Pichai, announced that 20% of conference attendees were women at…

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NFL Removes Cap on Concussion Damages for Players

Revised agreement provides wide range of benefits to retired NFL players and families

The agreement also states that the NFL will set aside $10 million for education on…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Small Biz Spotlight: Google Gets Into Domain Name Game

Search engine giant taking on GoDaddy and other Web-hosting companies

Google, which has launched Google Domains, says 55% of small businesses still don’t have their…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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6 Ways To Land A Partnership With A Major Corporation

The right deal could jettison your company

Try this strategy to get partnerships for your business and boost success.

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Office isn't just for Windows devices. Starting at $6.99 per month, you can get it on almost any device.

Microsoft Doubles Cloud Storage, Slashes Prices To Match Google

A terabyte of storage for seven bucks is just what Microsoft needs to become the go-to cloud service

Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud service will soon offer 15GB of free cloud storage, and increase Office…

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