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Steve Stoute Talks A...

In September Huffington Post announced a new web series called The Tanning Effect featuring music exec turned marketing/ad exec Steve Stoute. Promoting his book, The Tanning of America, and the idea that diversity should be embraced by the corporate world, Stoute interviewed a line-up of...

6 Tips for a Stress-...

Stress is no stranger to the life of a young business mogul or entrepreneur. It can come in a healthy form—the type that motivates you to push towards your goals—as well as a more harmful type, which can lead to a plethora of health issues such as heart disease, high blood pressure and...

Jay-Z’s Market...

Skilled orators are savvy marketers by definition. Take for instance, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. The rapper-turned-businessman can deem a product cool or passé simply by how he flips it in a verse. But does Jay-Z co-signing a brand in rhyme necessarily equal a boost in its respective sales?...

5 Qs for Jamilah B. ...

Before your favorite emcee began ranting on Twitter and news about the latest rap releases was as pervasive online as spam ads, AllHipHop.com (Black Enterprise Rising Stars Award winner, 2006) was dishing out the goods on all things hip hop. Fast forward 12 years–the website is now a...

Style Biz: How to Ge...

In the fashion industry, image reigns supreme. And when it comes to getting a line seen by the top trendsetters, editors, and style forecasters, gaining exposure relies directly on how a brand is presented. The wrong pitch can make or break chances of building an audience of potential...

Building Security fo...

Mary Parker, president and CEO of All(n)1 Security, grew her company from one woman at her kitchen table to a full-service firm employing 185 security officers, technicians, and managers. Here, the savvy security CEO offers a few lessons in learning, growing, managing, and marketing your...

The Boomerang Effect

Early last year, the NAACP, in conjunction with Washington, D.C.-based law firm Mehri & Skalet,  issued a sounding cry about the advertising industry: African Americans were grossly underrepresented. Sixteen percent of large advertising firms had no black managers or professionals, a rate...

Image Innovator

Unlike the many entrepreneurs who learn the ropes by working full time in their field before striking out on their own, Miatta David, the 33-year-old founder of New York-based public relations and event planning firm MVD Inc. (www.mvdinc.us) honed her craft in a different way. Rather than...

Ready, Set, Grow

We all know that entrepreneurs rock to the beat of a different drummer. That’s how most got through this hard-hitting year. As the economy goes into recovery, some business owners are looking to turn the volume up on their efforts, to move beyond mere survival and grow their venture. To...