BE Small Business Archives - Black Enterprise

BE Small Business

Successful Doula on Why Starting a Business Is Like Giving Birth

As a doula, she seeks to help all women make the process progressive, beautiful and…

Read More »

7 Ways to Fund Your Startup

You've got plenty of options

When you have a startup or a small/medium business that you are looking to get…

By Sequoia Blodgett

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,

New Online Portal Offers Loans Up to $500,000 to African American Entrepreneurs in Chicago

Lending option needed in Chicago to help black small businesses grow, observers say

Officials say the platform will allow African American entrepreneurs in Chicago to connect with area…

By Jeffrey McKinney

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,

12 Traps to Avoid When Finding a Manufacturer

Many entrepreneurs seek out manufacturers to get their products to market; here's how to find one

If a company sells itself as a manufacturer but describes its business as “Import/Export,”…

By Samara Lynn

Posted: Tags: , , ,

New $5 Million Program Helps Black Developers Rebuild Detroit

Capital Impact Partners and JPMorgan Chase team up on initiative

African American real estate developers in Detroit will get financing and training opportunities to grow…

By Jeffrey McKinney

Posted: Tags: , , ,

JPMorgan Chase Invests $10 Million to Expand Black Businesses and Growth in D.C.

Sparking economic growth and combating gentrification part of commitment

Banking giant JP Morgan Chase aims to lessen the economic disparity dilemma by investing $10…

By Jeffrey McKinney

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

Chicago’s Last Black-Owned Bank Gets $20 Million Cash Infusion

Some say the transaction could help alleviate the violence plaguing The Windy City

To spark economic development activity within the black community, Chicago deposits $20 million into ISF…

By Jeffrey McKinney

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,

How theBOM Makes it Convenient to Shop Black-Owned Businesses

Creating pop-up retail for black-owned businesses

We (theBOM) are a collaborative platform, without the participating brands we would not exist. We…

By Kandia Johnson

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
quarter

How to Plan For Success in Your Next Quarter

Tips to make your next quarter spectacular

When it comes to running a business, the end of each quarter is the perfect…

By Kandia Johnson

Posted: Tags: , , ,

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
User Interface (Image: Localeur)

Localeur Raises $3 Million to Help Travelers Find Spots Where Locals Hang

After rejections from over a hundred VCs for capital, he raised 3 million from angel investors

Have you ever visited a new location and wanted to know the cool spots where…

By Sequoia Blodgett

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Jason Mayden (Image: Impact Theory)

Former Lead Jordan Sneaker Designer Raises $7 Million for His New Business, Super Heroic

Mayden recently dove head first into his new venture, Super Heroic, a play focused brand born out of disruptive innovation

I look at myself as being equal to everyone I’m in a room with and…

By Sequoia Blodgett

Posted: Tags: , ,

She Lost Her Job, And Then Made Over $80K in Profits During Memphis Black Restaurant Week

After a career setback she became better; not bitter

“Believe it or not, I did not expect the Memphis Black Restaurant Week to be…

By Charlene Rhinehart

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,

What I Learned about Business from the CEO of the World’s Largest Black-Owned Company

Christina Lewis Halpern of All Star Code uses what her dad taught her to prepare the next generation of leading men of color

Between growing up in segregated Baltimore, playing in segregated Little League, and being a waiter…

By Robin White Goode

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,

This Week’s Greatest Moments In Our Black Business History Celebration

The black history they don't teach in business school

Weekly Wrap-Up of “45 Greatest Moment in Black Business History” Nos. 45-39; for those who…

By Derek T. Dingle

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,

45 Great Moments in Black Business: No. 45- #BankBlack

#BankBlack strengthens BE 100 banks’ mission of entrepreneurship and empowerment

With this viral movement and renewed focus, BE 100s banks are also reaching a new…

By Derek T. Dingle

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Five Cities Receive Half-a-Million-Dollar Grants to Boost Spending with Black Businesses

Charlotte, Chicago, Memphis, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles will each get $100,000 to boost spending

The program, funded by the non-profit agencies of Living Cities and the Citi Foundation, was…

By Jeffrey McKinney

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,

80 Low-Cost Franchises You Can Buy For Under $100,000

Paint & Sips, wedding planning, dog training... there are a host of affordable franchises out there

“One of the key things a prospective franchise owner should look at before investing in…

By Jeffrey McKinney

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
Left to Right: Songe LaRon and Dave A. Salvant (Image: Squire)

5 Beauty Tech Companies Founded by Black Entrepreneurs

In a world dominated by mobile applications, here are some beauty industry standouts

Squire allows you to book an appointment online at a Barbershop near you.

By Sequoia Blodgett

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leslie Nesbitt

Transforming Color Into Consciousness

Remaking spaces through the strategic use of color

Leslie Nesbitt wasn’t always a crafty surface designer. Nor did she always dream of beautifying…

By Rochelle Soetan

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,

How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

Read More »

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

Read More »