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How theBOM Makes it Convenient to Shop Black-Owned Businesses

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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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A Domestic Queen with International Sales

A sweet victory

Woman business owner goes from no electricity and reading by candlelight to cupcake entrepreneur selling…

By Kevin Y. Brown

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4 Ways to Build a Good Rapport With Current and Prospective Sales Clients

Learning how to build a solid rapport with your sales clients will ultimately help boost your profits

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When it comes to sales, effective communication is key, regardless of your position…

By Stephanie Chung

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Meagan Ward Founder of Femology

Femology Business Lounge Plans to Help Women-Owned Businesses Thrive

A working space to accommodate the growing women-owned business scene in Detroit

Meagan Ward (Image: creativelyflawless.com)
 
When Meagan Ward, founder and CEO of Creatively Flawless, met client-turned-business-partner…

By Kandia Johnson

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7 Ways to Turn Your Franchise Into a Multiunit Franchise Empire

He went from one, to five, to 25 pizza franchises; and you can, too

Find out how this franchisor built a national multiunit franchise empire, and seven things you…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Letisha Royster, the founder of the Waterless Medi-Pedi & Nail Spa,

Why This Woman Launched a Waterless Medi-Pedi Nail Spa

Her innovative spa uses no water for a reason

For many of us, a trip to the nail salon means soaking your hands or…

By Kandia Johnson

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Black Enterprise’s Ultimate Guide for Small Business (2017)

Our 2017 guide for small business owners

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It’s National Small Business Week! According to the Small Business Association (SBA), small businesses…

By Samara Lynn

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Shonda Rhimes, Jessica Alba Share Their Small Business Success Secrets

American Express OPEN brings out top CEOs for its Success Makers event

American Express OPEN brings out Shonda Rhimes, Jessica Alba, and other top CEOs for its…

By Alisa Gumbs

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After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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

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

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