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Rich Winley Dishes On ‘No Chains’ Food App and Launching a Mobile Product Jay-Z to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of 40/40 Club in Style Tech Startup of the Week: ‘No Chains’ Unlocks the Best Local Restaurants and Bars How to Stay Cool Without an Air Conditioner: A Beginner’s Guide Shaquille O’Neal Inks Deal With Arizona Beverages For Soda Brand Mayor Bloomberg Announces Online Competition for Black and Latino Young Men Keeping Up With Appearances Is Usually a Bad Idea for Your Finances 5 Surefire Ways to Make Your Website Work for You Tanisha Robinson Talks Juggling Ventures, Tech Accelerators and Exit Strategies The Market for Jackie Robinson Memorabilia Soars Tech Startup of the Week: TicketFire Helps Ticket Holders Go Paperless Plaxico Burress Unveils New Luxury Sock Line Entrepreneurship Rates Reach Highest Level in More Than a Decade Teens Create Bicycle-Powered Water Filtration System to Provide Safe Drinking Water Plan, Save & Execute: Take Control of Your Money This Summer Ford’s Supplier Diversity Program Celebrates 35 Years Empowering Business Owners Cool Jobs: Music Marketing Exec Juggles Vets and Newcomers Tioki Founder Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Connects Educators Through Online Network Several Factors Determine Best States to Retire in, Expert Says When Do You Check Your Email? New Report Says Most Do ‘At All Times’ Tech Startup of the Week: Tioki, Where Teachers Go to Network and Learn SBA Offers Tips on Protecting Your Business This Hurricane Season How to Stay Within Your Budget During Travel Season Mother’s Day: 10 Products for Mom’s On-The-Go Damon Dash Facing Eviction, Says He’s ‘Flat Broke’ The Home Depot Awards HBCU Oakwood University With $50,000 Makeover Equatorial Guinea Establishes Loan Guarantee Program for Small Businesses Bob’s Rich: Shorter Names Could Mean Higher Salary, Research Suggests Small Businesses Like “Sweetie Pie’s” Rake in Cash After Reality TV Spots #WealthforLife Wednesdays: 4 Steps To Put Your Savings On Autopilot LEXUS Presents The ‘BE GoodLife’ Event at 40/40 [Gallery] Tech Founder Will Lucas Says the Future of Education Will Be Self Curated Disability Insurance An Unnecessary Quandary For Some Millennials, Expert Says Mayor Michael Bloomberg Kicks Off The Launch Of Urban Compass Black Workers Claim Racial Bias at Farms As Baby Boomers Retire, Young Workers Can Take the Lead New Survey Shows Performance on Track for Small Businesses, but Hiring Stalls in 2013 Lauryn Hill Is Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison Speaking Up Pays Off When it Comes to Your Financial Goals Tech Guru Omar Wasow Explains How to Put More ‘Tech’ into Education Huggies Celebrates Innovative ‘Mompreneurs’ With $15K Grant Program Census Shows Decreasing Revenues for Black Businesses Entrepreneurs Conference: Celebrating Small Businesses Revved Up for Growth Tech Startup of the Week: Web-Building Platform Placester Helps Real Estate Pros Stay Competitive For Guys Only: 5 Outdoor Budget-Friendly Dates She’ll Love Episode 5: Five Career Tips From VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game’ Kangu.org Focuses on Crowdfunding Safe Births for Women in Developing Countries Top 5 So So Def Acts Introduced by Jermaine Dupri Can Beats by Dr. Dre Save Retailer RadioShack? #WealthforLife Wednesdays: How to Create a Realistic Budget Success Secrets Exposed: 5 Steps to Upgrading the Game after Graduation Philadelphia and Verizon Team Up to Create Region’s 1st Small Business Week Small Businesses Investing Big in Digital Marketing in 2013 Fantasia Loses Her House After Failing to Sell at Preferred Price As Capital One Cup Heats Up, Lisa Leslie Champions Education McDonald’s to Serve Breakfast All Day? NY MTA’s New Opportunities for Minority, Women-Owned & Disadvantaged Business Chicago High School Student Creates App to Connect Caregivers to Parents 1 in 3 Woman-Owned Firms are Run by Minorities National Poll Indicates Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Raise Meet Toyota Avalon Principal Design Engineer Rob McConnell Episode 4: Five Career Tips From VH1′s The Gossip Game Women and Minority-Owned Businesses Operate on Less Financing Best Travel Credit Cards for 2013 Come in All Shapes and Sizes Housing Market is Up and Down, Numbers Show The Bronx is Back! NYC Borough Leads in Startup Growth 4 Ways Colleges Can Take Their Digital Presence to the Next Level African Students Win Global Competition With Anti-Malaria Soap Amid Booming Sales, Netflix Says it Will Create Family Plan At ‘REBIRTH!’, N.Y. 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Black Fox News Contributor: “Poverty Can Feel A Little Comfortable” Regardless of Party Lines, Small Business Owners Support Immigration Reform SBA and AARP Team up to Promote Entrepreneurship Among Older Individuals 4 Ways to Use Facebook’s ‘Reply’ Button to Boost Customer Service Experience Staggering Number of College Graduates Working on Minimum Wage Popeyes President: “Employees Want to Work Part-Time Because of Obamacare” Ignoring Status Quo: 4 Young Professionals Dish On Finding Success Tech Startup of the Week: Tracey Solomon’s Hoseanna Is a (Working) Girl’s Best Friend Court Approves Sales Tax on Online Sellers Tech Evangelist Adria Richards Breaks Silence On Recent Controversy 7 Tips for Creating a Social Media Policy Political Savvy: 4 Top Power Players Under 40 Entrepreneurs Conference: Get Your Product On The Shelf and Into Major Retail Stores Six Steps to Prepare for Venture Financing Restaurant Uses Social Media on Patrons Who Blew Off Reservations Dionne Warwick Files for Bankruptcy Major Tech Firms Refuse to Share Data About Workplace Diversity Study Finds Small Business Owners Hit Hard By Hurricane Sandy Outages Lawmakers to Pump Brakes on Drivers Sporting Google Glass Pros and Cons of Going from “Yes, Boss” to Being the Boss Do You Know Where Your Money is Going? 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Rich Winley took advantage of relationships with mentors while participating in a technology accelerator.

Rich Winley Dishes On ‘No Chains’ Food App and Launching a Mobile Product

The serial entrepreneur on developing an app

Black Enterprise talks with tech entrepreneur, Rich Winley to discuss his best practices for launching…

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Jay-Z to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of 40/40 Club in Style

Jay-Z will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of the 40/40 club in New York City on Monday, June 17.

Have you been to 40/40? What are your thoughts?

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No Chains helps customers find the best non-franchise restuarants that they never heard of. Founder Rich Winley got the idea while trying to find local food in Australia.

Tech Startup of the Week: ‘No Chains’ Unlocks the Best Local Restaurants and Bars

Accelerator graduate Rich Winley launches mobile food app

To help food lovers find local restaurants, tech entrepreneur Rich Winley launched ‘No Chains,’ a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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How to Stay Cool Without an Air Conditioner: A Beginner’s Guide

The recent heatwave in lots of states doesn't mean you should break the bank

Here are four ways you can keep costs down as the temperature increases so that…

By Darren Sands

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AriZona Beverages & Shaquille O'Neal Team Up For Cream Soda Line

Shaquille O’Neal Inks Deal With Arizona Beverages For Soda Brand

Former NBA player adds soda to already impressive portfolio

TNT analyst and former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal adds a soda brand to his already…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Online Competition Soliciting Ideas From Young Men To Reduce Racial And Ethnic Disparities

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Online Competition for Black and Latino Young Men

Young men can win $5,000 toward business development, employment or education

Online competition encourages black and Latino young men to help reduce racial and ethnic disparities…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Keeping Up With Appearances Is Usually a Bad Idea for Your Finances

Why favoring style over substance doesn't pay off

It is better to be upfront and state that you are having financial problems and…

By Jennifer Streaks

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5 Surefire Ways to Make Your Website Work for You

Several steps to follow so that your site brings you business

Effective ways to help your website work for you—and your customers.

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Serial tech entrepreneur, Tanisha Robinson, launched TicketFire to help digitize event passes (Image: Tanisha Robinson)

Tanisha Robinson Talks Juggling Ventures, Tech Accelerators and Exit Strategies

See how this serial tech entrepreneur balances it all

TicketFire founder Tanisha Robinson talks juggling more than two tech startups, rocking the tech world…

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The Market for Jackie Robinson Memorabilia Soars

A Jackie Robinson glove valued at a million dollars to be auctioned soon

Sales of Jackie Robinson merchandise jumps 1000 percent

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Overall Satisfaction among Small Business Banking Customers Drops

Tech Startup of the Week: TicketFire Helps Ticket Holders Go Paperless

Serial tech entrepreneur Tanisha Robinson makes it easier to re-sell, share, or upgrade event passes

Ticketfire allows anyone with a paper ticket to scan it into a smartphone, where it…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Plaxico Burress Unveils New Luxury Sock Line

“The day I decided to start my sock line, I said ‘One day, I’m going to be on the cover of Black Enterprise,” said Burress with a wide grin.

Would you purchase a pair of socks if they are well designed, at a higher…

By Demetria Irwin

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Program Recognizing Outstanding Achievements of Minority Entrepreneurs, Individuals, Organizations

Entrepreneurship Rates Reach Highest Level in More Than a Decade

A growing percentage of U.S. citizens are choosing entrepreneurship

2012 was marked by U.S. entrepreneurs reporting greater optimism and confidence in their abilities to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Teens Create Bicycle-Powered Water Filtration System to Provide Safe Drinking Water

High schoolers led a team of inventors, bringing their high-powered device to the White House

Young innovators Kiona Elliot and Payton Karr presented the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam program’s pedal-powered filtration system…

By Janel Martinez

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Plan, Save & Execute: Take Control of Your Money This Summer

Spend your summer months worry-free

We are heading into the busy summer season filled with travel, good food & time…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Ford's Supplier Diversity Development Program: 35 Years of Empowering Minority, Women and Veteran Business Owners

Ford’s Supplier Diversity Program Celebrates 35 Years Empowering Business Owners

Veterans are the new key focus for the Supplier Diversity Development program

In 2012 Ford spent $5.7 billion with tier-one minority-owned suppliers, $1.2 billion with tier-one women-owned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Cool Jobs: Music Marketing Exec Juggles Vets and Newcomers

Akinah Rahmaan talks uber-egos and changing the branding game

Akinah Rahmaan, a VP at Island Def Jam (IDJ) Music Group, talks marketing brands of…

By Courtney Connley

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Tioki Founder Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Connects Educators Through Online Network

Young woman of power merges education and technology

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, co-founder of Tioki, provides insight into the intersection of education and innovation leading…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Several Factors Determine Best States to Retire in, Expert Says

Bankrate rated the best and worst states to retire in

Relatively cold states with high taxes and a high cost of living such as Oregon…

By Darren Sands

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Checking Email at Night, on Weekends and Holidays Is the New Norm for U.S. Workforce

When Do You Check Your Email? New Report Says Most Do ‘At All Times’

Report reveals employees read email during weddings, funerals and other family events

The 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., five-day work week is a thing of the past…

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No. 10. Elementary Education   Although teachers mold young minds and help them reach their highest potential, their paychecks often don't reflect the hard work and long hours. African Americans who obtain this degree can expect an average salary of $40,000. White Americans with this degree can expect the same.

Tech Startup of the Week: Tioki, Where Teachers Go to Network and Learn

Former educator Mandela Schumacher-Hodge helps schools take professional development and hiring digital

Tioki helps people passionate about education connect to one another, discover opportunities, and share information.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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One Year after Superstorm Sandy, Many Small Businesses Aren't Prepared for the Next Disaster

SBA Offers Tips on Protecting Your Business This Hurricane Season

Weather expert offers 2013 Hurricane Season forecast webinar

Now is a good time to protect your employees, customers and business from the devastating…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Stay Within Your Budget During Travel Season

Follow these tips and stay on track with your finances

Taking the time to plan ahead for your summer travel can save you serious cash.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Mother’s Day: 10 Products for Mom’s On-The-Go

No matter which way you decide to lean, these products will keep you and your little one on the straight and narrow.

Being a working mother is not easy. So Whether you’ve decided to “Lean In” as…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Damon Dash Facing Eviction, Says He’s ‘Flat Broke’

Damon Dash was Jay-Z's business partner until 2004

Will Jay-Z help a brotha out?

By Makkada B. Selah

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The Home Depot Awards HBCU Oakwood University With $50,000 Makeover

Black colleges benefit from the company’s campus-improvement program

The Home Depot responded to HBCUs in need through a campus-improvement grant program called Retool…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Equatorial Guinea Establishes Loan Guarantee Program for Small Businesses

Equatorial Guinea Establishes Loan Guarantee Program for Small Businesses

Government seeks to encourage entrepreneurs by sharing risk

Equatorial Guinea’s new loan-guarantee program hopes to encourage entrepreneurs and the creation of new businesses…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Bob’s Rich: Shorter Names Could Mean Higher Salary, Research Suggests

Research says shorter names could be more lucrative

Is a name change in order for business people seeking to get ahead?

By Darren Sands

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Small Businesses Like “Sweetie Pie’s” Rake in Cash After Reality TV Spots

OWN's 'Sweetie Pie's' is in its fourth profitable season

Even after three or four episodes, mom and pop shops see significant sales increase.

By Aaron Morrison

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#WealthforLife Wednesdays: 4 Steps To Put Your Savings On Autopilot

You're more likely to save if you don't have to think about it

This week’s #WealthForLife focuses on strategies to make your savings goals more attainable.

By LaToya M. Smith

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BE Good Life Event Sponsored by LEXUS


The amazing crowd of over 400 people at the BE Lexus Good Life event at the 40/40.

LEXUS Presents The ‘BE GoodLife’ Event at 40/40 [Gallery]

Check out our gallery of our BE Good Life event at the 40/40 sponsored by Lexus.

Check out our gallery of our BE Good Life event at the 40/40 sponsored by…

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Will Lucas launched Classana to help lifelong learners accomplish their immediate and long term goals. (Image: Christian Bishop)

Tech Founder Will Lucas Says the Future of Education Will Be Self Curated

Classana co-founder joins Black Enterprise and The Gates Foundation to moderate a symposium on education

Will Lucas is founder of Classana, an educational resource discovery engine.

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Disability Insurance An Unnecessary Quandary For Some Millennials, Expert Says

The Hartford's Lindsey Pollak says it doesn't have to take an accident for young professionals to make a claim on disability insurance

Disability insurance could mean the difference between many things

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg Announces The Launch Of Urban Compass, A Platform That Changes How People Find A Home In New York City And Connect With The World Around Them

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Kicks Off The Launch Of Urban Compass

Site aims to connect users with the world around them by harnessing local expertise.

Urban Compass makes it easier for people to find a home they love, by combining…

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Black Workers Claim Racial Bias at Farms

African-African farm workers say they've been fired because of race and national origin

Southern farmers all but admit they’ve turned to the guest worker program because Mexicans expect…

By Aaron Morrison

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As Baby Boomers Retire, Young Workers Can Take the Lead

Take advantage of a prime time for new leaders

Reports say more senior workers are retiring. Here’s how young professionals can take advantage of…

By Antoine Moss

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New Survey Shows Performance on Track for Small Businesses, but Hiring Stalls in 2013

Most small business owners feel their business is at expected levels

Half of the small business owners surveyed said that growth or expanding their business was…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lauryn Hill Is Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison

Singer recently paid tax debt

Lauryn Hill was sentenced on Monday afternoon

By Darren Sands

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Speaking Up Pays Off When it Comes to Your Financial Goals

Telling others can help them keep you accountable

Discussions around money can be revealing but are sometimes difficult to have, especially if you…

By Darren Sands

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Omar Wasow, co-founder of BlackPlanet, launched the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School in 2003.

Tech Guru Omar Wasow Explains How to Put More ‘Tech’ into Education

The BlackPlanet.com co-founder joins Black Enterprise and The Gates Foundation to moderate a symposium on education

Black Enterprise will be hosting a symposium on tech in education with the Bill and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Huggies Celebrates Innovative ‘Mompreneurs’ With $15K Grant Program

Huggies wants to fund mothers and their groundbreaking ideas

Huggies grant program hopes to inspire parents to channel their ingenuity into products that help…

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Census Shows Decreasing Revenues for Black Businesses

Most black businesses are in the service industry

2007 Census shows receipts are down for black businesses

By Makkada B. Selah

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Winners ot the black enterprise small business awards

Entrepreneurs Conference: Celebrating Small Businesses Revved Up for Growth

B.E.’s 2013 small business award nominees know what it takes to develop a vision into a scalable enterprise

Now in its 18th year, the Black Enterprise Small Business Awards highlight entrepreneurs doing it…

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Frederick Townes, co-founder of Placester, will be speaking at the 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, May 15-18 in Columbus, Ohio.

Tech Startup of the Week: Web-Building Platform Placester Helps Real Estate Pros Stay Competitive

Founder and #BEEC2013 speaker Frederick Townes raised a $2.5 million seed round, see how

Frederick Townes, co-founder of Placester, a marketing and website-building platform for real estate agents, nails…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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For Guys Only: 5 Outdoor Budget-Friendly Dates She’ll Love

How to get her buzzing to her friends -- without spending a dime

A large percentage of professional women don’t care how much a guy spends on the…

By Darren Sands

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Episode 5: Five Career Tips From VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game’

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn.

Take a look at five business tips from episode 5 of VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game.’

By Amber McKynzie

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Kangu.org enables citizen philanthropists to crowdfund safe birth environments and life-saving medical services for pregnant women in developing countries

Kangu.org Focuses on Crowdfunding Safe Births for Women in Developing Countries

New crowdfunding initiative gives the gift of life this Mother's Day

Kangu.org enables philanthropists to crowdfund safe birth environments and life-saving medical services for pregnant women…

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Top 5 So So Def Acts Introduced by Jermaine Dupri

With the death of Chris 'Mack Daddy' Kelly of Kris Kross suddenly, we look at the top 5 acts introduced to the world by So So Def

Remembering Kris Kross’ ‘Mack Daddy,’ here are 5 top So So Def acts

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Can Beats by Dr. Dre Save Retailer RadioShack?

Would you spend hundreds of dollars on the headphones?

Beats by Dr. Dre has established itself at the forefront of audio electronics.

By Darren Sands

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#WealthforLife Wednesdays: How to Create a Realistic Budget

Stop fudging the numbers. Identify how you’re spending your money and then give your hard earned cash a specific assignment.

Developing a budget is an essential part of your wealth-building plan.

By LaToya M. Smith

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Success Secrets Exposed: 5 Steps to Upgrading the Game after Graduation

Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D. shares a strategy for job market advancement

Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D., best-selling author and speaker, shares a strategy that can arm grads with…

By Antoine Moss

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How to Keep Your Business Lean and Profitable

Philadelphia and Verizon Team Up to Create Region’s 1st Small Business Week

Week will feature a series of events allowing small-business owners to gain insights to better run their business

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Verizon will present Greater Philadelphia’s inaugural Small Business…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Businesses Investing Big In Digital Marketing In 2013

Small Businesses Investing Big in Digital Marketing in 2013

2013 looks to be a year of increased online investment for small businesses.

AT&T poll says small businesses are relying heavily on a mobile presence to stay competitive.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Fantasia Loses Her House After Failing to Sell at Preferred Price

Reports are surfacing that after being unable to sell her home, she relinquishes it to the bank

Will the problems keep mounting for the American Idol winner, Fantasia, who just recently lost…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Womens basketball legend Lisa Leslie.

As Capital One Cup Heats Up, Lisa Leslie Champions Education

Lisa Leslie's impact on the game of basketball is still being felt

A legend of the game is promoting it from another angle: education.

By Darren Sands

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McDonald’s to Serve Breakfast All Day?

Brand exploring offering breakfast to customers all day long

A day after Burger King announced plans to expand their delivery program, McDonald’s announces their…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority's New Opportunities for Minority, Women-owned & Disadvantaged Business

NY MTA’s New Opportunities for Minority, Women-Owned & Disadvantaged Business

The MTA has awarded a total of $353 million in small business contracts

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has created and implemented various small business…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Chicago Tech Academy junior Shaquiesha Davis chatting with actor-turned-techie LeVar Burton and Bill Nye the Science Guy during the 3rd annual White House Science Fair on Monday, April 22 (Image: White House)

Chicago High School Student Creates App to Connect Caregivers to Parents

Shaquiesha Davis presented her Baby B 4 Me app at 3rd Annual White House Science Fair

Chicago high-schooler Shaquiesha Davis presented her Baby B 4 Me app at the 3rd annual…

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1 in 3 Woman-Owned Firms are Run by Minorities

Successful businesses belong to minority women

Business is booming for women who own businesses.

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

National Poll Indicates Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Raise

85% of small business owners pay all their employees more than the minimum wage

Small business owners overwhelmingly favor increasing the federal minimum wage, according to a scientific national…

By C. Daniel Baker

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2013 Toyota Avalon Principal Design Engineer Rob McConnell

Meet Toyota Avalon Principal Design Engineer Rob McConnell

His team's mission: Take an upscale mid-size sedan known for quality and reliability (yawn). And make it fly beyond recognition. Mission accomplished.

Well, if Elba is James Bond, allow me to introduce you to Q: 2013 Toyota…

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The Gossip Game - 3 - Featured

Episode 4: Five Career Tips From VH1′s The Gossip Game

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn.

Check out what we learned from Episode 4.

By Amber McKynzie

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

Women and Minority-Owned Businesses Operate on Less Financing

Minority owners were less likely to apply for credit fearing loan denial.

Minority firms in particular rely more on their own funds—and have less capital to start…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Best Travel Credit Cards for 2013 Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Do you know what card is right for you?

Figuring out which card you need could save you hundreds — even thousands.

By Darren Sands

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Housing Market is Up and Down, Numbers Show

Some housing construction is making a difference

New numbers have some analysts looking up.

By Kenneth Meeks

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The Bronx is Back! NYC Borough Leads in Startup Growth

The unemployment rate in the Bronx is 12.5%

The Bronx starts more businesses than the other boroughs

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Get a head start. Waiting until the last minute to order your textbooks could result in high shipping fees and limited options. So always try to get a list of required textbooks and materials as early as possible. That way, before school starts you’ll not only have the chance to shop around, but also the time necessary to get books sent to you without paying extra “rush charges” for expedited shipping.

4 Ways Colleges Can Take Their Digital Presence to the Next Level

Tips colleges and universities can use to attract prospective students on social media, digital platforms

BlackEnterprise.com highlights the methods academic institutions should take to bring their social media presence from…

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African Students Awarded 25000 For Inventing Anti-Malaria Soap

African Students Win Global Competition With Anti-Malaria Soap

Inventors hope soap will be an African solution to an African problem

Moctar Dembélé and Gérard Niyondiko, recently won the Global Social Venture Competition with their Faso…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Amid Booming Sales, Netflix Says it Will Create Family Plan

Announcement comes as Netflix boasts $3 million first-quarter profit, success of original series

Netfix says over 10 million users use the service without paying.

By Darren Sands

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New York Urban League's Young Professionals President Jemar T. Ward.

At ‘REBIRTH!’, N.Y. Urban League’s Young Professionals Raise Money for Education

Manhattan's finest celebrate a great cause

Urban League’s Young Professionals are dedicated to change.

By Darren Sands

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2012 Elevator Pitch Competition Winner Ebonee Monique of MamaIWantToWrite.com

Entrepreneurs Conference: How I Won The Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition

2012 Elevator Pitch Winner Ebonee Monique's first-person account of her experience at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference—and what's happened since.

Where has she been since?

By Ebonee Monique

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Russell Simmons Advocates for Youth Success with Rising Tide Program

Contest will give winner chance of a lifetime with entertainment mogul

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons talks new advocacy program and why service is a lifelong journey…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tech Startup of the Week: Bolstr Let’s Small Businesses Navigate Equity Investments Like Wall Street

Dynamic revenue-sharing engine allows 'main street small businesses' to connect with potential investors

One year after the JOBS Act, small businesses can use Bolstr to raise money from…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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SBA Launches Social Media Webinar Series for Small Businesses

SBA webinar focuses on the topic: "Social Media: Helping You Get Started"

SBA webinar series to help small businesses leverage and grow their businesses using social media.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Venture Capital Firms Profit from Funding Women-led Businesses

Venture Capital Firms Profit from Funding Women-led Businesses

Venture capital firms that invest in women-led businesses see positive returns

Social capital (“who you know and how you know them”) affects funding of women-led firms…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Recruiters: Here’s How to Attract More Young Leaders

Attract millennial innovators with these quick tips

You want millennial innovators to work for your company? Well, it’s not always about what…

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Actor Larenz Tate Advocates for Employment Opportunities for Urban Men

With entrepreneur Karim Webb, leaders build awareness and create resources

Actor has partnered with the restaurant entrepreneur Karim Webb to advocate for employment for urban…

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Be ready for business! 

When publicity strikes, you may get a surge in foot traffic or web traffic. If you have a brick and mortar business, get ready by bringing on extra temporary staff, and ordering extra product. Get your web site ready by creating landing pages and email captures so you can keep in touch with all of your new customers even after they've come and gone. Offer a coupon for new e-mail list subscribers, then send over your newsletter and let them know what's new with your business each month.

6 Ways to Use Foursquare to Market Your Business

How your brand can use the location-based check-ins app

BlackEnterprise.com provides tips to marketing your business on the location-based check-ins application Foursquare.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Designer Fuses European and African Culture for Collection

Germany and Nigeria meet to form vibrant brand

Designer Hazel Aggrey-Orleans fuses her German and Nigerian heritage to found Eki-Orleans, a global fashion…

By Octavia Goredema

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The Top 5 Highest Grossing Domestic Sports Movies

With '42' the top movie this weekend, we've listed the top 5 sports movies ever

Which of these movies was your favorite?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Google Rolls Out Person Finder Following Boston Marathon Explosions

Tech giant launches Person Finder to assist in locating victims of Boston marathon

Google launches Person Finder to assist in Boston marathon explosions on Monday.

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Check Out The Black Trailblazers Who Paved The Way For Us All

In a new campaign called "Black Enterprise Trailblazers" sponsored by Wal-Mart we take a look at the black trailblazers who paved the way

Read up on many of the men and women who paved the way for this…

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Will You Add a Smartwatch to Your Tech Wishlist?

The year of the smartwatch is upon us

Reports have surfaced that Microsoft is joining Apple, Samsung and LG in the development of…

By Janel Martinez

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5 Reasons Taking Career Advice Too Literally Could Ruin You

How to develop discernment for words of wisdom to keep or toss

Advice comes a dime a dozen—and some of it is tried and true—but you have…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beyonce Lends Her Voice to Help Goodwill Promote Career & Job Opportunities

Beyonce Lends Her Voice to Help Goodwill Promote Job Opportunities

Beyonce will support Goodwill with donation drives at her concerts

Superstar singer Beyonce partners with Goodwill to raise funds and awareness to sponsor training and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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International Speedway Corp. Appoints New Advertising and Marketing Leaders to Board

Larry D. Woodard and Sonia Maria Green join motorsports powerhouse

Larry D. Woodard and Sonia Maria Green are latest leaders of color to be appointed…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reebok Drops Rapper Rick Ross Over Lyrics

Reebok released a statement Thursday afternoon

The gossip news site TMZ is reporting that Reebok has parted ways with the rapper…

By Darren Sands

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B Corporations, An Alternative for Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs

How startups can raise money for socially beneficial purposes while making little to no profit.

If you are considering a B-Corp, here is what you need to know to take…

By Ricardo Bernard

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Has Social Media Caused You to Cut Friendships Short?

Twitter beefs, Facebook foes and IG trolls, social climate is breeding tension between friends

A recent online survey conducted by corporate training firm VitalSmarts shows nearly 20% of people…

By Janel Martinez

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Going Global: How Young Professionals Can Build Foundation for International Career

This strategy can ensure you get a great start in spreading your wings abroad

A young leader shares real-life success tips on building your professional brand and taking it…

By James Walker

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Blerdology closed out Newark Tech Week with #BlackHack NWK (Image: Blerdology)

Brick City Entrepreneurs Hack It Out At #BlackHack NWK

Blerdology holds hackathon at close of Newark Tech Week

Rutgers Business School juniors Christopher Arthur and Christopher Akparanta won #BlackHack NWK hackathon for CampusBord,…

By Janel Martinez

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McDonald’s to Hire 6000 Workers on National Hiring Day

McDonald’s to Hire 6000 Workers on National Hiring Day

National Hiring Event looks to be the biggest event yet

McDonald’s Canada is looking to take advantage of the soft labor market in Canada

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Owners Sick of Unfair Corporate Tax Loopholes

Small Business Owners Tired of Unfair Corporate Tax Loopholes

Small business owners want to close corporate tax loopholes

Small business owners want tax reform, especially for often abused corporate tax loopholes

By C. Daniel Baker

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College to Career: 5 Steps to an Easy Transition

Strategy for maximizing valuable post-grad career building

This strategy will ensure you don’t waste valuable time and resources post graduation.

By Antoine Moss

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Universal Music Group Strikes Global Partnership With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation & Universal Music Group Strike a Global Partnership

Roc Nation's roster includes Rihanna, Shakira, Rita Ora, Calvin Hariss and deadmau5.

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company and Universal Music Group have entered into a huge global…

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3 Valuable Reasons Soft Skills Can Trump Experience

Just having done the work just isn't always enough

Sometimes it’s not just about doing the work. You must come to the table with…

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Fast food workers strike at dozens of food chains

Does a McDonald’s Cashier Job Require a College Degree?

Job posting raised questions regarding the US Job Market

When a story about McDonalds requiring a college diploma for cashier jobs went viral, many…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Kalikie Co-founders, Bruce Hopkins and Tirrell Payton, wanted to create a text-to-speech platform that kept users engaged.

Tech Startup of the Week: Kaliki App In-Car Integration Allows Commuters to Listen and Drive

Founders Bruce Hopkins and Tirrell Payton are bringing on-demand content to road warriors

Kaliki Audio Newsstand partners with media publishers to convert their print and digital media into…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Rachel Roy Launches Digital Magazine And Video Series

Rachel Roy Launches Digital Magazine & Video Series For Female Entrepreneurs

Underscores Rachel's commitment to connecting women online

Rachel Roy, designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mother, designs to inspire women to feel smart, confident…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Triumph or (Facebook) Fail: Will You Use Facebook’s App-Meets-OS Creation?

The 9 year-old platform has dominated the social landscape, and coming for a space in the smartphone/operating system game

SoundOff: What do you think of Facebook Home, an app-meets-operating system that allows users to…

By Janel Martinez

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Still Profitable, Chipotle Could Be Losing Its ‘Cool’ Factor

Goldman Sachs expresses doubt about Chipotle Mexican Grill's future

Is Chipotle’s a good problem to have?

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House Rule 506 and Crowdfunding

How to Follow Rule 506 When Crowdfunding Your Small Business

How a change in government regulation affects crowdfunding

When President Obama signed the JOBS Act, new laws affecting the ability to raise money…

By Ricardo Bernard

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PR Power Woman Talks Hard-Knock Start and the Power of Purpose

Elvira Guzman's tips on professional branding and overcoming obstacles

Spending her teen years with parents incarcerated, Elvira Guzman was able to overcome and find…

By Janell Hazelwood

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SCORE Small Business Video Contest

SCORE Launches a Small Business Success Podcast

SCORE adds a new resource for entrepreneurs

As many as 40% percent of Americans now listen to audio on digital devices, and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Stop Thieves From Digging Up The Identities of the Dead

How to guard your deceased loved one's identity from modern-day grave robbers.

Last year the identities of almost 2.5 million deceased American were used to fraudulently open…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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5 Financial Pitfalls the Underinsured Must Avoid

The already susceptible should be extra careful

Waste no time getting into these tips.

By Darren Sands

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#SoundOff: Is Technology Helping or Hurting Children’s Development?

Study shows 52% of kids have access to mobile devices at home

Is technology helping or hurting children’s development? BlackEnterprise.com wants to hear from you.

By Janel Martinez

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Black Fox News Contributor: “Poverty Can Feel A Little Comfortable”

Charles Payne criticizes U.S. assistance programs on Fox News' "Cavuto on Business."

Payne’s commentary echoes a political trend to stigmatize public assistance.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Regardless of Party Lines, Small Business Owners Support Immigration Reform

Poll shows regardless of party affiliation, owners want change

Small business owners want an overhaul of the current immigration system, says a new study

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

SBA and AARP Team up to Promote Entrepreneurship Among Older Individuals

63 percent of Americans plan to work during retirement.

One in four individuals ages 44 to 70 is interested in becoming an entrepreneur

By C. Daniel Baker

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4 Ways to Use Facebook’s ‘Reply’ Button to Boost Customer Service Experience

Maximize customer service with the social networking site's latest feature

BlackEnterprise.com has outlined four ways your company can use Facebook as a customer service tool.…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Staggering Number of College Graduates Working on Minimum Wage

Over 280,000 college graduates are working minimum wage jobs.

Nearly one in five American households are burdened with college debt.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Popeyes President: “Employees Want to Work Part-Time Because of Obamacare”

Ralph Bower believed employees would try to dodge Obamacare penalty.

Do you think this will actually happen?

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Ignoring Status Quo: 4 Young Professionals Dish On Finding Success

They followed their dreams and passions straight to the bank

While the idea of making your dreams a reality might seem scary, be inspired by…

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Seasoned exec-turned-entrepreneur Tracey Solomon is the co-founder of e-commerce shop Hoseanna (Image: Tracey Solomon)

Tech Startup of the Week: Tracey Solomon’s Hoseanna Is a (Working) Girl’s Best Friend

Subscription-based web service delivers essentials to women on the go

Tracey Solomon partnered with Katrina Carroll-Foster to create Hoseanna, an e-commerce company where women can…

By Janel Martinez

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Court Approves Sales Tax on Online Sellers

Court Approves Sales Tax on Online Sellers

Court says Tax law violates the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause.

NY State Court rules that online income generated via links can be taxed, opening the…

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Tech Evangelist Adria Richards Breaks Silence On Recent Controversy

Techie speaks on firestorm

Adria Richards releases statement surrounding recent controversy.

By Janel Martinez

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7 Tips for Creating a Social Media Policy

Must-haves for your brand’s policy

BlackEnterprise.com outlines what you should consider when creating your brand’s social media policy.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Political Savvy: 4 Top Power Players Under 40

Leaders making boss moves in Washington and beyond

These young leaders are making major boss moves in Washington and beyond.

By Courtney Connley

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Get Your Product On The Shelf and Into Major Retail Stores

Lefty's Spices CEO Walter Nash Jr., shares recipes for success on how his family got their barbecue sauce into Walmart, Costco's and other retail chains

Here is some great advice on how to get your product placed in your favorite…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Six Steps to Prepare for Venture Financing

How to avoid potential problems with venture capital funding

Establishing and maintaining good corporate hygiene will pay dividends as you negotiate your venture financing

By Ricardo Bernard

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Restaurant Uses Social Media on Patrons Who Blew Off Reservations

Restaurant posts names and telephone numbers of no-shows

Should restaurants be allowed to publicly shame customers who don’t show up for reservations?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Don't assume that you would have handled financial decisions any better than Dionne Warwick, who recently filed bankrutpcy, if you were in her shoes.

Dionne Warwick Files for Bankruptcy

The legend is more than $10 million in debt

Publicist says gross financial mismanagement during the 80s and 90s is the cause for her…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Major Tech Firms Refuse to Share Data About Workplace Diversity

Even Facebook doesn't want the public to know how pitiful their diversity numbers really are

Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others block access to their diversity numbers

By Makkada B. Selah

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One Year after Superstorm Sandy, Many Small Businesses Aren't Prepared for the Next Disaster

Study Finds Small Business Owners Hit Hard By Hurricane Sandy Outages

52% of small businesses experienced a loss of sales or revenue

Small business owners were hit particularly hard by Hurricane Sandy, a new study reveals just…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Google Glass Will Use Built-In Trackpad

The mystery surrounding Google glasses is finally starting to dissipate. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom wore the high-tech specs on his Current TV show. During the interview, you can hear Google co-founder Sergey Brin warning Newsom “don’t touch the pad on the side.” (Click here to watch the video.)

Lawmakers to Pump Brakes on Drivers Sporting Google Glass

Bill introduced that would extend texting-while-driving law

In an effort to keep all drivers safe behind the wheel, West Virginia Legislature Republican…

By Janel Martinez

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Pros and Cons of Going from “Yes, Boss” to Being the Boss

From employee to self-employed, here are tips to transition smoothly

Going from being an employee to being self-employed can be challenging. Here are a few…

By Courtney Connley

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Do You Know Where Your Money is Going?

Budgeting is still the No. 1 defense against careless spending

How can a budget tell you where your money’s going?

By Jennifer Streaks

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The Changing Faces of Hip-Hop Legend Lil Kim

Do you like the new Lil Kim or the old Lil Kim?

Such drastic changes…

By Amber McKynzie

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Bill Gates Offers Entrepreneurs $100,000 to Develop a Better Condom

Bill Gates Offers Entrepreneurs $100,000 to Develop a Better Condom

Contest offers up to $1 Million in funding for new condom design

As part of their effort to stop global AIDS, Bill & Melinda Gates are offering…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Bill Cosby Threatens to Sue ‘CosbySweaters.com’

Actor Bill Cosby has trademarked his connection to colorful sweaters

The ‘Cos’ tells an online company to cease-and-desist

By Makkada B. Selah

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Hollywood’s Five Most Publicized Custody Battles

From Dwayne Wade to Usher, Black Enterprise looks at Hollywood's most public custody wars.

Black Enterprise takes a look at Hollywood’s most recent custody wars.

By Amber McKynzie

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4 Tools to Help You Become a Savvy Social Listener

Enhance your social media listening

BlackEnterprise.com provides you with the top tools to help you become a savvy social listener.…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Success After 40: 5 Tips for Career Transitioning

It's never too late to revamp, recharge or even restart your career

It’s never too late to revive and recharge your career. Take it to the next…

By Courtney Connley

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6 Things Debt Collectors Can and Can’t Do

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau includes debt-collection guidelines in annual report.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its annual report outlining how it has worked to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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4 Unique Side Hustles That Bring in Big Bucks

Out-of-the-box money-makers to pursue after five

These out-of-the-box money-makers can be done without reeking havoc on your day job.

By Courtney Connley

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Tech Startup of the Week: Lauren Maillian Bias’ Gen Y Capital Partners Provides Invaluable Opportunities

The Gen Y Capital Partners co-founder shares the do's and don'ts for investing in tech

Lauren Maillian Bias, co-founder of Gen Y Capital Partners, is Black Enterprise’s Tech Startup of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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How the Name ‘Heavenly’ Helped This Woman Build a Dentistry Empire

Sometimes your name can be the key to success

“Dr. Heavenly has become a brand — Heavenly Dental Associates,” said Dr. Heavenly Kimes

By Tomika Anderson

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The Green Goldmine of the Legal Marijuana Industry

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Set to Open in Washington D.C.

Dispensaries have been waiting on government approval since 1998

As the nations war on marijuana continues to decline, D.C. becomes the next area to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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New iOS App Allows Users to Tap Their Inner Hater

“Hater” app allows users to hate from the palm of their hand

The Hater app, which launched at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Startup Village, is…

By Janel Martinez

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Celeb Status: 5 Winning Ways to Connect with VIPs and Celebrities

Use this strategy to make power connections in your industry

It can seem intimidating approaching who’s who of your industry. Use this strategy to make…

By Antoine Moss

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You Get Paid to Do What? 5 Unique Jobs for Creative Types

These out-of-the-box careers are perfect options

If you’re a creative job candidate or don’t fit into a mold, no worries. These…

By Courtney Connley

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Majority Of Business Owners Hesitant To Visit Healthcare Exchanges

Will Obamacare Force You to Disclose Your Weight to Your Boss?

CVS and other firms are asking employees to take company physical or face a penalty

One of the country’s largest pharmacy chains is asking its workers to find out how…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Truth About Emergency Savings Funds

Tips for saving on any budget

All budgets are not created equal. Here are practical tips for saving in the real…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Real-World Influence 

The new algorithm is making social networking prowess less of a big deal. In addition to factoring in your actions on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other networks already included, Klout now uses information from Wikipedia.

“We had to figure out how to balance the real-world influence with the online influence,” said Klout founder and CEO Joe Fernandez. “We still lean more toward the online influence but now your real-world influence is coming more and more into play.”

Read more at Mashable…

How to Reinvent Your Brand With Social Media

Consider the methods used by these five entrepreneurs

BlackEnterprise.com highlights tips to reinventing your brand via social media.

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ADD ALL YOUR SOCIAL PROFILES, ESPECIALLY FACEBOOK 

Everyone has a Klout score automatically generated from Twitter, which serves as the primary account. Up to 12 social media profiles can be linked to your account, with at least 6 more being added in the near future. Including more profiles creates a clearer picture of your brand’s total social impact, especially if your strongest platform is not Twitter. 

Tip: Adding Facebook significantly improves your score, more than adding other platforms.

Are Twitter-Style Hashtags On Facebook A Savvy Move?

Take our poll on Facebook’s possible new addition

Facebook is reportedly considering incorporating one of Twitter’s signature markers, the hashtag, into its platform.…

By Janel Martinez

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Natural Knack: 5 Successful Celebs With No Formal Training

Savvy professionals who advanced by experience and hard work

These savvy professionals found success in their field by experience, not years of classroom education.

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NBA Legend Working as a Crossing Guard Now, For Healthcare Insurance

Dantley pulls morning and afternoon shifts

Adrian Dantley went from point guard to crossing guard

By Makkada B. Selah

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EY seeks exceptional women entrepreneurs for its 2014 Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program

Boss Moves: How Women Can Leverage Global Opportunities

Black Enterprise Twitter chat reflects high growth potential for women of color

Survey says women see more advancement overseas. Check out what global power women and Black…

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5 Smart Money Moves to Make Right Now

Use this time to get your financial goals back on track

It pays to get work smarter in this economic climate.

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3 Ways to Empower Yourself Outside the Office

Author and clinical therapist Terrie Williams shares three tips on professional and personal empowerment.

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Pam Grier to be Honored at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Pam Grier to be honored with the Legacy Award at Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of…

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