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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.’

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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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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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.

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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 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…

By Janel Martinez

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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.

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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…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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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.

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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?

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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…

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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.

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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.

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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?

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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?

By Darren Sands

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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?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

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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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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

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

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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

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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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Power Women of the Diaspora: British Social Entrepreneur Champions Change

British businesswoman talks career triumphs, advocacy

Barbara Kasumu, a British social entrepreneur and co-founder of Elevation Networks talks career triumphs, challenges…

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Employee From Hell: 7 Signs It’s Not Them … It’s You

Steer clear of habits that will tarnish your professional rep

Take a look at managers’ least favorite professional qualities and how you can steer clear…

By Courtney Connley

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Battle of the Bulge: Spanx Hit With Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Spanx, the billion dollar shapewear company, has quickly rose to the top of their market.

A war is heating up in the shapewear market. Yummie Tummie is taking Spanx to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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History! Black Owned Real Estate Firm Purchases NYC Building for $160 Million

Peebles Corp. to acquire iconic office building in downtown Manhattan

Transaction marks the first time an African American owned company has acquired a major commercial…

By Alan Hughes

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Black Girls Code and MOJO MediaWorks Host SXSW Workshop to Teach Girls to Code, Create Mobile Media

Award-winning African-American women in tech partner to host iPod Film School & Web Design Workshop for Black girls at SXSW 2013

Kimberly Bryant, founder and CEO of Black Girls Code, and Allissa Richardson of MOJO MediaWorks…

By Janel Martinez

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Michelle Obama calls on Business Leaders to Hire Veterans

Michelle Obama Calls on Business Leaders to Hire More Veterans

Statistically, unemployment is nearly two points higher for veterans than the national average

Mrs. Obama’s “Joining Forces” campaign has led businesses to hire or train more than 125,000…

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Ford’s Award-Winning Diversity Program Exceeds Minority-Owned Business Spending Goals

Ford’s Diversity Program Exceeds Minority-Owned Business Spending Goals

Ford purchased $5.7 billion in goods and services from minority-owned businesses in 2012

Every year Ford aims to source at least 10 percent of U.S. purchases from minority,and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Kandi Burruss of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Is Suing Co-Star

Former friends disagree over hit reality TV show song

RHOA battle in court over song rights.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Over the course of his career, Chef Roble has positioned himself as a serial entrepreneur.

From Roblé Ali, Tasty Dishes to Wear

#FoodPorn clothing line is a savvy merge of interests, business acumen

Chef Roblé, is at it again.

By Ashley R. Harris

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McDonald's To Give Away More Than A Million McMuffins, & Launch New Sandwich

McDonald’s to Give Away More Than a Million McMuffins, and Launch New Sandwich

Brand goes on the offensive to fight negative PR in China

After the brand’s sales slipped last month, McDonald’s launches two new promotions here and overseas

By C. Daniel Baker

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Dr. Sampson Davis Discusses New Book ‘Living and Dying in Brick City”

The story of how one man went from surviving Newark's streets to teaching those in his community to survive by leading healthy lives

Sure, he’s a doctor and an award-winning author now but Davis’ childhood was riddled with…

By Tomika Anderson

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RIAA’s Top Selling Black Artists of All Time

Are you surprised by anyone on this list?

The top 5 black selling artists of all-time, according to the Recording Industry Association of…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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5 Social Media Pitfalls Brands Need to Avoid

Avoid these social media offenses

BlackEnterprise.com highlights five tricks of the trade to help you steer clear of common social…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Be A Marriage Planner, Not A Wedding Planner

In far too many cases, the only time couples engage in financial planning as a team (if ever) is to finance their wedding and honeymoon.

Are you about to put a ring on it? Now is as good a time…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Telecommuting Increasingly Popular With Most Companies Despite Yahoo Ban

80% of companies surveyed expressed a favorable view of telecommuting.

Despite the comments of Yahoo and a policy change at Best Buy, many companies still…

By C. Daniel Baker

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3 Budget-Friendly Domestic Spring Travel Destinations

If you save in the spring, you'll have more to work with for the busy summer travel season

These places are worth it if you’re on a budget.

By Darren Sands

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Top 5 ‘American Idol’ Women Set to Make History

One of these songstresses could break the all-male winning streak

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s take a look at the groundbreaking ‘American Idol’…

By Janell Hazelwood

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LeVar Burton Brings ‘Reading Rainbow’ Brand Into 21st-Century

Actor talks iPad app, entrepreneurship and education

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Burton for an exclusive interview at South by Southwest (SXSW) to…

By Mary Pryor

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Eileen Fisher Empowers Women Entrepreneurs With $12,500 Grants

After launching her clothing line with only $350 in savings, the designer gives back.

After experiencing the rigors of entrepreneurial-ship herself, a designer helps the next generation get started

By C. Daniel Baker

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Don’t Drink and Drive: How a DUI Can Cost You

Besides being just a generally bad idea, it's quite costly

Every day, 27 people die from accident related to drunk driving. That’s according to Mothers…

By Ashley R. Harris

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We Fall Down & We Get Up: 5 Celebrities Who Succeeded Despite Rejection

Be inspired by their stories to make boss moves of your own

These celebs’ journeys prove that major success doesn’t happen without failure and bumps in the…

By Courtney Connley

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SXSW panelists on “Cultivating the New Minority Entrepreneur” discuss the changing Gen Y minority entrepreneurship paradigm (Image: Mike Street)

Developing the ‘New Minority Entrepreneur’

SXSW panel examines what it takes to support minorities in entrepreneurship

The “Cultivating the New Minority Entrepreneur” panelists at South by Southwest (SXSW) discussed the changing…

By Mary Pryor

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Mindless Behavior: Behind the Business of America’s Hottest Boy Band

A tried and true business model goes next-level with Prodigy, Ray Ray, Roc Royal and Princeton

The business of Mindless Behavior isn’t exactly ‘mindless’ at all.

By Darren Sands

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5 Money-Saving Skincare Tips For Your Budget

Smart spending and planning can help your skin rebound, our expert says

Being smart about your skincare doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.

By Dr. Michelle Henry

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A 21-Year Look at Halle Berry’s Most Intriuging Roles

Black Enterprise looks back at some of Halle Berry's most intriguing film roles.

From Boomerang to B.A.P.S., Black Enterprise takes you down memory lane with some of Halle…

By Amber McKynzie

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Panelists (l-r) Franchesca Ramsey, Lovette Ajayi, and Allison Peters pose with moderator Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D at 'Scandal: How Television's Hottest Show Is Fueled by Social Media' (Image: Mike Street)

The ‘Scandal’ Influence: How Social TV and Engagement Can Drive Audience Viewership

Panelists discuss how 'Scandal' has become the social show of the season

Kerry Washington and the dynamic cast of ABC’s Scandal have taken over Thursday nights on…

By Mary Pryor

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Economy Jobless Claims

A To-Do List for the Long-Term Unemployed

Making sure those looking for employment for a year or more stay on course

Simply looking for a job no longer cuts it in today’s market.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker drops into South by Southwest for one-on-one conversation with Time.com Assistant Managing Editor Steven James Snyder (Image: Mike Street)

‘Social Mayor’ Cory Booker Talks Waywire, Civic Engagement and the Power of Twitter at SXSW

The Newark mayor ventures to SXSW for one-on-one conversation

“Cory Booker: The New Media Politician” on Sunday, discussing his social media site Waywire and…

By Mike Street

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5 Tips to Surviving SXSW

How to roll in Austin

BlackEnterprise.com SXSW correspondent Mary Pryor gives her tips to surviving the festivals in Austin.

By Mary Pryor

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Get Into This: Out-of-the-Box Resumes and When to Use Them

Unique job-seeking tactics and when to keep it simple

Here’s how to leverage unique job-seeking tactics and when to just keep it simple.

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Manage the Investor Relationship

Entrepreneurs, see how to have a mutually beneficial relationship with your investor

BlackEnterprise.com outlines 5 tips to managing the investor relationship.

By Mary Pryor

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How to Code: SXSW Interactive Panelists Provide Tips to Achieve Coding Dreams

Best tips straight from “The Learn to Code Movement” panel

SXSW Interactive panelists give provide tips to achieve coding dreams.

By Mary Pryor

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U.S. Unemployment Hits Four-Year Low, But Black Unemployment Remains Same

U.S. economy adds 236,000 jobs in February.

The black unemployment rate remained at 13.8 percent.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Job Seekers Increasingly Test Positive For Marijuana, Other Drugs

Job Seekers Increasingly Test Positive For Marijuana, Other Drugs

Labs finding more potential candidates using drugs since 2007

Most job seeks are taking a lax view of drug use, leading experts to wonder…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lending Money in Relationships: A Toolkit

Is lending money to your significant other a smart idea?

It can be very uncomfortable trying to decide whether lending money to someone you’re in…

By Kenny Pugh

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Tech Startup of the Week: Black Girls Code Puts the T Back in STEM

Founder Kimberly Bryant has helped more than 800 girls (and a few boys) develop a marketable skill

Black Enterprise’s Tech Startup of the Week is Kimberly Bryant’s Black Girls Code. Bryant has…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Brand You: 5 Winning Ways to Sell Yourself

These tips will help you stand out from the pack

Try these tips to market yourself in the job market.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: Office Edge with Leather

Whether it's an accent or main attraction, here's how to work it into your wardrobe

Contrary to the old-school taboo, you can work leather in the office without looking tough…

By Janell Hazelwood

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States Cut Spending, and Tuition at Public Universities Rise

Costs are skyrocketing at the state level

Students are left in a serious quandary as states slash budgets to make room for…

By Ashley R. Harris

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6 TweetDeck Alternatives

With the social media dashboard dead, these other options help you socialize with ease

Popular social media platform TweetDeck is shifting gears, killing off its older mobile offerings like…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Managament Material: 5 Habits Keeping You From Your Promotion

Turn these around so you can truly win in the workplace

So you want to be promoted to call the shots and be the boss. Well,…

By Courtney Connley

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The 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival, widely-known as a hub where ground-breaking technology, music, and independent film intersect, has come to a close. Both SXSW newbies and seasoned festival attendees descended upon Austin, Texas last week to get their interactive and multimedia fix, soaking up the latest trends and getting a sneak peek at some of the newest tech, music and film offerings. Staying true to our editorial mission to showcase entrepreneurs and technology experts of color, BlackEnterprise.com presents Faces of SXSW, a photo gallery highlighting tech enthusiasts and innovators who attended the annual gathering.

#BESXSW: Follow Black Enterprise at South by Southwest

Black Enterprise is among the festival-goers, reporting on the latest tech trends

Follow Black Enterprise as we bring you all the action live from Austin.

By Mike Street

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Walmart.com To Sell Products From Small, Women-Owned Businesses

Walmart.com Highlights Products from Small, Women-Owned Businesses

Worlds largest retailer focuses on products from women owned businesses

A day before International Women’s Day, Walmart announces their new initiative “Empowering Women Together.”

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Brown Thrasher Effect: 6 Leadership Styles And How to Work Them

Diversifying your management strategy can lead to winning results

Successful leaders and managers often combine styles of leadership to maximize talents of teams. Here’s…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Susan L. Taylor Talks Mentorship and Passing on a Legacy via CARES

Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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