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6 Things to do Before Starting Your Own Business

Gaining valuable experience could help ensure success down the road

“You need to know what your goals are and also make sure to be financially…

By Alan Hughes

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4 Reality Checks For Entrepreneurs With “Can’t-Miss” Business Ideas

Try to get out of your own way every once in a while

A venture cannot survive on faith and passion alone

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SOCIALgrlz Launches Campaign to Fund First Mobile App for African-American Girls

Founder Marissa Jennings provides digital content platform for girls ages 13-17

SOCIALgrlz founder and FOCUS 100 fellow Marissa Jennings launches crowdfunding campaign for first mobile app…

By Janel Martinez

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How to Get More Out of Small Business Saturday

67% of small businesses will offer discounts on November 30

Small Business Saturday has become an important fixture on the calendar

By C. Daniel Baker

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Luxury Cosmetics Founder Raises Funds For The ‘Ultimate Cosmetic Experience’

The Lip Bar's luxury cosmetic bar caters to their consumer’s individuality through highly pigmented and responsibly made products.

Who says beauty and brains don’t mix?
For 27-year-old Melissa Butler, her path to the beauty…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Power OOTD: A Touch of Class in Thigh-High Boots

This trend can be pulled off at work without being risque

These high-high boots are not for street-walkers, but for power women who push the fashion…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Chrysler Group Hosts Michigan Matchmaking Event to Cultivate Growth in Small Businesses

More than 2,500 applications were submitted for participation by Michigan businesses

Chrysler Group opened its doors to host an event matching its own business needs and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Global Innovators to be Honored at African Diaspora Awards in New York City

Honorees and international leaders will gather to highlight excellence in industries

Applause Africa will honor global leaders in philanthropy, media, entertainment and technology at African Diaspora…

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For too long women have been forced to figure out how to survive on their own. I wrote my book, SKIRTS in the Boardroom to equip women with the tools necessary to chart their own course. S.K.I.R.T.S. is actually an acronym that represents the characteristics that today’s woman must have to thrive in the boardroom, which ultimately represents any place of power that is male-dominated---a place where decisions are made and where you have a chance to show what you're made of. While it may change at different stages of your life, the boardroom is your playing field. It's also a place where the good ‘ole boys' network has, and continues to, flourish. It is time for the ladies to take their seats in the executive suite.   So how do you position yourself to thrive in and out of the boardroom?  Here seven savvy qualities that today’s S.K.I.R.T.S. must possess to go to the next level. (Pay attention, fellas---you can learn some fabulous tips, too!)---Marshawn Evans

How to Save Money When Starting a Business

Advice for holding on to your cash during the start-up phase

Get started on the right foot during the early stages of your new business

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Savannah Brinson James is making her mark in business in one of the emerging markets: fresh juice.

Queen James: LeBron’s Wife to Open Juice Bar in Miami

Juice is all the rage

Savannah wanted to get into business too

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Productivity Faux Pas? 3 Smart Reasons Being a Late Sleeper Is Not Such a Bad Thing

It's quite fine if you'd rather get your best work done well after the crack of dawn

True early risers see productivity benefits, but here are 3 reasons night owls—and late sleepers—…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women Interactive Founders Look to Fix Tech Industry’s Gender Issue

Brains behind Women Interactive Creative Technology Conference on filling tech pipeline with women of color

The founding curators of Women Interactive Creative Technology Festival, Sabrina Harvey and Ashia Sims, spoke…

By Janel Martinez

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US Senate Passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act Nearly 20 Years Later

Without ENDA, African American LGBT workers face double, triple discrimination

The passage of the act was supported on both sides

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How This Haitian American Entrepreneur is Rebuilding Haiti

Engineer Harold R. Charles is among a handful of U.S. government Haitian-American ‘prime’ construction grantees in Haiti

It was in 2009 that Harold R. Charles secured his first construction contract in his…

By Cleve Mesidor

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Will Consumers Buy Local this Holiday Season?

Small Business Saturday organizers hope to give a boost to independent retailers

American Express is again undertaking its Small Business Saturday initiative

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prepares to Crack Down on Debt Collectors

New rules may be on the horizon

The CFPB complaint database has more than 155,000 complaints on several financial consumer issues

By Sheiresa Ngo

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3 Career Lessons From the Best Resume I’ve Ever Seen

This CV incorporates elements of innovation and ingenuity

Robby Leonardi’s interactive resume has become viral. See how you can be inspired to rev…

By Janell Hazelwood

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E-40 Launches New Wine Collection, Earl Stevens Selections

E-40 gives BlackEnterprise.com the exclusive on his newly launched wine collection, Earl Stevens Selections

From music to movies, E-40′s done it all, but now the Bay Area vet is…

By Amber McKynzie

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In spot for the new Samsung Galaxy Family, LeBron and wife Savannah view pictures from their recent honeymoon.

In New Ads, LeBron’s Image is Smoothed Out on the R&B Tip

He's labeled a winner now. And that's why LeBron James's brand is outfitted in the music of the people

With two championships in tow, advertisers want you to know it’s OK to feel good…

By Darren Sands

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The Fight Against ‘Racial Profiling’ and ‘Shopping While Black’ Continues

The line between “the suspect is a black male” and “black males are suspect” remains dangerously thin.

The line between “the suspect is a black male” and “black males are suspect” remains…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Gladiators in Action: 5 Ways to Avoid Scandal in Your Career

Take a cue from Olivia Pope's team of fixers to avoid professional travesties

Scandal’s popular gladiators can teach us all a thing or two about avoiding scandals in…

By Antoine Moss

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Looking for a Posh Weekend Retreat in the Poconos?

Mount Airy Casino Resort is the only four-diamond casino resort in the Pocono Mountains

A weekend getaway is a short trip away

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5 Financial Questions You Must Ask Before Saying “I do”

Get the full picture before merging finances

Discuss the topic of money prior to saying “I do” in order to get a…

By Kenny Pugh

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Rainbow PUSH Calls for More Black Auto Dealers, Suppliers

Rainbow PUSH Coalition leaders Wednesday urged automakers to add more African-American automotive dealers and African-American suppliers

The push is on for more automotive companies to make diversity a priority

By C. Daniel Baker

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Cool Jobs: Former Marketing Executive Launches the Ultimate Beauty Arsenal

Entrepreneur took experience working with moguls like Russell Simmons to thrive in self-employment

Founder and CEO of COCOTIQUE talks transiting from marketing career into beauty industry entrepreneur.

By Kimberly Wilson

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Black Web 2.0 Relaunches As B20, New Layout and Groundbreaking Content

Pioneering site is still committed to sharing stories of blacks in technology

Six years since Black Web 2.0 hit the web, Benton announced its relaunch as B20,…

By Janel Martinez

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Los Cabos: A Unique Perspective of Exotic Living

You can explore your wild side in Cabo San Lucas, but you can also retreat to San Jose del Cabo, a beachside oasis with colonial charm

For those unknowing, Los Cabos has an impeccable reputation

By Kimberly Wilson

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Best Times to Buy Holiday Gifts [Infographic]

Learn when to make purchases so you can save more of your cash

This handy infographic from Savings.com lists the best times to purchase your holiday gifts

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Royal Advice From The Queen of QVC

Inventor and ABC Shark Tank co-star Lori Greiner discusses getting products sold on television

Lori Greiner has advice for minority businesses and entrepreneurs

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NBA Players Less Likely to Come From Poor Backgrounds, Study Says

Middle-class, two-parent homes produce more players in today's league

Does one’s background factor into athletic success?

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Small Business Conference for LGBT Communities Resumes After Government Shutdown

The SBA’s economic empowerment tour heads to New York

LGBT conference is on its way to the world’s greatest city

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7 Deadly Sins of Business Growth

Here's how to stay away from a business funeral

There are several underlying issues that make growing your company completely different from everything else…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Top 10 Franchises You Can Run From Home

From Jazzercise to handyman services, there are hundreds of home based business concepts out there to explore

Which one of these would you like to try?

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Grammy Nominated Artist Carolyn Malachi On the Power of Social and Her Blerd Appeal

Singer, songwriter and producer strikes chord with many blerds

During downtime on her recent tour, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the Queen of Blerd Music…

By Janel Martinez

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Financial Planning Tips for New Entrepreneurs

So you want to be a boss? Make sure your finances are in order first

After years of running the proverbial rat race, you’re thinking of starting a business

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Top Expert Tips on How to Save With Coupons

Savings and coupon advice from money expert Sami Cone

You’ll never know how much you can save until you realize how much you’re spending

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Career Servant: 3 Steps to Standing Out via Service

Volunteering not only serves organization, but your professional bottom line

You can maximize your career success options by simply doing good deeds on a daily…

By Antoine Moss

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Wealth Builder Spotlight: The Inspirational Story of Kanyessa McMahon

Learn how this young boss is growing her money through entrepreneurship

After a frustrating four-month stint at a video production company, she acted on her entrepreneurial…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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ABC Shark Tank’s Chef Big Shake Goes Up Against Major Brands With Crowdfunding

Shawn Davis launches his Shrimp Burger Revolution Tour

Big Shake is the originator of the original shrimp burger

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Recognizing and Managing the 5 Stages of Small Business Growth

Here's how to know whether your business is growing or not

Understanding the stages of small business growth and inherent problems can help you assess where…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Survey Details Workers’ Most Ridiculous Excuses for Missing Work

More than 30% of workers call out sick when they aren't

New survey finds that more than 30 percent of workers called out sick when they…

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African Diaspora Awards to Kick Off with UN Ambassadorial Tour for Young Professionals

Tour will facilitate networking and career development

To kick off the African Diaspora Awards, Applause Africa is hosting the ADA Ambassadorial Tour…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hurricane Sandy Anniversary: A Primer on Catastrophe Tax Deduction

Know what you're entitled to in the event of a disaster

If another major disaster were to strike, help may be available

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Title III of The JOBS Act Passes: A Major Win for Minority Businesses

The shift in securities laws will make it easier to access capital for startups

With Title III in place, investors don’t have to have $1 million net worth in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Personality Compatibility: Take note of substantive interactions with your potential mentor. As with any long-term relationship, it's important to make sure your personalities complement each other. Be aware of communication habits, goals and mindset on pursuit of goals. Also, some mentors have personal qualities that one aspires to. If that's the case for you, be sure to choose someone who has positive personality traits you would like to strengthen.

6 Tips for Making Mentorships Work

Mentorship needs commitment from both sides

Here is some advice

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Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate Dips to 4.13%

Rates drop the lowest level in four months

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows the average rates on fixed mortgages in the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Google Helps Consumers Prepare for Digital Afterlife

New feature helps you plan for the future

Users of Google can entrust account information to family or friends or have the account…

By Alanna Hunter

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How to Make Your Name a Rockstar Brand Like Martha Stewart’s

Can your name become as big as Martha's?

Can our names become rockstar brands like Martha’s, too?

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If you are considering offering a retirement plan for your employees, doing so before the end of the year could provide tax benefits.  Your business might be eligible for a $500 tax credit for the first three years of your plan to help defray setup costs. In addition, any employer contributions to employee plans enjoy tax deductions, and a business owner can realize personal tax savings by contributing to a plan.

5 Must-Haves to Get Your Retirement Plan Started

Financial planner offers tips to help get you on the right track

Financial planner offers tips to help get you on the right track

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Set Yourself up for Financial Success [Infographic]

MetLife provides money management tips for young adults

Paying careful attention to your finances is the key to achieving financial freedom

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Terry Crews Gives Fans Workout Tips to Use

Knowing the importance of staying fit and eating healthy, Terry Crews tells BE readers how he's kept his six pack for so many years.

Terry Crews shares the workout routine that continues landing him the Blockbuster roles.

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One-on-One Exclusive: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Talks Business Development

Agriculture and energy key emerging areas for business investors

BlackEnterprise.com’s exclusive one-on-one interview with Nigeria’s President Jonathan Goodluck on business development and investment opportunities.

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Properly Assess and Compete With Your Competition

Watch Derrick Webster Talk Pricing for Your Business at Small Business University

If you want to grow your business, visit Derrick and earn points towards prizes by answering questions about his presentations

Join us for week 3 of Small Business University

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Boardwalk Empire’s Dr. Narcisse: 3 Career Lessons on Influence and Power

Show's villian can teach a thing or two about boosting the boss moves---barring murder and mischief

Dr. Narcisse of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” can teach a thing or two about boosting the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Retiring on Time is No Longer Realistic for Many Americans

An increasing number of workers will remain in the workforce longer than anticipated

If you’ve come to the realization that you won’t be able to fully retire when…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Africa-America Institute CEO Talks Authoritative Confidence for Women Leaders

Amini Kajunju gives her strategy for global leadership achievement

Africa-America Institute CEO Amini Kajunju shares her insights on strategic career building for prospective women…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Watch Ramon Ray Teach You Internet Marketing at Small Business University

The tech expert educates our audience

Join us for week 2 of Small Business University

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Watch Melinda Emerson Educate You on Essentials for Your Business at Small Business University

Earn points and possibly win prizes for answering questions about these presentations you viewed

Enjoy Melinda’s informative lessons

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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From Diddy Dreams to Transforming Teens: Pervis Taylor III’s Story

Pervis pursued his dreams diligently and gained a scholarship to attend the University of Miami as a Marketing major and Music Business minor

He may not be P. Diddy, but he’s making his own impact in a major…

By Mia N. Hall

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Cool Jobs: Twin Educators Talk Balancing Career and Passion for the Business of Art

Sharon and Karen Mackey prove that anyone can re-pave and reinvent professional paths

Sharon Mackey and Karen Mackey, founders, Mackey Twins Art Gallery (Image: Mackey Twins Art Gallery)
We…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Engagement Ring: A Gift from the Heart or Jewel for the Ego?

Focus less on the ring and more on the relationship

Why would a woman contribute toward the purchase of an engagement ring meant to be…

By Kenny Pugh

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Job-Seeking Deal Breakers: Top Talent and Hiring Managers Weigh In

New study reflects turn offs for both companies and job candidates

In a new CareerBuilder survey, job seekers and hiring managers weigh in on deal breakers,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How We Manage Money in the U.S. [Infographic]

A snapshot of how people in the United States approach finances

Get a peek into how people in the United States approach household finances, budget preparation,…

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Chances Are, You Won’t Be Able to Afford College

The high cost of a higher education might stop some from achieving their dreams

Student loan debt is surpassing $1 trillion in national debt as well as mortgage and…

By Roy Paul

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Restaurants and wine brands showcased their dishes and wares in an atmosphere that advocated for minority entrepreneurship and global boss moves, including, Bed Vyne Wine, Buka, House of Mandela Wines, Jollof,  Katra, La Caye, Les  Ambassades, Le Souk Harem,  Madiba, Ponty Bistro, Queen of Sheba,  Shrine NYC and Toast 105.

New York’s First African Restaurant Week Kicks Off With Tasting Event

Top chefs and entrepreneurs showcase talents and wares among professionals

During African Restaurant Week in New York, diners can enjoy prix-fix three-course meals at several…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sources of Financial Advice You Can Afford

Don't let fear of the costs of hiring a financial planner stop you from getting the help you need to improve your financial situation.

Many of us know that we need financial advice from qualified professionals, but we often…

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Cool Jobs: Twin Artists Talk Synergy in Making a Living with a Brush

Jerry and Terry Lynn have unbreakable bond--whether separate or together

Twin artists Jerry and Terry Lynn talk professional synergy, choosing their calling and advice for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tech Startup of the Week: Pigeonly, Data Company Takes Flight with $1 Million Seed Investment

NewME alum and Pigeonly CEO provides platform that connects prison population and outside world

Frederick Hutson is the founder and CEO of Pigeonly, a data company that supports connections…

By Janel Martinez

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Boardroom to the Bush: Suit Up and Safari Through South Africa

Sun International is making it especially easy for business travelers heading to Johannesburg to see more than just the inside of a boardroom

Enjoy the adventure after working hard on your vacation

By Kimberly Wilson

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10th Annual National Small Business Federal Contracting Week

Government Shutdown is Hurting Black Contractors And Entrepreneurs

Minority owned firms are facing increased hardships and financial losses

As the shutdown drags on, it could hurt 20% of their business, according to a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How to Get the Best Deals on Fall Shopping

Tips from shopping expert Patrice J. Williams

Now that Fall is here, it’s time to pack away your pastels and break out…

By Jamarris Richardson-Mcfield

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High School Students Receive $1,000 Prize from Wells Fargo

Bank awards cash prizes to winners of their CollegeSTEPS® sweepstakes.

 

Wells Fargo is presenting $1,000 checks to 520 high school students who won …

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival Aims to Boost Local Economy

This year’s festival aims to host around 5,000 patrons per night, which will contribute significantly to the local economy in Dominica

According to reports, this year’s festival aims to host around 5,000 patrons per night

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What do Potential Employees Value Most in a Company?

Top Reasons Employees Leave Their Company

The reasons employees leave a company are more than just a paycheck

At the height of the recession, employees were more likely to stay put when they…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Digital Undivided Champions Diversity in Tech With FOCUS 100

Annual tech conference draws large crowd of women entrepreneurs and executives to Ogilvy Worldwide headquarters in New York City

Held at Ogilvy Worldwide headquarters in New York City, the three-day annual event (October 4-6),…

By Janel Martinez

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Martin Ekechukwu Pushed The Growth of His Tea Brand Into Retail Stores

Emerging entrepreneur is brewing an empire in the beverage industry

Experts have long touted tea as a healthier alternative to sugary drinks and even flavored…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Verizon Foundation Offers CUNY Student Entrepreneurs Prizes, Mentoring to Launch Business Ventures

Why Common Core is Vital to Your Business

Our global economic competitiveness depends on a well-educated workforce

Common Core State Standards – the set of internationally benchmarked goals for public school…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Africa-America Institute president and CEO Amini Kajunju is a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the first African ever to serve at the helm of the oldest nonprofit organization of its kind in the United States.

AAI Anniversary Awards Gala: Global Business Leaders Talk Bridging the Gap Between Africa and America

Global leaders gather at Africa-America Institute gala for a night of celebration and acknowledgment

On Sept. 25, global leaders gathered to celebrate the Africa-America Institute’s 60th anniversary, bridging the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 10 Free Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Use

Must-have tools for entrepreneurs

BlackEnterprise.com contributor Courtney McKenzie highlights 10 must-have productivity tools for every entrepreneur.

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HOW TO START AN EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM

Putting Patients in Charge of Their Health

New electronic health records system gives control to patients.

Obtaining a copy of your medical records can be a hassle.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Chef Ron Duprat Talks About His Involvement With Non-Profit ‘Fleur De Vie’

Duprat, who was born in Haiti, was once a contestant on Bravo's Top Chef

The foundation surpassed expectations for participation in their inaugural year

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Power OOTD: Return of the R-E-S-P-E-C-T Suit

Separates are great, but get into classic tailoring for a polished look that wins

Separates are great, but there’s nothing like a tailored suit to say, ‘I mean business,’…

By Shea Zephir

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Obama Administration Launches One-Stop-Shop Website to Educate Business Owners About the Affordable Care Act

Obama Administration Launches Website to Educate Business Owners About the Affordable Care Act

The site will act as a hub that connects employers to information on tax credits and other provisions of the law

As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, it’s important for the business community to …

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tax-Filing and Payment Extensions Expire Soon

Hurry before it's too late.

If you are among the more than 12 million taxpayers who requested a six-month extension…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Why Hospitals Taking Health Care Digital is Important

CEO Ryan Howard talks about the importance of electronic health records.

Many medical facilities are in the process of making the switch to electronic health records.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Social Media Week Lagos Comes to London

Success of first-ever Social Media Week Lagos sparked invite to capital city of England

SMW Lagos, produced by Dragon Africa and AFRIKA21, is back and heading to London, England…

By Janel Martinez

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Yogapreneur: Rolf Gates Blends Savvy with Compassion to Create Successful Yoga Brand

The teacher and author shares how yoga brought him peace, love and happiness

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Rolf Gates is the exemplar Yogapreneur. In addition to owning what was…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Saving on the fly is like not saving at all. The best savers are serious about financial planning.

Learn How to Plan More and Save More Money

Those who make a plan for their money save more cash.

Do you want to save more money? A recent survey shows that if you want…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Sprint Announces Mobile Health Accelerator Powered by Techstars

Based in Kansas City, Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator brings innovation to emerging tech hub

Sprint and Techstars have partnered to launch a mobile health accelerator in Kansas City. Beginning…

By Janel Martinez

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Up on Game: 5 Ways to Keep Your Career Skills Fresh

Use this strategy to remain competitive in your industry

Awesome leaders know they have to continue to strengthen their career talents and skills. Here’s…

By Antoine Moss

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Yogapreneur: Dana Smith is the Jane of All Holistic Trades

This Maryland Yogapreneur is making the world a healthier place - one client at a time.

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Dana Smith refers to herself as a Yoga Diva…

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10) Age matters: If you’re a BE Nexter who’s looking to invest, White suggests you pay down the debts first and then start allocating a portion of your income into the equity market. “You can start with blue chip stocks, those companies that you know well, or you can invest in ETF's (exchange traded funds), which mimic whatever industry, index or country you’re trying to match. If you’re headed toward retirement, play it safe. “You don’t want to be 62 and have to experience the kind of correction that we’re having now in the stock market,” says White.” You want to have money in savings accounts, CDs or high grade US treasure bonds when you’re seven years or so out from retirement.”

Saving for College: A Family Affair

Turbocharge college savings with the help of family members.

The cost of a college education has dramatically increased over the past decade.

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Global Jobs: Leaders Talk Employment in Africa and Transitioning from the Diaspora

Professionals talk global career positioning and transitioning at AAI Talent Summit

On Sept. 21, the Africa-America Institute (AAI) kicked off its career expo, featuring experts who…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Yogapreneur: Pablo Imani Blends Traditional with Cutting Edge

The Uganda-based yogi invites us to reconnect to our source

Imani means faith in Swahili and it’s an apropos name for today’s Yogapreneur, Pablo Imani.…

By Suncear Scretchen

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The WIE Symposium: New York Event Connects Everyday Power Women with Industry Celebrities

From Tyra Banks to Norma Kamali, this event is inspiration in action

WIE Network co-founder Dee Poku, with fashion and TV business icon Tyra Banks and Nadja…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Lavell Crawford plays the part of Huell Babineaux in AMC's award-winning show Breaking Bad.

Lavell Crawford Q&A: On Breaking Bad, Being Huell Babineaux and Spinoff Rumors

'All I can do is thank God above for the blessings to be able to be a part of something like that'

Lavell Crawford is making the most of his exposure on Breaking Bad.

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Fearless Boss Moves: Top Career Lessons from Breaking Bad

Take a page from Walter White on fearlessness and purpose

Hit AMC show Breaking Bad has career lessons about fearlessness and fate that we could…

By Janell Hazelwood

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BLACK ENTERPRISE Hosts Symposium on New Policies and Standards to Improve the Quality of American Public Education

“Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce” brings together business leaders, educators and policy makers to Washington, D.C., during the CBC's Annual Legislative Weekend

Black Enterprise, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, presents “Today’s Business Crisis:…

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Cool Jobs: Former Hollywood Exec Makes Dream of a Global Women’s Network a Reality

Dee Poku talks global experiences and creating a female empowerment platform

Dee Poku left a successful career as a Hollywood studio executive to co-found WIE Network,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tonya Lewis Lee Expands Family-Friendly Film Legacy with “The Watsons Go to Birmingham”

Producer, wife and mother talks balancing family life and advice for power women

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee on “Watsons Go to Birmingham” and balancing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Take steps to ensure the protection of your children

The Internet can be a dangerous place. It seems that identity thieves, child predators, and…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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‘The Chatterati’ Tool Brings Word on the Street into the 21st Century

The Root’s innovative tool highlights engagement happening among Black Twitter users

In May, The Root unveiled The Chatterati, a proprietary tool that relies on algorithms and…

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Knight Foundation Awards $3.6 Million for Black Male Networking Initiative

Recipiant BMe will facilitate connecting successful men for civic and leadership advocacy

The Knight Foundation has granted $3.6 million to a pilot program that will promote networking…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Majority Of Business Owners Hesitant To Visit Healthcare Exchanges

The Myth About Obamacare And Small Businesses

The new rules for providing employees health insurance only apply to a very tiny group of small firms

Nearly every opponent of health care reform has argued that the Affordable Care Act, known…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Ford Targets HBCUs for Unique Community Challenge Competition

Ford's multicultural marketing division is making inroads with the collegiate black community

Students are encouraged to creatively address a tangible, unmet community need that touches at least…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Curlistas Share Tips on Natural Hair Blogging

‘Let Your Hair Down Expo’ hosts on expanding your digital empire

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Let Your Hair Down expo hosts Jenell Stewart of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe! and…

By Janel Martinez

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Cool Jobs: PR Powerhouse Shante Bacon on Hollywood Success and Dispelling ‘Power Woman’ Myths

Co-founder of 135th Street Agency continues to push boundaries

Shante Bacon has played an enormous role in building some of the most popular mainstream…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to Help Strengthen Black Banks

Five lending institutions to receive $1 million each

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. announced that it will deposit a total of $5…

By Alan Hughes

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How to Renovate Your Home to Make the Sale

The right upgrades can make your home more attractive to buyers

In September 1998, Dr. Kim L. Thornton purchased a home in Newton, Massachusetts, for $490,000.…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Small Businesses Created 71,000 Jobs in August, According to ADP National Employment Report

Small Businesses Created 71,000 Jobs in August, According to ADP Report

The U.S. private sector added 176,000 jobs in August

“The U.S. private sector added 176,000 jobs in August, as companies of all sizes expanded…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Where the Opportunities are in Commercial Real Estate

Aging population, immigration, domestic oil and gas industries to drive growth

One thing that will impact real estate is the increasing population in the US.

By Alan Hughes

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Former Army Cook Creates Recipe for Success with Edible Arrangements Franchise

Delivering fresh hand-crafted fruit turned out to be a million dollar business

One night while watching the television program The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Maurice Welton…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Minority Businesses Converge on Chrysler Group Headquarters to Become Top Tier Suppliers

The automaker held its 14th annual Matchmaker event attracting nearly 3,000 minority, veteran and women-owned enterprises

Chrysler Group’s supplier diversity goals require that 10% of a Tier 1 supplier’s procurement buy…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why Trying to Buy a Home Will Get Harder

The American Dream just got more complicated.

According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, the loan limits for some mortgages are…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Dealing With Debt That Won’t Die

A charge off is not loan forgiveness.

A charged-off account could cause you trouble for years to come.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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4 Rules For Hiring And Building a Team

Hiring friends and family can wreck your business

Here’s how to hire the right people for your business

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: 5 Good Reasons Not to Rest on Your (Career) Laurels

Who cares about age or career stage? These stars continue hitting and surpassing the success bar

After watching Sheryl Lee Ralph on TV One’s “Life After,” I’m reminded to keep pushing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Keep Your Digital Wallet Safe

Here’s how to protect your money from would-be thieves.

If you pay for items using a digital wallet, security concerns are likely to be…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Passion vs. Profit: Ladies, It’s Time to Get What You’re Worth Today

No matter how lucrative---or not---your career path, the key is to have an entrepreneurial mindset

As women, many of us choose less-lucrative career paths or don’t negotiate what we’re worth.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Apple’s Big Reveal Recap: Techies Give Thoughts on iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iOS 7

Apple announced on Tuesday its iPhone 5 replacements after much speculation

As many suspected, Apple announced the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S during its big…

By Janel Martinez

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6 Great House-Hunting Websites

These sites will help you find your dream house.

Thanks to the Internet, house hunting can be made easy.

By Alanna Hunter

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The Childless vs. the Mommies: Do Women with Children Get Preferential Treatment at Work?

Yes. But what's a single, childless woman to do? Create a united force for advocacy

In recent reports, women say women with children get preferential treatment. What’s a single, childless…

By Janell Hazelwood

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NWBC As Key Resource to Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

Ain’t Nothing Going on but the … Work-Life Balance?

Survey says salary taking a backseat for working women's focus

A new survey by LinkedIn and Cross-Tab reflects women’s focus on work-life balance as a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Myths About Owning a Franchise

Entrepreneurs often don’t know what franchise ownership entails, says Robert Purvin, chairman and founder of…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Brett Johnson, BET Founders’ Son, Launches Mens Footwear and Clothing Collection

The rising designer hopes to appeal to young professionals and celebrities

Johnson’s collection of men’s apparel and footwear includes fashion sneakers, polo shirts and T-shirts, and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. LG G2: See which big smartphone is the best pick for you (Image: Sources)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. LG G2: Battle of Big Smartphones Comes Down to Complex vs. Convenient

Which smartphone will you choose?

The battle of the big smartphones will be in full force this fall as manufacturers…

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HR Managers Say New College Graduates Lack Work Ethic

However, millennials are prepped for the workplace of the future

New survey of human resources professionals finds that they believe young professionals lack discipline, but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Watch: A Pretty Cool, Pretty Smart-Looking Dumb Terminal

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch brings smartphone capabilities to your wrist with help from the Galaxy Note 3

Samsung debuts the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

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Power OOTD: 6 Quick Tips to Usher in Pow Fall Office Fashion

This checklist will ensure you bring the chic at work this season

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As the world watches New York City for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, BlackEnterprise.com is ushering…

By Shea Zephir

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If you are considering offering a retirement plan for your employees, doing so before the end of the year could provide tax benefits.  Your business might be eligible for a $500 tax credit for the first three years of your plan to help defray setup costs. In addition, any employer contributions to employee plans enjoy tax deductions, and a business owner can realize personal tax savings by contributing to a plan.

What to Do When Your Retirement Nest Egg Starts to Dwindle

Here’s how to handle financial curveballs during your golden years.

How can pre-retirees avoid or minimize the impact of an economic downturn on their retirement…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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5 Stellar Success Principles: High Achievers Share Real-Life Words of Wisdom

These tips, from Les Brown to Wayne Dyer, will help catapult your advancement

From Les Brown to George Fraser, these five stellar leadership principles will help you take…

By Antoine Moss

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Sam's Club Giving Program Grants $700k to Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to Educate Future Business Leaders

Sam’s Club Giving $700k to Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship to Educate Future Business Leaders

NFTE teaches young people how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset

Today, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) announced a $700,000 grant from the Sam’s Club…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The X Factor’s Marcus Canty Talks Music, Success & Becoming a Brand [Video]

This young singer has a lot he wants to accomplish after X-Factor put him on the scene

X Factor is over but that doesn’t mean the show is over for R&B soul…

By Amber McKynzie

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Money Can’t Buy You Love, So Learn the Art of Relationships

A pile of cash doesn't guarantee lasting love

No matter how much money you have you can’t buy true love.

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How NewMe Accelerator Landed This Entrepreneur $1.5 Million

With the right idea and pitch, individual investors will give your business the financial boost it needs to spread its wings

Quitting a stable job in a tight economy and selling all your belongings to start…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Small Business advice from Twitter’s Founder

Black Twitter Responds to Fast Company’s ’25 Smartest Women On Twitter’ List

#SmartBlackWomenOfTwitter dominates Twitter timelines

BlackEnterprise.com tracked the #SmartBlackWomenOfTwitter hashtag.

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SBA Creating Access and Opportunity for Women-Owned Small Businesses via ChallengeHER

How You Can Gain Greater Access to Federal Contracts

Small Business opportunities in America's federal supply chain.

SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and, over the…

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How to Create a Successful Podcast

Seven tips for launching a winning podcast

BlackEnterprise.com contributor Courtney McKenzie walks you through the steps necessary to create a successful podcast.…

By Courtney McKenzie

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Are You Trying to Maintain a Reality Show Lifestyle?

Are reality stars really paying for the lavish lifestyles they live on TV?

If you are trying to keep up with the reality show lifestyle, stop it.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Tech Startup of the Week: WeDeliver, Helping Local Businesses Deliver Excellence

Chicago-based startup helps local merchants provide white glove service

With technology changing the way the courier industry operates, WeDeliver’s co-founder Jimmy Odom talks to…

By Janel Martinez

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Trayvon Martin’s Parents Talk Entrepreneurship

Today's youth need to pursue STEM education, mentoring programs and business ownership

They spoke before an audience during the Kingonomics Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Investment Conference.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Net Worth: You Can Control Your Value in Both Love and Money

Be the captain of your own ship

Unfortunately, like financial net worth, some people struggle to understand how net worth translates to…

By Kenny Pugh

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Leadership: The Art of Storytelling & Influence

Use this strategy to upgrade your communications and marketing skills

Key professionals often overlook the power of storytelling, not only in communications but in the…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Ben’s Chili Bowl Celebrates 55th Anniversary with Bill Cosby

On August 22, 1958, Ben’s Chili Bowl opened for business.

On August 22, 1958, Ben’s Chili Bowl opened for business. 55 years later, the restaurant…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Entrepreneurs of the Week: Kijafa Vick and Blair Sandlain, Owners of PNK Elephant

Learn how these boutique owners hustle hard to keep their business thriving

BlackEnterprise.com interviewed the duo about their entrepreneurial journey.

By Candace Myers

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Don’t Allow ‘Free’ Online Offers to Make You ‘Go Broke’

If you really want to control your spending, recognize that there is no such thing as something for nothing, no matter what marketers say.

There is no such thing as something for nothing, no matter what marketers say.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The 10 Best Cities to Start a Business

New York, Los Angeles and Chicago rank among the top 10 entrepreneurial hot spots from around the world

New York can claim to be the global capital for female tech entrepreneurs.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Tips on How to Negotiate Your Credit Card Debt

Advice on how to successfully negotiate credit card debt.

If you’re struggling to pay down credit card debt, you can negotiate more favorable terms.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Founded by James Oliver, Jr., WeMontage allows users to design wallpaper with their own photos (Image: Source)

Tech Startup of the Week: WeMontage, Unwrapping Interior Design for the Consumer

James Oliver, Jr. solves design issue through technology with his startup

James Oliver, Jr. of WeMontage caught up with us to talk about WeMontage

By Janel Martinez

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Paula Deen Race Discrimination Suit Dismissed

Southern culinary cook off the hook as a judge rules white staffer cannot sue over racial discrimination against black coworkers

Race discrimination claims and a lawsuit filed by a former Savannah restaurant employee against Paula…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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