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Purchase Black Wins Black MBA’s Innovation Whiteboard Challenge

PurchaseBlack.com founder Brian Williams grabs 1st place and $10,000 cash prize at Black MBA’s annual…

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How To Get To The Top On Your Own Terms

Investor and marketer Lauren Maillan Bias shows what it takes to survive

At age 19, Lauren Maillian Bias founded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally…

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The First Lady of Wall Street, Ernesta Procope

From Storefront to Wall Street, Ernesta G. Procope Has Blazed Trails in Insurance and Real Estate

Celebrating this year's Black Enterprise A. G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

History-makers seldom have an example to follow; they make a path for others to follow…

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3 Steps to Success for Young Bosses

Millennials, be inspired to get what's yours with these quick tips

Here are three quick tips to finding success inspired by those who’ve found it from…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: How to Grow, Protect and Distribute Your Assets

Insurance can make rebounding after losses that much easier. Here's how

Insurance can make rebounding after business losses that much easier for entrepreneurs. Leaders share how…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneur’s Conference, Day 3: Brand Your Company With Social Media

Amanda Littlejohn's online branding consulting service shows that a few selfies can go a long way when connecting with your audience

Amanda Littlejohn thought her social media profiles would remain stagnant, but some authenticity and engagement…

By Patrick Austin

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Entrepreneur’s Conference, Day 3: Three Tips To Get On The Shelf, Hosted by Walmart

Every product on Walmart’s shelf got there through some tried and true business practices

All three panelists shared their stories about Walmart, and the difficulty and reward from being…

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Entrepreneurs Conference Day 3: Rev. Jesse Jackson Talks New-Day Inequality

Civil rights icon talks Silicon Valley, corporate diversity and Don Sterling

An early-morning one-on-one chat with civil rights icon, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Black Enterprise…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Savvy Startup Founders Pitch for $10,000

Natralicious wins with pitch on natural hair products

At the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, sponsored by Nationwide, entrepreneurs vyed for a chance to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneur’s Conference, Day 2: Education Through Technology With The Gates Foundation

How do we reach kids with the technology we have?

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hosted a panel on education and our children, with…

By Patrick Austin

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Entrepreneur’s Conference, Day 2: Four Capital Raising Moves You Can Make

Don’t discount simply being nice as one of the keys to building your business

Eugene Cornelius, Rumia Burbank, and Keith Burgess all offered their capital raising advice during the…

By Patrick Austin

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Entrepreneur’s Conference, Day 2: The Complexities of Multiple Franchises

Knowing when to grow is the name of the game

Moderator Carolyn Brown asked franchising experts about how they managed multiple franchises and the difficulties…

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T.D. Jakes: 20 Tips to Tap Into Your Divine ‘Instinct’ for Business Success

Successful pastor and entrepreneur has expanded his brand and earned millions

Business leader T.D. Jakes shared his insights on his new book and business success at…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneurs Conference, Day 2: Attendees Learn How to Win Corporate Clients

Experience full of networking and inspiration for small business owners

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference continues for a second day of learning and inspiration

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From Entrepreneurship to Exit: 5 Quick Tips for Successful Transition

Panelists share insights on business growth and exit strategies at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Entrepreneurs Conference: David Tarver, Clarence Wooten, and Russell Wright share insights on exit strategies and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneurs Conference Day 2: Kick-Off One-on-One with Valerie Daniels-Carter

Attendees set to be inspired and empowered by queen of franchising

The second day of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference kicks off with a one-on-one with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Accessing Equity Capital Panel Talks Crowdfunding, Angel Investment

Rodney Sampson moderated the panel discussing how to secure investment from venture capitalists and what to do if you can't find funding

Speakers including Natalia Oberti Noguera, founder of The Pipeline Fellowship, and Shaz Niazi of the…

By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise's Alfred Edmond Jr chats with Shark Tank executive Rodney S. Sampson. (Image: Patrick Austin/Black Enterprise)

Entrepreneurs Conference: Shark Tank’s Rodney S. Sampson Talks Disruption for Small Businesses

Three quick tips for business longevity

The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, sponsored by Nationwide, kicked off with a one-on-one chat with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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U.S. Black Chambers President Ron Busby Talks Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses

Black Enterprise-Gates Symposium speaker offers tips for young entrepreneurs and small businesses

U.S. Black Chambers President Ron Busby gives advice to young entrepreneurs and small businesses

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Code Fever Co-Founder Felecia Hatcher Talks the Importance of STEM Education

Black Enterprise-Gates Symposium speaker advocates for youth

Code Fever co-founder talks the importance of STEM education and the need for entrepreneurs to…

By Courtney Connley

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Classana Founder Will Lucas Talks Educating Yourself Outside the Classroom

Meet Classana's founder who will serve as moderator for the Black Enterprise-Gates Symposium

Tech entrepreneur and founder of Classana, Will Lucas, talks non-traditional ways of educating yourself and…

By Courtney Connley

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Meet The 2014 Small Business Award Finalists

These 12 nominees represent America's best small black businesses

Innovation, perseverance, and resilience are some of the attributes entrepreneurs need to weather any storm.…

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BE Entrepreneurs Conference, May 14th- May 17th, Columbus, Ohio

Butch Graves joins Columbus, Ohio mayor, Michael B. Coleman, at press conference announcing BE Entrepreneurs Conference

Black Enterprise and the City of Columbus held a press conference the other day to…

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One Entrepreneur’s Love of Pork Skins Led to a Lucrative Deal With Walmart

Stephen Gilchrist found an inventive way to place his favorite snack food on the shelves of the world's largest retailer

One of the most powerful sessions you’ll discover at the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference…

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Meet Angel Investor and ABC Shark Tank’s Head of Diversity Rodney Sampson

Exclusive one-on-one interview at the 2014 Entrepreneurs Conference

“Where Deals Are Made,” the slogan of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo, also…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Rev. Jesse Jackson to be Honored at Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Don Jackson, Chairman and CEO Central City Production will be presented with the Trailblazer Award

Reverend Jackson has been called the “Conscience of the Nation” and “the Great Unifier,” challenging…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference: Meet Our A.G. Gaston Award Recipients

When more than 1,000 entrepreneurs gather at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo in…

By Derek T. Dingle

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2014 Entrepreneurs Conference: Capital Raising Moves to Help Start, Grow Your Business

This CEO secured a $5 million line of credit as a result of attending last year's event

In addition to accessing capital, conference topics will run the gamut from how to get…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Columbus, Ohio Mayor Discusses Resurrecting City from Recession

Coleman highlights small business, economic development initiatives

The 2014 Entrepreneurs Conference will return to Columbus

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B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference: Black America’s Most Historic Entrepreneurs

The 25th anniversary of the BE 100s is upon us

When BLACK ENTERPRISE presented the A.G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award honoring entrepreneurial excellence at its…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Shark Tank Open Casting Call at the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

ABC hit show 'Shark Tank' to hold open casting calls during the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo in Columbus, OH

Entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators will have a shot at pitching their ideas for a…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Thomas J. Burrell, the Dean of Black Advertising, Received the First A.G. Gaston Award

The industry visionary was the first awardee

At the first Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference held at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in 1996, BE…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Entrepreneurs Conference Countdown: A.G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Salutes Top Guns of Business

Each year, a major event highlight has been the presentation of the A. G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award

When more than 1,000 entrepreneurs convene at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo in…

By Derek T. Dingle

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T.D. Jakes Joins Black Enterprise as Entrepreneurs Conference Returns to Columbus, Ohio

Hundreds of entrepreneurs, business experts and aspiring business owners to gather at the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

T.D. Jakes joins a powerhouse line-up of some of the nation’s most accomplished and celebrated…

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The Fellowship Open Continues to Inspire Our Future Entrepreneurs

Black Enterprise Teenpreneur Conference shows kids a 'brighter future'

The Fellowship Open has raised more than $800,000 in support of organizations that have made…

By Candace Myers

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Join Ronnie Lott, Retired NFL Player, RML Entreprise, Speaker

Watch Ronnie Lott Live at 4:45pm at Entrepreneurs Conference

Join us at The Entrepreneurs Conference in Columbus, Ohio today

Will you be attending this panel?

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Robert L. Johnson And Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. Announce Alliance To End Payday Lending, Lower Minority Consumer Debt, And Promote Financial Education

Watch BET Founder Robert L. Johnson Honored at 12:30 at EC Live

RLJ Companies Chairman to be presented with A.G. Gaston Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement at 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

The Arthur G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to RLJ Companies Chairman, BET…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Join Robert Townsend at the Entrepreneurs Conference

Entrepreneurs Conference: Robert Townsend to Lead ‘Going Up! Elevator Pitch Competition’

In his latest role as President and CEO of Productions for the Black Family Channel, Townsend aims to change the face of television.

Will you be attending?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Want to Watch the Entrepreneurs Conference from Work or Home? Sign up for LiveStream Here

Watch all the sessions that interest you at EC

Watch all the sessions that interest you at EC

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Black Entrepreneurs Make Connections at Conference

Black Enterprise receives media coverage from local Columbus paper

Black Enterprise magazine’s annual Entrepreneurs Conference & Expo is all about networking, even if you’re…

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Black Enterprise in partnership with The Bill Melinda Gates Foundation presents "Today's Business Crisis Education Tomorrows Workforce"

Watch Live at Entrepreneurs Conference: Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

Watch the passionate discussion here

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Today at 4 p.m., the second panel of our Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference…

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Join Magic Johnson at the Entrepreneurs Conference

Watch Magic Johnson’s Fireside Chat on LiveStream at Entrepreneurs Conference

The business mogul continues his success off the court

Will you be tuning in?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Join Clark Kellogg at the Enterpreneurs Conference

Entrepreneurs Conference: Watch CBS’ Clark Kellogg Interview Magic Johnson Live

Join Clark Kellogg for his Fireside Chat with Magic Johnson

Clark Kellogg with moderate a Fireside Chat with entrepreneur Magic Johnson at the 2013 Entrepreneurs…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Best of America’s Largest Black-Owned Companies To Be Honored At Entrepreneurs Conference

BE 100s Companies of the Year to be celebrated at Awards Gala at 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

The Industrial Service Company, Auto Dealership, Financial Company and Advertising Agency of the Year will…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Celebrating Small Businesses Revved Up for Growth

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

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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An advocate for fashionable tall women, Lameka Weeks won $3,500 to help roll out her Height Goddess clothing line

Entrepreneurs Conference: Where Are They Now? The $10,000 Elevator Pitch Competition Winners

Each year, a group of select entrepreneurs bring their best 60-second pitch and go head-to-head at the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch.

Catching up with Black Enterprise’s past cash prize winners whose businesses have reached higher levels…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman

Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael B. Coleman Likes His City Very Much

Host city to Black Enterprise's 2013 Entrepreneur's Conference, the Ohio capital's biggest fan is the mayor himself

A Q+A with Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman.

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Small Business is Big Business

Black Enterprise’s 17th Annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo Where Deals Are Made

EC panels and presentations hit the mark in addressing the needs of business owners in…

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Tavis Smiley and the University of Maryland Announce $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge

WATCH NOW: Livestream with Tavis Smiley at 2012 Entrepreneurs Conference

Tune in to Tavis SMiley's live interview from Black Enterprise's annual conference in Chicago

Live from Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneur Conference, media personality Tavis Smiley has an honest one-on-one conversation…

By Anslem Samuel

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2012 Entrepreneurs Conference: Daymond John Tells You How to ‘Date’ Angel Investors

From CEO to 'Shark Tank' to Shark Branding, FUBU founder Daymond John shares his business knowledge with the 2012 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

From CEO to ‘Shark Tank’ to Shark Branding, FUBU founder Daymond John shares his business…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Food Truck Owner’s 5 Keys to Selling Without a Store

Food-truck entrepreneur Barbara “Sky” Burrell to share how to make money from mobile and temporary retail locations

No Store, No Problem: Food-truck entrepreneur Barbara “Sky” Burrell shares her strategy to rev up…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Vote Now: Small Business Awards 2012 Nominees

Cast your ballot for which finalists selected by Black Enterprise deserve People's Choice kudos at the Entrepreneurs Conference in Chicago

Cast your ballot now for who should earn People’s Choice recognition at Black Enterprise’s 2012…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Free!! Books of the Week – All About Entrepreneurs

Choose from book bundles that are all about entrepreneurs!

This weeks book bundles are for current and potential entrepreneurs who would like to learn…

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Re-Think Business

BLACK ENTERPRISE’s 16th Annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

More than 1,400 entrepreneurs, professionals, and other small business hopefuls absorbed advice from renowned professionals,…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Entrepreneur of the Week: 14-Year-Old CEO Chental-Song Bembry

Teen author, illustrator, and entrepreneur gives tips to help other young writers enter the literary field and start their own businesses

Teen author, illustrator, and entrepreneur gives tips to help other young writers get started

By LaToya M. Smith

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Power Moves: 7 Ways You Can Profit From Our Entrepreneurs Conference

Nation's largest Black business event gives companies access to connections, contracts and capital

From newly-minted and established business owners to White House policymakers, attendees of our Black Enterprise…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Your 2011 EC Experience Is Only a Click Away

Relive the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference virtually with exclusive video footage and photos

Relive the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference virtually with exclusive video footage and photos

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Watch LIVE Today: Day 2: 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference

The 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference is broadcasting live from Atlanta. Tune in now!!

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The Black Enterprise…

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2011 B.E. Small Business Award Winners

These companies nab top honors at this year's Entrepreneurs Conference

These companies nab top honors at this year’s Entrepreneurs Conference

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Watch LIVE Today: 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference Keynote Address

The 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference is broadcasting live from Atlanta. Tune in now!!

Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr. addresses the attendees
Good morning, entrepreneurs. The first full day of…

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Entrepreneur Stephen Pierce: From Homeless to Multimillionaire

Live from our annual Entrepreneurs Conference, see the Internet marketing guru and other business leaders via our live stream

At first glance, this self-made brother’s rags-to-riches story may remind you of Tyler Perry’s.
An Internet…

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2011 B.E. Small Business Award Nominees

Our finalists exceed expectations and seize opportunity to take home top honors at this year's Entrepreneurs Conference

Our finalists exceed expectations and seize opportunity to take home top honors at this year’s…

By Renita Burns

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Atlanta V103 DJ Frank Ski Receives Community Champion Award at BE Entrepreneurs Conference

The legendary radio man and his wife are honored for their work with children through the Frank Ski Kids Foundation

Legendary Atlanta DJ Frank Ski receives honors for his community work with his organization Frak…

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Working on a master plan? Today's the day to pitch it!

Elevator Pitch Competition Finalists – Who’ll Win $10,000

Introducing the young entrepreneurs vying for a chance to win 10 grand at the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference

After submitting their elevator pitch, these young entrepreneurs advance to the finals of Black Enterprise’s…

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10 People You Need to Catch at the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference

Our annual Entrepreneurs Conference is less than two weeks away; see which power players will be in attendance

Maybe it’s the alluring lineup—a compilation of brand barons, company founders, and other business executives—that…

By Janel Martinez

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Franchising Your Small Business

Is franchising the right choice for your business? Before you make a move, consider these key factors

5 Things you need to know before franchising your small business

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Film Executive Will Packer: Bounce TV Will Be Nothing Like BET

With new Steve Harvey movie, Packer tells how he's making a mark in Hollywood

With new Steve Harvey movie, Packer tells how he’s making a mark in Hollywood

By Tomika Anderson

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5 Steps to Starting a Franchise – Failure is Not an Option

Starting a business is one thing, here's how you take it to the next level without things falling apart

Starting a business is one thing, here’s how you take it to the next level…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Star Jones Dishes on New Book, Celebrity Apprentice, the Working Woman

Reality TV star advises women to "leave the tears at home" and "put on your big girl pumps"

Reality TV star advises working women to “leave the tears at home” and “put on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Speed Networking: How to Brand and Promote Yourself in 2 Minutes

Expert tips from one of our Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference facilitators

Expert tips from one of our Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference facilitators

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5 Steps for Strategic Small Business Growth

How to get your company to the next level

How to get your company to the next level

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Anatomy of an Elevator Pitch

5 ways to pitch your small business and guarantee you don't leave money on the table

Okay, so 30-60 seconds may not seem like a lot of time. But in the…

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3 Ways to Make Your Company Attractive to Venture Capitalists

For many companies, venture capital backing provides the best means to quickly expand a business

For many companies, venture capital backing provides the best means to quickly expand a business

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Power Moves: Find Contacts, Contracts and Cash at BE Entreprenuers Conference

In my latest segment on Warren Ballentine’s Truth Fighter’s radio program, I shared with his…

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WATCH: One-on-One with Magnus Greaves

Founder & CEO of The Cashflow talks about what investors look for in entrepreneurs

Magnus Greaves, CEO of TheCASHFLOW, explains what makes a great elevator pitch. TheCASHFLOW served as…

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Vote for the 2010 Small Business of the Year Nominees!

This award is presented to the small business owner whose pursuits exemplify the commitment needed to attain success

Here’s your chance to vote for the company you feel is most deserving of the…

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Vote for the 2010 BE Next Award Nominees!

This award is presented to the fearless young entrepreneur(s) age 2135 tapped to be future business leaders

Here’s your chance to vote for the company you feel is most deserving of the…

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Vote for the 2010 Innovator of the Year Nominees

This award is given to a business approaching entrepreneurship in an innovative or groundbreaking manner

Here’s your chance to vote for the company you feel is most deserving of the…

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Vote for the 2010 Teenpreneur Award Nominees!

This award recognizes entrepreneurs, age 19 or younger, committed to the tradition of black business achievement

Here’s your chance to vote for the company you feel is most deserving of the…

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Do You Wanna BE NEXT?

We're spotlighting a new generation of gifted, innovative business achievers. Is that you or someone you know? Tell us all about it!

Black Enterprise is looking for the brightest, current and future corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders…

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Jalen Rose to Be Honored With Community Champion Award

Detroit native and former NBA star recognized for philanthropic efforts, success in sports journalism

Jalen Rose, a Detroit native, ESPN analyst and one of the legendary “Fab Five” basketball…

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Riley/B.E. Connection

Tricialee Riley's business tips

Tricialee Riley is no stranger to BLACK ENTERPRISE. The Brooklyn-based entrepreneur has been featured twice…

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Do You Want to B.E. Next?

Check out these young, successful entrepreneurs

They did it and you can, too. These young entrepreneurs from the January 2009 B.E.…

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B.E. Small Biz Awards Now a Spike Lee Joint

Award-winning director to address the 2009 Entrepreneurs Conference in Detroit

Emmy award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer and actor Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee…

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Securing Capital

Ways to find funding for your business

Where’s the money? That’s the question a lot of us are asking when it comes…

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Black Enterprise Small Business Success Boot Camp

Whip your business into shape

Are you ready to work? Do you have what it takes? Find out at the…

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Judge Glenda Hatchett

Living by simple life strategies

She’s strong, savvy, and resolute. She’s intuitive, concerned, and compassionate. She’s a realist, an innovator,…

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R. Donahue Peebles

Sharing lessons learned on the way to the top

Recognized as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the nation, R. Donahue Peebles is…

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Pitch Your Best Idea at the 2009 Elevator Pitch Competition

You could be this year's winner!

Is your business pitch on point? I mean really on point? If you took a…

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Enter the Elevator Pitch Now!

The 2009 Elevator Pitch call for entries now open. Review rules and submit your pitch

Got a big idea? Then why are you keeping it to yourself?
Pitch your big…

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See Previous Elevator Pitch Finalists

Review the best user submitted videos of 2008

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2008 Small Business Bootcamps

Watch the 2008 Entrepreneurs Conference Small Business Bootcamps online Now!

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Watch 2008 Entrepreneurs Conference Keynote Speaker Videos

Review monumental messages from 2008's keynote speakers

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Women of Power

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Radio Show ‘Café Mocha’ Partners with MadameNoire

Syndicated show that caters to African American women, Cafe Mocha, partners with MadameNoire.com to expand…

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Women of Power: The Award-Winning Legacy of Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Esteemed journalist Charlayne Hunter–Gault will receive the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit Legacy Award…

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