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New Lifestyle App That Pays Cash for Likes Set to Launch

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How to Use Life Insurance To Protect Your Wealth

Find the right policy to ensure security at any age

Being financially prepared for a breadwinner’s death saves families from the added grief of losing…

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10 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Live Your Best Life

What does it mean to live a “good life”?

What does it mean to live a “good life”? Whether it’s traveling to…

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On Nov. 20, Black Enterprise celebrated 'The Good Life,' with a special VIP event in New York City, sponsored by Lexus.  The special interactive mixer hosted top influencers and entertainers, who detailed what it took to take their careers and lives to the next level via power networking and an exclusive Google hangout. Top-rated Power 105 radio host Angela Yee, seen, left, with Our World with Black Enterprise host, Paul C. Brunson, was the featured power woman who hosted an in-vehicle experience and chat.

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[PHOTOS] Black Enterprise and Lexus Celebrate ‘The Good Life’ With Industry Influencers

Black Enterprise hosted a special VIP event in New York City to celebrate “The Good…

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Google Hangout: What Does It Mean to Live ‘The Good Life’?

Black Enterprise, with Lexus, explores topic with industry leaders and celebs

Black Enterprise and Lexus explored ‘The Good Life’ at a VIP Google Hangout with influencers…

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5 Ways To Experience the Good Life

You can take action to design the life you want

Wherever you are on your journey, living the good life means taking action to design…

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RECAP: Who’s Who of Entertainment Gather to Celebrate ‘The Good Life,’ with Lexus

Black Enterprise hosts lifestyle event in the heart of Chelsea, New York City

Black Enterprise hosted The Good Life event, sponsored by Lexus, gathering top entertainers and influencers…

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The Ultimate Staycation Destinations

If you want to avoid the hassles of traveling, check these out!

Some of us are so accustomed to the cities in which we live. We overlook…

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Study Shows Why American’s Don’t Take Vacation

Have Americans adopted an all work no play culture?

Are you one of the many U.S. workers who are not using their vacation time?…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Gadgets and Apps to Make Holiday Road Trips Easy

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these tools

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these apps for a seamless…

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Create and Share Your Resume on the Fly

These tools will make your job search---or recruitment---a cinch

Whether you’re an administrative assistant, graphic designer, sales person or entrepreneur, these go-to resume apps…

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How One Woman Found Global Success in a Male-Dominated Industry

Tasha Bleu offers tips for succeeding in men's fashion and photography industries

With a recent feature in Nike Shanghai, Bleu joins the tribes of creative thought leaders…

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Not only did BLACK ENTERPRISE select Harpo Inc. as the 2008 Industrial/Service Company of the Year but it was the first time that billionaire entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey spoke to the press in detail about her business empire. At the time, the dynamo was still developing Oprah Winfrey Network or OWN, asserting that  divine inspiration, not strategic planning, drove her company’s success. She also admitted that it took a solid business team and sound financial controls to grow her entity from a five-person production company to a 430-employee multimedia conglomerate. Moreover, she owns every piece of her franchise: the content, name, brand and studio.

BE 100s: Winning Lessons from Top Companies of the Year

Best of the best talk leadership, capital and longevity

For more than 40 years, Black Enterprise has identified the best of the best in…

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How Millennials Can Score in the Game of Wealth Building

Conserve your cash, increase your financial acumen, and invest money in vehicles that produce solid long-term returns

Millennials, when should you start planning for your financial future? Today. Here’s how.

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You Have Only One Chance to Make a First Impression

A great reputation, once destroyed, can be incredibly costly to rebuild. Vigilantly protect the brand—and the business—of YOU

You have only one chance to make a first impression, and it can take a…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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National Black MBA Conference: Earvin “Magic” Johnson Talks CEO Mindset & Business Success

Mogul details most proud moment, Dodgers and Starbucks deals and expansion

Magic Johnson Enterprises CEO Earvin “Magic” Johnson shares keys to CEO mindset and insights on…

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National Black MBA Conference: How to Rule the Corner Office

Cub Foods' Keith Wyche shares 6 unavoidable realities of being the boss

Keith Wyche, president and CEO of Cub Foods, talks unavoidable realities executives face and strategy…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[RECAP] Randal Pinkett Talks CEO Strategy and Success via From the Corner Office Chat

'Apprentice' alum: 'Seek opportunities, see opportunity, and seize opportunity!'

During a BlackEnterprise.com Twitter chat, BCT Partners CEO and “The Apprentice” alum Randal Pinkett spoke…

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With IBOM L.L.C. Co-Founder Anie Akpe

Entrepreneurship advocate and tech media maven will share leadership success strategies

On Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. EST, the From The Corner Office Twitter Chat…

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Building Business Muscles: 7 Steps to Maintain a Healthy Enterprise

If you're not taking time daily to 'work out' your business activity, then your business health may suffer

Whether a “solopreneur” or a corporate exec, if you’re not taking time to “work out”…

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Chairmen of the Board: 10 Most Powerful African Americans Directing U.S. Corporations

These leaders are forerunners of business and industry

As part of our BE Registry of Corporate Directors, BlackEnterprise.com reveals African American board chairmen…

By Kali Wilder

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With BCT Partners’ Randal Pinkett

Author and technology entrepreneur will share leadership success strategies

On Monday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. EST, the From The Corner Office Twitter Chat…

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Black Enterprise CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Hosts Chats With Industry Leaders on the Green

Power players in business, media and public service, talk success and strategy

“Conversations with Earl ‘Butch’ Graves Jr.,” set for August 27 at 4:00 pm, with top…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Board Diversity: Top Tech Companies Without Black Corporate Directors

These household names owe a significant portion of revenue growth to African American consumers

In our research for the BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors, we discovered that 74…

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr.

BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and IBOM LLC CEO Anie Akpe also set to share success strategies

On Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at 1 p.m., the From The Corner Office Twitter Chat…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Corporate Executive of the Year: Kenneth Frazier Shares Prescription For Growth

Merck’s Chairman & CEO has a bold strategy for this $44 billion pharmaceutical giant

Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier seeks to expand the pharmaceuticals giant by extending its…

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Black Directors: Be Prepared To Walk In Harm’s Way

You weren’t invited to join a board because major corporations ran out of smart white people

Let me be blunt: You are a board director who happens to be black; you…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With Multidimensional Actor Lamman Rucker

Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr., BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and IBOM LLC CEO Anie Akpe set to share success and leadership strategies

The From The Corner Office Twitter Chat series continues with actor, speaker/activist and entrepreneur Lamman…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Black Corporate Directors Must Do More Than Occupy a Seat

Being selected is only the beginning of the job

When I was invited to serve on the board of AutoZone, the nation’s leading auto…

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(Exclusive) Spotlight On Africa: How African American Entrepreneurs Can Engage (Part 2)

Valerie Jarrett and African leaders weigh in on millennials investing in Africa

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The U.S.-Africa Summit, the largest ever contingent of African heads-of-State assembled in Washington, D.C., wrapped…

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7 Vital Reasons Corporate Board Diversity Should Matter to You

Why your voice—and buying power—counts at the top companies

As an African American, you multimillion-dollar buying power—and voice—matter when it comes to corporate board…

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Titan Of Trade: Tony Elumelu’s Drive to Empower Africa and Minority Entrepreneurs

Billionaire to launch $100 million program for African & African-American entrepreneurs

African billionaire Tony Elumelu to launch $100 million program for African and African-American entrepreneurs. Here’s…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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[EXCLUSIVE] U.S.-Africa Summit: How African-American Entrepreneurs Can Engage (Part 1)

Valerie Jarrett, other African leaders in politics and business weigh in

U.S.-Africa Summit Exclusive: What African Americans need to know to invest and conduct business in…

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Rappers Riff Raff & Krayzie Bone Partner With Candyman Vending Company

CEO Andre Bramwell uses hip-hop to expand brand

CEO Andre Bramwell has tapped into hip-hop industry to promote his Candyman Vending company.

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Amy DuBois Barnett Executive Editor for New ESPN Site

Former Ebony EIC to head new portal catering to African Americans

ESPN announces former Ebony Editor-in-Chief Amy DuBois Barnett as executive editor of new site catering…

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Vera Moore Celebrates 35 Years In Business

Cosmetics queen to share her journey and give mini makeovers this month

Legacy black business woman Vera Moore is celebrating 35 years in business. The former actress…

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Millionaire Businessman Talks Making the Jump from Employee to Entrepreneur

Leaving security of full-time job, Oscar Horton took a chance with a truck dealership

Over the following 13 years, the new team in place grew the company from $28…

By Alan Hughes

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We Must Put An End To ‘Male, Pale, and Stale’ on Corporate Boards

'Its our responsibility to hold corporate America accountable'

An overwhelming number of boards of publicly traded companies still lock African Americans out of…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Luxury Market Branding CEO Lauren Maillian Bias, author of "The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top On Your Own Terms"

From The Corner Office Chat Series Kicks Off With Luxury Market Branding CEO Lauren Maillian Bias

Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr., actor/philanthropist Lamman Rucker, BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and IBOM LLC CEO Anie Akpe to share success and leadership strategies

The From The Corner Office Twitter Chat series kicks off with serial entrepreneur, early-stage investor…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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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3 Signs Your Spouse Is Not Compatible With Your Business

Running a successful enterprise could depend on how you address this issue

Check out these signs your spouse-business partner is incompatible with your enterprise.

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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…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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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UniWorld Reboot: Monique Nelson Carrying the Torch, Rebranding a Legacy

After two years at the helm, CEO drives massive makeover

After two years at the helm, Uniworld CEO Monique Greenwood, drives massive makeover.

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CAMAC Holdings Inc. was the second black-owned enterprise to gain membership into the BE 100s billion dollar club when it reached the No. 1 slot on our 2003 INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100. In fact, the Houston-based oil and gas exploration, consulting and engineering company was only a hair away from achieving the milestone when it made its debut on our industrial/service list in 2002 - - gross sales for 2001 were $979.5 million. Operated by Nigerian-born Kase Lawal, CAMAC (which stands for Cameroon-American) grew through its ability to integrate upstream services, the production of oil and gas, and downstream operations, which included trading and refining of its products. CAMAC, which reported its highest level of revenues-- $2.43 billion-- on the 2009 list, left the BE 100s in  2011 after shifts in operational structure, management and ownership.

BE 100s Billion-Dollar Club: Lessons from Top-Earning Black Business

Check out the eight companies who have surpassed $1 billion in revenues

Over the past four decades, only eight black-owned companies have surpassed $1 billion in revenues.…

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Black Enterprise Publishes Exclusive Registry Of African Americans On Corporate Boards

Report lists 176 black corporate directors of America’s 250 largest public companies, identifies 74 Ccorporations with no black directors

BLACK ENTERPRISE (BE) has released its latest exclusive report on African American representation on the…

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Businesswomen Disrupt Sports Merchandising Industry with Team Couture

Cassandra Johnson and Audrey Tolson talk filling niche among female enthusiasts

Founders of Team Couture, Cassandra Johnson and Audrey Tolson saw a need in sports merchandising…

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Obama’s Message To CEOs: Quit Complaining

President believes 'fat-cat bankers' have it too good these days to complain

President Obama believes “fat-cat bankers” have it too good these days to complain.

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America’s Most Powerful Black CEOs in Corporate America

African-American business leaders across the nation

What makes the departure of Clarence Otis as CEO of Darden Restaurants so significant is…

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BE 100s: 5 Lessons On Attracting, Retaining Talent

Commonground founders share insights on diverse staff and collaborative environment

Operaters of one of the fastest-growing BE 100s agencies, Sherman Wright and Ahmad Islam of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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6 Ways To Take Your Career To The Next Level

These steps will ensure you boost visibility and results

If you’re a professional looking to take your career to the next level and never…

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Listen Up: 4 Ways to Improve Every Conversation

Upgrade your people skills and success with these steps

Here’s how to sharpen your conversational skills, upgrade your personal interactions—and your success.

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Cool Jobs: Bravo TV’s Todd Tucker Talks Boss Moves Up Front and Behind the Scenes

Entrepreneur discusses his rise through the ranks, tips for young professionals

Todd Tucker, TV production exec and star on Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, shares…

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BE 100s: Biblical Lessons to Achieve Business Success

Take heed to tips from one of the world's best-selling books of all time

Successful BE 100s CEO Pamela Rodgers, of Rodgers Chevrolet, says the Bible’s book of Ephesians…

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6 Key Aspects of Workplace Culture

How these factors impact your performance

Are you conscious of workplace culture and how you fit into it—or don’t? Being aware…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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How Going Green Made This Developer A lot of Green

Why Cedric Franklin built a market leader by developing eco-friendly properties

Harley Stanfield’s projects go beyond real estate and include recycling plants in the Seattle and…

By Alan Hughes

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BE 100s: Nation’s Most Successful Black-Owned Businesses

Check out the full list for the best of the best in auto, financial services and more

Black Enterprise ranks the most successful black-owned businesses via its 42nd annual BE 100s list.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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BE 100s: 5 Tips On How To Position Your Business

Holland Capital's Monica L. Walker is delivering top financial performance in a male-dominated industry

Holland Capital offers 100% equity portfolio management, mainly to institutional investors, with $4.9 billion in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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BE 100s: Nation’s Top Black-Owned Businesses By the Numbers

Take a look at the top black-owned industrial/service and auto businesses

Black Enterprise breakdown by the numbers of the nation’s top black-owned auto and industrial/service companies.

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BE 100s: 6 Success Strategies for Beating the Competition

Industry leader and ChemicoMays CEO Leon Richardson shares path to growth

Find out how you can grow your small business from industry leader and BE 100s…

By Alan Hughes

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Scale is King: Top Lessons From Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

How CEOs of Black Enterprise's BE 100s have remodeled firms for expansion

What will boost your business’ bottom line? Learn from the top black-owned businesses in the…

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President Obama cut in half patent fees for small businesses and entrepreneurs. For entrepreneurs working on new technologies, consumer products and other inventions, this is an automatic 50% savings. (Source: White House and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

Small Biz Alert! Protecting Intellectual Property: Patents 101

Tips on guarding your Intellectual Property and everything you wanted to know about Patents

3. Not fully appreciating the full financial value of its intellectual property. Often, people focused on…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Risk and Reward: Clay Donahue Fontenot, One of the Most ‘Sought-After’ Stuntmen in the Business

Award-winning professional belongs to rare breed

Award-winning stuntman belongs to rare breed of professionals paid to risk personal safety during a…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Jeff Friday is Bringing Hollywood to Independent Filmmaking

'I consider myself a change agent'

American Black Film Festival Founder Jeff Friday talks about the future of ABFF and independent…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Executive Leadership: What Is Your Professional Reality?

How to navigate management in order to adequately produce results

Executive coach Michelle Awuku-Tatum shares tips on how Corporate America professionals can define leadership reality…

By Michelle Awuku-Tatum

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AARP Details Investments, Growth and Retirement Through Charts

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Council of Urban Professionals Honors Industry Leaders in NYC

The Council of Urban Professionals honored leaders in finance, tech and media at its 7th…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Manufacturers like HTC, Apple, and Samsung have agreed to voluntarily implement the anti-theft technology.

Your Next Smartphone Could Have a Kill Switch

Security measures used by smartphone makers and carriers could render a stolen iPhone worthless

Companies like Apple, and Samsung, and carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, have agreed to a…

By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise Hackathon Photo Gallery [Day 2]

The second and final day of the Hackathon was full of last-minute coding and presentations.

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The Hackathon's judges deliberating with each other after each…

By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise Hackaton Photo Gallery [Day 1]

The first day of the Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon presented by Toyota was filled with idea development and team setup.

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Host Mike Street interviewed Bruce Lincoln, co-founder of Silicon…

By Patrick Austin

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Chris Grant led the team behind Viza, the winning app in Black Enterprise's Driving Innovation Hackathon.

Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Champions

The winning team created Viza, an app that encourages good environmental choices and rewards positive behavior with coupons.

Chris Grant led the team behind Viza, the winning app in Black Enterprise’s Driving Innovation…

By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Day 2 Morning Recap

We're up all night to get code-y at the Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon presented by Toyota

Congratulations to the winners!

By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Day 1 Morning Recap

The morning of the Driving Innovation Hackathon was filled with hackers arriving to form teams and present their big ideas.

This Saturday, over 25 hackers and coders showed up at Black Enterprise headquarters to show…

By Patrick Austin

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Check out the Hackathon from home with our livestream of the event.

Watch BlackEnterprise’s Driving Innovation Hackathon on LiveStream Today

Join Black Enterprise and Toyota Saturday and Sunday for the Driving Innovation Hackathon livestream

Black Enterprise’s Driving Innovation Hackathon presented by Toyota will be livestreaming the event this Saturday…

By Patrick Austin

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BE Hackathon 2014: Q&A With Hackathon Judges and Hosts

Black Enteprise's Driving Innovation Hackathon judges answer a few questions about coding and opportunities.

Here are the judges

By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise, Toyota to Host ‘Hackathon’ for Black Techies in NYC

Join us on March 29th and 30th for this historic Hackathon

Leaders of the technology and innovation communities will judge which team was most successful

By Patrick Austin

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What Playing Sports Can Teach You About Business

I participated in basketball during my high school and college years, embracing and enjoying that period of play and comradeship

As long as I can remember, I have been involved in organized ball as a…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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A Woman of Power attendee asks the panel how audience members can encourage more African American female students to embrace STEM fields.

Women of Power: Why We Must Educate Our Daughters in STEM

Gates Foundation and leaders explore challenges and solutions

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, leaders talked importance of educating girls in…

By Derek T. Dingle

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How this BE 100′s Company Survived Last Year’s Sequestration

Your daily money bite

When the government shut down last year, it created a very challenging business climate for…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Black History Month: 5 Lessons From 5 Business Legends

Check out the 5 business legends who paved the way for many of the world's black business leaders

Guess who is on this list

By Derek T. Dingle

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Join IBOM LLC and Black Enterprise for a conversation on using social media to take your business global.

#SMW 2014: Innov8tiv Talks How to Launch A Global Business

Technology news site Innov8tiv, hosted a panel during Social Media Week 2014 at NYU, in partnership with IBOM LLC, and Black Enterprise

Technology news site Innov8tiv, hosted a panel during Social Media Week 2014 at NYU, in…

By Patrick Austin

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Beverly Tatum, Ph.D., will be honored with the Barbara Graves Awards at the 2015 Women of Power Summit. (Image: Spelman College)

Spelman College President Beverly Tatum On Preparing the Next Gen of STEM Leaders

Black Enterprise’s ‘Educating Our Daughters’ speaker discusses women in STEM

Black Enterprise caught up with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum to talk about the future of…

By Janel Martinez

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Best-Selling Author Frans Johannsson: ‘Why Hard Work Alone Doesn’t Guarantee Success’

Frans Johansson and The Medici Group are new-school innovators looking to bring their solutions to the world of business

It’s hard to believe that before the launch of the iPhone, telecom leaders predicted that…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Learn How This Former College Professor Got Her Black Doll Collection in Walmart

Lisa Williams' "Positively Perfectly" dolls are sold in more than 3000 stores

Have you purchased one for your child?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Five Ways to Grow a Successful Side Business

A side business can be successful if managed right

Tips to help your successful side business grow

By C. Daniel Baker

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As Golf Brand Expands at Under Armour, a Young Executive’s Drive Comes Into Full Form

For Under Armour, the buzz word is always growth. For the sport of golf at Under Armour, the possibilities are endless

Getting to know one of Under Armour’s rising stars in Baltimore

By Darren Sands

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5 Reasons Why You Need Life Insurance

Why you should make this option a permanent part of your financial life

Do you have life insurance?

By Jennifer Streaks

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Insurance Agency Owner Shares 5 Tips for Entering the Business

Are you interested in a career switch to insurance?

Smith offered 5 tips for anyone interested in becoming an insurance professional

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Discussing Supplier Diversity From a Diverse Perspective

How to make improvements in the current state of corporate supplier diversity affairs and your supplier

Let’s talk about the benefits of diverse business owners

By C. Daniel Baker

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Healthy Competition Will Keep Your Business Growing

Expert Richard Duncan explains why businesses perform best when there's competition near

Do you have competition in your business environment?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Dodd-Frank Act Includes Creation of Office of Minority and Women Inclusion

The federal banking agencies establish an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion

Each company’s organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion

By C. Daniel Baker

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How Richard Horton Made the Transition from Musician to Insurance Sales

Your life can take you in many career turns you would never expect

Richard Horton didn’t quite set his sights on becoming an insurance industry professional however

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Lil Jon Discovers His “Big 5” in South Africa

“What’s Your BIG 5?” is a new campaign aimed at re-defining the broad range of authentic and distinct experiences found only in South Africa

Have you ever been to South Africa?

By Kimberly Wilson

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Are NMSDC and Supplier Diversity at a Crossroads?

Is supplier diversity a priority for the NMSDC anymore?

Sources suggest that there now is a rift between the old guard and the new…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Singer Kelis Adds Culinary Skills to Her Career Portfolio

Music star introduces new sauce line, Feast

One of the little known facts about music artist Kelis is her culinary skills

By Sasha King

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Need Cocktail Recipes For Your Company’s Holiday Party?

Get in the spirit of the holidays with these festive recipes and stylish cocktails

Hosting a company party can be an exciting — but nerve-wracking — endeavor

By Kimberly Wilson

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Hill Harper Sheds Light on Life Beyond the Big Screen

Harper is more than just an actor

From Harvard to Hollywood, Hill Harper has used his intellect and passion for taking on…

By Amber McKynzie

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7 Tips for Mentors to Establish an Effective Relationship

Building a lasting relationship is what mentorship is about

Don’t push mentorship on someone

By C. Daniel Baker

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Felecia Hatcher of Feverish Pops On Her Social Media Savvy Company and Sweet Life of Entrepreneurship

PopPreneur invests in business and burgeoning tech ecosystem in Miami

For her passion for tech, love of entrepreneurship and dedication to the next gen, BlackEnterprise.com…

By Janel Martinez

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Stylish Winter Wardrobe Ideas for Men

Check out these stylish wardrobe suggestions for men

What are some essential in your wardrobe that keep you both fashionable and warm with…

By Sasha King

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Where to Eat, Go and Party in the One Happy Island of Aruba

With so many options that the island has to offer, the only real question is where to start?

This island will make you want to never go back home

By Kimberly Wilson

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Al Sharpton Talks Candidly with Oprah About His Role as a Civil Rights Activist

The Rev. sits down with "Oprah's Next Chapter" on OWN

Sharpton and his daughter talk with Oprah for rare sit-down

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Florida Tech to Host Webinar on Supply Chain Risk Management

Going Global With Your Business? Here Are The Steps to Achieve It

With the widespread adoption of the social network culture in most countries of the world, accessing global customers is fairly easy

Here is how you can achieve global business success

By C. Daniel Baker

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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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Top 5 Strategies for Diverse Supplier Success Tips allow organizations to more competitively seek contracts and growth opportunities

5 Strategies for Diverse Supplier Program Success

Cintas Corporation shared its top five strategies for supplier diversity success

According to a 2012 survey, nearly 72 percent of organizations expect their total supplier diversity…

By C. Daniel Baker

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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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Mayor Designates Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Week in Baltimore

Supplier diversity is a key initiative in the state of Maryland

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake designated the week of October 28th – November 1st, as Supplier Diversity…

By C. Daniel Baker

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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

By Kimberly Wilson

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Why Bringing Women Owned Businesses Into Supplier Chain Makes Sense

On average less than 1% of global corporate or government spend is on women-owned businesses in any country

The gap remains staggering between male and female business owners

By C. Daniel Baker

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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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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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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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The Rules of Life Include Travel, Business and More for Black Men

How to recognize the full potential of black manhood.

Do you agree with the writer’s rules?

By Sasha King

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Like to Travel? Visit the Top Travel Photographers on Instagram

If you can't afford to travel, you can dream through these pictures

Here is a gallery of the best Instagrammers to follow on the travel front

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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The Unofficial Guide to Being a Grown Man

Would you follow these rules?

Do you agree with these types of lists?

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Find Out How to Get Your Product on a Wal-Mart Shelf

Do you think your product belong on the prize Wal-Mat shelves?

Supplier diversity is Wal-Mart’s MVP

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Aflac Sales Leader Finds Rewards in Taking the Wheel

Lisa Hutcherson has made amazing strides at AFLAC growing through the ranks of the company…

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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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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

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 Ways Men Can Give Their Appearance a Boost

Some tips not to impress the ladies, but give yourself a whole new look

Are you in need of a full makeover?

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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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?

By C. Daniel Baker

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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.

By Amber McKynzie

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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

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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How WBENC Helps Companies & Women-Owned Businesses

The event featured a plethora of speakers who were really focused on benefitting the WBEs

The organization continues to support the causes of women entrepreneurs

By C. Daniel Baker

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Focus on Diversity Can Drive the Bottom Line, Speaker Says

Those are all good reasons, but businesses should also look for ways in which an emphasis on diversity can help drive growth

Diversity is key for any business to succeed

By C. Daniel Baker

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National Association of Women Business Owners Partners with LeanIn.org

Why Bringing Women-Owned Business into the Supply Chain Makes Sense

Supplier diversity is key for women's advancement

One of the primary ways that large companies can sustainably empower women is through supplier…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Lynn twins' work has been collected by celebrities and industry leaders including Earl Graves, Sr., Bill Cosby, Kanye West and Bob Johnson. They have enjoyed more than 15 years of success walking the professional path they say chose them.


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Mackey Sisters Present Landmark Twins Exhibit at NYC’s Schomburg

Jerry and Terry Lynn showcase talent and talk professional passion

The Mackey Twins Art Gallery presented a landmark two-day event at New York’s Schomburg to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Professional Diversity Network Launches Inaugural Diversity Recruitment Conference in Chicago, IL

The US total diversity labor force currently exceeds 56 million individuals

Professional Diversity Network, announced today that it will host its inaugural Professional Diversity Networking Conference…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help

What do you think a mentor really is?

A mentor relationship doesn’t have to be formal, complicated or time-consuming.

By C. Daniel Baker

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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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2013 Best Companies for Diversity

A compiled list of companies with the most diverse employees

The companies that appear on the HispanicBusiness 2013 Best Companies for Diversity list are not…

By Sasha King

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Emmy Award Winning Journalist Provides 6 Tips for Wealth Building

Money management expert Valerie Morris explains how to start a financial plan

BLACK ENTERPRISE spoke with Morris during the American Express OPEN for Women: CEO BootCamp, a…

By Alan Hughes

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Charles Barkley Discusses Supplier Diversity at Advertising Week

Charles Barkley agrees to speak about the importance of supplier diversity in advertising

It’s not every day that an NBA Hall of Famer and basketball television analyst leaves…

By Sasha King

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Diversity Can Be a Driving Force in Business Growth

University of Virginia professor argues that “There is opportunity in disparity"

Businesses often embrace diversity among their employees, customers and suppliers for compliance reasons, ethical reasons…

By Sasha King

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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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Natural Hair is Big Business For Black Entrepreneurs

A lucrative industry for a new generation of hair care product suppliers

Wendi Levy, 43, and Kim Etheredge, 41, two biracial women, started their company, Mixed Chicks,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Avis Budget Group Named to Supplier Diversity “Best of the Best” List

Avis' supplier diversity program is recognized as the top program for women business owners.

Avis’ supplier diversity program is recognized as the top program for women business owners.

By Sasha King

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Chrysler’s Annual MatchMaker Event Big on Supplier Diversity

Chrysler's annual matchmaker event helps minority owned businesses gain access to supplier development.

Chrysler Group is committed to creating a diverse and sustainable supply base that directly reflects…

By Sasha King

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Trinidad and Tobago Named Happiest Country in the Caribbean

The destination’s bourgeoning culinary scene, world renowned beaches and numerous festivals bring out the happiness in both locals and visitors alike.

According to the study there were six key variables factored into its conclusions

By Kimberly Wilson

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The World’s 100 Best Art Galleries

Have you been to any?

Who’s your favorite artist?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Jamaica’s Avant Garde Designer of the Year Previews New Collection

Andre Rowe's participation in the ‘Avant Garde Designer of the Year’ competition has afforded the young designer an opportunity to showcase his talents to a local audience.

Jamaica is much more than sandy beaches and jerk chicken. Slowly emerging as the fashion…

By Kimberly Wilson

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The 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America

Did your favorite wine restaurant make the list?

Are you a wine fan?

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Chicago Museum Leads the List of Best Museums in America

Which of these is your favorite?

Have you been to any of these museums?

By C. Daniel Baker

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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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Small Business Advantage Video Series: ‘You Are The Most Valuable Asset of Your Business’

More valuable than any software of piece of equipment of software you can invest in, the most important asset in your business is YOU.

The same maintenance and care you’d take for any part of your company, you have…

By Deven

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Dwyane Wade to Start Neck Wear Line With The Tie Bar

Will partner with Naperville, Ill.-based company

Dwyane Wade starts his latest business venture.

By Darren Sands

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New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Salutes Veteran Multicultural Businesses

Are you part of the council?

The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council (The Council) celebrated veteran minority…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Pepco Reaches Out to Diverse Suppliers

Over 80 suppliers attended the forum

Pepco’s focused on serving disabled veteran owned businesses, as well as minority and woman owned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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USHCC Applauds Ford for a 35 Year Commitment to its Supplier Diversity and Development Program

Diversity efforts land Ford honors

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) commends Ford Motor Company for its Supplied…

By C. Daniel Baker

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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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