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6 Tips for Startup Success From MIT Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

Reports show that at least 8 out of 10 businesses fail within a year of…

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Black Streetwear Company in Flint Gets $20,000 From AT&T Agility Challenge

GoodBoy Clothing is awarded by AT&T for its socially driven urban and casual clothing brand

While the City of Flint Michigan has made national headlines due to its poisoned water…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Inventors And Entrepreneurs Can Compete To Pitch Their Products On QVC

QVC joins the founders of Make48 and other successful startups for the ultimate series of inventor competitions

Companies like QVC and famous startups from Shark Tank, like Squatty Potty, Scrub Daddy and…

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sole

Soul to Sole, Stepping Into Destiny Part II

Creating a walking testimony of faith, dedication, and drive

Soul to Sole
During our interview, one thing that really stood out to me was hearing Tiannia describe…

By Candace Boggan

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july 4th

5 Books Every Millennial Entrepreneur Must Read

Because entrepreneurial success requires a degree of self-education

Make no mistake about the best entrepreneurs read. Entrepreneurial success requires that you continuously invest…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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student debt

Student Debt Is Keeping Millennials From Pursuing Their Entrepreneurial Passions

More than half of young entrepreneurs are women and a quarter are people of color

A majority (51 percent) of the 80 million millennials in the U.S. currently own or…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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entrepreneur

How to Raise an Entrepreneur

Here’s how parents can nurture their child’s talents, desires, and foster their inner entrepreneur

Fostering an entrepreneurial mindset helps children focus on solutions, rather than the problem. Parents (and…

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sole

Soul to Sole, Stepping Into Destiny Part I

A successful engineer turned high-end Italian shoe designer discusses her journey

Soul to Sole
If you have ever considered the idea of starting a second career or…

By Candace Boggan

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product

How to Refine Your Idea to Build an Actual Product You Can Sell

For conceptually driven entrepreneurs, these strategies for proactive planning will help you come up with tangible, marketable products or services and bring your great ideas to fruition

Successful companies all start by building around a unique idea. That said, not everyone with…

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sneaker line

The Kanye Effect: This 90s Hip Hop Duo Is Unveiling Their Sneaker Line Next

Hip-hop artists hope new brand of kicks take lifestyle market by storm

Kanye West dropped his wildly popular Yeezy Boost adidas sneaker line last year causing consumer…

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Daymond John

Daymond John Shares How Being Broke Can Be an Entrepreneur’s Greatest Asset

Daymond John's latest book discusses why starting a business while still broke is more advantageous than one might think

Shark Tank investor Daymond John’s latest book is The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets,…

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new category

Designing a Business Model: How to Create a New Category Within Your Industry

Advice on how to successfully carve out a new business niche in your industry

In 2014, our clothing company announced plans to largely transition out of traditional offline wholesale partnerships,…

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women entreprenuers

10 Things Candidates Need to Know About Women Entrepreneurs

Here are some issues that are significant for women-owned businesses this election season

As election season progresses, there are crucial issues such as barriers to entrepreneurship, impacts of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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leadership

3 Business Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From the Military

Justin Constantine's book on leadership outlines principles and tactics for business executives

There’s an old saying that no plan survives first contact with the enemy,” notes Constantine.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Faterhood

Raising a Child and Building a Company: The Intersection of Fatherhood and Entrepreneurship

How fostering the success of a freshly launched business is similar to being a quality parent while raising a child

Building a company is a lot like raising a child. This is especially true when…

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Dropping Jewels: 3 Tips for Breaking Into the Diamond Industry

Ken and Nicole Black of Philadelphia Diamond Co. share success and innovation

Diamond industry power couple Ken and Nicole Black talk how to break into the industry…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Teenpreneur

This 13-Year-Old Fashion Designer and Spa Owner Was Just Named Teenpreneur of the Year

Black Enterprise recognizes teenpreneurs with the goal of inspiring youth to view entrepreneurship as an exciting option

The 2016 Black Enterprise Teenpreneur of the Year winner is 13-year-old fashionista, Essynce Moore, who…

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Emotionally Intelligent

Hiring Emotionally Intelligent Employees Is Crucial To Growing Your Business

Ask the right questions and find people who are the right fit

Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company’s…

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Cupcake Enterprise

Family Business Of The Year Poised To Be Million-Dollar Cupcake Enterprise

Meet the 2016 winner of Black Enterprise’s Small Business Award

Mignon Francois combined her desire to launch a business with her college chemistry studies to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Daymond John

Shark Tank Investor Daymond John To Help Groom Young Entrepreneurs Worldwide

The FUBU founder is working with the White House as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship

Shark Tank investor and FUBU founder Daymond John knows what it takes to succeed in…

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hire talent

How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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grief

How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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