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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 38: Indecorp Buys a $100 Million White-Owned Bank

Independence Bank of Chicago becomes the first African American financial institution to acquire a healthy…

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 39: Ronald Blaylock Seals $150 Million Deal

It was unprecedented—a black financial firm negotiated a multimillion deal for Texaco

Blaylock & Partners becomes the first minority-owned firm to serve as lead manager for…

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 40: The Auto Dealer That Broke The Billion-Dollar Barrier

His is one of the few black businesses to reach $1 billion in revenue

In 2005, he steered the first black-owned auto dealership to surpass $1 billion in sales,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Our 2017 List of Nation’s Largest Black Businesses Offer Strategies to Grow Your Business

Black Enterprise's 2017 BE100s list of the nation's largest, and most profitable black-owned businesses

For 45 years, the BE 100s—the nation’s largest black businesses—have demonstrated enduring qualities of fortitude,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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A Domestic Queen with International Sales

A sweet victory

Woman business owner goes from no electricity and reading by candlelight to cupcake entrepreneur selling…

By Kevin Y. Brown

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Tunisha Walker, Senior Vice President, Capalino & Company, James Andrews, CEO, SMASHD Ventures, Esosa Ighodaro, Co-founder & President, COSIGN

BE Study Guide Series: Spotting Trends and Opportunities in Tech [Video]

Here's why it's important for businesses of all sizes to grasp the latest tech trends

Influencer marketing is a game changer. “You find people who match the brand’s story and…

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faith

#MillionaireMovesMonday: You Must Believe in Order to Achieve

Your faith can determine your destiny

Dr. William Pickard shares an excerpt from his new book that talks about the role…

By Selena Hill

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Moziah Bridges

Moziah Bridges of Mo’s Bows Talks About Building A Business: Interview

Moziah Bridges gives an in-depth interview about his rapidly growing neckwear business

“When you’re impacting others’ lives in a way that is both inspiring and meaningful, it…

By Rochelle Soetan

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fail

#MillionaireMovesMonday: You Must Fail in Order to Succeed

Failure is part of the process

In his new book, Millionaire Moves: Seven Proven Principles of Entrepreneurship, William F. Pickard, Ph.D.…

By Selena Hill

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EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAMS

#MillionaireMovesMonday: The Value of Your Talent in Building a Business

Without the right pool of talent, your business will never reach its maximum potential

This week in the #MillionaireMovesMonday series, Dr. Pickard shares an excerpt from his new book…

By Selena Hill

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small business success

Shonda Rhimes, Jessica Alba Share Their Small Business Success Secrets

American Express OPEN brings out top CEOs for its Success Makers event

American Express OPEN brings out Shonda Rhimes, Jessica Alba, and other top CEOs for its…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Relationships

#MillionaireMovesMonday: Relationships Are Key

Your relationships are a key factor to building a successful business

Often times who you know will give you more leverage and power than what you…

By Selena Hill

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Climate Change

For Black Small Business Owners, Climate Change is Especially Harmful

As we commemorate Earth Day, entrepreneur Ron Busby explores the detriment of climate change on black businesses

For entrepreneurs, extreme weather, sea level rise, and local pollution choke more than the health…

By Black Enterprise

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creativity

#MillionaireMovesMonday: Build Your Business With Creativity

Creativity is the best resource to build a business, says business leader William F. Pickard, Ph.D.

According to Dr. William F. Pickard, you don’t need to get a bank loan or…

By Selena Hill

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Online Sales

Learn How to Generate Online Sales in Your Sleep at the 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit

Digital Influencer Lamar Tyler will show you how to convert your digital footprint into actual dollars at this year's conference

 
Hundreds of entrepreneurs from around the country are heading to Houston in a few weeks…

By Selena Hill

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Releaf

These Three 20-Somethings Are Rethinking How We Help The Developing World

See how Releaf is revolutionizing small businesses in Africa

In 2015, Ikenna Nzewi, Isaiah Udotong, and Uzoma Ayogu started Releaf, a big data platform…

By Black Enterprise

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Jasmine Brand

The Business of Blogging: How the Jasmine BRAND Is Building a Media Empire

Find out how entertainment journalist Jasmine Brand successfully built her media company

Jasmine Brand discusses the success of her website, theJasmineBRAND.com, and gives advice to aspiring bloggers…

By The Hip-Hop Socialite

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opportunity

#MillionaireMovesMonday: Seize Opportunity

Rather than waiting for a big break, take advantage of the opportunities you have now, no matter how big or small they might be

Dr. William Pickard shares an excerpt from his book, Millionaire Moves: Seven Proven Principles of…

By Selena Hill

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Goodness Gracious Cookies

On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the Founder and CEO of Goodness Gracious Cookies

Goodness Gracious Cookies CEO shares her 'faith over fear' approach to entrepreneurship

Goodness Gracious Cookies CEO shares her ‘faith over fear’ approach to entrepreneurship with Brandon Andrews…

By Brandon Andrews

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millennial

Operating Outside of “ME”: Meet the Millennial Entrepreneur Who is Defying All Generational Stereotypes

As a young entrepreneur who has managed to successfully align her professional aspirations with making a sincere impact, Mea Boykins is not your average millennial in the workforce

Meet social entrepreneur Mea Boykins: a millennial who has never subscribed to the negative stereotypes…

By Jordan Willard

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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