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RLJ Entertainment Partners With AMC Networks To Deliver Diverse Streaming Content

Find out why AMC Networks if partnering with BET Founder Bob Johnson and giving him…

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day job

5 Part-time Franchise Opportunities for Your Side Hustle (Don’t Quit Your Day Job)

Get your feet wet in business ownership or gain additional, passive income through franchises

You don’t have to quit your day job to own a business. There are plenty…

By Nancy E Williams

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Nicole Valentine

Corporate to Consultant: Nicole Valentine Uses Mergers and Acquisitions to Dominate in Small Business

Helping small businesses dominate in any industry

Business success advice from Nicole Valentine, an entrepreneur who left her comfy role at a…

By Crystal I. Berger

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New Book Tells the Story of Oprah Winfrey in Her Own Words

'OWN IT: Oprah Winfrey in Her Own Words' is a collection the media mogul's thoughts, words, and actions

Oprah has become an inspiration for audiences around the world. Her message—to live one’s best…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Things I Learned On A Love Retreat In Barbados

Marissa Nelson takes couples and singles away on "love retreats"

Learn more about this relationship counseling company that takes you on a love retreat to…

By Maryann Reid

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Online Campaign Launches At White House SXSL To Showcase Millions Of Diverse Startup Founders

#FacesofFounders to breakdown stereotypes about who can be an entrepreneur

Today companies led by women founders of color are the fastest growing businesses in the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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david de la cruz

Interview With New York Fashion Week Designer David De La Cruz

One of the foremost stylists talks Aailyah, fashion, and designers of color

Designer David De La Cruz and his models will hit the runway at New York…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Robin Wilson

After 16 Years in Business, Eco-Designer Robin Wilson Shares the Secrets to Her Success

Black Enterprise's 2008 Innovator of the Year Award recipient, Robin Wilson, advises entrepreneurs on effective strategies for sustaining a successful business

New York City Interior Designer Robin Wilson is going 16 years strong in business, having…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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NBA Star LeBron James To Endorse African American Female Entrepreneur

Yolanda's Construction beat outs the competition in CNBC's Cleveland Hustles #PitchLeBronContest

An African American woman-owned business, Yolanda’s Construction Administration & Traffic Control, has won over NBA…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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private prisons

Department of Justice Will Stop Using For-Profit Private Prisons

Studies show that privately owned prisons are more about making profits and less about rehabilitating inmates

The U.S. Department of Justice will stop contracting with for-profit prison operators. Deputy Attorney General…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Clinton blackface

Can Clinton Break Barriers for Black Businesses?

Presidential nominee lays out strategy to support entrepreneurship and small business growth

Hillary Clinton pledged to invest $25 billion to support entrepreneurship and small business growth in…

By Jared Brown

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black businesses

#BlackBizMatters: Spending $1.2 Trillion Black Buying Power With Black Businesses

Buying products and services from black-owned businesses helps them to grow and to employ other African Americans

Circulating dollars into black-owned businesses is critical to those businesses—it enables them to keep their…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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customer satisfaction

#BlackBizMatters: How to Up Your Customer Service

It is our duty to raise the standard to ensure our community is getting quality goods and products and services at every turn

Check out these 5 tips for maintaining exceptional customer service standards as strive to increase…

By Safon Floyd

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Startup Founders

5 Ways Startup Founders Can Rejuvenate — and Avoid Burnout

Sometimes, the key to improving overall productivity is cutting yourself a little slack

After many late nights staring at glowing fluorescent screens, drinking bottomless cups of coffee, and…

By Black Enterprise

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter To Black Businesses In Fight for Social Justice

African American entrepreneurs and executives are using their political and financial clout to drive policing reform

The Black Lives Matter movement has struck a chord with African American executives and entrepreneurs.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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natural hair

Mixed Chicks Firmly Rooted in Natural Hair Movement With New Additions for Men

His Mix line of natural hair products caters to men of mixed races

Research shows that wearing their natural hair makes black women feel liberated, confident, and different…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How Periscope Increased This Salon Owner’s Clientele and Product Sales

Find out how Hayah Beauty is quickly becoming a household name via its use of Periscope

In the last year, live streaming video apps like Snapchat and Periscope have exploded in…

By Chanel Martin

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Robert F. Smith

African American Billionaire Robert F. Smith Named Carnegie Hall’s New Chairman

The BE 100s CEO to assist with the prestigious concert stage’s outreach efforts

Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and chief executive of Vista Equity Partners (No. 1 on…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Linda Johnson Rice Says Ebony Sell Is Smart Business Move

New venture Ebony Media Operations is still black-owned

Last week marked the end of an era for the historic Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Oprah Winfrey to Launch New Line of Food Products

Oprah's Kitchen is expected to offer everything from beverages to bacon

Network owner and entertainment media mogul Oprah Winfrey is looking to expand her scope of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To


How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

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Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)

How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

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