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Ice Cream

2Brand You: Building Your Brand – I Scream for Ice Cream

Deciding to build your personal or professional brand starts with forming an identity, developing trust…

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Can Drones Help Your Business Take Off?

You may want to consider investing in a drone for your business

Drones are increasingly taking flight worldwide, offering significant potential benefits for businesses of all sizes.

By Stephen L. Ball

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Side Hustle

5 Tips to Survive Your Nine-to-Five With A Side Hustle

Five tips to protect your relationship with the current boss, in preparation for becoming your own boss

Dreaming of ditching your 9-5 and turning your side hustle into full-time entrepreneurship? Here’s how…

By Cameka Smith

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Set SMART Goals to Grow Your Business

Tips on how to set SMART goals for your business

Tips on how to effectively set, achieve, and align SMART goals to help you grow…

By Cameka Smith

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Shark Tank

Black Female Entrepreneurs Shine on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

In honor of National Women’s Small Business Month, this celebrates black female entrepreneurs from this season of ABC's "Shark Tank," while highlighting the value of African American women as small business owners in the American economy

Two teams of black female entrepreneurs – Angels and Tomboys and Lulu Bang – pitch…

By Brandon Andrews

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Moms Mean Business: How To Become A Mompreneur

Learn key tips on how to succeed in parenting and business

Are you a mom looking to start your own business? Here are a few tips…

By Cameka Smith

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Build Brand Awareness With a Content Factory Approach to Marketing

Taking the content factory approach to a digital marketing campaign can encourage audience engagement and keep your brand relevant

The need for real-time marketing has sparked the growing importance of content development. Here’s a…

By Black Enterprise

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6 Keys to Finding The Perfect Vendor for Your Business

Leave hope out of the decision-making process and select the vendor that will serve your business best

A bad employee can cost you a year in lost productivity, while a bad vendor…

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Big Banks Lending to Small Businesses Highest Ever

New report shows loan approval rates falling at small banks and alternative lenders

Big banks lending to small businesses is at an all time shows a new report,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Miami Heat

This Miami Heat Forward Is Bringing More Jobs to the City

JFC Miami business to open Starbucks and Einstein Bros. Bagels locations

Learn about Miami Heat Forward Udonis Haslem plans to open two new Starbucks and two…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Pick A Business Name Without the Regret

The name of your business should represent what your brand stands for

There are a million ways your business name can go wrong — too simple, hard…

By Black Enterprise

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4 Simple Strategies That Create An Engaging Brand

How to produce engaging digital content that will increase your brand's audience

The business market needs to be creative, entertain and resonate first, then educate, build relationships…

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Lenesia Cooper

This Entrepreneur Brings the Party with the GoGo Party Bus Franchise

GoGo Party Bus is leading the way in the transportation industry

Atlanta-based business owner Lenesia Cooper is leading the way in the transportation industry with GoGo…

By Chanel Martin

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RLJ Entertainment Partners With AMC Networks To Deliver Diverse Streaming Content

Bob Johnson to receive $65 million investment to accelerate distribution of content on the Urban Movie Channel

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Miller Lite

Female Founder Crowned As Miller Lite Tap the Future $200,000 Winner

Ayla Bystrom-Williams’ Honeymoon Brewery wins business plan pitch competition

Ayla Bystrom-Williams’ HoneyMoon Brewery was the $200,000 grand-prize winner of the 2016 Miller Lite Tap…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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SBA Joins Silicon Valley In Closing Investment Gap For Minority-Owned Businesses

Agency forms new public-private partnership with LinkedIn and other organizations

SBA joins Silicon Valley in closing Investment Gap for minority businesses as it releases as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Lo Toney

The Tao of Lo Toney: Words of Wisdom for Funding a Tech Startup

At TechConneXt, GV venture capitalist Lo Toney delivered some rules for tech startups seeking funding

Acclaimed Silicon Valley venture capitalist Lo Toney, took part in a one-on-one session about how…

By Samara Lynn

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JPMorgan Chase Invests $75 Million to Increase Access to Capital for Minority Small Businesses

Underserved businesses benefit from programs that provide loans and resources

JPMorgan Chase has announced a $75 million commitment over the next three years to connect…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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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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