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Team

How to Encourage Your Already Busy Team to Take on More Tasks

Taking initiative is what we do here at Red Branch Media. And with a small…

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clean energy

Hip-Hop Caucus Creates Baseball Cap Supporting Clean Energy Movement

THINK 100% cap sales to help get affordable, clean energy to 100% of people

Hip-hop, at times, is all about conscious awareness; not only when it comes to social…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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mentoring

Mentoring Just Got Easier for Small Business Owners

SCORE and Kauffman Foundation team up to offer video mentoring to small businesses

Research shows that businesses receiving three or more hours of mentoring have witnessed a boost…

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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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next company

Why Your Next Company Doesn’t Have to (or Shouldn’t) Be a Unicorn

Why The Unicorn Formula isn't the only path to success for startups

“Buyers like us, we have a lot of options. It’s a buyer’s market,” said my…

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Company culture

How to Foster a Company Culture That Values Creativity and Innovation

Advice for enhancing the quality of company culture at your job

As a startup founder and investor, it’s not enough for me to merely value innovation and…

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auto dealerships

Amber Woods Is Learning To Drive Her Father’s $177 Million Black-Owned Auto Dealerships

The 34-year-old acquiring skills to ‘take the wheel’ of the flagship BE 100s company

Within the next couple of years, Amber Woods, 34, will become the new leader at…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Brown Capital Management’s Small Company Team Named Morningstar’s U.S. Fund Manager of the Year

Congrats Brown Capital Management! Job well done

The stars are shinning bright for Brown Capital Management this year. A small, talented team…

By Kenneth Meeks

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black farmers

Black Farmers Take Discrimination Protest to U.S. Supreme Court

Black farmers demand justice for what they call unfair treatment by Department of Agriculture

Farmers from the Southern region and their supporters recently gathered in front of the Supreme…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Work environment

The Trick to ‘Nailing’ a Flexible Work Environment

In many cases, it’s simply more efficient for everyone for employees to work from home or on the road, checking in whenever necessary

In many cases, it’s simply more efficient for everyone for employees to work from home…

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sales

Increase Sales by Expanding Into New Markets

Things to consider when taking your company to the global marketplace

Congratulations!  You have taken care of satisfied customers from one side of the United States…

By Preston Charles

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raise money

Webinar Teaches Entrepreneurs to Raise Money From Investors, Accelerators, and Family

Businesswoman Chanel Martin offers first-hand tips in an upcoming webinar, after having raised over $500,000 for her own startup ventures

Accessing capital money to start, grow and build a business is major challenge. Helping entrepreneurs…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Startup

Why Your Male Dominated Tech Startup Isn’t Sustainable (and How to Diversify)

Five reasons why diversifying your tech startup can benefit your business

When someone tells you they work for a tech startup, you probably picture boys’ club…

By Black Enterprise

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app

How Customers are Changing the App World (and How You Can Keep Them Engaged)

Tips on how to fulfill the many demands of today's mobile-focused and tech savvy consumer

“There’s an app for that.” That phrase has become shorthand for our current reality. These…

By Black Enterprise

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Entrepreneur Creates ‘Make America Native Again’ Hat To Counter Trump Supporters

Goal to incite conversation around marginalized population of indigenous people

Donald Trump supporters can be seen wearing a red baseball cap with the caption: “Make…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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AT&T

Success in Business and Life Requires Growth and Resourcefulness

No one gets to choose where we are from, but all of us get to choose where we’re going.

No one gets to choose where we are from, but all of us get to…

By Black Enterprise

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Clients

3 Top Strategies for Getting Closer to Your Clients

Three ways to grow your business by using a more personalized approach to engaging with existing clients

As the CEO for In Touch EMR, a healthcare consulting and software business, I’ve found…

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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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Callaloo

Callaloo Brings Diversity to Children’s Books

How Callaloo, an educational brand for kids, is changing the way children of color engage with literary content and improving self esteem

Fewer than 10% of the children’s books published in 2015 were about black people, according…

By Jared Brown

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AT&T

AT&T to Award $50,000 To Most Agile Small Business in America

Pursuit of Happyness author Chris Gardner serves as ambassador and lead judge

AT&T is seeking the most agile businesses in America through its Agility Challenge competition, which…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To

Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
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Startups

How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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