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Winner of Pitch Competition Headed to Silicon Valley to Make Her Next Moves

Caudle won the Black Enterprise/Hiscox Insurance small business pitch competition and will be flown to…

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Psyche Terry

CEO Talks Money Mindset Needed to Grow an 8-Figure Business

She keeps all of her goals posted in front of her desk.

Now, with a company reportedly evaluated at $10 million dollars, Terry shares the money mindset…

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15-Year-Old Author’s Book Series Becomes Mandatory Reading In Some Schools

Her writing reflects "what really goes on inside a kid's mind'

Her book series became mandatory readings for some school districts including Hillside, NJ School District,…

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Life Coach Offers Holistic Approach to Brand Loyalty

Don't just build brand loyalty; retain it

Discover how entrepreneurs and employers can mitigate conflict in business relationships without destroying brand loyalty.…

By Roz A Gee

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customers

Are You Really Listening? 7 Simple Ways to Find out What Your Customers Really Think

Cheap and easy methods to garner customer feedback and enhance your business

You don’t have to spend a fortune to figure out what your customers think about…

By Kandia Johnson

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Molly Maid Franchisee Is Cleaning Up With Her House Cleaning Service

This Molly Maid owner shares her keys to success in the competitive field of residential cleaning

Even in the competitive field of residential cleaning, an owner can thrive. Lisa Johnson shares…

By Nancy E Williams

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Chicago’s Last Black-Owned Bank Gets $20 Million Cash Infusion

Some say the transaction could help alleviate the violence plaguing The Windy City

To spark economic development activity within the black community, Chicago deposits $20 million into ISF…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Funderdome - Tara Darnley - Yummy Mitt

Mamapreneur Invents Innovative and Eco-Friendly Baby Teething Solution

The self-professed "introvert entrepreneur" just landed $20,000 in funding for her invention

Tara Darnley pitched her Yummy Mitt teether on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, winning $20,000 for her…

By Brandon Andrews

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Black-Owned Investment Company’s $700 Million Project Will Redevelop South Central, LA

Mixed-use project still needs final approval from Los Angeles City Council

Calling its approval a “milestone,” Capri Investment Group has the green light to proceed with…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Black Girl Magic

Nielsen Study Quantifies the Power and Influence of Black Girl Magic

African American women have a gripping influencing in mainstream culture, proving our magic is limitless

African American women are the driving force behind the total black buying power, which is…

By Selena Hill

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Facebook Live

How This Texas Etiquette Coach Is Growing Her Business With Facebook Live

Misty Harris, the owner of Texas Etiquette, opens up about her journey to business success

Misty Harris, the director and owner of Texas Etiquette, is growing her business by offering…

By Selena Hill

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Pink Rubber Tires creators - the Pruitte Sisters - with Steve Harvey on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Sisters Launch Way For Women to Buy Car Tires and Auto Services Without Getting Ripped Off

Twin sisters launch service to help empower women with auto repair and maintenance

Marcia Pruitte-Coleman and Marla Pruitte are the co-founders of Pink Rubber Tires, a service that sells…

By Brandon Andrews

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Basketmate Funderdome

Brother-and-Sister Entrepreneurs Create Unique Laundry Basket

Their invention means never having to struggle carrying laundry

Najma and Yusuf  Jamaludeen are siblings that collaborated to create an innovative laundry product, BasketMate.…

By Brandon Andrews

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This Entrepreneur’s Mobile Recording Studio Can Save Emerging Artists Big Money

Lets you record high-quality audio whenever from wherever

Brandyn Armstrong is CEO, founder, and inventor of the Studio Stick, a device that allows artists—musicians, podcasters,…

By Brandon Andrews

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She Created Her Product, a Weave Dryer, After Her Grandma Came to Her in a Dream

A weave-lover invents a dryer for women tired of waiting for their weaves to dry

Dr. Michalyn Porter’s Weave Dryer provides a new solution for women with hair extensions. She…

By Brandon Andrews

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How theBOM Makes it Convenient to Shop Black-Owned Businesses

Creating pop-up retail for black-owned businesses

We (theBOM) are a collaborative platform, without the participating brands we would not exist. We…

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Enjoy-A-Bowl Creator Dr. Joe J. Owens on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Black Vet Invents Innovative Pet Food Bowl After His Dog Begged For Pasta

He invented a unique pet feeding system

On Episode 13 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Dr. Joe J. Owens pitched his product, Enjoy-A-Bowl, in…

By Brandon Andrews

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Ahyiana Angel (Image: Switch, Pivot or Quit)

Former NBA Publicist Starts Podcast for Women Looking to Make Career Transitions

'I bet on myself and won,' says former publicist-turned-podcaster Ahyiana Angel

“Have you noticed that we are no longer living in a world where ambitious people…

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Public Relations

So, You Started a Business, But Are You Ready to Work with a Public Relations Pro?

Measure your PR readiness by answering the following questions

Before you hire a Public Relations pro you should establish a strong foundation for your…

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Flaky Bakes Founder Lateshia Dowell on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Flaky Bakes’ CEO Lateshia Dowell on Making ‘Piekies’ Pies and Being a ‘One-Woman Show’

Bringing the joy of baked goods to everyone and remembering Grandmommy

On Episode 11 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Lateshia Dowell pitched her business, Flaky Bakes—a metro Detroit…

By Brandon Andrews

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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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