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This Week’s Greatest Moments In Our Black Business History Celebration

Weekly Wrap-Up of “45 Greatest Moment in Black Business History” Nos. 45-39; for those who…

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

This is a true "first-time ever," in black business history

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

By Derek T. Dingle

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O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson Legacy Sadly Won’t Include His Savvy as a Businessman and Franchisee

Another facet of the O.J. Simpson tragedy—not knowing what could have been

No one can estimate what fortune Simpson could have amassed or business empires he could…

By Samara Lynn

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Bye, Siri and ‘HelloAlice’: How Black Women Can Use This New Tech for Business Success

AI platform could help level playing field for #BlackGirlMagic in business

Here are three ways HelloAlice can balance the scales of success for women entrepreneurs, including…

By Janell Hazelwood

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This BE 100s Executive Could Be Up Against Kid Rock for Michigan Senate Seat

James would bring a military and business background to Washington D.C.

“John James has filed a committee with the FEC and is exploring a run for…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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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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Why Our List of the Nation’s Largest Black Businesses is Vital to Your Enterprise

Here's why listing the top black businesses matters

We found that it was equally important to produce an annual barometer of black business…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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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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McDonald's

Meet the Women With 13 McDonald’s Franchises…and Counting

Patricia Williams owns thirteen McDonald's restaurants in Los Angeles, creating an empire and legacy for her daughters

Owning 13 McDonald’s restaurants is no small accomplishment, but Patricia Williams started with one and…

By Nancy E Williams

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Trill Teal

This Entrepreneur is Infusing Hip Hop Into Tea One Cup at a Time

More than just a tea, Trill Tea founder Chaz Greene has created a lifestyle brand for the culture

Chaz Greene, a 28-year-old college dropout-turned-entrepreneur, launched Trill Tea, a brand of herbal tea that…

By Selena Hill

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Black Entrepreneur Brings Whiskey to Harlem

This week marks the third annual Harlem Whiskey Festival

Today marks the start of the third annual Harlem Whiskey Festival, bringing whiskeys from around…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Five Cities Receive Half-a-Million-Dollar Grants to Boost Spending with Black Businesses

Charlotte, Chicago, Memphis, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles will each get $100,000 to boost spending

The program, funded by the non-profit agencies of Living Cities and the Citi Foundation, was…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the TV Show “Power”

The show is not just a fun watch, but a learning tool for entrepreneurs

For instance: Tasha is Ghost’s “hold him down type of ride or die” partner. We…

By Patrice Tartt

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Black Music

‘This is Dope’ Mobile Music Marketing

This Is Dope is a multifaceted marketing agency finding success by taking its promotions directly to the streets

This Is Dope is a multi-faceted, experiential marketing agency launched by record industry veterans Wendy…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Business

3 Reasons Why Your Business Is Being Overlooked Online

Here are three ways to make your digital marketing strategy more effective

Struggling to get noticed online? Here are 3 reasons why your business may be overlooked…

By Kandia Johnson

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Credit Score

Personal Credit Score vs. Business Credit Score: Everything You Need to Know (And More)

Here are a few key strategies that you should know about your personal and business credit score

Both your personal credit and business credit are criteria that play an important role in…

By Selena Hill

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Budget

How (And Why) To Market Your Business on a Shoestring Budget

4 tips for marketing your company effectively, even when money is tight

Failing to market your business and its products effectively can be costly. However, it doesn’t…

By Selena Hill

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tasks

7 Tasks Solopreneurs Can Safely Outsource

Trying to do it all can hurt your business

If you do absolutely everything for your business as a solo entrepreneur, then it may…

By Selena Hill

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kids

A Momager Shares Tips For Raising CEO Kids

Tips and parenting advice for raising entrepreneurial children

Tamara Lewis, founder of Raising a Mogul TV & Podcast and mom of a 16-year-old…

By Kandia Johnson

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change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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