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Startups

How Major Corporations Can (and Should) Think Like Startups

“Wow! Look at your mural—you guys really are like a startup.”
I hear this at least…

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Email List

Here are Some Results-Driven Ways to Grow Your Company’s Email List

Here are five strategies that my company has implemented recently on our own website that has helped us grow our email list

Here are five strategies that my company has implemented recently on our own website that…

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Periscope

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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Ebony Swank

Ebony Swank creates ‘Business Best Friend’ to put small businesses in the black

Teaching entrepreneurs how to become experts at running their ventures

The superlative title of “best friend” usually goes to someone who has our well-being and…

By Chanel Martin

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Entrepreneurs

New Guidebook to Help Women Entrepreneurs Grow

Lessons from the 50 fastest growing women owned businesses

Women-owned firms have grown at a rate five times the national average since 2007, according…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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DC

This D.C. Clothing Brand Celebrates ‘Chocolate City’

Bailiwick Clothing lends voice to the gentrification conversation

The District of Columbia (D.C.) was the first major American city to achieve a black…

By Jared Brown

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Facebook

5 Reasons Your Business Shouldn’t Be on Facebook

From a limited reach to a lack of results, here’s why your brand is better off without Facebook in its marketing strategy

Facebook is heralded as the social media platform to help you reach the people who…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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franchises

New Opportunities In Retail, Pop-Up Shops, and Franchises

Chocolate Moonshine Co. offers a sweet deal for entrepreneurs

Anyone who is fond of chocolate and has a passion for running a business might…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Prince

Lessons From BET Awards Prince Tribute on Making Good on Your Promises

Delivering on your promises will gain you trust and land you more business

The BET Awards Prince tribute is an example of making good on a promise. When…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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technology

Eighty Percent of Business Owners Use This Type Of Technology To Stay Ahead, Do You?

Popular business technology such as mobile tools and the cloud can help grow customers and sales

By Carolyn M. Brown

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customer

How to Convert Customer Complaints Into Compliments About Your Business

SociallyBuzz’s Andre Kay knows it’s the response time that’s key

It doesn’t matter the customer is rude or right, the Internet has given consumers more…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Business Name

Need to Change Your Business Name? Here’s the Right Way to Do It

Considering changing your company's name? These insights can help you save both time and money

My entrepreneurial story should sound familiar to anyone who’s thought about launching their own business.…

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Email List

How the Reverse Opt-In Can Help You Build Your Tribe Faster and Smarter

Here's how you can leverage reverse opt-in to optimize email campaigns

Have you ever looked at what everyone else in online business is doing and thought there must…

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Startups

What Startups Can Learn About Marketing From the Food and Beverage Industry

Four tips from the food and beverage industry startups can use to launch a successful marketing campaign

Whether you’re trying to transform transportation in the tech industry or sling a new cocktail…

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Digital Skills

How to Make Project Deadlines Less Daunting

Here's how to be proactive and productive while working towards impending deadlines

A goal without any kind of timeline can be endlessly postponed.
Sometimes circumstances, such as a…

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Technology Team

4 Ways to Support Your Technology Team as You Scale

How to fulfill the needs of all members of your tech team

Offering choice is also great for your organization.

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New Team

4 Things You Can’t Forget When Bringing on a New Team Member

How to effectively train and on-board new hires

When your company is growing like a weed, it’s difficult to think about anything besides…

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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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Ebony

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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Real estate

Keeping It Real Estate

While African Americans have long known the benefits of home ownership, there is still much more to the real estate game beyond your home

Real estate investing is the art and science of buying real estate. African Americans have…

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How To

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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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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