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Protecting Your Invention

Innocent inventors seeking honest guidance often get ripped off. Don’t be a victim. Read more…

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Linda McMahon

Trump’s Head of SBA Pick Impacts Minority And Women Entrepreneurs

Advocates call on wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to ensure contracts and loans go to women and minority businesses

Small business advocates are weighing in on President-elect Donald Trump as he nominates professional-wrestling executive…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Carvinal

Carnival CEO Arnold Donald Talks Business Prospects In Cruising And Travel Industry

Opportunities abound for professionals and entrepreneurs in the travel industry

Arnold Donald, President and CEO of Carnival Corporation and plc celebrated the growth of the…

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ugly sweater

Startup Launches Ugly Sweater Line to Empower Black Entrepreneurs

Proceeds from Black upStart's humorous line of ugly Christmas sweaters will fund the launch of a school for black entrepreneurs

Black upStart is using funding raised through their Christmas ugly sweater line to build a…

By Jared Brown

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Dawna Kelly

Dawna Kelly Is Making Magic With Her Abrakadoodle Franchise

Here's how these franchise owners are using their business to enhance and improve the Detroit school systems by making children's art education accessible to the community

Children’s art education franchises not only give back to the community but can be quite…

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Home-Based Business Opportunities for People With A Passion for Travel

Learn more about franchising opportunities with CruiseOne and Dream Vacations

People with a passion for travel got a chance to learn more about franchising…

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Tech Biz Gurl

Tech Biz Gurl Talks About Making It in Tech as a Black Millennial

Advocates side hustles and tech aptitude

Jessica Williams, aka Tech Biz Gurl, shares insight on her success as an entrepreneur and…

By Tia Walker

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Inventress

Ask The Inventress: How to Turn Your Idea Into an Invention

Here are some tips to help you develop your idea into a tangible invention

Lisa Ascolese, a.k.a “The Inventress,” shares advice on the process of manifesting and protecting your…

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4 things

4 Things You Should Do When You Feel Like You’ve Hit a Wall

Roadblocks are inevitable when you’re an entrepreneur. Here’s what you can do when the going gets tough

Keeping yourself motivated as a business owner is an absolute priority. Here are four tips…

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equal business

4 Ways to Create a Truly Equal Business Partnership

Owning a business 50/50 isn’t possible if you and your co-founder won’t listen to each other

Thinking about going into co-founding a startup? Here are a few pointers to maintain a…

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starting

BE FAITH: 3 Secrets to Handle the Stress of Starting a Company

Family and faith help weather storms

Some of the best counters to anxiety rely on family and faith. Here are three…

By Neil Ahlsten

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Shelby Harris

A Popcorn Passion Leads CEO Shelby Harris to Purpose

Shelby Harris sat down with Black Enterprise to discuss how pressing pause on plucking the…

By Crystal I. Berger

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existing customers

3 Things That Stop You From Listening to Customers

If you find yourself getting sidetracked instead of implementing changes according to customer feedback, here’s what may be holding you back

Recognizing these common situations can help you avoid suffering the setbacks that occur when you…

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SCORE

SCORE Offers Free Help and Benefits for Small Businesses

SCORE is an excellent resource for getting business advice and mentorship for little to no cost

Learn more about SCORE, a government program that provides free small business mentoring sessions, workshops,…

By Preston Charles

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Obama

Obama’s Legacy of Supporting Small Businesses

President Obama has launched several initiatives that have helped to accelerate entrepreneurship among underserved groups

According to a Fact Sheet released by the White House in honor of National Entrepreneurship…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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capital

5 Simple Ways To Raise Capital

Numerous sources are out there in the form of equity, debt, and grants or cash prizes

Learn about these simple ways to raise capital for your small business, whether it is…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Juicing

Entrepreneur’s Passion for Juicing Translates to Success [Part 2]

Part 2 of Chris Goode's story as a juicer and entrepreneur on a mission

Entrepreneur Chris Goode wants to spread his passion for juicing and love of a healthy…

By Kali Wilder

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Competition

How to Stand Out From the Competition

Standing out as a unique brand is all about how you "dress it up"

Ok, so I got this dress at H&M. They had a million of them. So,…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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top cities

Houston Among Top Cities For Small Businesses

These are the cities that were ranked the highest achievers, where micro and small businesses are thriving

Texas may very well be the place to be if you are a small business…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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brand ambassadors

How To Get Millennials to Become Brand Ambassadors

How you can get students and young influencers to boost your company’s marketing efforts?

Establishing brand ambassadors for your business can help ensure your company’s marketing efforts stand out.…

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How To

windfalls

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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