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Black Women About Business (BWAB): A Soon-to-Come New Resource

“At BWAB, we will be evaluating the success of the program throughout and there will…

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How Better Cash Flow Management Is Helping This Babysitting Business Thrive

As an entrepreneur, cash flow management is critical

Over time, Oriabure-King has learned that cash flow management and a diversified revenue stream are…

By Samara Lynn

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construction

Black-Owned Firm Will Manage Multimillion-Dollar Construction Projects for Texas A&M

Newest deal will add over $1.5 million to the firm's 2017 revenues

TCM will supervise more than 1 million square feet of new and renovated real estate…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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truCrowd Illinois CEO Florence Hardy - Equity Crowdfunding

Black Female Crowdfunding Executive On Opportunities for Black Founders

The Howard University grad on opportunities for black investors and entrepreneurs

truCrowd Illinois CEO Florence Hardy shares her thoughts on equity crowdfunding and the opportunities for…

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Black Women Beauty Company Co-Founders Score $1 Million in Funding

Says their investors appreciate "the woman of color consumer"

K.J. Miller and Amanda E. Johnson, the founders of Mented are the 15th and 16th,…

By Samara Lynn

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NBA stars business moves

3 NBA Stars Making Big Business Moves This Year

2017 has seen LeBron James, Chris Paul, and Russell Westbrook take their talents off the court

With the start of the basketball season upon us, it’s clear that some of the…

By Alisa Gumbs

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This Entrepreneur Grew a 7-Figure Beauty Business with No Prior Experience

And it was never something she thought would become a full-fledged business

Beauty entrepreneur Vivian Kaye talks about her approach to turning a side hustle into a…

By Kandia Johnson

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Reign Bow Ties

How This College Entrepreneur Juggles School and Business

The Michigan State University student uses his time effectively

William Murphy, an entrepreneur, and junior in college at Michigan State University was fed up…

By Kandia Johnson

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JPMorgan Chase Invests $10 Million to Expand Black Businesses and Growth in D.C.

Sparking economic growth and combating gentrification part of commitment

Banking giant JP Morgan Chase aims to lessen the economic disparity dilemma by investing $10…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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The Business of Black Comic Books

An independent industry of comic books created by black people thrives, despite myriad challenges

In interviewing several of the most buzzed-about independent black comic book creators today, the consensus…

By Samara Lynn

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Domestic violence survivor Maleeka Holloway

How a Victim of Domestic Violence Rebuilt Her Career After Leaving Her Abuser

Survivor and entrepreneur Maleeka Hollaway shares her tips

Domestic violence is a hidden yet harsh reality for many women who show up at…

By Kandia Johnson

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Mastering Sales: Overcome Prospects’ Objections Like a Pro

The fine art of turning "No" into "Yes"

Objections during a sales pitch aren’t necessarily a bad thing, but make sure you’re ready…

By Stephanie Chung

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Business Event Planning Tips Entrepreneurs Need to Know

You need a specific plan of action

Event planning, without a defined and desired result, along with a specific plan of action…

By Patrice Tartt

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Pitch and Present Your Business Idea With Confidence

Take a deep breath and then read this...

Feeling uncertain and nervous about pitching your business idea to a room full of investors…

By Kandia Johnson

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These 5 Passive Investments Earn You Money and Let You Keep Your Day Job

You need to know about passive and semi-absentee franchises

Passive business ownership (also known as absentee or semi-absentee) is a excellent option for the…

By Nancy E Williams

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How to “Go Viral” Like The #BeardGameMatters Facebook Group

Great marketing lessons from bearded guys

If you were on social media during the past two weeks, you likely saw references…

By Michelle Y. Talbert, Esq.

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These Entrepreneurs Turned the Impossible Into ‘I’m Possible’

Their stories can inspire you to finally get that small business dream of yours started

These three entrepreneurs share their stories of how they each overcame “their impossible,” to become…

By Samara Lynn

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Jetpack CEO and Founder Fatima Dicko

Black Female-Led Startup Jetpack Takes off With Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Equity crowdfunding can create investing- and wealth-building equity for diverse entrepreneurs

Jetpack CEO and Founder Fatima Dicko talks about her “last-mile” delivery company and running an…

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Sports Facility Owner Wins $25,000 in American Small Business Competition

Over 1,500 entrepreneurs competed in the American Small Business Championship

Monte Evans II, co-owner of Competitive Edge Athletic Performance Center, has won a $25,000 grand…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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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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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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