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Remembering Dick Gregory: Comedian, Activist, and Entrepreneur

Gregory eventually became a successful entrepreneur. A long-time vegan and healthy eating advocate, many may…

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Courtney Caldwell and Dr. Tye Caldwell

The ShearShare Power Couple Takes Their Startup to The Next Level

Strategic partnerships are advancing their startup

Since September 2016, Black Enterprise.com has followed the journey of ShearShare, a marketplace which allows salon and…

By Kandia Johnson

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5 Steps To Creating Content That Successfully Attracts Customers

Good content alone doesn't attract customers

Creating engaging content is one of the best ways to attract new customers. But before…

By Kandia Johnson

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entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs: Here’s Your Chance to Realize Your Wildest Business Dreams

Your video could turn into an amazing opportunity

The entrepreneurs with the most compelling video will win an all-expense paid trip to this…

By Samara Lynn

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The Fishing Caddy CEO Joe Pippins on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: Fishing Caddy Creator Joe Pippins

Fishing Caddy CEO Joe Pippins pitched his business on "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" and won $20,000. Learn more about his story.

Fishing Caddy CEO Joe Pippins pitched his business on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome; winning $20,000. He…

By Brandon Andrews

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Wonderffle Waffle Iron Creator Mike Bradford on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: Wonderffle Stuffed Waffle Iron Creator Mike Bradford

His gadget for creating stuffed waffles, earned him $50,000

On Episode 3 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Mike Bradford from Texas pitched his product, the…

By Brandon Andrews

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competitors

3 Ways to Learn From Your Competitors

You must study your competition in order to beat them

As you take your business to the next level, your competitors are a great source…

By Kandia Johnson

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The 45 Greatest Moments in Black Business Series Continues

Black Enterprise's countdown of the milestones of the largest black-owned businesses continues into the next couple of weeks

For the past few weeks we’ve been presenting a web series on the truly monumental…

By Samara Lynn

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design

Boss Office Makeover: 5 Design Essentials To Increase Productivity

Award-winning interior designer Dereky Hagler shares simple and practical design ideas that will upgrade your home office and inspire you to get more done

Get practical design ideas to upgrade your home office that will inspire you to complete…

By Roz A Gee

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Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: Tri Bow Tie Creator Marlon Rhodeman

Tri Bow Tie CEO Marlon Rhodeman pitched on Steve Harvey's Funderdome, winning capital for his business. He shares his story with Black Enterprise

Tri Bow Tie CEO Marlon Rhodeman pitched his fashion business on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. He…

By Brandon Andrews

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Jason Mayden (Image: Impact Theory)

Former Lead Jordan Sneaker Designer Raises $7 Million for His New Business, Super Heroic

Mayden recently dove head first into his new venture, Super Heroic, a play focused brand born out of disruptive innovation

I look at myself as being equal to everyone I’m in a room with and…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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This Swim School Franchise Owner Proves; Yes, We ‘Own’ Swimming

The competitive swimmer had no idea she'd end up owning a swim school franchise

The stereotype that people of color don’t swim is rapidly deteriorating. Karese Cain turned her…

By Nancy E Williams

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She Lost Her Job, And Then Made Over $80K in Profits During Memphis Black Restaurant Week

After a career setback she became better; not bitter

“Believe it or not, I did not expect the Memphis Black Restaurant Week to be…

By Charlene Rhinehart

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black chef Vaughn Moore

Black Chef Series: Meet Chef Vaughn Moore

This gourmet pastry chef owns his own sweets catering company

This chef’s creations are so good that he had a cake featured at one of President…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Baltimore Black-Owned Juice Bar Squeezes Its Way to Small Business Success

A family tragedy sparked a health-focused business idea

Black Enterprise caught up with Kenny Minor, owner of Xtract Juice Bar in Baltimore, Maryland…

By Nicole K. Webb

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‘Hamilton’s’ Miranda, Music, and Mobile Equals Business Marketing Magic

Marketers can take a cue from Broadway in time for a new mass market

Brands can take cues from creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and boost marketing strategies with music and…

By L Michelle Smith

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Temper Tantrum

Entrepreneurs, Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable; Here’s How

Understanding the inevitable downsides to launching a business is key to being prepared

As an entrepreneur, your success depends on your ability to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.…

By Kandia Johnson

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financial planning

On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the CEO of myFinancialAnswers

Goldman Sachs alum pitches myFinancialAnswers—a new personal finance technology platform—at Shark Tank casting call in Philadelphia

For the eighth stop of the nationwide Shark Tank Diversity Tour, the casting team for…

By Brandon Andrews

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Meet Black Enterprise’s Top Companies For Supplier Diversity

The top companies for supplier diversity and why they made our list

So what does it take to become one of BLACK ENTERPRISE’s Top Companies for Supplier…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 34: How R. Donahue Peebles’ Historic Real Estate Deal Became A $127 Million Payday

A boycott gave this African American an incredible business opportunity

Peebles makes history in 2002 when his BE 100s real estate firm completes development of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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How to Position Yourself As an Industry Authority

To build your authority, you’ll need a continuous message that tells the world who you…

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‘I See You’: The Power and Beauty of Building Multiple Tribes of Professional Women

Women that make the time to find their tribes of professional sisters have a competitive…

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