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crowdfunding

#BE30DayChallenge: 5 Prep Steps to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Here is a 30-day challenge to help you launch a successful rewards-based crowdfunding campaign. Each…

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capital

5 Simple Ways to Raise Capital for Your Small Business

Use these tips to help successfully fund your small business

Small businesses often need capital to get their footing, i.e.: for inventory, equipment or retail…

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startup week

The Nation’s Capital Kicks Off Techstars’ Startup Week

Washington, D.C. is the latest city to launch Startup Week, a global initiative to help entrepreneurs created by Techstars, a mentorship-driven startup accelerator program

Washington, DC is the latest city to launch Startup Week, a Techstars created global initiative…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Castrol

Castro Did Business With Black Farmers, Not the U.S. Government

Cuba purchased more than $20 million in goods from black farmers in 2003

As news broke that the former Cuban President Fidel Castro was dead at age 90,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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fiscal sponsorship

Need to Fund a Program or Project? Try Getting Fiscal Sponsorship

Consider this viable alternative to setting up a nonprofit organization

Passionate individuals or grassroots organizations who are looking to fund a program or a project—film,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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contest

Win Up To $20,000 In GoDaddy’s Small Business Stories Contest

Documentarians can shine a light on small business owners to win cash prizes

Documentarians that shine a light on small businesses and the people who create and run…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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IndieGoGo

IndieGogo Just Did Something Big for Equity Investors

The popular rewards-based crowdfuding website partners with online venture capital enterprise to offer equity-based crowdfunding

The fundraising website IndieGoGo is partnering with MicroVentures, an online venture capital platform, to open…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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funding

OPM (Other People’s Money) Funding Strategies for Tech

3 strategies for battling funding constraints and sourcing requisite cash from customers, lenders, and investors

Learn how savvy minority tech entrepreneurs accelerate to early funding by sourcing cash from customers,…

By D. Bernard Webster

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pay gap

5 Tips for Raising the First Round of Capital for Your Startup

Advice to fellow founders preparing to raise Series A funding for the first time

Black and Latino entrepreneurs are shut of out funding circles for the most part. Companies…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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nonprofits

Black Startup Founder Wins $500,000 To Help Nonprofits Raise Money

WeDidIt scores big at 43North annual business pitch competition

Sulaiman “Su” Sanni, the founder of WeDidIt, won the 43North annual business pitch competition and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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43North

43North Awards $5 Million to 8 Startups in Business Pitch Competition

Black founders among winning startups to walk away with cash prizes

Find out about the Black founders among the winning startups to walk away with cash…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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predatory lending

Helping Minority and Women Small Business Owners Combat Predatory Lending

Four CDFIs are honored with 2016 Small Business Leader Awards, because of their service as mission-driven lenders

Several community development financial institutions are working to help minority and women small business owners…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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banks

Big Banks Lending to Small Businesses Highest Ever

New report shows loan approval rates falling at small banks and alternative lenders

Big banks lending to small businesses is at an all time shows a new report,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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SBA

SBA Joins Silicon Valley In Closing Investment Gap For Minority-Owned Businesses

Agency forms new public-private partnership with LinkedIn and other organizations

SBA joins Silicon Valley in closing Investment Gap for minority businesses as it releases as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Capital

JPMorgan Chase Invests $75 Million to Increase Access to Capital for Minority Small Businesses

Underserved businesses benefit from programs that provide loans and resources

JPMorgan Chase has announced a $75 million commitment over the next three years to connect…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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business

U.S. Small Business Administration and Milken Institute Partner to Increase Minority Lending

SBA and the Milken Institute announced a new initiative called the Partnership for Lending in Underserved Markets (PLUM)

Small Business Association and Milken Institute Partner To Increase Minority Lending in key markets such…

By Daron Pressley

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funding

How We Raised Over $1M in Our Seed Funding Round

When it comes to fundraising, traction trumps everything

Find out how Blank Label, an award-winning custom clothing company, managed to raise outside funding…

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#BankBlack Movement Is Making A Difference In Black Communities

National Black Bankers Association extend heartfelt gratitude to Killer Mike, Solange, and thousands of new customers

The local and national efforts have led to a surge of deposits in several black…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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360 incubator

7 Producers Compete For $150,000 To Develop TV, Web Series Pilots

NBPC’s 360 funding initiative pipelines stories about the black experience

It’s year two of the National Black Programming Consortium 360 Incubator and Fund. Seven more…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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grants

7 Top Grants Or Free Money For Black Women Entrepreneurs

To help ease the top barrier to entry for many small businesses, which is access to capital, here are some of the top grants available

Women entrepreneurs continue to get shortchanged when it comes to getting bank loans, venture capital…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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