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Big Banks Lending to Small Businesses Highest Ever

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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How to Get a Small Business Loan With Bad Credit

Here are some alternative loan sources for business owners with less than stellar credit scores

One way entrepreneurs can ease the pain of poor credit is to work with revenue-based…

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Kobe Co-Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund for Tech, Media, and More

Fund mission is to backing budding entrepreneurs and add real value

The Wall Street Journal reports that retired basketball great Kobe Bryant launched a $100 million…

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5 Things You Need to Know to Get a Line of Credit for Your Business

Here’s what loan officers are looking for when deciding to grant you a line of credit

Businesses typically use a line of credit to maintain or expand a business—not start a…

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Fun Facts About Millennials and Banking

The digital generation’s perspective on banks is different in comparison to past generations

The digital generation’s perspective on banks is different in comparison to past generations—33% of millennials…

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Steve Harvey

Entrepreneurs Wanted For Steve Harvey’s New Competition Show On ABC

Winners will walk away with up to $100,000 to grow their businesses

Values Partnerships has been leading a nationwide casting tour supporting minority entrepreneurship and recruiting diverse…

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Google Tech Hub American Underground Hosts Exchange To Fund Black Startups

Weeklong immersion program to run this fall to help black founders raise seed money

The North Carolina tech hub American Underground has announced a first of its kind program…

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Women Business Owners Call To Action: #DivestToInvest In Black Banks

Over 100 business owners, stakeholders, and community leaders attend #DivestToInvest black bank enrollment event in Washington, DC

Over 100 business owners, stakeholders and community leaders attended the #DivestToInvest black bank enrollment event,…

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Best Accelerators For Minority Startups and Small Businesses To Get Funding

From Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley, these accelerators are popular destinations

Studies show that the survival rates of companies that go through an accelerator are three…

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Pipeline Angels

Pipeline Angels Network Seeks Women To Train As Investors For Its Boot Camp

Launches signature angel investing bootcamp in more than 30 cities for the fall season

Pipeline Angels is a network of new and seasoned women investors that is changing the…

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Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Joins ‘Funded’: A New Reality Show Awarding $1 Million to Entrepreneurs

Similar to ABC's popular reality show "Shark Tank," startups and their mentors will face off to get venture capital

ABC’s widely popular series Shark Tank draws more than 7 million viewers weekly. Now NBC…

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real estate

Throwback Thursday: Black Professionals Ban To Invest In Commercial Real Estate

How a group of black doctors and Cincinnati, Ohio, business people pooled their money as first-time investors

It was a bittersweet moment for Carl Satterwhite when he was toasting the purchase of…

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Win $1 Million in Cash and In-kind Prizes to Help Get Your Startup Off the Ground

Accelerate Michigan's Innovation Challenge helps entrepreneurs attract investors

Investors and entrepreneurs—many in high-tech fields–are no longer just looking to Silicon Valley or even…

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How To


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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