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microlending

How Microlending Can Help You Start A Business

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Jay Z

Jay Z Launches Venture Capital Fund to Invest in Startups

Hip hop mogul joins list of celebrity angel investors starting VC funds

Jay Z is launching a new venture capital fund according to a new report from…

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shark tank

‘Shark Tank’ Celebrates $100 Million in Deals Done on the Show

Special ABC ‘20/20’ program examines entrepreneurs funded over last eight seasons

In a special episode featuring millennial entrepreneurs, one will make the deal that takes the…

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small business

Here’s a Chance to Win $10,000 for Your Small Business

Submit your two-minute video pitch for a chance to win at the 2017 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

Is your business pitch on point? Need capital infusion? The 22nd annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs…

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Business Practices

You Can Win $25,000 For Your Small Business

SCORE and Sam’s Club now accepting applications from entrepreneurs for national competition

SCORE kicks off its fourth annual American Small Business Championship, a competition to celebrate small…

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small business loan

4 Hurdles to Overcome When Applying for a Small Business Loan

The availability of small business loans makes them appear appealing at first, however they come with contingencies that can do your business more harm than good

If you’re considering a small business loan to finance your business, take note of these…

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Donald Thompson

Ex-McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson Launches Venture Capital Group

Cleveland Avenue, the investment group and accelerator founded by former McDonald's CEO Don Thompson, offers VC funding to support food and beverage business concepts

McDonald’s former top executive Don Thompson has begun a second act in his career. This…

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crowdfunding

#BE30DayChallenge Week 4: Manage And Cultivate Your Audience

You need to stay on top of your campaign regularly once it launches

Crowdfunding is a viable alternative to the traditional route used to raise capital to start…

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NFL

NFL Players Association Just Launched This Major Fund for Startups

The NFL Players Association launched the OneTeam Collective to provide access to capital and licensing rights to startups

The NFL Players Association launches the first athlete-driven business accelerator and venture fund. The One…

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perks

#BE30DayChallenge Week 3: Offer Great Perks at Reasonable Cost

The benefit of offering perks via your crowdfunding campaign

You need to pull all stops running a crowdfunding campaign. In part 1 of this…

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fund

Entrepreneurs of Color Fund Awards Nearly $3 Million to Detroit Businesses

JPMorgan Chase helps 30 small businesses in Detroit since fund's launch last year

Since the launch of Entrepreneurs of Colors Fund last year, JPMorgan Chase Awards has awarded…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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loan fund

This New Fund Was Created To Help Black Entrepreneurs

Morgan Stanley joins the National Urban League and others to provide capital

A small business lending program has been launched to help African American and minority businesses…

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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…

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crowdfunding

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

For the next four weeks, we will outline how to help you reach your goal and raise capital through a successful, reward-based crowdfunding campaign. First, follow these five critical steps to start securing funding for your venture

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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savings

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…

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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,…

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corner office

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,…

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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…

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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…

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change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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