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Webinar Teaches Entrepreneurs to Raise Money From Investors, Accelerators, and Family

Accessing capital money to start, grow and build a business is major challenge. Helping entrepreneurs…

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This Black Female Venture Capital Founder is Closing the Racial Funding Gap

Arlan Hamilton’s bootstrapped venture fund is investing in diverse tech companies

Backstage Capital, the bootstrapped $12 million nano-venture capital fund founded by Arlan Hamilton, is dedicated…

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New Loan Resource For Entrepreneurs of Color

Venturize platform gives small business owners access to trustworthy loan information

Helping women and minority entrepreneurs compare financing options and borrow with confidence without worrying about…

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Minute Weave Raises Over $15,000 On Kickstarter

This black family business got 101 backers for their hair weaving system in 30 days using crowdfunding

Minute Weave is a quick-weave installation and styling system founded by a family of engineers,…

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New Small Business Loan From $10,000 to $35,000 Now Available Online

Wells Fargo offers online loan that is funded the next business day

Wells Fargo has launched a new online, fast-decision loan product for small business customers. The…

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New Crowdfunding Rules Help Black Businesses Access Up To $1 Million In Seed Money

Title III regulation crowdfunding portion of Jobs Act is in effect

Find out how new federal equity crowdfunding rules will help black businesses access up to…

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Sam’s Club Offers $8.8 Million in New Grants to Entrepreneurs

Sam’s Club addresses the unmet capital needs of small business owners

Find out how Sam’s Club is addressing the unmet capital needs of small business owners,…

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PowerMoves Miami Accelerator Launches To Help Minority Entrepreneurs Access Capital

Florida has more investors than Silicon Valley, 3 to every 1 entrepreneur

Miami is the first city outside of New Orleans to host a PowerMoves office and…

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Here’s How To Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

What you need to know to convince people at an elevator pitch competition to give your business money

Many have watched Shark Tank, where contestants pitch products and businesses in hopes of garnering…

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ES Day 2: What You Don’t Know About Black Venture Capitalists Might Hurt You

Here’s how you can get the money you need from venture capitalists to drive your business to the next level

These financiers who are actively changing the face of investing and are actively seeking to…

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Need To Raise Money For Your Business? Adhere To These Top Pitch Lab Tips

Learn how to win your share of capital at B.E.'s Entrepreneurs Summit

Here’s why you ought to attend this pitch lab if you need to rise money…

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Small Business Owners

Best Credit Cards for Small Business Owners

In honor of National Small Business Week, here is a list of the best bank offers to help meet your needs

In honor of National Small Business Week, here is a list of the best bank…

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My Brother’s Keeper Led to Over $1 Billion Invested in Brown and Black Boys

Report looks at 2 years of expanding opportunities for young men of color

In response to the president’s call to action, nearly 250 communities in all 50 states…

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Apply For Free Grants Up To $100,000 From FedEx Small Business Competition

Grants helping for-profit businesses are rare. Need free money, here’s your chance

Grants helping for-profit businesses are rare so if you need free money here’s your chance…

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Financial Literacy Month: Avoid These Money Blunders If You Want To Stay In Business

Common obstacles which can impede your profitability

Forget about not being good at math in school growing up. Financial literacy goes beyond…

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Are You Doing The Right Thing With Your Tax Refund?

For savvy professionals, tax season means getting creative with how to use your tax refund check

What should you do with that tax refund once you get it? The left side…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Meet The Sisterhood of Angel Investors

Learn how Simone Castillo is helping to fund women-owned businesses

it wasn’t until Castillo attended the White House Women Economic Summit in New York in…

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How To Avoid These 5 Spending Mistakes In Business

If you don't want your business to fail, avoid these common spending mistakes

If you don’t want your company to fail, avoid these common spending mistakes in business.

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The Most and Least Expensive States to Own a Car

Here’s where the costs for car owners, outside of a car payment, are adding up

When preparing to buy a vehicle, many consumers spend weeks researching the best value. Here’s…

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On The Road With ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’: Black Company Spotlight On Cuffed Designs

Entrepreneurs discuss auditioning to pitch their businesses on season 8

Every Friday night millions of fans tune in to watch ABC’s ‘Shark Tank.’

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Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
First…

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Startups

How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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