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Rejected For a Business Bank Loan…Now What?

Currently about 60% of small businesses will be denied a bank loan

Small businesses need access to working capital to grow. But how can they obtain this…

By C. Daniel Baker

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3 Challenges Facing Equity Crowdfunding Sites

Title III of the Jobs Acts will create opportunities for new investors and challenges for crowdfunding platforms

The SEC released its proposed rules for Title III of the JOBS Act this past…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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ABC Shark Tank’s Chef Big Shake Goes Up Against Major Brands With Crowdfunding

Shawn Davis launches his Shrimp Burger Revolution Tour

Big Shake is the originator of the original shrimp burger

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Title III of The JOBS Act Passes: A Major Win for Minority Businesses

The shift in securities laws will make it easier to access capital for startups

With Title III in place, investors don’t have to have $1 million net worth in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why You Need a Business Relationship Banker

Maggie Harris has a $1M line of credit thanks to an ongoing banking relationship with Wells Fargo

Maggie M. Harris has been in the government contracting business since graduating from college

By Carolyn M. Brown

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10th Annual National Small Business Federal Contracting Week

Government Shutdown is Hurting Black Contractors And Entrepreneurs

Minority owned firms are facing increased hardships and financial losses

As the shutdown drags on, it could hurt 20% of their business, according to a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How to Land Multimillion Dollar Federal Contracts

Necole Parker of The ELOCEN Group used the 8(a) program to grow her business and gain government clients

Necole Parker spent nearly two decades designing a reputation built upon innovation as a senior…

By Renita Burns

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Getting Credit Harder For Small Businesses

On 5th anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers and 2008 financial crisis, entrepreneurs still face capital challenges

September 15 will mark the fifth anniversary of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, a key…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Networking Forum Helps Entrepreneurs Meet Investors

National Minority Angel Network kicks off Formation to Funding multicity tour

The National Minority Angel Network (NMAN) debuts its fall 2013 multi-city tour of its Formation…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Naithan Jones (r) got angles to invest $1.5 million in his meat business

How NewMe Accelerator Landed This Entrepreneur $1.5 Million

With the right idea and pitch, individual investors will give your business the financial boost it needs to spread its wings

Quitting a stable job in a tight economy and selling all your belongings to start…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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The Shart Tank Cast

ABC’s Shark Tank Wants Black Businesses

Casting directors to hold open call on Capitol Hill during economic empowerment conference

Shark Tank is a competition reality-based television series that features a panel of self-made multimillionaire…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How This Lingerie for ‘Plus Sized’ Women Entrepreneur Perfected Her Pitch

Elevator pitch competitions are another way for entrepreneurs to raise capital

How to perfect your elevator pitch and gain investors

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Should You Do a Crowdfunding Campaign?

Crowdfunding is Becoming the New

The new rules for general solicitation could drive more investors to crowfund small businesses

This is really phase one of equity-based crowdfunding, which has been split into two parts.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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House Rule 506 and Crowdfunding

SEC Allows Startups to Advertise That They’re Fundraising

Companies will benefit by being able to raise money more easily

Last year the U.S. Congress approved the JOBS Act & directed the SEC to carry…

By C. Daniel Baker

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3 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make With Their Financials

If you don't know your numbers, you don't know your business—period.

If who don’t know your numbers, you don’t know your business—period.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Introduces New "Pitch Room" Contest for Small Business Owners and Hosts Small Business Mentoring Session in New York City

Samuel Adams Expands Small Business Funding and Mentoring to San Francisco

Program has already provided more than $2 million in micro-financing to nearly 240 businesses nationwide

Brewing the American Dream has helped more than 3,000 small businesses nationwide with financing &…

By C. Daniel Baker

"Tell me why I should put my money into your business." Can you make the case?

4 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Pitching For Capital

I see it too often: Promising business ideas. Smart, passionate business owners. And horrible business pitches.

I see it too often: Promising business ideas. Smart, passionate entrepreneurs. And horrible business pitches.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Huggies MomInspired™ Grant program

Huggies Celebrates Innovative ‘Mompreneurs’ With $15K Grant Program

Huggies wants to fund mothers and their groundbreaking ideas

Huggies grant program hopes to inspire parents to channel their ingenuity into products that help…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

Better Bank Lending Would Improve Small Business Exports

Small businesses need more access to capital to grow and and export their products

Small exporters with fewer than 100 employees especially feel the effects of deteriorating bank health…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Venture Capital Firms Profit from Funding Women-led Businesses

Venture Capital Firms Profit from Funding Women-led Businesses

Venture capital firms that invest in women-led businesses see positive returns

Social capital (“who you know and how you know them”) affects funding of women-led firms…

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