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Corey Barnett: Marijuana Dispensary Owner in Washington, DC

Cannabis Consumer Products Company Launches First Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Med-X sets path for cash-strapped entrepreneurs to break into $11 billion legal marijuana industry

Med-X sets path for cash strapped entrepreneurs to break into $11 billion legal cannabis industry.

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Federal Government Meets Women Contracting Goal First Time in History

Call for black-owned female firms to take products and services to federal agencies

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that the federal government met women contracting goal…

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ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ Seeks Entrepreneurs of Color

Nationwide casting call kicks off in Miami, Florida, for business owners to pitch the 'Sharks' and raise capital

In 2015, Values Partnerships held 11 casting events in 6 cities. Several entrepreneurs, including Sprëtz…

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How To Land A Once-In-A-Lifetime Deal On ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

5 ways to bait the millionaire and billionaire investors of the hit TV show

Here are five ways to bait millionaire and billionaire investors of the hit TV show…

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Angels and Unicorns: Black Women-Owned Businesses Grow But Raise Very Little Seed Money

A number of groups now cater to women investors and entrepreneurs

Black women represent the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., with the number of…

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Investing Millions in Companies Led by Black Men

Venture capitalists back tech and consumer products companies with founders of diverse backgrounds

Cross Culture Ventures backs tech and consumer products companies with culturally and racially diverse founders.

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Miller Lite and FUBU Founder Daymond John to Reward Entrepreneurs Up to $200,000

The Miller Lite Tap the Future pitch competition begins

Returning for a 4th year is the Miller Lite Tap the Future pitch competition. The…

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The National Black Programming Consortium Is Offering $150,000 To Independent Filmmakers

Executive Director Leslie Fields-Cruz brings black content to public TV and beyond

The head of the National Black Programming Consortium is filling the funding gap, offering $150,000…

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VentureFund.io Combats Startup Funding Bias

Serial entrepreneur Clarence Wooten launches a platform for startups and investors to meet online

The online place for startups and investors.

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6 Blunders to Avoid When Pitching to Influencers, Especially at SXSW

Cues from a techpreneur on promoting your business or idea

Film and television actress turned techpreneur Cooper Harris has traversed the SXSW landscape numerous times.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Raise $2.8 Million On Shark Tank And Kickstarter

Luggage line receives highest valuation in show’s history at $28 million

Trunkster is a new innovative luggage concept that offers zipperless entry, USB ports for charging,…

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Minority Recipients of JPMorgan Chase–Backed Entrepreneurs of Color Fund Awarded $325,000

Four Detroit-based minority-owned small businesses to receive loans and lines of credit

The EOC Fund is designed to increase economic opportunity for underserved populations in Detroit by…

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Business Pitch Champions Join Forces to Teach You How to Win Big Money For Your Business

Gwen Jimmere of Naturalicious and Brian Williams of PurchaseBlack.com teach small business owners and entrepreneurs how to raise money without going into debt

“As a culture we generally are not trained how to actively and successfully raise capital.…

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East Coast vs. West Coast: It Matters When Pitching Your Business to Investors

11 tips for altering your startup pitch based on your audience and locale

East Coast vs. West Coast was a common theme that came up during several panel…

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Black-Owned Female Empowerment Business Wins $50,000 Investment

Girls Auto Clinic among top recipients at Angel Capital Expo

Female empowerment business, Girls Auto Clinic, is among the top recipients at Angel Capital Expo.

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Black Businesses To Have More Access To Capital

SEC finally passes JOBS Act Title III crowdfunding, opening up a wider pool of investors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3 to 1 to finally allow all non-accredited…

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PayPal Pays Out $1 Billion In Small Business Loans

Working Capital program helps those having trouble with traditional bank loans

PayPal loans have proven to be beneficial to small business owners who have had trouble…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Businesses Benefit From $30 Million in Lending With Help From JPMorgan Chase

High loan rejection rate leads to new capital access initiative

JPMorgan Chase and VEDC have teamed to launch The National African American Small Business Loan…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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JPMorgan Chase Launches Loan Fund For African American-Owned Small Businesses

Financial services firm teams with VEDC to support businesses servicing low-income communities

The National African American Small Business Loan Fund will boost economic opportunity for minority-owned businesses…

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Access to Working Capital Is the Top Priority For Business Owners

An American Express Open survey reveals small businesses worry about cashflow

For new businesses, especially those that are minority-owned, having access to working capital—which is used…

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T-Shirt Business

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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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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