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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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pay gap

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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investors

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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Maya Angelou

After Surviving Funding Shortfall, Maya Angelou Documentary Heads to PBS

‘And Still I Rise’ is the first documentary on life story of the phenomenal poet

Coming soon to public television is And Still I Rise, the first documentary that chronicles…

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raise money

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

Businesswoman Chanel Martin offers first-hand tips in an upcoming webinar, after having raised over $500,000 for her own startup ventures

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

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venture capital

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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Startups

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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Boys

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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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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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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