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Small Businesses Getting Loans From Big Banks In Record Numbers

Highest loan approval rate since the 2008 recession

Small business loans approved by big banks are at an all time high.

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Staples Offers Its Customers Small Business Loans

Retailer allows business owners to borrow anywhere from $2,500 up to $1 million

Statistics show that contributing to small businesses failure rate is lack of capital. What’s more,…

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New Online Tool Helps Entrepreneurs Get Capital

SBA to help match small business owners with a bankable idea to a lender

The Small Business Administration is launching a first of its kind tool that will allow…

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Kickstarter Spotlight: Black Inventor Seeks $12,000 for Dental Product

Techpreneur Victor Prince's Zip Rings offers an easier and better way to floss

Techpreneur Victor Prince has invented a better way to floss with his Zip Rings, which …

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New Resource To Help Businesses Raise Cash

Online lender OnDeck Capital launches small business credit education initiative

OnDeck launches program to help entrepreneurs improve credit and secure loans for their businesses.

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How Much Do Corporations Really Pay In Taxes?

Study shows that the U.S. is a prime candidate for corporate tax reform

Tax Foundation study shows U.S. need to change corporate taxation.

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New Resource To Help Women Entrepreneurs Use Equity Crowdfunding

The Venture Crowd to train investors and entrepreneurs on new financing option

New platform to show women business owners how to raise capital through equity crowdfunding.

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10 Tips For Determining Your Company’s Real Value To Investors

Before you pitch your great business idea, here’s what you need to know

So often on the popular hit series ABC’s Shark Tank, entrepreneurs and investors have been…

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Chase Offers $150,000 In Small Business Grants

Grow your small business with a grant and marketing guidance from Chase and Google

Chase continues its ongoing commitment to to provide $3 million to local small businesses…

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Women Angel Investing Bootcamp Seeks New Candidates to Help Startups

Helping more than 80 women invest more than $400,000 in women-owned businesses

The Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women, has announced an open call for…

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Program Recognizing Outstanding Achievements of Minority Entrepreneurs, Individuals, Organizations

7 Alternative Sources of Capital for Entrepreneurs

Tap these non-traditional financing sources to help jumpstart or grow your business

Financing continues to be a stumbling block for entrepreneurs, particularly African-American owned, with uncertain…

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Alternative Business Funds: Borrow $500 to $100,000 Within Minutes

Kabbage provides entrepreneurs flexible working capital

It’s borrowing season. Leading up to the holiday season, more small businesses take out cash…

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10 Things Black People Need To Know About Crowdfunding

Financial power for local minority-owned businesses

Before investing your time and resources creating a campaign, take heed to these tips to…

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Oprah Winfrey Gives Support To Black Women Social Entrepreneurs

Here are six phenomenal women to receive a $25,000 Toyota award

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Oprah’s “Live The Life You Want” Weekend recently wrapped after an eight city arena…

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Tiphub Hosts Diaspora Demo Day at the World Bank

Entrepreneurs came together to pitch Africa-centered startups

Tiphub Hosted Diaspora Demo Day at the World Bank in Washington D.C., where entrepreneurs showcased…

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Minority Entrepreneurs Receive More Than $1 Billion From Inner City Capital Program

The key is learning how to pitch to investors and bankers

More than 180 urban entrepreneurs were ready to pitch their business at Inner City Capital…

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16 Startup Competitions for Boosting Your Business

Step up your capital-raising game with these options

Check out this list of 16 startup competitions to win funds for your businesses.

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$1.7 Billion Raised: Data Shows Pitch Competitions Are Worthwhile

An alternative but viable source for entrepreneurs to raise capital

Since its inception in 2009, SXSW Accelerator (SXSWi’s pitch competition) alumni have collectively raised $1.748…

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Capital and Resources for Inner City CEOs

ICCC set to host conference in New York City to join business leaders with capital investors

After a successful program year, Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is now gearing up for…

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Industrial Bank Marks 80th Anniversary With Small Business Grant

Nation's 6th largest, black-owned financial institution to award $80,000

Industrial Bank announced its Small Business Grant initiative in an effort to continue to provide…

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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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Dealing with a Recruiter: 5 Simple Do’s and Dont’s for Landing the Final Interview

Aisha M. Taylor, co-founder of TAYLORMade Professional Career Consulting, shares tips for job candidates going…

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