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Philadelphia’s Socially-minded Investors Circle is Biggest in U.S.

The angel network has invested $3 million in 10 companies since its launch

With nearly 30 members, the Philadelphia chapter of Investors’ Circle, a national angel group that…

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Angel Investing Boot Camp For Women Heading To Five New Cities

Pipeline Fellowship to train investors in Atlanta, Austin, LA, Miami, and Seattle

The Pipeline Fellowship, the organization committed to changing the face of angel investing and creating…

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How To Ask For Money To Fund Your Business

Here are 5 tips for soliciting money from friends and strangers using crowdfunding

Elixher Founder & Editor…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Savvy Startup Founders Pitch for $10,000

Natralicious wins with pitch on natural hair products

At the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, sponsored by Nationwide, entrepreneurs vyed for a chance to…

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Venture Capital: A Debate on How to Minorities & Women Can Get a Seat at the Table

Panelists at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference discuss vital topic

Panelists discussed a key topic during the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference: minorities and women having…

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20 Black Angels Worth Knowing For Minority Startups

The number of black investors funding startups is small but growing

Daymond John helped revolutionize urban fashion in the 1990s as founder, president, and CEO of…

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Wells Fargo To Create $100 Billion In Small Business Loans

Bank sets five-year lending goal to help more companies succeed

Wells Fargo has set a goal of lending $100 billion to small business owners over…

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SBA Offers Financing To Businesses Selling Abroad

Agency extends grant program another year with $8 million available in funding for small business exporting

 
Entrepreneurs interested in selling their products abroad should relish in the fact that there is…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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States And Their Startups Getting The Most Venture Capital

More than $9 billion invested in new companies for Q1 2014

Massachusetts startups received $960 million in early stage financing from a total of 88 deals

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Lessons to Learn From the ‘Shark Tank’

Here's how one successful entrepreneur received an investment

By the time Tim Talley, founder of Rochester, NY-based U-Lace appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank,…

By Alan Hughes

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How To Write A Grant Proposal

Here are some winning tips to help you secure money for your nonprofit or small business

Most funding institutions don’t provide grants to individuals who will use the proceeds to start…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Ways to improve your startup pitch deck

6 Ways to Avoid Getting Stumped by Sharks

Every entrepreneur should be able to answer these questions

Entrepreneurs should be aware of some of the information potential investors are looking for and…

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Are You Really Ready for Outside Investment?

Ask yourself these 7 questions before looking to raise capital

“The first thing is asking yourself, ‘Are you really, really ready to raise money?’”

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Which Form of Financing is Right for your Business?

Equity, debt and hybrids all have their pros and cons

“The first thing to keep in mind is which is going to make you more…

By Alan Hughes

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How a Business Loan Could Be Affected by Your Social Media Activity

This banker shares some insight on applying for a business loan

Your social media presence is something that some bankers are paying attention to, which may…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Free Money? The Top 10 Grants Available to Black, Minority Business Owners

There is free money available to help aspiring and established small business owners

In fact, hundreds of black and minority-owned businesses each year receive such grant funding from…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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SBA’s New Head Expected to Increase Access to Capital for Minorities

Senate confirmed appointee says "this is not your grandfather's SBA"

That will be the charge of the SBA’s new Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

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Is Peer-to-Peer Financing Right for You?

Major personal lending company expands into small business space

Bank loans have for years been a challenge to obtain and become all but impossible…

By Alan Hughes

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Small Business Lending Is On The Rise

Banks have loosened their grip, making it easier for business owners to get loans and credit line increases

Banks haven’t eased up to the lending of pre-recession years, especially when it comes to…

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Angel Investors Seek Women-Owned Startups

Pipeline Fellowship trains and connects diverse group of women to help fund female entrepreneurs

The number of African-American women-owned businesses in 2013 was estimated at 1.1 million,

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Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

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