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Spelman Grad and Her Travel Agency Named SBA’s Minority Business of the Year

A Spelman grad is making her mark as one of the top UNIGLOBE Travel International…

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Tax Return Filers Beware of Fraud Among Liberty Tax Service Preparers

A string of Liberty Tax franchises have been shut down across the country

Find out why a string of Liberty Tax franchises have been shut down across the…

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The Pros and Cons of Owning a Franchise

Should you or should you not let others do the work for you?

Find out why you should, or perhaps you shouldn’t, take on a franchise as your…

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This Mother of 3 Is A Top Producing Wingstop Franchisee In South Florida

Tina D. Howell owns Wingstop restaurants pulling in $1.5 million

Tina D. Howell, the divorced mother of three, owns Wingstop restaurants which are pulling in…

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How Couples Can Buy a Franchise to Start a Family Business

Tips to consider before making that purchase

Here are several tips to consider before making that leap of faith to become franchisees.

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4 Tips For Financing a Franchise

Before you attempt to finance any business, here's what you need to know

Plan on needing to have a credit score of at least 680 and a net…

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Changes In Franchising Model To Hit Minorities The Hardest

New labor ruling could affect nearly 20% of all franchises that are minority-owned

New labor ruling could negatively impact minority businesses which represent 20% of all franchisees.

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Black Investment Bank To Help Improve America’s Infrastructure

BE 100s CEO is part of new business leader council on infrastructure

Black investment bank among new leadership council charged with improving the nation’s roads and infrastructure.

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Baltimore Businesses Scrambling For Saftey Now Ready To Rebuild

Some local business are making plans to help with clean up efforts and reopening stores once order is restored

Baltimore businesses are dealing with the fallout of the riots, and now planning for cleanup…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble Talks Leveraging Reality TV For Business

The savvy business woman seeks to franchise her hair care systems salon concept

The name Kim Kimble has been synonymous with beauty and glamour for over a decade,…

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How To Franchise Your Business

The key is to have a brand or concept that can be duplicated

Franchising is an effective and powerful way to grow a business. Here’s how.

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Dunkin’ Brands, NAACP Launch Web Series To Attract Black Franchisees

Chain seeks to diversify quick service restaurant sector

Donuts and ice cream lovers can get a lesson on owning their own shops thank…

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Franchise Company of the Year: Karim Webb Shares Savvy Business Lessons

With 25 years in the restaurant business, this entrepreneur has come out on top

Sharing knowledge of success, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar owner, Karim Webb, talks on…

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Black Enterprise Legacy Award Winner Adds NBA Team Ownership to Resume

A BE 100s CEO, Valerie Daniels-Carter, invests in Milwaukee Bucks

It’s no secret that the National Basketball Association (NBA) has a deficit of black owners.…

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4 Red Flags Your Business Is About to Fold

Here are the telltale signs your business is in trouble

Whether you are a Fortune 500 CEO, a first time entrepreneur, or a single parent…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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4 Tips for Purchasing a Franchise Business

Don’t rely only on brand name recognition, here’s what you need to know to before you buy

Use this strategy when considering a franchise.

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Gym Membership Boom: Athlete Zelly Wesson Capitalizes with Franchising

Basketball player to open second Workout Anytime location

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Health and fitness clubs have grown over the past five years to become…

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Franchise Profile: Sean and Shannon Verdun Become A Small Business Success Story

'We took a leap of faith and made an informed, educated decision'

Colbert-Ball is one of just a handful of black-owned successful franchise concepts. A entrepreneurial couple…

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Ex-NFL Player Tim Biakabatuka Expands Bojangles Franchise Operations

Opens fourth restaurant in northeast Georgia

Tim Biakabatuka, a former running back for the University of Michigan and Carolina Panthers, entered…

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Franchise Spotlight: 6 Things To Look Out For When It’s Time To Get Out

What you need to know to make a graceful exit

Exiting a franchise? Things to consider before telling your franchisor goodbye.

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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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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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