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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Setup His & Hers Popup Shop For NBA All-Star Weekend

Dwyane Wade, of the Chicago Bulls and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, are each debuting…

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women business owners

Microsoft Set to Kick off Major Event for Small Business Owners Across the Country

A week of free workshops, content, webcasts, events, and more

Small businesses account for 55% of employment in the U.S., according to the Small Business…

By Dr. Dionne Mahaffey

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day job

How to Test Your New Idea (and Still Keep Your Day Job)

You don’t always have to put everything on the line in order to pursue your dream

Having the security of a day job while you develop, test and sell your product…

By Black Enterprise

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Entrepreneur

5 Tips Every Career-Driven Woman Needs to Know to Become an Entrepreneur

Check out the five things female entrepreneurs need to know, when transitioning from a standard nine-to-five to running a small business

If you have an entrepreneurial drive and still working a 9-5, then consider developing a…

By Cameka Smith

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Milestones

How to Prepare for Your First 5 Business Milestones

The “firsts” of your business can be nerve-wracking. Here’s how to make sure everything goes smoothly

Educating yourself on common milestones in your startup will give you a better chance of…

By Black Enterprise

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comcast

Comcast Launches Filmmaker Series Black Women Behind The Scenes

Cable company expands reach through Black Film & TV destination

As part of its Black Film & TV destination Comcast Xfinity on demand will…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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get paid

4 Money Lessons Entrepreneurs Need To Survive

Entrepreneurship is exciting, but it's not simple. While building your business, here are four money lessons you can learn from

If you are a young entrepreneur, or if you’re ready to quit your job to…

By Ashley M Fox

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bee farmer

How This Engineer Became a Bee Farmer and Honey Entrepreneur

Ivy Lawson purchased beehives in Jamaica to create her specialty honey

Here’s how Ivy Lawson went from a career as quality control engineer and software developer…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Chopped

Celebrity DJ Debuts on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

We spoke with Dallas Green, the first celebrity DJ to compete on Food Network's "Chopped," as he hosted his annual Eats & Beats Brunch

Dallas Green is the first celebrity DJ to compete on Food Network’s CHOPPED. The “Game…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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women

How This Couple Created Jean Line For Women With Curves

PZI Jeans sells online and through center offering unique Denim Suite experience

PZI Jeans is a denim line for curvy (not necessarily plus-size) women age 25 and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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children

How to Raise Your Children to be Entrepreneurs

4 ways to actively impart your entrepreneurial skill set to your offspring

Here are the four simply, main ways to actively impart your entrepreneurial skill set onto…

By Black Enterprise

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luxury shoe

Meet the Millennial CEO Behind Luxury Shoe Brand Rivaling Prada

At only 22-years-old, Kendall Miles has managed to design and launch a line of luxury, handcrafted, vintage-inspired stilettos

Learn more about Kendall Reynolds, the 22-year-old CEO and design director of the luxury shoe…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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sole power

This Female Innovator Is Providing Sole Power

Hahna Alexander’s self-sustaining smart work boots use the power of walking to charge devices

How This Female Innovator Is Providing Sole Power, Hahna Alexander’s self-sustaining smart work boots use…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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passion

Self-Taught Chef Turns Passion into Profit with A Unique Twist

Omar Walters talks monetizing passion for success

When it comes to monetizing your passion there are many paths to success. For Omar…

By Kandia Johnson

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team

Don’t Try to Do It All on Your Own: Building a Team

Learn your strengths and weaknesses and fill your team with people who bring a different skill set to the table

Building a core team during the startup phase of your business is challenging. Here are…

By Black Enterprise

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hiring

Hiring Your First Employees? 5 Things to Keep In Mind

It’s easy to make hiring mistakes in your first year, but there’s a way to navigate through them.

Do you know what defines a good hire? Here are five hiring lessons you’ll be…

By Black Enterprise

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Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes Joins MasterClass to Teach Writing for Television

Screenwriters, producers, writers, and Shondaland fans should sign up now

Shonda Rhimes is calling out to screenwriters, producers, writers and Shondaland fans to learn how…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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barbara corcoran

4 Important Lessons About Failure From ‘Shark Tank’s’ Barbara Corcoran

Embracing fear and failure is a key component of becoming an entrepreneur; you need to take a leap of faith

Barbara Corcoran, a successful businesswoman and TV personality, explains the key components of entrepreneurial success:…

By Black Enterprise

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Competition

How to Stand Out From the Competition

Standing out as a unique brand is all about how you "dress it up"

Ok, so I got this dress at H&M. They had a million of them. So,…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Juicing

How Juicing Changed this Entrepreneur’s Life [Part 1]

Kansas City’s Chris Goode is on a mission to honor the departed by inspiring the living by way of Ruby Jean's Juicery

Chris Goode, owner of Ruby Jean’s Juicery in Kansas City, talks about his passion, purpose,…

By Kali Wilder

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How To

podcast

How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

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paycheck

Here’s How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Living paycheck to paycheck can be a vicious cycle that seems so hard to break.…

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