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Competition

How to Stand Out From the Competition

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

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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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capital

5 Simple Ways to Raise Capital for Your Small Business

Use these tips to help successfully fund your small business

Small businesses often need capital to get their footing, i.e.: for inventory, equipment or retail…

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trivia board game

Father-Son Team Develop Trivia Board Game That Is Bringing Conversation Back

Earth Encounters offers innovative and captivating way to learn about the world through play

Earth Encounters is a board game fueled by the concept that conversations among friends ignite…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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pitch deck

How to Prepare a Pitch Deck That Gets Funding

Components from my pitch deck that got me funding from a legendary VC

BE’s Associate Tech Editor shares key components from her pitch deck that helped her receive…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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fiscal sponsorship

Need to Fund a Program or Project? Try Getting Fiscal Sponsorship

Consider this viable alternative to setting up a nonprofit organization

Passionate individuals or grassroots organizations who are looking to fund a program or a project—film,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Image Butterfly 7

Black Store Owner Finds a Successful Niche in Selling Toys

Butterfly 7 CEO Rick Shorter talks change, transformation, and growth in relation to his small enterprise

For Brooklyn, New York-based Butterfly 7 CEO Rick Shorter, change, transformation and growth has become…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Nigerian

BE GLOBAL: This Nigerian Entrepreneur Says Your Coconut Water Is Finished

Ganiu Ladejobi is disrupting the healthy beverage industry with a new addition

Find out how this visionary Nigerian entrepreneur started a sugarcane juice business armed with only…

By Maryann Reid

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pop

Black-Owned Company Launches Inaugural Pop-Up Event

Here's a way to not only support black brands, but also get eclectic, precious, one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family just in time for the holiday season

Black-Owned Market launches inaugural Pop-Up in Brooklyn, a destination event where people can shop conveniently…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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paths

Fundraising 101: 3 Typical Startup Funding Paths

Don’t go straight to a venture capitalist; start by raising your own funds and pitching to angel investors

How does a startup fund their business? While it won’t always be simple, you can…

By Black Enterprise

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patens

Turning Patents and Ideas Into Profits

Here are four key pieces of advice you need to adhere to before you should even apply for a patent

Last year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued 288,335 new patents, reports the QVC…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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unknown

Embrace the Unknown: How I Founded My Own Company

When Cory von Wallenstein’s employer changed from a startup to a growth company, he realized it was time to leave

Here are a few questions you should ask yourself along with steps you can take…

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women owners

Women Business Owners Unite for ‘She Said. She Led. She Is.’

Black, female business owners gathered in Houston to discuss cultivating sustainable enterprises at the dinner, which celebrated female empowerment

Some 120 women business owners convened in Houston, Texas for the “She Said. She Led.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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four

4 Lessons for Starting Four Companies in Four Years

Starting numerous companies within a short period of time can teach valuable leadership lessons

Every entrepreneur has a different path and journey. Here are four valuable lessons learned one…

By Black Enterprise

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business

What I Learned From Starting a Business From Scratch

Dasiy Jing got her start as a YouTube vlogger. Now, she manages a successful business with an all-female team

As a young entrepreneur and YouTube vlogger, here’s what I learned about running a business…

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Corporate Jobs

Here’s Why Young Women Are Leaving Corporate Jobs

Black women receive less than 1% of venture capital funding, despite the fact that the number of black women starting businesses has more than tripled

A new study reveals that nearly 90% of millennial female entrepreneurs are leaving corporate jobs…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Byron Allen

Byron Allen Moves Ahead With $10B Racial Discrimination Suit

Charter Communications cited for lack of contracting with 100% African American-owned media

A federal judge has approved Byron Allen’s $10 billion lawsuit against Charter Communications for lack…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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funding

Startup Funding: What Are Your Options?

An expert on startup financing shares the options you have at your disposal for outside funding

Wondering how to attract funding and other sources of outside capital? Here are a few…

By Black Enterprise

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Lo Toney

The Tao of Lo Toney: Words of Wisdom for Funding a Tech Startup

At TechConneXt, GV venture capitalist Lo Toney delivered some rules for tech startups seeking funding

Acclaimed Silicon Valley venture capitalist Lo Toney, took part in a one-on-one session about how…

By Samara Lynn

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international

Global Markets Are A Big Source of Revenue for Small Business Owners

Survey reveals international sales is a major contributing factor to revenue growth

Revenues are on the rise for small and mid-sized U.S. companies that sell goods and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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windfalls

How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

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Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)

How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

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