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TD Jakes

11 Principles to Succeed in Business and Life, from T.D. Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes hails from four generations of entrepreneurs. In fact, he asserts, “I was…

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New Crowdfunding Site Designed for Youth and Millennial Entrepreneurs

New crowdfunding platform for young entrepreneurs raises over $100,000 in first month

An ambitious new crowdfunding platform aims to do more than just host a fundraiser for…

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Al Roker Taps Top Black Female Executive for Livestreaming Company

Jamilah Barnes Creekmur, former chief operator officer of AllHipHop.com, is taking her expertise to Roker Media

Find out why Al Roker is turning to the former COO of AllHipHop.com, Jamilah Barnes…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Founders Praise Chase’s $100 Million Investment in Detroit Businesses

Serial entrepreneur Haj Flemings is re-branding Detroit’s innovation economy

Detroit leaders and organizations are working with JPMorgan Chase to deploy the bank’s $100 million…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Detroit Startup

First-Ever Detroit Startup Week Helps Black Business Hopefuls

Ford chairman, investors, and startup advisors offer tips to thousands of local entrepreneurs

Ford chairman, investors, and startup advisors offer tips to thousands of local entrepreneurs.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Marijuana Shops Break Sales Record In April

Retail sales for recreational and medicinal marijuana use up more than 30% during cannabis holiday

It’s no surprise to cannabis retailers that April 20 is the biggest sales holiday in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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These 10 Smart Twitter Accounts Can Change Your Life

The key to dynamic resources, inspiration, and events are one 'follow' away

If you’re just a young entrepreneur making that dream a reality, follow these 10 startup…

By Janell Hazelwood

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This Baltimore Startup Is Part of Dreamit Accelerator’s New EdTech Cohort

Entering an accelerator is helping these black founders and other startups thrive and survive longer than nonaccelerated firms

Entering an accelerator makes a lot of sense for startup founders. The survival rates of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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6 Ways Growing Startups Can Hire Top Talent On a Small Budget

Here’s how you can afford the best and the brightest talent for your startup or small business

Every entrepreneur wants to attract top talent with outstanding capabilities to grow their enterprises. But…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Steve Harvey and Shark Tank Producer Mark Burnett Team Up For Business Competition Series

ABC orders 13 episodes of the seed-funding business competition series

Two of reality television’s biggest names are joining forces. Shark Tank Producer Mark Burnett and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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This 28-Year-Old Went From Car Trunk Sales To Whole Foods

The 28-year-old entrepreneur is profiting off of a family recipe

Nailah Ellis-Brown, 28-year-old entrepreneur, is profiting off of a family recipe.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Tips On Running Successful Family Businesses

Family businesses make up 90% of business enterprises in North America, yet only 12% make it to the third generation

Family businesses account for 62% of U.S. employment. Yet, only a third of these businesses…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Expert Kevin D. Johnson On What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur

What you have to do, and who you must become, for inevitable success

CEO of Johnson Media Inc. and bestselling author, Kevin D. Johnson, on what happens to…

By Safon Floyd

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Money Moves To Make Before You Quit Your Day Job

Before you jump ship to pursue your dream of entrepreneurship, take steps to prepare for the financial shock of your transition.

Among the biggest and most intimidating aspects of the transition from employee to entrepreneur is…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The 50 Billion Dollar Boss Is Worth Every Penny

This valuable book assembles the advice and experiences of some of the nation’s most successful black women entrepreneurs

50 Billion Dollar Boss (a nod to the combined revenues generated by black-women-owned firms between…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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New Tech HBCU Initiative In Support of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper

Student tech entrepreneurs gather at SXSW

In support of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative was launched at this year’s festival.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs To Be Successful

Here’s what today’s go-getters need to know to create a lasting impact in 2016 and beyond

Here’s what go-getters need to know to create a lasting impact in 2016 and beyond.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Ways To Grow Your Business Through PR

Creating credibility using news, media, and social sources can help drive sales and revenues

Every business owner needs public relations. Here are five ways to grow your business through…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Howard University Breaks Ground On $1 Million Innovation Incubator For Startups

District’s first venture capital tech hub to help bring smart ideas to market

Howard University is staking its claim in the latest hotbed for emerging companies.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why Women Need To Behave Like A Girl To Grow Their Businesses

Women’s entrepreneurship expert notes being equal doesn’t mean being the same

Women’s entrepreneurship expert cautions being equal doesn’t mean being the same.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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T-Shirt Business

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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