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Dropping Jewels: 3 Tips for Breaking Into the Diamond Industry

Diamond industry power couple Ken and Nicole Black talk how to break into the industry…

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Teenpreneur

This 13-Year-Old Fashion Designer and Spa Owner Was Just Named Teenpreneur of the Year

Black Enterprise recognizes teenpreneurs with the goal of inspiring youth to view entrepreneurship as an exciting option

The 2016 Black Enterprise Teenpreneur of the Year winner is 13-year-old fashionista, Essynce Moore, who…

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Emotionally Intelligent

Hiring Emotionally Intelligent Employees Is Crucial To Growing Your Business

Ask the right questions and find people who are the right fit

Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company’s…

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Cupcake Enterprise

Family Business Of The Year Poised To Be Million-Dollar Cupcake Enterprise

Meet the 2016 winner of Black Enterprise’s Small Business Award

Mignon Francois combined her desire to launch a business with her college chemistry studies to…

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Daymond John

Shark Tank Investor Daymond John To Help Groom Young Entrepreneurs Worldwide

The FUBU founder is working with the White House as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship

Shark Tank investor and FUBU founder Daymond John knows what it takes to succeed in…

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Entrepreneurs

New Guidebook to Help Women Entrepreneurs Grow

Lessons from the 50 fastest growing women owned businesses

Women-owned firms have grown at a rate five times the national average since 2007, according…

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Facebook

5 Reasons Your Business Shouldn’t Be on Facebook

From a limited reach to a lack of results, here’s why your brand is better off without Facebook in its marketing strategy

Facebook is heralded as the social media platform to help you reach the people who…

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TD Jakes

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

Information and inspiration from entrepreneur, Bishop T.D. Jakes

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

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crowdfunding

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 Rocker

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…

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Detroit

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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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KevinDJohnson

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…

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How To

Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

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

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Startups

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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