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Author K. Renee Ward Gets Real About the Most Overlooked Skill Entrepreneurs Need

“My secret sauce has always been having an authentic personal brand. It has been said…

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blog

Turning Your Blog Into A Business

Don't just blog for fun. Get paid for it.

Are you serious about blogging and want to turn your hobby blog into a business?…

By Selena Hill

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home-based

New Business Idea? 3 Ways to Validate It Before Spending a Fortune

These tips can help you determine if you've struck gold ... or a rock

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If you can’t stop thinking about an idea, then it may be time…

By Kandia Johnson

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Network

3 Networking Mistakes Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

Maintain a positive reputation for yourself and your business by avoiding these common networking errors

When it comes to growing your business, the right relationships can take you places that…

By Kandia Johnson

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Shark Tank star Daymond John

‘Shark Tank’ Star Daymond John Opens Up About His New Venture [VIDEO]

The serial entrepreneur and 'Shark Tank' star saw a need for this kind of business

In an exclusive video, serial entrepreneur and Shark Tank star Daymond John shares why he…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Sisterpreneurs

Sisterpreneurs: 5 Simple Ways to Double Your Success by Partnering Up

There's power in numbers, but here's how to find the right fit

One woman is powerful but when several powerful women get together, it’s a movement. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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restaurant

Reality TV Chef Opens Up About Running a Restaurant

Lawrence Page, head chef and owner of The Pink Tea Cup, stars in new WE tv series "Hustle & Soul"

Lawrence Page, head chef and owner of The Pink Tea Cup, shows the real deal…

By Alisa Gumbs

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yeo

BE 7: Young Entrepreneurs Organization Executive Director, Ernest Ruffin, Jr.

This is a series where we ask seven questions to game-changing leaders in the nonprofit space

See how the Young Entrepreneurz Organization (YEO) is teaching 6-12th youth how to take their…

By Maryann Reid

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Co-Founder

6 Qualities to Look for in a Strong Co-Founder

Build a successful partnership by finding a co-founder who motivates you and who you motivate in return

There are certain qualities that co-founders need in order to make them right for the…

By Selena Hill

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beauty startup

This Is Harvard’s Next Black Beauty Startup

These Harvard graduates are building a business that addresses the unique needs of women of color

The founders of Mented share how they got started and how putting on a “white…

By Maryann Reid

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dreams

Maybe It’s Time To Give Up On Your Dreams

When you've done it all, how do you know when it's time to stop?

When you give up on your dreams, you make room for new ones. New…

By Maryann Reid

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Derrick Morgan

Angel Investor Rodney Sampson and NFL Player Derrick Morgan Team Up to Help Minority Startups

Huddle Ventures’ Opportunity Ecosystem to Launch at SXSW

NFL Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan seeks to tackle major issues facing minority and women…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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millipreneurs

Millennipreneurs Generate Serious Cash—but Peers Are Mostly Dreamers, Not Doers

Millennials think about and like the idea of starting their own businesses, however most struggle to find ways to effectively become their own bosses

The reality is that millennials think about starting business more than they actual go about…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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financial habits

Are You Ready to Start a Business? Recognize the Signs it’s Time to Launch

In business and life, timing is everything. Here's how to recognize the signs it's time to launch your business and what to expect along the way

Building a business is hard, and you need to know when to launch it properly.…

By Jerome D. Love

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

Power couple to showcase items across fashion, technology, beauty, and skincare

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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tasks

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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black finance

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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How To

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This Black Tech Founder Found Alternative Methods to Traditional Fundraising

When Dan Miller, CEO of Level Therapy, found that traditional fundraising methods were not working,…

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3 (Non-Creepy) Ways to Follow-up After a Networking Event

If you’ve ever exchanged contact information at a networking event, then waited too long to…

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