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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…

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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…

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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:…

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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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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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corner office

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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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…

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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…

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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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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