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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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Best Cities For Black Women To Launch and Operate a Thriving Business

These places offer culture, resources, and opportunities for growth

Here are the best cities for black women entrepreneurs. These places offer culture, resources and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Social Media Success: 3 Simple Steps to Boost Global Customers via Instagram

How beauty entrepreneur Sushana Cole increased her worldwide visibility using Instagram

Beauty entrepreneur Shushana Cole was able to take her Jamaica-based line global with a few…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Women Business Owners Outpace All Other Startups Six Times National Average

Betting on black women to grow America’s economy

The number of black women business owners has increased rapidly, with one in six…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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New Startup Accelerator Addresses Needs of Minority and Women Entrepreneurs Who Have Limited Access

Tech accelerator provides access to contacts and capital

Limited access to private equity and debt financing remain factors which inhibit the growth of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Coca-Cola Teams Up With Women’s Organization to Offer Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Multiple city-wide program provides resources to women business owners

WFF and The Coca-Cola Co. first partnered in October 2015 to present the Entrepreneur Boot…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Sephora Launches Program For Female Founders of Beauty Startups

Sephora seeks to bridge the gap between male and female founders in the beauty industry

Sephora seeks to bridge the gap between male and female founders in the beauty industry.…

By Kandia Johnson

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Marketing and Branding Tips For Freelancers

Creative agency Four Thirty talks building a standout brand

While a few years of experience and a strong network of contacts would be ideal,…

By Kandia Johnson

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The One Question You Should Ask Your Small Business Mentor

Having a mentor is like having an EZ pass on the road to retail success

Having a business mentor is like having an EZ pass on the road to retail…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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4 Fascinating Start-Up Entrepreneurs I Met In 2015

I am a geek for smart entrepreneurs and interesting start-ups. Here are four of the most impressive I connected with last year.

Every year, in part through my role as a judge for a number of annual…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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10 Startup Celebrities and What You Can Learn From Their Success

Learning from the top startup celebrities is a sure way to get ahead in business

Learning from the top startup celebrities is a sure way to get ahead in business.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Raleigh-Durham Is Startup Capital of the South

American Underground leads nation in funding, jobs, and minority-led businesses

Raleigh-Durham is the startup capital of the South. American Underground leads nation in year in…

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Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

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