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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Solo Entrepreneurs: 4 Tips to Help You Thrive, Not Flop

There are pros and cons to operating as a sole proprietorship

There are pros and cons to operating as a sole proprietorship. Here are four vital…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Startups: 3 Quick Tips to Get Influencers to Tout Your Products

Monique Rodriguez of Mielle Organics shares secrets to getting celebrity ambassadors

Monique Rodriquez of Mielle Cosmetics has built an international presence for her beauty brand and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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My Brother’s Keeper: Beyoncé’s Stylist Shares Star-Studded Business Journey

SBA series includes stories from millennial entrepreneurs in music, fashion, and tech

Small Business Administration’s latest initiative includes success stories from millennial entrepreneurs in the world of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How to Master Your ‘To Do’ List As a Solopreneur

Learn how to plan and delegate tasks to position your business for success.

Solopreneurs, are you ready to grow your business? Learn how to plan and delegate to…

By Kandia Johnson

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Generation Boss: How Millennials Can Use Creative Talents to Fund Dreams

Photography entrepreneur Oye Diran shares three quick tips for success

Despite challenges, students find creative ways to succeed in their career goals while pursuing their…

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 Courses to Help Step Up Your Marketing Game

Grow your company with social media, email marketing, and Google Analytics

Whether you’re a new small business owner looking for ways to get customers to notice…

By Kandia Johnson

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How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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