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Cutting Edge: Free Resources for Navigating Web 2.0

No-cost classes and Website building services to get you up and running

Here are a few Websites and free resources to help you keep up with new…

By Renita Burns

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No Business Without Technology

You can�t credibly start any business today without having a strong online presence.

I received an e-mail recently from a pair of intrepid college graduates seeking my advice…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Savvy Solutions: Jumping Into the Toy Industry

The business of play

I have created a board game. I’ve gone to a variety of toy and board…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Pep Talk: Multitasking to Achieve Your Goals

How to manage your daily life while starting a business

I’ve always dreamed of opening a clothing boutique. With low overheard, I’ve launched it online.…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Positioning Yourself for an Opportunity

15 proven small-business action items to take advantage of the weak economy

With high unemployment, now is the time to position yourself as an authority in your…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Savvy Solutions: Social Media Marketing 101

Doing more online and off to attract customers

To promote my character entertainment business I use a Website and MySpace account, and I…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Is Your Brand Bold, Beautiful, & Determined?

It may be trite but it is very true: First impressions are everything

How do you create the perfect brand – in life and in business? Branding is…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Preparing for Startup Success

The right education, experience can be vital to your longevity

While it’s clear that amassing education and experience is helpful, there’s no right way to…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Mission to Beijing: Seeking Equal Opportunity in China

An exclusive inside look at the Urban League's effort to bring Chinese investment to African-American communities

The National Urban League’s 40 plus member delegation has embarked on a historic cultural and…

By Dale Coachman

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Building Security for Business Success

Savvy CEO tells how to get the most out of your business

Mary Parker, president and CEO of All(n)1 Security, grew her company from one woman at…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Savvy Solutions: When It’s A Good Idea to Self-Publish

Great resources for aspiring book authors

I’ve been trying to print a children’s book. I don’t want to do the traditional…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Accelerated Assistance

Business incubators step in where start ups fall short

For a start up, the first few years of life are most critical. It’s a…

By Margarette Burnette

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Organize Your Life

Mobile apps help users keep it simple

Anyone using a smartphone already knows how great it is to have everything you want…

By David Hudson

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How to Capture the Eyes (and Wallets) of Web Users

Ten tips that will make your online content shine

To ensure that your Web videos reach their intended audience and keep viewers engaged, here…

By Bridget McCrea

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Cut Small Business Costs

Make ends meet without sacrificing profit

Today, Tricialee Riley, 35, applies the skills she learned managing MAC stores to her New…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Start Your Business on the Right Foot For 2010

Essential steps to protect your brand, ideas

Running your own business is an exciting but challenging prospect. In addition to wearing…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Reinvent Your Business

A first-hand account of a companys rebirth

Randal D. Pinkett and Lawrence M. Hibbert watched their educational training firm MBS Educational Services…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Rev Up Your Startup

Get a little help from a business incubator

Here are five tips on how to find a reputable incubator that can give your…

By Brittany Hutson

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A View to a Killer Business Model

Gen2Media helps companies add video to Web 2.0 marketing strategies

In the last three years, Web 2.0 technologies have brought innovations to the entrepreneurial and…

By Dale Coachman

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Knowledge-Sharing is King

There is no question that social networking sites have begun to reshape the business landscape.…

By Dale Coachman

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BE Next 2010: Blazing a Path to Success

Meet the sophomore class changing the game

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the 2010 BE Next subjects and talked about everything from their…

By Renita Burns

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Is Twitter a Fad or a Solid Business Tool?

Businesses large and small are all atwitter about Twitter, a free service that lets users…

By Sandra Beckwith

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Natural Born Hustler

Is entrepreneurship learned or innate?

Is entrepreneurship learned or innate? While working on a young entrepreneurs package slated to run…

By Renita Burns

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MEDWeek Kick-off Celebrates Business Achievement

White House reception underscores excellence, economic importance of minority-owned companies

The Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference, better know as MED Week and hosted by the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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My Beef With Black Business

Black-owned companies need to spend more money with black-owned media

Our businesses leave BE and other black media hanging. When Forbes, Business Week or The…

By Zachary Raynell Rinkins

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Spend Less Money on Your Startup Budget

Programs can help you stretch your business dollars

There are a plethora of organizations, universities, and companies that provide pro bono or professional…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Administration to Develop Action Plan for Minority Business

Minority entrepreneurs continue to be stymied by lack of financing as well as public and…

By Joyce Jones

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A Chat With a $100 Million Man

Ecopreneur talks Detroit, going green, and growing in a downturn

Calling all small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Visualize with me for a second.
Imagine finally getting out…

By Renita Burns

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Web Resources for Teenpreneurs

Online tools for young adults

While attending the 100 Black Men of America’s 23rd Annual Conference in New York last…

By Renita Burns

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What You Can Learn From the Wal-Mart Way

Business lessons from the nation's largest retailer

Black Enterprise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle and Alfred Edmond Jr., editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, traveled…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Tell Us About Your Business

Information entrepreneurs should provide for a chance to be profiled in B.E.

Information entrepreneurs should provide for a chance to be profiled in Black Enterprise.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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An All-Inclusive Earth Day

Van Jones says a green workforce can be economic cure all

Like the afterschool programs of yesteryear, green jobs guru Van Jones announced at a White…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Encouragement for New Entrepreneurs

Your mission: to prove your mettle in a tough economic environment

We’ve heard the numbers. For many of us, our family, friends, and colleagues are among…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Survival of the Fittest in a Tough Economy

Good leadership separates the strong from the expendable

Call it natural selection: a concept developed by 19th century scientist Charles Darwin that argues…

By Renita Burns

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Making Their Mark in the Greeting Card Industry

Entrepreneurs give insights on etching a nitch

The greeting card industry is a multi-billion dollar business, but for entrepreneurs looking to establish…

By Arcynta Ali Childs

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Get In Or Get Left Behind

Five best industries to get venture financing

Black Enterprise, to borrow an old, yet fitting adage, followed the money trail. With the…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Memo to Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Learn Before You Launch

Nothing we tell you can take the place of your taking the time to know your industry

Entrepreneurship is one of the most important keys to wealth creation. However, too many people—laid-off…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Protecting Your Business From Liability

Get the best coverage for unexpected emergencies

If you don’t have a policy in place, you can’t be helped, so take steps…

By Margarette Burnette

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The Cutting Edge

Slashing expenditures in a shaky market

As Congress irons out the fine details of its $700 billion bailout plan,…

By Renita Burns

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Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property

Every business has vital information that should be protected from the hands of competition

Every business has vital information that should be protected from the hands of competition, whether…

By Margarette Burnette

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Understanding What Your Company is Worth

Even if you aren't selling, it's important to know your firm's value

It’s important to know what your company is worth, even if you aren’t planning to…

By Margarette Burnette

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How to Integrate your Website with Traditional Advertising

One of the most popular buzz words in the advertising field right now is "integration"

One of the most popular buzz words in the advertising field right now is “integration,”…

By Bridget McCrea

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Film Festival Marketing

Strategies for connecting with executives, movie houses

Film festival fever is in the air. This week the 12th annual American Black Film…

By George Alexander

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Film Financing

Tax incentives offer attractive options

Making a film has never been easy. Raising the cash, securing a bankable cast and…

By George Alexander

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Avoiding Insurance Fraud

Tips for finding a health insurer your business can depend on

There are a lot of health insurance scams out there. Not only must small business…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Strategies to Small Business Success

Down economy has many entrepreneurs struggling to stay afloat

Junior’s company, which teaches large and small businesses brand development, strategic planning, implementation, marketing, and…

By Wendy Harris

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Beyond Government

The federal government is not the only source of support for small business owners. A…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Just Because You Build It…

How to turn online tire kickers into actual customers

They flock to your Website in droves, looking for the latest information on a certain…

By Bridget McCrea

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Business Protection

Before investing money in your enterprise, write a business prenup

The day you and your business partner launch your company–or some time soon after–you’ll need…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Small Business Guide for Success

Launching a business? Here are tips to get you started--the right way!

Matters entrepreneurs should consider in forming a business, courtesy of Kevin Freeman, a Chicago-based corporate…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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SCORE Free Online

Agency expands online resources to help minority entrepreneurs succeed

Anyone who wants to start or improve a small business venture has come to know…

By Nadirah Z. Sabir

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Microsoft’s Big Assist to Small Business

Software giant sponsors free online summit

Current and would-be entrepreneurs hungry for help to start or better manage their enterprises can…

By Brent Leary

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The Great Escape

Day spas serve as a respite from the often overwhelming stress and hectic pace…

By Alan Hughes

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Women of Power

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On the Move: Jocelyn Allen to Lead GM Diversity Efforts; Chicago Defender Gets First Female Exec Editor

Both General Motors and the Chicago Defender appoint female power players to top leadership positions.

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Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

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