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4 Tips for Moving From Corporate Employee to Entrepreneur

Here’s how to make the leap to starting your own company

A would-be entrepreneur should save at least a year’s worth of salary before quitting a…

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5 Tips for Becoming a Better Author

Ylleya Fields, author of the Princess Cupcake Jones series, offers her entrepreneurial advice

The life of an author is more than just creative stories and exciting characters. Aside…

By Brittany Dandy

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Creative Entrepreneurs Can Compete For $50,000

Creative Startups mentors include musicians, filmmakers, and more

Accelerator program offers mentoring and financing to filmmakers, musicians, visual artists and other creative entrepreneurs.

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Nonprofit

Jessica Sutherland, founder of Homeless to Higher Ed offers advice to entrepreneurs

Why are you doing it? Why this cause? Why should it be you? Why should…

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10 Best Cities To Start A Business

Jacksonville, Florida is the hot spot for aspiring entrepreneurs

Somewhere between 10 million and 43 million Americans are now working for themselves. There is…

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Entrepreneurship Is Becoming Viable Option Only For The Wealthy

New data reveals 1 million missing entrepreneurs due to dwindling middle class

Research shows that the majority of American entrepreneurs no longer come from middle-class families.

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When Business Planning, Don’t Fake The Financials

Even if a company exists only on paper, your numbers should be real

As a judge of business plan competitions, I am amazed the aspiring moguls, many with…

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12 Entrepreneurial Success Tips From Powerful Black Business Women

Here are some key lessons learned on starting and growing a successful enterprise

Here are some key lessons learned from the 20th annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit.

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7 Skills You’ll Need To Start Any Business

No one’s ever really ready, but here are some startup skills to best prepare you for success

Most startups fail after years but you can improve your chance for survival by possessing…

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Marriott Offering $30,000 to Lucky Entrepreneur

Hotel chain seeks a food and beverage innovator to run Maryland bar

Marriott to give $30,000 in seed money to a food and beverage entrepreneur to run…

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6 Steps for Getting Noticed in Any Setting

New Study Shows Decline In Women Entrepreneurs

New data shows for the first time in 20 years fewer women are starting businesses

Women opened 36.8% of U.S. businesses in 2014, down from an average of 40.7% over…

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5 Tips To Better Prepare Your Family For Business

Don’t start a new career until you map out how it will affect your loved ones

Here’s what you can do to make sure you have the love and support of…

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College Entrepreneur Ethan Holmes Gets Support To Grow Applesauce Business

A $10,000 microloan and coaching will help the company scale to meet demand

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At age 21, Ethan Holmes is the CEO…

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Generation X, Not Generation Y Is Still Most Entrepreneurial Group

Here are 10 lessons for success from the top-tier companies

Millennials are the most social generation but Gen-Xers are still the most entrepreneurial.

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Clothier Rick Moore Teams With Multinational Computer Company To Design Wearable Tech

Entrepreneur uses strategic alliances to grow his Nyla Elise clothing company

Grassroots Clothier Rick Moore seeks to leverage being a brand ambassador for tech giant Lenova.

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Millennial Entrepreneurs To Take Center Stage During National Small Business Week

Town Hall seeks to encourage growth of Generation Y business owners

Generation Y is not the most entrepreneurial generation despite popular belief but that could change.

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5 Key Trends In Online Marketing and How to Build Your Strategy

Toni Coleman Brown, CEO of the Network for Women in Business, shares tips

Toni Coleman Brown, CEO of the Network for Women in Business, shares latest trends in…

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How Self-Taught Handbag Designer Turned Hobby into Full-Time Business

Cortnie Hutchinson grandmother's sewing lessons inspired her to launch an enterprise

Self-taught, Handbag Designer, Cortnie Elizabeth on how grandma’s sewing lessons inspired her to launch her…

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

5 Digital Tools and Resources for Creative Entrepreneurs

Digital tools to help creative entrepreneurs market and sell their products

It’s super important for creative entrepreneurs to use digital tools that can help them market…

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Miss Jessie’s Miko Branch Shares How To Create A Successful Business In New Book

An honest look at life and lessons of the sisters who revolutionized the natural hair care industry

Miss Jessie’s co-founder and CEO Miko Branch has a new book out that provides an…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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Dealing with a Recruiter: 5 Simple Do’s and Dont’s for Landing the Final Interview

Aisha M. Taylor, co-founder of TAYLORMade Professional Career Consulting, shares tips for job candidates going…

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