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Student Debt Is Keeping Millennials From Pursuing Their Entrepreneurial Passions

More than half of young entrepreneurs are women and a quarter are people of color

A majority (51 percent) of the 80 million millennials in the U.S. currently own or…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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entrepreneur

How to Raise an Entrepreneur

Here’s how parents can nurture their child’s talents, desires, and foster their inner entrepreneur

Fostering an entrepreneurial mindset helps children focus on solutions, rather than the problem. Parents (and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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sole

Soul to Sole, Stepping Into Destiny Part I

A successful engineer turned high-end Italian shoe designer discusses her journey

Soul to Sole
If you have ever considered the idea of starting a second career or…

By Candace Boggan

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product

How to Refine Your Idea to Build an Actual Product You Can Sell

For conceptually driven entrepreneurs, these strategies for proactive planning will help you come up with tangible, marketable products or services and bring your great ideas to fruition

Successful companies all start by building around a unique idea. That said, not everyone with…

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sneaker line

The Kanye Effect: This 90s Hip Hop Duo Is Unveiling Their Sneaker Line Next

Hip-hop artists hope new brand of kicks take lifestyle market by storm

Kanye West dropped his wildly popular Yeezy Boost adidas sneaker line last year causing consumer…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Daymond John

Daymond John Shares How Being Broke Can Be an Entrepreneur’s Greatest Asset

Daymond John's latest book discusses why starting a business while still broke is more advantageous than one might think

Shark Tank investor Daymond John’s latest book is The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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new category

Designing a Business Model: How to Create a New Category Within Your Industry

Advice on how to successfully carve out a new business niche in your industry

In 2014, our clothing company announced plans to largely transition out of traditional offline wholesale partnerships,…

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women entreprenuers

10 Things Candidates Need to Know About Women Entrepreneurs

Here are some issues that are significant for women-owned businesses this election season

As election season progresses, there are crucial issues such as barriers to entrepreneurship, impacts of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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leadership

3 Business Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From the Military

Justin Constantine's book on leadership outlines principles and tactics for business executives

There’s an old saying that no plan survives first contact with the enemy,” notes Constantine.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Faterhood

Raising a Child and Building a Company: The Intersection of Fatherhood and Entrepreneurship

How fostering the success of a freshly launched business is similar to being a quality parent while raising a child

Building a company is a lot like raising a child. This is especially true when…

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Dropping Jewels: 3 Tips for Breaking Into the Diamond Industry

Ken and Nicole Black of Philadelphia Diamond Co. share success and innovation

Diamond industry power couple Ken and Nicole Black talk how to break into the industry…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Teenpreneur

This 13-Year-Old Fashion Designer and Spa Owner Was Just Named Teenpreneur of the Year

Black Enterprise recognizes teenpreneurs with the goal of inspiring youth to view entrepreneurship as an exciting option

The 2016 Black Enterprise Teenpreneur of the Year winner is 13-year-old fashionista, Essynce Moore, who…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Emotionally Intelligent

Hiring Emotionally Intelligent Employees Is Crucial To Growing Your Business

Ask the right questions and find people who are the right fit

Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company’s…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Cupcake Enterprise

Family Business Of The Year Poised To Be Million-Dollar Cupcake Enterprise

Meet the 2016 winner of Black Enterprise’s Small Business Award

Mignon Francois combined her desire to launch a business with her college chemistry studies to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Daymond John

Shark Tank Investor Daymond John To Help Groom Young Entrepreneurs Worldwide

The FUBU founder is working with the White House as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship

Shark Tank investor and FUBU founder Daymond John knows what it takes to succeed in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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grants

New Guidebook to Help Women Entrepreneurs Grow

Lessons from the 50 fastest growing women owned businesses

Women-owned firms have grown at a rate five times the national average since 2007, according…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Facebook

5 Reasons Your Business Shouldn’t Be on Facebook

From a limited reach to a lack of results, here’s why your brand is better off without Facebook in its marketing strategy

Facebook is heralded as the social media platform to help you reach the people who…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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TD Jakes

11 Principles to Succeed in Business and Life, from T.D. Jakes

Information and inspiration from entrepreneur, Bishop T.D. Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes hails from four generations of entrepreneurs. In fact, he asserts, “I was…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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crowdfunding

New Crowdfunding Site Designed for Youth and Millennial Entrepreneurs

New crowdfunding platform for young entrepreneurs raises over $100,000 in first month

An ambitious new crowdfunding platform aims to do more than just host a fundraiser for…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Al Rocker

Al Roker Taps Top Black Female Executive for Livestreaming Company

Jamilah Barnes Creekmur, former chief operator officer of AllHipHop.com, is taking her expertise to Roker Media

Find out why Al Roker is turning to the former COO of AllHipHop.com, Jamilah Barnes…

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change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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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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