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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…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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

Photo Credit: Vikas Nair; Courtesy of Ethan Holmes
At age 21, Ethan Holmes is the CEO…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Roz A Gee

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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…

By Kandia Johnson

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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…

By Kandia Johnson

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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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Major Company Helps Minority Women Businesses Become Corporate Suppliers

Cintas Corporation hosts procurement networking and partnering event

Supplier diversity event joins minority women entrepreneurs and corporate procurement offices.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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New NYC Program Creates Pathway for 5,000 Women Entrepreneurs From Low-Income Areas

NYC Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen launches new initiative to help local female entrepreneurs

New York City’s Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen creates new initiative to help 5,000 women entrepreneurs…

By Courtney Connley

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How to Preserve Wealth Through Good Health

Amiya Alexander is helping to save her community from the costly disease of obesity

Amiya Alexander has been dancing since she was 2 years old, and got the idea…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Maryland Black Owned Clothing Line Among Sam’s Club Small Business Award Winners

Some 102 companies in 48 states to receive expert training, resources and networking opportunities

Eager to make their long-held dream of owning a women’s clothing boutique a reality, co-founders…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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13 Ways To Tap LinkedIn For More Leads and Sales

Here's how you can use the social networking platform as a viable business marketing tool

Many people see LinkedIn as mainly as a mainly a professional social networking site. But…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs: 3 Reasons an Intellectual Property Strategy is Vital

Be sure valuable assets of your business are protected

Having a strategy that addresses how to protect and benefit from owning intellectual property is…

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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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