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French Beauty Giant L’Oréal to Buy Urban Decay Cosmetics

The Wall Street Journal estimates the French company is paying between $300 million and $400 million to purchase Urban Decay.

Do you use any of these companies’ products?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Is Cyber Monday Just Marketing Hype?

Is Cyber Monday really the busiest e-shopping day of the year, or just marketing hype?

“There are going to be lots of sales, every day, until Christmas Day.”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Get More Out of Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday 2012 Was a Huge Success

Customers came out to support small and local businesses on Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday accounts for close to 36 percent of their yearly sales.

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: OMG Booth Puts New Focus on Old Business Concept

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Mose and Shekita James, the co-preneurs who own…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Boves.com teamed up with Shaw’s Supermarket to make a $7,000 cash and product donation to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. While Bove’s has been donating to the Food Shelf for many years, this year’s partnership with Shaw’s helps ensure the food shelf will be able to serve complete meals to area residents in need, and that Vermonters won’t be forced to choose between heating their homes or paying other bills and putting food on the table.

5 Unique Ways Small Businesses are Giving Back to the Community

Check out the creative ways in which it's happening.

5 unique ways small businesses are giving back to the community.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Baltimore launches micro-loan program for small businesses

Baltimore Launches Micro-Loan Program for Small Businesses

The program will enable small businesses with under $1 million in annual revenue to apply for loans that range in amounts from $5,000 to $30,000.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is launching a micro-loan fund to assist owners in hiring and stabilizing…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Fedex supports Small Business Saturday

Twitter Supports Small Business Saturday with Free Promoted Tweets

This may work for your business.

Twitter is offering $1 million dollars worth of free promoted tweets for Small Business Saturday

By C. Daniel Baker

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Can entrepreneurs use crowdfunding to save Hostess

Can Entrepreneurs use CrowdFunding to Save Hostess?

Crowdfunding is another term for collective fundraising by a large group of people who either donate money or receive equity stakes in a business.

Using CrowdFunding, a group of entrepreneurs attempt to save the 82-year-old iconic company

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: Meet Successful Teen CEO Leanna Archer

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on the Urban Business Roundtabe: Leanna’s Inc. CEO Leanna Archer; nationally recognized small…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Small Businesses Keep Thanksgiving a Holiday, Not a Shopping Day

Unlike Wal-mart, Target and other big chains, many small businesses will remain closed on Thanksgiving.

Many small businesses will keep Thanksgiving a holiday and remain closed this year.

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 Companies Affected by Obamacare

After the president's reelection, companies are promising layoffs or reduced hours due to Obamcare cost.

Several companies said Obamacare would force them to reduce hours or layoff workers.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Fedex supports Small Business Saturday

Tips to Help Your Business Standout on Small Business Saturday

Follow these tips to help your business shine on Small Business Saturday

How to stand out and win customers on Small Business Saturday

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Owners feel the Holiday Spirti

Small Businesses Owners Feel the Holiday Spirit

Have you seen the holiday spirit from your boss?

Feeling the holiday spirit, small business owners plan to give bonuses and throw holiday parties…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Will Shoppers Skip Black Friday Alltogether

Black Friday Spree Isn’t Just for Retail Stores

Businesses capitalize on shoppers during the busiest shopping day of the year

Many businesses are taking advantage of Black Friday shoppers with discounts and services

By C. Daniel Baker

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Loans available to Businesses Affected by Sandy

Loans Available at 1 Percent for Small Business Affected by Sandy

Loans are available to small business owners to help them recover.

FEMA loan rates were too high for many owners.

By C. Daniel Baker

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can your business benefit from offering free shipping

Could Your Business Benefit from Offering Free Shipping?

Many companies are offering free shipping for the holidays.

Could it work for Yours?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Will Shoppers Skip Black Friday Alltogether

Will Shoppers Skip Black Friday All Together?

Bad weather, violence and other problems may lead to poor turnouts.

Will you be out there rain, sleet, hail or snow?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Is Facebook's Promoted Posts Driving Away Brands

Is Facebook’s Promoted Posts Driving Away Brands?

Mark Cuban and other brands express displeasure at new promoted posts feature

Several business owners seem to be moving away from Facebook.

By C. Daniel Baker

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KCOH End of an Era for 59 Year Old Black Owned Station

End of an Era for KCOH, Historic Black Owned Radio Station

A 59-year history of serving Houston’s black community comes to an end

It will return next year as part of the Guadalupe Radio Network

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black Girls Code wins $50,000 Philanthropy Award

BlackGirlsCode Wins $50,000 Philanthropy Award

The nonprofit is dedicated to teaching young black girls computer programming.

The push to include more blacks in technology continues.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Robert L. Johnson And Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. Announce Alliance To End Payday Lending, Lower Minority Consumer Debt, And Promote Financial Education

Black Ownership of TV Stations Declines, F.C.C. Study Finds

Are you worried about this?

A new study by the Federal Communications Commission found that the number of black-owned television…

By Laurence Afums

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Small Business upset President Obama only met with Big Business CEO's

Small Businesses Upset Obama Only Met with Big Business CEOs

Obama and small business owners already off to a bad start in his second term?

No small business representatives were invited to the White House to discuss the Fiscal Cliff…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Teavana purchased by Starbucks for $620 Million

Teavana Purchased by Starbucks for $620 million

From one store in Lenox Square, Teavana has become an international success.

Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Owners in the Bronx fight FreshDirect

Bodegas and Small Businesses in the Bronx Unite Against FreshDirect

Bronx small businesses feel FreshDirect is getting unfair help from the city and state.

Bronx small businesses feel FreshDirect is getting unfair help from the city and state.

By C. Daniel Baker

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NYC offers free high speed business fiber to startups

NYC Launches Contest Offering Free High Speed Internet to Business

NYC challenges small businesses to compete for high-speed broadband at their location.

Many of the businesses driving growth in the 21st century require access to reliable, high-speed…

By C. Daniel Baker

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IBM Helps Women's Cooperatives in Tangier Become More Profitable

IBM Makes $4B in Financing Available for Small, Midsized Businesses

Financing available through IBM Global Financing can make obtaining credit easier and more accessible.

IBM aims to ensure that businesses, large and small have access to the right technologies…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Capital, Coaching Available for Startups

Accelerator initiative seeks entrepreneurs for intensive three-month program

The DreamIt Access Accelerator Program is looking for entrepreneurs in the Austin and New York…

By Alan Hughes

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Tyrese & Quincy Jones partner for Text4Baby

Quincy Jones, Tyrese and Feel Rich Inc., Partner to Help New Mothers

The partnership plans to use social media & celebrity role models to text healthy baby development information

The partnership, Feel Rich Moms, plans to use social media & celebrity role models to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Introduces New "Pitch Room" Contest for Small Business Owners and Hosts Small Business Mentoring Session in New York City

Samuel Adams Offers Loans & Expertise to Washington D.C. Small Businesses

The beer-maker is helping small businesses realize their dreams and potential

Samuel Adams announced a program that will provide loans to small businesses in the Washington,…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Pittsburgh encourages African-American entrepreneurship

Pittsburgh Launches Initiative to Encourage Black Entrepreneurship

Community and business leaders meet to focus on diversity

113 Industries formed a new initiative developed to encourage entrepreneurship among the cities’ African-American community.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ivan Vassall Sr., 96, who operated the first black-owned auto dealership in Philadelphia

Pioneering African American Auto Dealer Dead at 96

Vassall Sr., operated the first black-owned auto dealership in Philadelphia

Vassall Sr., operated the first black-owned auto dealership in Philadelphia

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ghana tech startup wins global prize in Global Tech Competition

Ghanaian Tech Startup Wins Grand Prize In Global Competition

Dropifi beat 49 other competitors from around the world, including Canada

Dropifi, a startup tech company from Ghana has taken the top spot in the 2012…

By C. Daniel Baker

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More retailers opening Thanksgiving Day for their blowout sales

Is Thursday the New Black Friday?

Does this mean the end of 'Black Friday?'

More retailers opening Thanksgiving Day for their blowout sales

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: Manufacturers Industrial Group CEO Andre Gist

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Manufacturers Industrial Group CEO Andre Gist; financial literacy…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Veterans use military training to start their own businesses.

From Enlisting in the Military to Becoming Entrepreneurs

Veterans use military training to start their own businesses.

Veterans use military training to start their own businesses.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Government Bailout helped banks not small business

Government Bailouts Helped Banks, Not Small Businesses

TARP payments benefited banks, never reached small businesses

The U.S. Treasury invested more than $200 billion in 700 banks through the bailout program.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Applebee’s Franchise Stops hiring, blames ObamaCare

Applebee’s Franchise Stops Hiring, Blames ObamaCare

Another business cuts hours and hiring due to Obamacare

Another business cuts hours and hiring due to Obamacare

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Closing of LV’s Twelve-22 has rekindled tensions over Gentrification

The Final Days of a Historic Bar LV’s Twelve-22

The closing has rekindled tensions over gentrification

The closing has rekindled tensions over gentrification

By C. Daniel Baker

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After Obama Reelection, CEO Announces Layoffs

CEO follows through on his election threat

CEO follows through on his election threat

By C. Daniel Baker

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the impending fiscal cliff and small business

What the Fiscal Cliff Means for Small Business

Can the president & Congress work together to avoid the upcoming crisis?

Can the president & Congress work together to avoid the upcoming crisis?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Robert Fitzgerald Receives SBA 2012 Virginia Minority Small Business Person of the Year Award

Robert Fitzgerald Receives Small Business Association Award

Fitzgerald was named "Virginia Minority Small Business Person of the Year"

Fitzgerald was named “Virginia Minority Small Business Person of the Year”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Where Marijuana is Legal, Dealers prepare to battle Corporate Cannabis

Marijuana’s Legalization is Complicated for Business Owners

Even with new laws business owners still face hassles & red tape

Dave Schwaab ran a dispensary named “Abundant Healing” in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2009, a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Skype in the Workspace the social network for business

Skype Launches a Social Network for Business

'Skype in the Workspace' lets businesses connect directly to prospects

Microsoft just announced their new online “Skype in the Workspace (SITW)” platform, a way for…

By C. Daniel Baker

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hurricane sandy damages supply chain holiday time

Did Hurricane Sandy Ruin Christmas for Some Businesses?

Hurricane Sandy created holiday time shipping delays

Hurricane Sandy created holiday time shipping delays

By C. Daniel Baker

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6 reasons why Newark is a good place to work

6 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Consider Newark, NJ

Newark may be the perfect place for Entrepreneurs

“It’s a great asset to have a mayor who understands how important resources and culture…

By Anthony Frasier

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Author and Sony Pictures' executive DeVon Franklin with Black Enterprise Multimedia Editor-at-Large and UBR Host Alfred Edmond Jr.

UBR Spotlight: Top Hollywood Studio Exec DeVon Franklin

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Hollywood Exec DeVon Franklin and MSNBC’s Your Business…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Lauren Doggett, Owner of Whipped Body Goods

Entrepreneur of the Week: Lauren Doggett of ‘Whipped Body Goods’

See what made her take the leap into entrepreneurship and how her business is going

Lauren Doggett, Creator of Whipped Body Goods, offers entrepreneurial advice to our business audience

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

What’s Obama’s Second Term Means for Small Businesses

What do the next four years hold for small business owners?

Many small business owners watched the presidential election with great interest, some even delaying plans…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Hiring an Ex-con could be right for your business

Hiring an Ex-Con Could be Right for Your Business

Why hiring an ex offender might be beneficial for your business.

Why hiring an ex offender might be beneficial for your business.

By C. Daniel Baker

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No Gas Cheap Gas Small Business Thrive Bike NYC

No Gas? No Problem. Small Businesses Embrace the Gas Shortage

Small businesses make the most of the fuel shortage

Small businesses make the most of the fuel shortage

By C. Daniel Baker

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Using Hip-Hop to Make a Difference: A Talk With Tamekia Flowers-Holland

Tamekia discusses her journey to shine a brighter, more positive light on Hip-Hop and help youth at the same time

Tamekia discusses her journey to shine a brighter, more positive light on Hip-Hop and help…

By Arlice Nichole

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I'll add 100 Jobs if Mitt Romney Wins

Small Business Owner: I’ll Invest In 100 New Jobs…If Romney Wins

Frank Duffy says he will still create jobs if Obama is re-elected

Frank Duffy says he will still create jobs if Obama is re-elected

By C. Daniel Baker

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Groupon continues to acquire Small Businesses

Can Groupon Win Back Small Business Owners?

Groupon launches 2 new products to win back merchants

Groupon launches 2 new products to win back merchants

By C. Daniel Baker

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Red Hook Flood Small Businesses Want Help Not Loans

Businesses Hit by Hurricane Want Help Not Loans

Many businesses already stretched, can't take on the burden of repaying a loan

40% of small businesses never reopen after being damaged in floods.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Number of Jobs Created Misses Expectations

Economy Adds 171,000 Jobs In Strong Month

But black unemployment jumped up nearly a full percentage point

But black unemployment jumped up nearly a full percentage point

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Small Business Job Numbers Show Growth in October

Small Business Job Growth Continues in October

Employment rose by 50,000 in October, the largest increase since July.

Employment rose by 50,000 in October, the largest increase since July.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black Enterprise & Dell ‘Small Business University’ Winner Puts Business Lessons to Good Use

The program helped her push her business forward.

Lisa Marie “Phoenix” Jackson draws daily on the inspiration of her mother

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Protect your small business with Flood Insurance

Is Flood Insurance Right for Your Small Business?

Almost 40% of small business never reopen their doors following a flood.

Almost 40% of small business never reopen their doors following a flood.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Owners predicate a bounce in Holiday Sales

Small Businesses Predict an Increase in Holiday Sales

40% of small business owners predict a bounce in holiday sales

40% of small business owners predict a bounce in holiday sales

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: New Horizons Baking CEO Tilmon Brown

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: New Horizons Baking CEO Tilmon Brown; consultant and…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Fedex supports Small Business Saturday

FedEx is Giving You $25 to Support Small Businesses

America’s small businesses are a unique & vibrant part of their local communities

America’s small businesses are a unique & vibrant part of their local communities

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Webinar Series Part II: Top Reasons for Returns and Declines of Applications

Small Business Index Shows a Decline in Employment

The October decrease in employment continues a mild decline that began in May.

The October decrease in employment continues a mild decline that began in May.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Administration Ready to Assist Businesses Hit by Hurricane Sandy

SBA Ready to Assist Small Businesses Hit by Hurricane Sandy

Small Business Administration has loans and other assistance for small businesses hit by Hurricane Sandy.

The disaster assistance program provides low-interest emergency loans to homeowners, renters and non-farm small businesses.

By C. Daniel Baker

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When to Close your small business during a Disaster

Staying Open During a Disaster? What to Consider

Factors business owners need to consider if staying open during a disaster

Factors business owners need to consider if staying open during a disaster

By C. Daniel Baker

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Entrepreneurial Studies Increasing at HBCUs

Entrepreneurial programs are gaining traction at HBCUs across the country.

Entrepreneurial programs are gaining traction at HBCUs across the country.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Resilient in the Face of Harsh February Weather, According to Direct Capital Lending Index

Small Businesses Keep Working Even Through Hurricane Sandy

Using technology, small businesses maintain "business as usual" mantra during Hurricane Sandy

Using technology, small businesses maintain “business as usual” mantra during Hurricane Sandy

By C. Daniel Baker

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Hurricane Sandy Preparation Tips for Small Business Owners

Planning before any natural disaster or unexpected emergency – is key to business survival.

Planning before any natural disaster or unexpected emergency – is key to business survival.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Office Space Rental guide for small businesses

Need Office Space? Here’s What to Look for During the Search

They are many factors to consider, from hiring a real-estate broker to finding the right location and price

They are many factors to consider, from hiring a real-estate broker to finding the right…

By C. Daniel Baker

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National Minority Supplier Development Council

NMSDC Honors Top Regional Minority Suppliers

The 16 outstanding Asian, black, Hispanic and Native American-owned businesses represent a broad range of industries

The 16 outstanding Asian, black, Hispanic and Native American-owned businesses represent a broad range of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Need Some $? Win $10k from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The 2013 "DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award" is now accepting nominations and applications.

The winner of the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award will receive…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Free Windows 8 Training from OfficeMax for Businesses & Users

OfficeMax Offers Free Windows 8 Training this Weekend

Do you know how to use the new software?

OfficeMax will provide demonstrations of Windows 8 for customers and businesses for all customers.

By C. Daniel Baker

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prepaid cards marketed to small businesses

PEX Prepaid Cards Focus on Small Business Customers

Prepaid isn’t just for consumers anymore

PEX Card has processed over one million transactions, and now services businesses in 50 states…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Hey Small Business Owners: Do You Have a Nest Egg?

40% of small business owners have no retirement savings

40% of small business owners have no retirement savings

By C. Daniel Baker

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LinkedIn rolls out video advertisements for brands

LinkedIn Rolls Out Video Advertisements for Brands

Brands can now use videos to reach LinkedIn’s 175 million members.

The announcement of LinkedIn’s new video ads follows last week’s unveiling of its new profile…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Lending Rises in Florida

Florida banks have given $144.6 million in loans to small businesses in 2012

Banks have given $144.6 million in loans to small businesses in 2012

By C. Daniel Baker

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WeMontage: Interior Design with Personal Photography

WeMontage: Interior Design with Photo Wall Art

Create custom designer wallpaper sections from personal photo collections

Create custom designer wallpaper sections from personal photo collections

By C. Daniel Baker

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Local Businesses Warming up to Facebooks Ads

Local Businesses Embracing Facebook’s New Ads

Small businesses are enjoying Facebook's new simpler ad system.

For years, Facebook has been trying to teach small and medium-sized local businesses how to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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New Smartphone App keeps tabs on your competition.

New Smartphone App Keeps Tabs on Your Competition.

Keep a bird’s-eye view of how your competitors are using social media

A new smartphone app, Perch, let’s small-business owners quickly keep a bird’s-eye view of how…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to survive cloud outages

How to be Prepared in Case the Cloud fails.

Some failures will be momentary while others will be more serious.

Some failures will be momentary while others will be more serious.

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Baby Boomer Entrepreneur

Study Claims Baby Boomers Have Highest Self-Employment Rate

Higher rate of self-employment among older workers

The self employment rate for adults 55 and older is 16.4 percent, according to the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Wells Fargo Lends Out More Than $1 Billion to Small Businesses

The bank and its customers are willing to take risks despite the slow moving economy.

For a second year in a row Wells Fargo has approved more than $1 billion…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Yelp helps small businesses estimate online revenue

Buy a Review on Yelp, Get a Mark of Shame.

Yelp punishes businesses attempting to game their review system

Yelp punishes businesses attempting to game their review system

By C. Daniel Baker

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Laidback CEO Tina Shoulders joins The Roundtable

UBR Spotlight: Design Maven Tina Shoulders

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Designer Tina Shoulders; small business lending expert Marino…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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SBA sponsors program connecting inner city entrepreneurs to investors.

SBA Sponsors Program Connecting Inner City Entrepreneurs

SBA is attempting to connect inner-city businesses to capital.

SBA is attempting to connect inner-city businesses to capital.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Webinar: Making and Receiving Electronic Payments for Your Business

Small Businesses Slow to Adopt Direct Deposit, Still Using Checks

46% of paper checks written in the U.S. involve a small business

46% of paper checks written in the U.S. involve a small business

By C. Daniel Baker

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protecting your idea may not be your best idea

Protecting Your Business Idea May Not Be Your Best Move

Not keeping ideas secret can often be beneficial to your business

Not keeping ideas secret can often be beneficial to your business

By C. Daniel Baker

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Using Criminal Background Checks in Small Businesses

Criminal Background Checks in Small Business Employment

Here are some guidelines for using criminal background checks in hiring

Here are some guidelines for using criminal background checks in hiring

By C. Daniel Baker

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If It’s Your Business, This Is Your Book

MSNBC "Your Business" Host JJ Ramberg's new book contains excellent advice from the entrepreneurs and experts featured on her show.

MSNBC “Your Business” Host JJ Ramberg’s new book contains excellent small business advice from the…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Small Business advice from Twitter’s Founder

Twitter’s Founder Offers up Some Small Business Advice

Advice for entrepreneurs from Biz Stone, founder of Twitter

Advice for entrepreneurs from Biz Stone, founder of Twitter

By C. Daniel Baker

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Harlem Small Businesses Contemplate the Future

As gentrification changes the face of Harlem, small business owners meet to discuss the future

As gentrification changes the face of Harlem, small business owners meet to discuss the future

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Businesses return to “Do-It-Yourself” over cost concerns

Small Businesses Return to “Do-It-Yourself” Over Cost Concerns

Small businesses embrace “Do-It-Yourself” to save money, time & effort

Small businesses embrace “Do-It-Yourself” to save money, time & effort

By C. Daniel Baker

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Google awards grants to boost innovation

Google Brings Call Reporting to Adwords for Small Business

Google adds a new way for small businesses to track phone calls

Google just made it a lot easier for small businesses to track phone calls generated…

By C. Daniel Baker

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NASA Spends $2.6 Billion On Small Business Contracts

NASA spends $2.6 Billion on small-business contracts in 2012

NASA spends $2.6 Billion on small-business contracts in 2012

By C. Daniel Baker

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Sherri Shepherd Talks Return to Comedy, Launch of Wig Collection

If you thought marriage and 'The View' were it, you have something else coming

If you thought marriage and ‘The View’ were it, you have something else coming

By Kenya N. Byrd

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7 Ways to Avoid a Culture Clash When Conducting Global Business

Here’s how best to avoid an international incident when taking your small biz global

For good or bad, globalization is here to stay.

By Alan Hughes

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5 Steps to Invest in a Trademark

Small Business Owners Unsure About The Future

When will small businesses begin hiring again?

When will small businesses begin hiring again?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Businesses Seek Alternative to Pay-Per-Click Advertising

As costs increase, small businesses seek alternatives to pay-per-click advertising

As costs increase, small businesses seek alternatives to pay-per-click advertising

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Lending Rebounds During 2012

The SBA's fiscal year 2012 loan volume may be an indication that small business lending is finally on the rebound

The SBA’s fiscal year 2012 loan volume may be an indication that small business lending…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Businesses Underutilizing Social Media

How to Achieve Small Business Success Using Social Media

Steps for Small Business success using Social

Steps for Small Business success using Social

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Google Apps no longer free for new small business accounts

Google Helps Small Business Owners Get Online

Google helps small businesses with a free workshop

Google is taking to all 50 states to help small-business owners build websites and get…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Five Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Small Business Bank Loan

Are Micro Loans Right for Your Small Business?

Micro loans are a good option for small businesses that can't get traditional funding.

Micro loans are a good option for small businesses that can’t get traditional funding.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Waste Management and Sam's Club Team Up for Small Business

Waste Management and Sam’s Club Team up for Small Business

Waste Management & Sam's Club team up to reward Small Businesses

Waste Management & Sam’s Club team up to reward Small Businesses

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Paypal Offers ‘Bill Me Later’ for Small Businesses

Paypal offers interest free deferred payment option for small businesses

Paypal offers interest free deferred payment option for small businesses

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: Sublime Doughnuts Founder Kamal Grant

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Business Roundtable: Sublime Doughnuts Creator Kamal Grant, HBCU Connect…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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AMEX Offers Small Businesses Support With 3rd Annual ‘Small Business Saturday’

Show support on Saturday November 24th for Small Businesses

Show support on Saturday November 24th for Small Businesses

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Businesses Need Mobile-Ready Sites for the Holidays

All small businesses need a mobile site to capitalize this holiday season

All small businesses need a mobile site to capitalize this holiday season

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBU Expert Melinda Emerson Talks Crowdfunding Success

New Foundation Launched to Support Minority and Women Owners

Small business owners can overcome the challenges they face and play an important role in building the U.S. economy.

Small business owners can overcome the challenges they face and play an important role in…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Maryland Non-Profit Takes Aim at Saggin’ Pants

Will access to more belts get saggers to pull 'em up?

Will access to more belts get saggers to pull ‘em up?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Many Small Business Vulnerable to Cyber Threats

Many companies are increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats due to lack of security.

Many companies are increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats due to lack of security.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Benjamin Lamson and Sulaiman Sanni, co-owners of WeDidIt, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based web-based, online crowd-funding platform for non-profit organizations, earned a $25,000 grant in the MillerCoors Urban Enterprise Series Business Plan Competition last year. (Image by Clifton Henri/Courtesy of MillerCoors)

Being a Not-For-Profit is Not a License to be Unprofitable

Non-profit leadership requires disciplined entrepreneurship. For sustainability, you must plan for profitability.

Please, don’t take this the wrong way. But the non-profit industry does not need more…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Small Business Lending to Increase, FICO Says

Lending to small businesses will rise soon say bankers who are optimistic that the current lending climate will accelerate in next six months.

Lending to small businesses will rise soon say bankers who are optimistic that the current…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Google to Begin Credit Card Program for Small Businesses

Adwords users can purchase Adwords ads to promote their businesses with the credit card.

The search giant has teamed with the Comenity Capital Group and Barclays to offer credit…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Small Business: 3 Ways to Build Customer Loyalty, Fast

Get on the fast track to building customer loyalty today

Building brand loyalty is a key to success in business, and it starts with getting…

By Darren Sands

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Truck Driver: Mexicue CFO Julia Collins.

How Mexicue’s CFO Keeps Fast Growing Company Rolling [Q&A]

Julia Collins tells Black Enterprise how she helped turn a single NYC food truck into a multi-million dollar business

Mexicue’s Julia Collins, a rising industry star, on making a popular NYC food truck into…

By Darren Sands

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SBA and US Black Chamber Host Matchmaker

New partnership seeks to help black-owned small businesses to form joint ventures with big businesses and access federal contracting

New partnership seeks to help black-owned small businesses to form joint ventures with big businesses…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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UBR Spotlight: All American Meats CEO Shawn Buchanan

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: All American Meats CEO Shawn Buchanan; LifeCoach2Women.com CEO…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Optometry and Elegance: Revitializing the Look of Eye Glasses

Entrepreneur brings flair to eyeglasses

Entrepreneur brings flair to eyeglasses

By Sasha King

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Small Businesses Face Tough Healthcare Challenge in 2013

Does the Affordable Care Act help or hurt small businesses in the short term?

Does the Affordable Care Act help or hurt small businesses in the short term?

By Ashley R. Harris

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3 Ways to Think Big About Starting Your Small Business

These steps can take the mystery out of how to come up with your next big idea

Want to make your side-hustle a full-time deal?

By Ashley R. Harris

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President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney don't exactly see eye-to-eye on the small business economy.

Small Business: Cutting Through Political Rhetoric This Election Season

Misinformation colors some key facts in the debate on small businesses and how to strengthen them

Misinformation colors some key facts in the debate on small businesses and how to strengthen…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Small Business Owners Pessimistic on Economy, Report Says

Small business owners unsure if they'll be able to hire again, according to new study

Small business owners unsure if they’ll be able to hire again, according to new study

By Ashley R. Harris

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Have the proper capital to invest to build a franchise system that lasts. “When you build a franchise system, there are a lot of hidden costs you may not be aware of,” he says. “You have to be able to have the right people, the right amount of capital to put into your marketing program and legal costs related to your FDD [Franchise Disclosure Document].” The FDD is a legal document which is presented to prospective buyers of franchises in the pre-sale disclosure.

10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Franchisor

President of Black-owned tax services provider tells how to gain and keep successful franchise locations

JaJa Ball, president and co-founder of Colbert/Ball Tax Service shares expert advise on how to…

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UBR Spotlight: Plus Size Clothing Entrepreneur Monif Clarke

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

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Lloyd Blankfein: ‘Running Small Businesses as Hard as Goldman Sachs

A product of public housing, Goldman Sachs CEO pulls for underdog with statement

A product of public housing, Goldman Sachs CEO pulls for underdog with statement

By Darren Sands

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What? You’ve Never Watched ‘Shark Tank’?

ABC's reality show featuring entrepreneurs swimming with "Sharks" for capital is must-see TV.

ABC’s reality show featuring entrepreneurs swimming with “Sharks” for capital is must-see TV.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Publicity For Your Small Business: 4 Tips to Get Local TV Coverage

Local publicity for your small business can be key to success in the short and long term

Ready to roll out your small business to the masses? Follow these four effective tips…

By Amanda Miller Littlejohn

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Universal Music Group Strikes Global Partnership With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

Grand Opening, Grand Closing: Jay-Z Opens 40/40 in Brooklyn

Jay-Z opened yet another 40/40 club -- but this one's in his hometown, Brooklyn.

Jay-Z opened yet another 40/40 club — but this one’s in his hometown, Brooklyn.

By Darren Sands

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5 Best Buys in Home-Based Franchises

Here are some of the most promising franchise businesses to own from travel agencies to commercial cleaning services

Home-based franchise opportunities exist in various sectors and a wide range of businesses, from pet-sitting…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Enterprise and Wells Fargo Present ‘Small Business Advantage’

Do you need some advice for your small business?

Do you need some advice for your small business?

By Black Enterprise

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Dana’s Loft Owner Shares Tips on Starting Haircare Line

Haircare owner opens up on building business brand

Haircare owner opens up on building business brand

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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UBR Spotlight: Second Generation Construction Mogul Mamon Powers Jr.

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Powers & Sons Construction CEO Mamon Powers Jr.;…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Startup Lessons from an NFL Coach

Former Player Prepares Athletes for Success in Franchising Post-Retirement

Pro athletes get valuable financial advice on franchising from former NFL player Anthony Simmons

Former NFL player Anthony Simmons’ bi-annual Franchise & Investors Show provides pro athletes with tools…

By Branden J. Peters

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Accelerate your payments and delay your collections. Towards the year end, purchase any needed supplies and delay any collections. Purchasing supplies will lower your profit thereby reducing the amount of taxes paid in the current year. Delaying collections will lower your income level, thereby reducing the tax amount owed in the current year. Although the taxes will not be assessed in the current tax year, they will be delayed to the next year. “I definitely do caution business owners because, if they spend too much at year-end, in January, some companies, they’re struggling to make payroll,” says Robbie Hampton. However, this strategy really only works when the company is profitable.

5 Labor Trends Small Biz Owners Need to Know

Preventative action can protect your company from employee lawsuits

According to labor attorney Charles H. Wilson, there are five major issues in the workplace…

By Alan Hughes

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Strategies For Nailing Down Perfect Blog or Company Name

How to come up with the next Groupon or Google

How to come up with the next Groupon or Google

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Brooklyn Candy Shop Hires Hefty Security After Teen Robberies

Local shop is shelling out $500 a week to protect its sugary items

Local shop is shelling out $500 a week to protect its sugary items

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Small Businesses: How to Think Outside the Financing Box

Even in tight times, there are ways to keep your company prosperous

Though financing options can be limited, there are several funding alternatives that will keep your…

By Marjorie Perry

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Boris Kodjoe Talks New Role, Family Life and Entrepreneurship

Actor, father and philanthropist balances it all

Actor, father and enterpreneurship advocate Boris Kodjoe stars in latest Resident Evil and talks about…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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Tracey Symphax, CEO of Capitol City Contracting Inc. and Phax Group, L.L.C., turned his life around after serving prison time as a youth. (Image: Uptown Magazine)

From Prison to the Boardroom: A Story of Career Success

CEO Tracey Syphax: 'Entrepreneurship saved my life'

Tracey Syphax, CEO of Capitol City Contracting Inc. overcame the stigma of serving prison time…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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UBR Spotlight: Award-Winning Designer Kevan Hall

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Fashion designer Kevan Hall and small business consultant…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Buffalo: A Mecca for Minority and Women Owned Businesses?

Buffalo's diverse region desirable to minority businesses

Buffalo’s diverse region desirable to minority businesses

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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The Top 5 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

Learn some of the simple dos and don'ts of launching your own business

Robert Jordan, author of “How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of…

By Alan Hughes

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Gender & Business in the UK: Three Entrepreneurs Talk Challenges, Successes

Women pave their own paths, diversifying British industries

British businesswomen Yvonne Thompson, Jessica Huie, Jessica Elliott stake their claim on being leading women…

By Octavia Goredema

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UBR Spotlight: General Mills Baking Products President Anton Vincent

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR contributor Renita D. Young speaks with General…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Expanding in Africa: Small Business Tips for Success

IROKO Partners CEO Jason Njoku gives advice on global expansion

Jason Njoku, founder and CEO of IROKO Partners, offers three tips for business success in…

By Octavia Goredema

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Cool Jobs: Jason Njoku Brings Nollywood to International Forefront

IROKO Partners founder talks global expansion, million-dollar deals

From London to Lagos, iROKO Partners founder Jason Njoku offers multifaceted Nigeria entertainment platform to…

By Octavia Goredema

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Small Business is Big Business

Black Enterprise’s 17th Annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo Where Deals Are Made

EC panels and presentations hit the mark in addressing the needs of business owners in…

By Joel Lyons

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Next Generation of Blacks On Wall Street

Loop Capital is helping young professionals break into the lucrative investment banking business

Representation of African-Americans and Hispanics in the investment banking community remains miniscule at…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Steps to Go from Small to Big Business

Take a cue from this strategy to expand your vision and success

Construction industry powerhouse Marjorie Perry shares strategy for expanding your vision and your small business.

By Marjorie Perry

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Push for More Investment in Minority Entreprenuers Emerges

Silicon Valley looks to diversify pool of black and Latino-owned companies

Silicon Valley looks to diversify pool of black and Latino-owned companies

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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SoBran Inc. CEO Amos L. Otis (Image: Courtesy of Subject)

UBR Spotlight: SoBran Inc. CEO Amos Otis

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: BE 100s company CEO Amos Otis, business and…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Motivational Entrepreneur Lisa Nichols Talks How She Reclaims Her Power

Preparing for her appearance at the 2015 Women of Power Summit, motivation guru Lisa Nichols…

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Women of Power Summit: Ten Facts About Susan L. Taylor

Former Editor-In-Chief, Susan L. Taylor, is being honored at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit…

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