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5 Ways to Get Familiar With SoLoMo Marketing

How to leverage social-local-mobile

BlackEnterprise.com points out 5 ways you can get your business up and running with SoLoMo…

By Mike Street

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Think Your Startup Is Ready to Pivot? Entrepreneurs Weigh In at SXSW

Pointers from the “Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em” panel

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with moderator Lisa Nicole Bell and the featured panelists— serial entrepreneur Clarence…

By Mike Street

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Grand Opening, Grand Closing:Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club Shut Down

The club was damaged during Superstorm Sandy

Atlantic City location of Jay-Z’s 40/40 club shuttered

By Makkada B. Selah

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Job Seekers Increasingly Test Positive For Marijuana, Other Drugs

Job Seekers Increasingly Test Positive For Marijuana, Other Drugs

Labs finding more potential candidates using drugs since 2007

Most job seeks are taking a lax view of drug use, leading experts to wonder…

By C. Daniel Baker

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A BETTER WAY TO SUPPORT AND TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES

R.I.P to the Traditional Office? Alternative Workspaces Gain Popularity

70% of employees surveyed work from alternate locations on a regular basis

Does your company allow you to work outside of the office?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Business Tax Index 2013: Best to Worst State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Your Guide to the 1099-MISC Tax Form

The 1099-MISC is a staple of small business and entrepreneurs

A guide to the 1099-MISC form and how to use it this tax season

By C. Daniel Baker

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Yahoo CEO Earns $1M Bonus after Five Months on the Job

Yahoo’s CEO Earns $1M Bonus after Five Months on Job

The 37-year-old Mayer is eligible for an annual bonus of up to $2 million

Stockholders give $1M bonus to CEO who boosted Yahoo’s stock price by 46%

By C. Daniel Baker

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Walmart.com To Sell Products From Small, Women-Owned Businesses

Walmart.com Highlights Products from Small, Women-Owned Businesses

Worlds largest retailer focuses on products from women owned businesses

A day before International Women’s Day, Walmart announces their new initiative “Empowering Women Together.”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Frito-Lay loses suit over bowl-shaped tortilla chip

Frito-Lay Loses $4.5 Million Lawsuit Over Bowl-Shaped Tortilla Chips

Lawsuit alleges Medallion Food infringed on product design and packaging.

A jury disagrees with Frito-Lay’s claim that that Medallion Foods stole their chip design and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Many Business Ventures of Shaquille O’Neal

Post-retirement, Shaquille O'Neal has become an entrepreneur.

Did you know Shaq has invested in companies such as Google and Vitamin Water?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tim Hortons celebrates earth day with its first LEED® certified Restaurant

Coffeehouse Staff Tells Sick Customer to Use Payphone to Call 911

Teen says Coffeehouse employees ignored his pleas for assistance

A Canadian coffee brand faces controversy over its staffs mishandling of a medical emergency

By C. Daniel Baker

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4 Ways Brands Can Win With Facebook’s New Newsfeed

Tips to improving newsfeed, so that brands can succeed on the platform

BlackEnterprise.com outlines the various ways Facebook can win with brands with their soon-to-be unveiled newsfeed.…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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WNBA Star Ivory Latta Launches Inspirational Clothing Line

WNBA Star Ivory Latta Mixes God & Goals in New Clothing Line

WNBA star hopes to inspire and empower using her clothing line

Ivory Latta launches a new clothing line meant to inspire wearers to greatness

By C. Daniel Baker

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Monster Beverage Changes Label, No Longer a Dietary Supplement

Monster Energy Drink Fights Cardiac Arrest Death Lawsuit

Company investigates 14-year-old who died after drinking 2 Monster Energy beverages

Monster hires a team of doctors to prove its energy drinks are safe for everyone,…

By C. Daniel Baker

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WNBA President Laurel Richie

UBR Spotlight: WNBA President Laurel J. Richie

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, just in time for Women’s History Month, UBR…

By Pepper Miller

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Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kenya Moore Launches New Fitness DVD

Kenya's new DVD targets the backside

Kenya Moore releases “Booty Boot Camp”

By Makkada B. Selah

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British-born, Brooklyn-based ‘Iron Chef’ champ opens NYC Restaurant

British-Born, Brooklyn-Based ‘Iron Chef’ Champ Opens NYC Restaurant

Chef went from homeless to Food Network's first "Grand Champion"

Between working with Michelle Obama and launching a new series, Madison Cowan finds time to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Square ordered to stop business in Illinois until it obtains state license

Square Given Cease and Desist Notice, Ordered to Stop Business in Illinois

Microtransaction processor is ordered to cease doing business in Illinois

In the heavily regulated business of payments, startups must deal with outdated state regulations

By C. Daniel Baker

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Harlem Shake Video Costs Workers Their 6 Figure Salary

Harlem Shake Video Costs Workers Their 6 Figure Salary

Popular viral video cost workers their job and future employment

One groups attempt to re-create the popular dance craze turns into a lesson for all…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Anheuser-Busch Responds to Lawsuit over Watery Beer

Ads mock class action lawsuit filed in 12 states regarding water content

Anheuser-Busch InBev went on the defensive Sunday, dismissing claims of incorrect alcohol content in their…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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