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5 Iconic Harlem Businesses That Didn’t Survive

Do you miss these Harlem businesses?

Lenox Lounge, Mobay’s and Hue Man Bookstore make the list.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Not Just Fans, the Hockey Lockout is Hurting Small Businesses as Well

Fans aren't the only ones who miss hockey.

Restaurants, sports apparel shops and other retail outlets near stadiums are feeling the loss of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lenox Lounge historic harlem nightclub to close

Last Call at Lenox Lounge, Harlem’s Famed Jazz Club, Due to Rising Rents

The historic landmark will close its doors December 31st.

A piece of Harlem history is gone forever.

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 Hottest US Cities for Startups

A recent study identified the following cities as the hottest American cities to build a startup

Do you live in any of these?

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Google Purchases Bufferbox, Provider of Delivery Lockers

Google Purchases BufferBox, Provider of Delivery Lockers

This move allows Google to compete with Amazon who recently launched a similar service

Users sign up and receive a shipping address which they can use with online merchant…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Accounting for Disaster

After a mobile restaurant catches fire, black enterprise gives it a software makeover that puts it in the fast lane

Calculating and reporting payroll taxes, tracking sales, managing expenses, and safely storing all of these…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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New iPhone App ‘Around the Way’ Locates Black-Owned Businesses

Application uses built-in GPS to pin point African-American businesses in your area

New York-based company Around the Way and mobile-app development firm Clearly Innovative created a free…

By Janel Martinez

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The Uncertain Future of the Kingsbridge Armory

The Uncertain Future of the Kingsbridge Armory

For decades, various plans have been offered as to future uses for this neglected real estate treasure

Two proposals for the future of the Armory differ vastly and have sparked a battle…

By C. Daniel Baker

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As R.O.K.S.’ Star, Kristina Parker Poised For Success

Through self-introspection and a little support, R.O.K.S. makes a difference for single parents

SBU Runner-up Kristina Parker.
When Kristina Parker thinks back to why she and Mae Beasley become…

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5 Hottest International Cities For Start-up Businessess

Have you been to any of these cities?

These international locales have been rated the hottest for start-ups.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small businesses in the defense sector

Small Businesses in the Defense Sector Face Uncertain Futures

Small defense business face uncertain futures due to fiscal cliff.

Small businesses within the defense industry are facing big problems.

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LivingSocial posts $50 million loss for 2013 first quarter

LivingSocial Confirms it Will be Cutting 400 Jobs

LivingSocial continues to bleed money. Will it survive?

The daily deals site may have to find a new revenue stream.

By C. Daniel Baker

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New York City Fast Food Workers go on Strike

Organizers expect workers at dozens of stores to join the one-day strike

After similar protest on Black Friday, NYC fast-food workers walk out & attempt to form…

By C. Daniel Baker

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THe minority banking scene in Chicago is rapidily declining

Chicago’s Minority Banking Scene is Rapidly Declining

The Chicago black banking scene isn't as robust as it used to be.

An area that was once home to 17 banks could soon be down to 7.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

Obama Consults Small Business Owners on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Obama was criticized for meeting with CEOs a few weeks earlier.

The president said he will reach a deal with Republicans.

By C. Daniel Baker

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LaLa Sets Up Pop Up Shop in Atlanta

Would you try her new make-up line?

LaLa is showcasing her new make-up line called Motives for LaLa.

By Demetria Irwin

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Letting Customers Drive Your Business

How Social Media and the Doritos Flavored Shell Saved Taco Bell

A kid drove 900 miles to taste the "Doritos Locos Taco."

Customers voiced helped reignite the Taco Bell business

By C. Daniel Baker

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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?

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cyber monday

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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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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