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Number of Black-Owned Businesses Increased by 61%

Economic parity remains elusive, but future is bright

The number of black-owned businesses increased by almost 61% between 2002 and 2007, according to…

By Joyce Jones

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Dartmouth Program Helps Entrepreneurs Avoid Fatal Missteps

Minority-focused sessions give black business owners tools for success

The hills of New Hampshire are perhaps the last place one would expect a minority-focused…

By Alan Hughes

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How To Turn Your Business into a Franchise

Get started expanding your brand model

Becoming a franchisor can be a cost effective way to grow your business with a…

By Renita Burns

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Millennials: The New Breed of American Worker

Betts is one of 75 million people born after 1980 known as Millennials. And though…

By Brittany Hutson

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Choosing a Legal Structure for Your Biz

What to consider when trying to set up your upstart

When starting a business, there’s an abundance of factors entrepreneurs need to consider. But none…

By Renita Burns

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UBR Morning Post: Business Mistakes to Avoid

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, I talk about how the difference between success…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Starting a Successful Photography Business

You're not just an artist, you're also a businessperson

Though talent is a necessary ingredient for being a successful photographer, training and experience are…

By Letita M. Aaron

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Why Entrepreneurs Need to Know How to Lobby

These seven mistakes can prove costly when dealing with the government

For small business owners, cutting through the red tape in order to deter a local…

By Alan Hughes

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UBR Morning Post: More On Model Entrepreneur B. Smith

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Producer Angelique Westerfield speaks with B. Smith,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Memo To Entrepreneurs: Don’t Become Isolated

Four keys to staying visible and connected despite the demands of running your business

One of the biggest threats to successful entrepreneurship is isolation. Many entrepreneurs get so caught…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Common Talks Branding, Social Media, and Business Moves

His strategy: Stick to your core values

Grammy-winning artist, actor, and entrepreneur Common spoke with BlackEnterprise.com about successfully building a brand, marketing,…

By Renita Burns

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5 Rules for Making Money in Hollywood

Here's what it takes to get your film acquired and distributed

Droves of African American directors, producers and screenwriters came to Miami Beach over the past…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Insubordination: How to Handle an Employee Violation

Properly protect your company's morale, work environment

Carl C. Jefferson, national president of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources…

By Janell Hazelwood

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8 Ways to Improve Your Elevator Pitch

Perfect your pitch with these tips

Crafting the perfect elevator speech is both an art and a science in which the…

By Alan Hughes

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6 Ways To Know When Enough Is Enough

A never-say-die mentality doesn't mean never changing your mind about what's worth fighting for

Despite the mantras of “Never give up” and “Keep fighting” that many achievers subscribe to,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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How to Become a Personal Shopper

Turn a love of fashion into money in your pocket

Oftentimes, a passion for fashion can do more to drain your cash supply than boost…

By Janell Hazelwood

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POLL: How Often Do People Ask You For A Hookup?

Is the expectation that you'll offer your products or services for free a minor annoyance or a drag on your business?

TAKE OUR POLL: One of the challenges facing many black small business owners is the…

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UBR Morning Post: Biz Advice From Margaret Garner

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

More great business advice from Broadway Consolidated Companies President, the dynamic entrepreneur featured on today’s…

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Take it From Me: CamiCakes Cupcakes

Atlanta businesswoman shares the sweet and unsweetened sides of entrepreneurship

When CamiCakes Cupcakes (404-748-4288) opened its doors in 2006 in Orange Park, Florida, owner Andra…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Greene�s primary victory is upheld; Ethics panel scrutinizes lawmakers

The South Carolina Democratic Party’s executive committee voted Thursday night to uphold unemployed veteran Alvin…

By Joyce Jones

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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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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