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Black Businesses More Likely to Have a Disaster Recovery Plan; How to Set Up Yours

Having a plan in place can keep your business going during a crisis

Most owners say they don’t have formal disaster recovery plans in place, though catastrophic weather…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Black Veteran Awarded $25,000 to Scale Her Business

This African American veteran won cash and an opportunity to talk business with Daymond John through the Bob Evans Farms “Heroes to CEOs” initiative

Charlynda Scales, an Air Force veteran who launched Mutt’s Sauce in 2015, said it was…

By Selena Hill

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4 Things Every Black Entrepreneur Can Learn From EMPIRE’s Cookie Lyon

It's a study on building wealth

Cookie Lyon and her enchanting black girl magic is what she uses to lead her…

By Charlene Rhinehart

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JPMorgan Makes $4.2 Million Investment in Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Helping those who served to realize their business dreams

To support veteran-owned small businesses, JPMorgan Chase & Co announced a $4.2 million commitment as…

By Samara Lynn

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Military Background Helps Black Veterans Run BE 100s Companies

Businesses run by African American veterans growing in number

There were 13,170 firms with paid employees owned by male or female black veterans in…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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(From left to right) Truth, Young Lee, Ray J, Ray Lee, and Frank Di Olivero pose for a photo with outgoing boxes bearing the Raycon logo. (Image: Raycon)

Ray J Closes $31 Million Deal to Launch Raycon

The investors, Cowboy Wholesale, will market Raycon products

Cowboy Wholesale will market Raycon products through its global logistics and distribution channels, leaving Ray…

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45 Black Corporate Directors Who Power the Tech Industry

They have oversight of S&P 500 tech companies

We have decided to share with you the segment of corporate directors with oversight of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 25: Black Investment Banks and Facebook’s $104 Billion IPO

Yet, they didn't benefit as much as majority-owned investment firms

The Facebook IPO served as a catalyst for more BE 100s black investment banks to…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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On Saturday, November 4, Project 500TM, a public-private partnership that supports underserved businesses in Washington, D.C., graduated its inaugural Ascend 2020 DC Cohort as part of a six-city initiative to help more minority businesses gain access to funding. Professor Melissa L. Bradley of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, who leads Project 500, and this year's graduates of the program. (Image:  Project 500TM)

D.C. Investor Launches Project 500 to Help Entrepreneurs Scale their Companies

The inaugural Ascend 2020 D.C. Cohort is part of a six-city initiative to help more minority businesses gain access to funding.

Project 500, a business-development program, is helping D.C. businesses scale their revenue, staff, and investment…

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7 Ways to Fund Your Startup

You've got plenty of options

When you have a startup or a small/medium business that you are looking to get…

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Iconic Black-Owned Construction Firm, H.J. Russell & Co., Launching New S.P.A.C.E. Division

The BE 100 company generates over $200 million in revenue

An iconic BE 100s company, H.J. Russell & Co. is launching a new division that…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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How This Couple Built a Profitable and Socially Responsible Beauty Brand

Organic skincare company that provides job opportunities for people with special needs

Beauty brand PLANT Apothecary is a socially conscious line of natural and organic skincare products…

By Kandia Johnson

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The Five Whitest Industries in America

A business insights company quantifies just how bad diversity is in corporate America

The report reveals which industries are embracing diversity and which remain the whitest in the…

By Samara Lynn

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The One Thing You Need To Do To Really Make Your Business Grow

You've grown and established your business, now it needs to be nurtured

Taking a step back from the “bells and whistles” of running a business in the…

By Shakira M. Brown

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New Online Portal Offers Loans Up to $500,000 to African American Entrepreneurs in Chicago

Lending option needed in Chicago to help black small businesses grow, observers say

Officials say the platform will allow African American entrepreneurs in Chicago to connect with area…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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5 Smart Hustles to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Truth and takeaways for entrepreneurs from the Smart Hustle Small Business Conference

It’s time to get your “smart hustle” on.Self-described “small business evangelist” Ramon Ray has helped…

By Derek T. Dingle

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LC Johnson is creating a space for black women entrepreneurs

Newsflash: Funding Black Women Entrepreneurs Is A Social Justice Issue

Founder of co-working space for women of color shares her struggle to find adequate funding

LC Johnson, founder of Zora’s Place, a coworking space for women of color, says funding…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Two Millennials Help Modernize a Historic Black-Owned Bank

Their startup bridges the generation gap between legacy companies and Millennials

Twenty-six is typically not the age when someone is appointed to a bank’s advisory board.…

By Samara Lynn

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Father Figure CEO Andrew Bentley pitches Father Figure on Shark Tank

This Young Entrepreneur’s Startup Focuses on the New Father Experience

This dad is using his lifestyle brand to change the perception of black fathers

Andrew Bentley pitched Father Figure – a lifestyle brand for new dads on Season 9…

By Brandon Andrews

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Game Bag creators on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

These Founders Create The Only Way You Should Carry a Basketball

An innovative basketball carrying system

Medin Gebrezgier and his business partner Jonathan Santos pitched their product, Game Bag on Steve Harvey’s…

By Brandon Andrews

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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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