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How to Report Your Clients’ Payments to the Business Credit Bureaus

By doing so, you may be doing them and other entrepreneurs a solid

By reporting those payments to commercial credit agencies you can help your clients build positive…

By Samara Lynn

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American College

4 Types of Insurance Businesses Need

Something even the smallest of businesses needs to consider

It can be confusing sifting through the boatload of business insurance policies on the market.…

By Samara Lynn

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Everything You Need to Know Before Purchasing an Existing Franchise

There are some bad assumptions about buying an existing business

Often, what seems like a benefit to purchasing an existing franchise, could actually be a…

By Nancy E Williams

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How to Get an SBA Disaster Loan After Hurricane Harvey

Everything you need to know

The funds from an SBA loan are to be used to pay for uninsured damages…

By Samara Lynn

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design

4 Things to Do Before You Hire a Freelancer

You don't want to get burned

Even if a freelancer comes highly recommended from a friend, you should conduct your…

By Kandia Johnson

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How Becoming a Beautiful, Bald Bella Gave Life to a New Business

Going bald brought her a new perspective and business idea

The Beautiful Bald Bella pitched Dome Essentials on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. She shares her story…

By Brandon Andrews

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 30: Earl Graves Sr. and Magic Johnson Close $60 Million Deal to Create Largest Black Pepsi Franchise

The publisher and athlete made for an all-star business team

BE Publisher Graves and Earvin “Magic” Johnson partner with Pepsi-Cola to establish Pepsi-Cola of Washington,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Houston Black Chamber Establishes Relief Fund for Harvey-Ravaged Black Businesses

Donate to help black-owned businesses in Houston or get assistance as a Houston-based business

The Greater Houston Black Chamber is setting up the GHBC Foundation 501c3 Relief Fund to…

By Samara Lynn

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STEVE HARVEY’S FUNDERDOME - "Episode 104" - Aspiring inventors hoping to win over a live studio audience to fund their ideas, products or companies include: swimsuit pieces that can be used as either a top or a bottom, weighted pompoms, and a plate that converts into a container to store the uneaten portion of kids' meals, on an all-new episode of the seed-funding competition reality series, "Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME," airing on SUNDAY, JULY 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m.), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Lisa Rose) KIRSTON J. PITTMAN (GRITS CLOTHING)

Kirston Pittman’s Startup, Get Rich in The Struggle (GRITS), Inspires Through Clothing

The apparel serves as a conduit to the message, says the founder

Kirston J. Pittman pitched Get Rich in the Struggle (GRITS) on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. He…

By Brandon Andrews

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11 Ways to Boost Your Small Business’ Cash Flow

These tips can help keep your business "in the black"

Is your business about to flat line? Poor cash management can take you down. Use…

By Dr. Cozette M. White

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Echoing Katrina, Harvey Threatens to Devastate Houston’s Black-Owned Businesses

There is likely a long, painful road to recovery ahead for the black businesses that survive

A furious and unforgiving storm, Hurricane Harvey, threatens to derail the incredible progress made by…

By Samara Lynn

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girls

Afrocentric Empowerment Dolls Changing the Way Black Girls See Beauty

Former Wall Street executive launches a collection of Afrocentric avatar toys to help black girls, like her daughter, who don't feel pretty

After watching her 4-year-old have a meltdown over her hair, Múkami Kinoti Kimoth created a…

By Selena Hill

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 31: John H. Johnson’s Enduring Lessons on Growing Black Businesses

Business lessons from the Ebony and Jet founder

John H. Johnson is named the first BE Entrepreneur of the Decade, having built Johnson…

By Derek T. Dingle

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quit your job

4 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job to Grow Your Business

If you spend most of your time working for someone else, your small business can suffer

I  understand the importance of getting a business up and running before leaving a full-time…

By Shakira M. Brown

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Pound Poms creator Sherry Leetham with Steve Harvey on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: PoundPoms Creator Sherry Leetham

The idea of pom poms as workout equipment, netted her $10,000 in capital

On Episode 4 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Sherry Leetham pitched her product, PoundPoms—weighted cheerleading pom poms…

By Brandon Andrews

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5 Signs Your Business Is Ready for a Credit Card

A business credit card can take your business to new heights

A major bonus of using your business credit card is the airline miles you could…

By Samara Lynn

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Youngest in Your Family? You’re More Likely to Be Self-Employed, Study Finds

Entrepreneurs are likely the babies of the family

Youngest-born children may be less risk-averse than their older siblings, which makes them more likely…

By Samara Lynn

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Remembering Dick Gregory: Comedian, Activist, and Entrepreneur

The legendary comic was a health advocate; a passion that drove his business success

Gregory eventually became a successful entrepreneur. A long-time vegan and healthy eating advocate, many may…

By Samara Lynn

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Courtney Caldwell and Dr. Tye Caldwell

The ShearShare Power Couple Takes Their Startup to The Next Level

Strategic partnerships are advancing their startup

Since September 2016, Black Enterprise.com has followed the journey of ShearShare, a marketplace which allows salon and…

By Kandia Johnson

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5 Steps To Creating Content That Successfully Attracts Customers

Good content alone doesn't attract customers

Creating engaging content is one of the best ways to attract new customers. But before…

By Kandia Johnson

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How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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Vetted Organizations and Charities You Can Donate To Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The images and video from cities and towns battered by Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking—families…

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