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On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the CEO of The Startup Admin

Executive Assistant turned CEO La Donna Higgins pitches her solution for startup professional services at a Shark Tank casting call in Oakland, CA

For the ninth stop of the nationwide Shark Tank Diversity Tour, the casting team for…

By Brandon Andrews

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Revolutionizing the Co-working Tech Scene in Newark

The vision of three founders of =SPACE, a game-changing shared space and incubator

At the forefront of a great technology revolution, Newark, New Jersey, is becoming the next…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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What I Learned about Business from the CEO of the World’s Largest Black-Owned Company

Christina Lewis Halpern of All Star Code uses what her dad taught her to prepare the next generation of leading men of color

Between growing up in segregated Baltimore, playing in segregated Little League, and being a waiter…

By Robin White Goode

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Binge Read This Week’s “Great Moments in Black Business”

This week's highlights from our series "45 Great Moments in Black Business"

Don’t miss out on the great moments of those firms that have occupied BLACK ENTERPRISE’s…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments In Black Business – No. 35: The BE 100s Help Build A $540 Million Museum of Black Achievement

These BE 100 philanthropists helped create an amazing testimony to the richness of black culture

In 2012, ground is broken for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History &…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Why Some Black-Owned Businesses Fail

And how to avoid these mistakes

Some black-owned business owners fail because they get in their own way, while many others…

By Shakira M. Brown

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 36: Essence Sale Continues Debate Over Black Ownership

Sale of "The Voice for Today's Black Women" caused an uproar in the media world

Essence Communications Partners sells the remaining 51% of the company that publishes the leading black…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Overcome Fear and Doubt and Go Ahead and Purchase That Franchise!

Tips on buying your first franchise, from a leading franchise expert

That silver bullet that’s going to push you over the line and make you say…

By Nancy E Williams

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 37: Black Ad Agency Slays A Madison Avenue Giant

How a black-owned ad agency found unprecedented success on Madison Avenue

UniWorld Group, one of the largest black ad agencies, slays advertising leviathan Saatchi & Saatchi…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Roland Martin Launches New Lifestyle Website Called AllThat.TV

The mega media personality says AllThat.TV will enlighten and empower visitors on a range of topics

Roland Martin launched a new digital lifestyle website called AllThat.TV, which promises to enlighten, empower,…

By Selena Hill

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6 Ways to Get Media Coverage On Your Startup

Inside advice on how to get the media's attention

From attracting new clients and investors to building your credibility as a speaker, landing media…

By Kandia Johnson

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This Week’s Greatest Moments In Our Black Business History Celebration

The black history they don't teach in business school

Weekly Wrap-Up of “45 Greatest Moment in Black Business History” Nos. 45-39; for those who…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 38: Indecorp Buys a $100 Million White-Owned Bank

This is a true "first-time ever," in black business history

Independence Bank of Chicago becomes the first African American financial institution to acquire a healthy…

By Derek T. Dingle

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O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson Legacy Sadly Won’t Include His Savvy as a Businessman and Franchisee

Another facet of the O.J. Simpson tragedy—not knowing what could have been

No one can estimate what fortune Simpson could have amassed or business empires he could…

By Samara Lynn

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Bye, Siri and ‘HelloAlice’: How Black Women Can Use This New Tech for Business Success

AI platform could help level playing field for #BlackGirlMagic in business

Here are three ways HelloAlice can balance the scales of success for women entrepreneurs, including…

By Janell Hazelwood

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This BE 100s Executive Could Be Up Against Kid Rock for Michigan Senate Seat

James would bring a military and business background to Washington D.C.

“John James has filed a committee with the FEC and is exploring a run for…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 39: Ronald Blaylock Seals $150 Million Deal

It was unprecedented—a black financial firm negotiated a multimillion deal for Texaco

Blaylock & Partners becomes the first minority-owned firm to serve as lead manager for…

By Derek T. Dingle

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 40: The Auto Dealer That Broke The Billion-Dollar Barrier

His is one of the few black businesses to reach $1 billion in revenue

In 2005, he steered the first black-owned auto dealership to surpass $1 billion in sales,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Why Our List of the Nation’s Largest Black Businesses is Vital to Your Enterprise

Here's why listing the top black businesses matters

We found that it was equally important to produce an annual barometer of black business…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Our 2017 List of Nation’s Largest Black Businesses Offer Strategies to Grow Your Business

Black Enterprise's 2017 BE100s list of the nation's largest, and most profitable black-owned businesses

For 45 years, the BE 100s—the nation’s largest black businesses—have demonstrated enduring qualities of fortitude,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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