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Naturalicious Takes Home $10,000 at Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Natural hair expert is reigning champion of the Elevator Pitch Contest

Gwen Jimmere, CEO of Naturalicious, is reigning champion of the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Contest…

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World of Business Ideas: ‘How Ideas For Tomorrow Will Impact Your Business Today’

Tips for Small Business Owners looking to embrace emerging technologies

The 2014 World of Business Ideas on innovation forum wrapped on June 5 inside the…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Elevator Pitch Contest: Success Tips from a Winning Entrepreneur

Naturalicious' Gwen Jimmere shares strategy on marketing to get capital

Naturalicious CEO and founder, Gwen Jimmere, shares secrets on delivering a winning pitch at the…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Small Businesses Underutilizing Social Media

You Need A Social Media Manager On Your Team

There is added value in having a strategist and a communicator representing your company's brand

There are two job titles floating around the business world: social media manager and community…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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7 Ways To Get Traffic To Your Website

Here are some proven methods to help draw customers and generate more business

Regardless if you have a storefront or not, your website is going to be your…

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Designers Say Hoodie Is Badge of Honor for Techies, Symbols Criminal Intent For Minorities

Clothing representing Silicon Valley wealth doesn’t translate across races

Crewneck tees, Adidas sandals, and hoodies have become the startup uniform in Silicon Valley as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Senate Explores Support For Veteran Entrepreneurs

Call for more training and resources for those returning from military service

The U.S. Senate is examining efforts to see that more veterans have a chance to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Word of Mouth Is Still How To Get Customers

Here’s how you can leverage what people are saying about your small business

Word of mouth is still the number one way to get customers. This is the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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9 Ideas For Improving Your Business This Summer

There’s one simple thing every startup founder should do this summer

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Report: Black and Hispanic Entrepreneurs Discriminated Against for Small Business Loans

Study follows experiences of businessmen seeking loans from same bank

Study that found discrimination followed experiences of white, black, Hispanic businessmen seeking loans from the…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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White House Officials Host Business Leaders for Special Event on Working Fathers

To explore business case for generous workplace flexibility and paid parental leave

Leading up to a summit on working families, the White House is hosting a day…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Inspiring Books On Social Entrepreneurship

Best advice on navigating a growing business and following a mission to do well while doing good

As the founder of a social enterprise called LSTN Headphones, I often look to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Former Def Jam CEO Partners Go N’Syde Beverages With The 40/40 Clubs

Kevin Likes uses mobile augmented reality platform to push pop culture

Former CEO of Def Jam and Founder of KWL Enterprises, Kevin Liles has formed a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Harlem Haberdashery

Guy and Shay Wood have all the goods to stand out. We take a look at why they're small biz trendsetters.

You would never know from looking at it from the outside, but Harlem Haberdashery is…

By Kevin L. Clark

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6 Tips For Couples To Have A Successful Home-Based Business

Here’s how one husband and wife team have survived running a business together

According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Massive Makeover at UniWorld: Changes Reposition Ad Agency for Digital Age

One of nation's leading multicultural advertising agencies takes bold steps into digital age, changes name, launches rebranding initiative

UniWorld Group Announces Rebrand
The longest standing black-owned agency and one of the nation’s leading multicultural…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Biggest Obstacle For Small Businesses Is Government Regulation

New survey shows confidence is key factor in business success

Government regulation is the biggest obstacle impacting their growth and success say one in three,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Tips To Help Secure Funding For Your Startup

Learn seven secrets that they don’t teach in business school

Fundraising is arguably the most important issue for any entrepreneur. Without financial backing, even the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Biz Alert: Guarding Your Intellectual Property: Trademarks & Service Marks 101

Learning to pick the right trademark can make or break your business

Learning to pick the right trademark can make or break your business. Here’s how.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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President Obama cut in half patent fees for small businesses and entrepreneurs. For entrepreneurs working on new technologies, consumer products and other inventions, this is an automatic 50% savings. (Source: White House and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

Small Biz Alert! Protecting Intellectual Property: Patents 101

Tips on guarding your Intellectual Property and everything you wanted to know about Patents

3. Not fully appreciating the full financial value of its intellectual property. Often, people focused on…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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New Tool Helps Entrepreneurs Deepen Client and Customer Relationships

Take advantage of your LinkedIn connections using Grapevine6

In any type of business forming solid relationships with clients is key. Grapevine6 is a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Are More Optimistic About U.S. Economy and Investing in Their Business in 2014

Entrepreneurial Myth or Real Talk- Is Entrepreneurship Best When Young?

What age group is really responsible for starting the most new businesses?

Entrepreneurship is a young man’s hustle. This is a notion that’s been held by many…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Why this Silicon Valley VC Avoids Gaming, Sports, Music

Bay Area investor fancies disruptive technologies in growth markets

An early investor in Zappos, an online shoe and clothing shop, he reaped the rewards…

By Alan Hughes

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Philadelphia’s Socially-minded Investors Circle is Biggest in U.S.

The angel network has invested $3 million in 10 companies since its launch

With nearly 30 members, the Philadelphia chapter of Investors’ Circle, a national angel group that…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Love Being the Boss But Face Financial Challenges

Generating revenue and cash flow are the biggest issues starting out

Small business owners obviously like their choice of career, with 84% indicating that if they…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Angel Investing Boot Camp For Women Heading To Five New Cities

Pipeline Fellowship to train investors in Atlanta, Austin, LA, Miami, and Seattle

The Pipeline Fellowship, the organization committed to changing the face of angel investing and creating…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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12 Instagram Tips For Your Business

Here’s how to get the most out of the site to brand your company and to reach younger consumers

Instagram is a mobile photo editing and sharing app that saw its user base explode…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurial Myth or Real Talk – To Become Entrepreneurial Giant, No Degree Required?

Majority of college dropouts struggle to find success as business owners, abandoning college rarely leads to economic prosperity

While there are prominent entrepreneurs who’ve succeeded as college dropouts, most entrepreneurs have a harder…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Selling Your Most Valuable Product: You

Here’s how you can influence people to buy into you and your product or service

Regardless of the profession, everyone must sell himself or herself in some capacity. Think elevator…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Conference: 3 Steps to Success for Young Bosses

Millennials, be inspired to get what's yours with these quick tips

Here are three quick tips to finding success inspired by those who’ve found it from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Change-Makers by the Bay

A startup incubator with a social spin thrives in Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland is an entrepreneurial incubator and membership-based community with a social spin.

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Best Cities For Small Businesses

New York and Chicago among best municipalities providing small business development

New York is the best city for entrepreneurs in that it provides an environment that…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To Ask For Money To Fund Your Business

Here are 5 tips for soliciting money from friends and strangers using crowdfunding

Elixher Founder & Editor…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How Your Small Business Can Profit From Walmart’s ‘Open Call’ For New Products

Walmart will give African American manufacturers, among others, an unprecedented opportunity to become suppliers…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Entrepreneurs Conference: How to Grow, Protect and Distribute Your Assets

Insurance can make rebounding after losses that much easier. Here's how

Insurance can make rebounding after business losses that much easier for entrepreneurs. Leaders share how…

By Janell Hazelwood

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African American Tech Start-Up Wins TAG Business Launch Competition

Young Tech company Monsieur wins 2014 competition with robotic bartender technology, will split $400,000

The Technology Association of Georgia, Venture Atlanta, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have announced the winner…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Facility Interiors CEO Charles Griggsby

More on entrepreneurs, strategies and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: BE 100s CEO Charles Griggsby; Wells Fargo executive…

By Pepper Miller

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Psyche Terry and husband, Vantoba, showcase Urban Intimates' designs

Shining Star: ‘Fortitude,’ ‘Magic’ of Macy’s Turned Plus Size Lingerie Maker into Retail Titan

Workshop at Macy's helps Urban Intimates beat all odds on long, arduous Journey to success

It is often said, “The Road to Success is never easy.”
Psyche Terry, Owner and Founder…

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Give Employees Tryouts Before You Hire Them

Offer a trial period, give an incentive, or have role play as part of the interview process

Hiring new employees can be a drain mentally and financially, every time you have to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Business Owners Vs Entrepreneurs: Which One Are You?

Experts breakdown differences between Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

National Small Business Week wrapped up for the year on Friday May 16.
For a week…

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Small Businesses Losing $40,000 To Fraud

Business owners are defrauded every 15 months by bogus buyers and payment scams

Small business owners are experiencing losses of $40,000 or more due to fraud. A survey…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Rising Star? Michael Hyacinthe: 2014 Grad of “Workshop at Macy’s” ultra-exclusive program

Hyacinthe, founder of Fashion has Heart, turns wounded vets' ideas into designs, also created app for badly wounded veterans

The fourth class of Macy’s prestigious and ultra-exclusive minority and women-owned business development workshop…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Entrepreneurs Conference Day 3: Rev. Jesse Jackson Talks New-Day Inequality

Civil rights icon talks Silicon Valley, corporate diversity and Don Sterling

An early-morning one-on-one chat with civil rights icon, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Black Enterprise…

By Janell Hazelwood

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PayPal Launches Small Business Tour

Online merchant services provider to teach entrepreneurs how to better leverage technology

PayPal is increasing its efforts to help small businesses grow by hosting a series of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Savvy Startup Founders Pitch for $10,000

Natralicious wins with pitch on natural hair products

At the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, sponsored by Nationwide, entrepreneurs vyed for a chance to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sam’s Club to Invest $2.5 Million in Female Entrepreneurs

Sam's Club to invest more than $2 million to support women entrepreneurs, hails female biz owners as "foundation of middle class"

Sam’s Club has announced a $2.5 million grant from their giving program to grow women-owned…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Sam’s Club/Gallup Microbusiness Tracker Finds Women Entrpreneurs on the Rise

New Poll says more female Microbusiness owners, but most owners depend on second job

A new poll put out by Gallup in collaboration with Sam’s Club, has turned up…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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T.D. Jakes: 20 Tips to Tap Into Your Divine ‘Instinct’ for Business Success

Successful pastor and entrepreneur has expanded his brand and earned millions

Business leader T.D. Jakes shared his insights on his new book and business success at…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneurs Conference, Day 2: Attendees Learn How to Win Corporate Clients

Experience full of networking and inspiration for small business owners

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference continues for a second day of learning and inspiration

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Entrepreneurship to Exit: 5 Quick Tips for Successful Transition

Panelists share insights on business growth and exit strategies at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Entrepreneurs Conference: David Tarver, Clarence Wooten, and Russell Wright share insights on exit strategies and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneurs Conference Day 2: Kick-Off One-on-One with Valerie Daniels-Carter

Attendees set to be inspired and empowered by queen of franchising

The second day of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference kicks off with a one-on-one with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Venture Capital: A Debate on How to Minorities & Women Can Get a Seat at the Table

Panelists at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference discuss vital topic

Panelists discussed a key topic during the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference: minorities and women having…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference & Expo Kicks Off Wednesday

The Small Business renaissance begins in Columbus, Ohio tomorrow when the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Shark Tank’s Rodney S. Sampson Talks Disruption for Small Businesses

Three quick tips for business longevity

The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, sponsored by Nationwide, kicked off with a one-on-one chat with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight on Trucking Maverick Oscar Horton

More on entrepreneurs, strategies and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Sun State International Trucking President Oscar Horton; money…

By Pepper Miller

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Macy’s Exclusive Workshop Schools Entrepreneurs How to Make ‘Magic’

Program provides tools for success for women- and minority-owned businesses

Macy’s selective, free workshop program narrows thousands of applications down to just 12 and provides…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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20 Black Angels Worth Knowing For Minority Startups

The number of black investors funding startups is small but growing

Daymond John helped revolutionize urban fashion in the 1990s as founder, president, and CEO of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Wells Fargo To Create $100 Billion In Small Business Loans

Bank sets five-year lending goal to help more companies succeed

Wells Fargo has set a goal of lending $100 billion to small business owners over…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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SBA Offers Financing To Businesses Selling Abroad

Agency extends grant program another year with $8 million available in funding for small business exporting

 
Entrepreneurs interested in selling their products abroad should relish in the fact that there is…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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6 Great Small Business Tools

Here’s a list of free and low-cost online products to help you better run your company

Day-to-day business operations can be overwhelming, especially for startups and sole enterprises. Besides limited manpower,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To Get To The Top On Your Own Terms

Investor and marketer Lauren Maillan Bias shows what it takes to survive at 2014 Entrepreneurs Conference

At age 19, Lauren Maillian Bias founded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight on Wine Lover Jerry Bias

More on entrepreneurs, strategies and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Wisdom Oak Winery CEO Jerry Bias; leadership guru…

By Pepper Miller

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Five Tax Tips For Writing Off Vacations for Your Business

Combining business with pleasure can pay off

Check out these tax strategies for small business owners to help save money by deducting…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Lisa Price: Carol’s Daughter ‘Still Going Strong,’ Despite Bankruptcy Filing

CEO asserts natural beauty brand is resilient and still in business

Carol’s Daughter stores are closing their doors, but the company is not shutting down, CEO…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Meet The 2014 Small Business Award Finalists

These 12 nominees represent America's best small black businesses

Innovation, perseverance, and resilience are some of the attributes entrepreneurs need to weather any storm.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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BE Entrepreneurs Conference, May 14th- May 17th, Columbus, Ohio

Butch Graves joins Columbus, Ohio mayor, Michael B. Coleman, at press conference announcing BE Entrepreneurs Conference

Black Enterprise and the City of Columbus held a press conference the other day to…

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Why You Should Care: BE Enterpreneurs Conference, NATL Small Business Week Share Week

America's progress driven by pioneers who take risks, and work hard

The National Small Business Week and the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference will be in…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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States And Their Startups Getting The Most Venture Capital

More than $9 billion invested in new companies for Q1 2014

Massachusetts startups received $960 million in early stage financing from a total of 88 deals

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight on All American Meats CEO Shawn Buchanan

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: All American Meats CEO Shawn Buchanan; Life Coach…

By Pepper Miller

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National Small Business Week Kicks Off May 12

National Small Business Week runs May 12-16, 2014

The week will kick off in San Francisco on May 12, followed by events in…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Hiring Executives Part-Time For Your Startup

Here’s how you can get C-suite level talent to grow your business without having to pay six-figure salaries

Unable to afford that kind of spend, most fledgling entrepreneurs will opt not to have…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Lessons to Learn From the ‘Shark Tank’

Here's how one successful entrepreneur received an investment

By the time Tim Talley, founder of Rochester, NY-based U-Lace appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank,…

By Alan Hughes

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One Entrepreneur’s Love of Pork Skins Led to a Lucrative Deal With Walmart

Stephen Gilchrist found an inventive way to place his favorite snack food on the shelves of the world's largest retailer

One of the most powerful sessions you’ll discover at the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Sean "P. Diddy" Combs was fired by Andre Harrell as a 21-year-old exec at Uptown Records early in his career. Today, Combs has gone on to build a more than $300-million-dollar empire, with an expanding list of ventures under Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group: Sean John Clothing and Sean by Sean; a movie production company; his own Ciroc vodka; his own fragrance; reality TV shows; a solo music career, as well as his collaboration with artists Dirty Money; and an acting career, including a role in the Oscar-winning Monster's Ball.

Sean Diddy Combs is Schooling Tomorrows CEOs

The hip-hop mogul supports youth program and sets the example that hard work pays off

Combs’ brand Sean John is a sponsor of NFTE’s World Series of Innovation

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Sports Agent Bill Strickland

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Veteran Sports Agent Bill Strickland; learning to be…

By Pepper Miller

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5 Hottest Industries To Start A Business Right Now

These high demand and fast growing sectors present the greatest money making opportunities for start-ups

IBISWorld has identified the following top industries with low barriers to entry and strong revenue…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To Write A Grant Proposal

Here are some winning tips to help you secure money for your nonprofit or small business

Most funding institutions don’t provide grants to individuals who will use the proceeds to start…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Amiya's Mobile Dance Academy

This Teenpreneur’s Mobile Dance Studio Is Making Money, Eradicating Child Obesity

5 tips to help launch your business on wheels

Alexander also teaches classes on healthy eating and wellness

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Ways to improve your startup pitch deck

6 Ways to Avoid Getting Stumped by Sharks

Every entrepreneur should be able to answer these questions

Entrepreneurs should be aware of some of the information potential investors are looking for and…

By Alan Hughes

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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Relatives

Here's how to hire and work harmoniously with family members to help run your business

Family members can be part owners of the business, but they don’t have to work…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Digital Trends That Can Help Your Business Go From Fledgling To Thriving

Understanding current trends driving business sales and success

In large part, it comes down to understanding the opportunities and trends that present…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Etsy Creates Entrepreneurship Program To Help Low-Income Sellers

Citywide classes teach artisans how to crease profitable online stores

Now Etsy is offering a Craft Entrepreneurship Program

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Financial Education Champion Ryan C. Mack

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment President Ryan Mack…

By Pepper Miller

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If banks turn down your request for financing, consider a factor

Are You Really Ready for Outside Investment?

Ask yourself these 7 questions before looking to raise capital

“The first thing is asking yourself, ‘Are you really, really ready to raise money?’”

By Alan Hughes

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Small Business Tax Tips for Last Minute Filers

Here’s how to minimize your tax woes and ease the stress

Here’s a few valuable tips to help business owners with tax planning, preparation and preventative…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Houlihan’s Restaurants Expands, Offering Lower Cost And Smaller Size Franchises

Seeking potential multi-unit owners and operators

The new Houlihan’s prototype, which has been tested in four markets over the past year,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Which Form of Financing is Right for your Business?

Equity, debt and hybrids all have their pros and cons

“The first thing to keep in mind is which is going to make you more…

By Alan Hughes

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Nielsen Study: African American Income, Education Exceeds Expectations

Family Dollar Closes Close to 400 Stores

Family Dollar believes sales suffered in the second quarter of fiscal 2014 due to poor winter weather

Is the brand in danger?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How a Business Loan Could Be Affected by Your Social Media Activity

This banker shares some insight on applying for a business loan

Your social media presence is something that some bankers are paying attention to, which may…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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B. Smith to Close Her Sag Harbor, NY Restaurant

The move comes after she closes her D.C. restaurant last year

The end has come for several of B. Smith’s restaurants

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Free Money? The Top 10 Grants Available to Black, Minority Business Owners

There is free money available to help aspiring and established small business owners

In fact, hundreds of black and minority-owned businesses each year receive such grant funding from…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Businesses Spend Too Much Time Managing Expenses, Too Little Time Marketing

Entrepreneurs use everything from apps to software to run their companies

Where is your time spent as a business owner?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Things You Need To Know: Hiring Interns

Failing to comply with labor laws can lead to legal trouble

Has your business relied on interns?

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ABC Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Shows How To Pitch Yourself and Your Business

Real estate mogul’s online course offers fundamental lessons

What is your business and how would your pitch sound?

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR contributor Samantha Pass chats with four-time Grammy…

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<strong></strong><strong>2) </strong><strong>Watch out for BRICs:</strong> “Right now you’ll start hearing more about BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China),” says White. “These are the first places people look to internationalyl—the place many Wall Streeters believe show a lot of potential.” Be cautious, though, when exploring foreign markets. “China, for example, is not a democracy,  so the laws and rues there may not be the same as in the US. You want to limit your exposure; but international markets are still something to consider.” </p>

A Trade Agreement That Can Help Your Business

Trade agreement with European Union could open doors for entrepreneurs

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which is currently being hammered out (and ideally…

By Alan Hughes

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Shark Tank: 8 Business Tips for Pitching the Judges on ABC Show

Contestant gives her advice on how to get in the show and succeed

“Getting onto Shark Tank is a process,” she says. “Just because the casting directors call…

By Alan Hughes

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No, No, No! 9 Ways to Turn That Into a ‘Yes’ for Business Success

Master negotiator cites the power of 'no' to get what you want

At the core of virtually all business transactions is the art of negotiating

By Alan Hughes

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Learn How This Popsicle Company Won Corporate Clients Like Google and Cadillac

Felecia Hatcher's core business is branding popsicles as promotional give aways

Find out what other companies Felecia has partnered with

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Business Lessons from the First Lady’s China Visit

Michelle Obama's use of ‘guanxi’ can be employed by entrepreneurs

The Chinese value relationships that are anchored in mutual trust and take two forms: trust…

By Alan Hughes

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Kate Spade, Macy’s, and Other Brands Support NYC Fashion Start-Up Accelerator

New accelerator and mentoring program targets small fashion start-ups

The NYFT Lab is the result of a collaboration between the Partnership Fund for New…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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SBA’s New Head Expected to Increase Access to Capital for Minorities

Senate confirmed appointee says "this is not your grandfather's SBA"

That will be the charge of the SBA’s new Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Business Continuity Tips Discussed at Free Webinar Hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery

SBA Tips to Protect Your Business from Spring Weather Threats

Simple, low cost steps you can take to protect your business this Spring

Low-cost, efficient steps you can take now to make sure your company, clients and employees…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Owners are recognizing the need to control their social media presence

More Owners are Recognizing the Need to Control their Social Media Presence

Owners are recognizing the need to control their social media presence

Franchisors are getting involved, often funding and controlling digital marketing activities at the local level

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A BETTER WAY TO SUPPORT AND TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES

Why Your Company Should Embrace Working Remotely

Between 2005- 2012, the number of people choosing to work from home, or telecommute grew by 79.7%

Remote working is a trend that is particularly accessible to startups and small companies

By C. Daniel Baker

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Win $2,500 toward your education!

Win $2,500 Toward your Small Business Education From Insureon

Scholarship consists of two $2,500 awards, granted to winners of an essay contest.

Insureon, today announced a scholarship opportunity for college students whose lives have been impacted by…

By C. Daniel Baker

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April 2 Free Webinar From Verizon to Feature Dan Rather Offering Leadership Principles for Small-Business Owners

Free Verizon Webinar On Offering Leadership Principles for Small-Business Owners

Rather's latest venture's "Dan Rather Reports" broadcasts on AXS TV

The latest free webinar from Verizon’s small business team on April 2 will feature award-winning…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Couple Who Survived Hurricane Katrina Help People Unwind With New Business

Painting With a Twist expands its 'Paint and Sip' franchise

Kermie and Algy Irvin Jr., own two Painting with a Twist enterprises in the Greater…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Tips for Getting Your Direct Mail Marketing Letters Read

Stand Out! Tips for Getting Your Direct Mail Marketing Letters Read

business owners can still reach prospects through direct mail marketing.

Although the Internet has drastically changed the face of marketing, savvy business owners can still…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

SBA Announces Nation’s Top Small Business

Winners Will Be Honored In Washington DC during Small Business Week

Each year since 1963, the president has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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6 Steps for Getting Noticed in Any Setting

6 Steps for Getting Noticed No Matter The Size of The Room

The act of getting noticed does not come easily. Here are tips to help you.

Getting noticed does not come as easily. It’s something only achieved through careful thought, planning…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Intense Boot Camp Helps Women Learn How to Open, Grow Their Businesses

The program is designed to enable women business owners to think like chief executives and grow their businesses

Do you think you need a bit of boot camp before you jump into the…

By Alan Hughes

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For HEROES Entrepreneurship Course Focuses on Veteran Women & Spouses

Two-day program includes online "Foundations of Entrepreneurship" course

The American Legion and the SBA along with Syracuse University will present a two-day small…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Why This Executive Invests Her Own Money to Help Women Open Their Businesses

Lorine Pendleton is leveling the playing field for women entrepreneurs

She currently serves as the US director of business development at the global law firm,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Are You Self-Employed? Here’s Are 5 Tax Tips You Need to Know

Here are five rules the IRS wants entrepreneurs to know

Filing taxes can get a little messy for self-employed individuals, particularly those who are artists

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock Talks City’s Small Business Success

Hancock looks to increase minority contracting opportunities in city

Last year, the study showed that less than 2% of our procurement dollars went to…

By Alan Hughes

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Shark Tank Open Casting Call at the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

ABC hit show 'Shark Tank' to hold open casting calls during the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo in Columbus, OH

Entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators will have a shot at pitching their ideas for a…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Radio Shack, J.C. Penney, Staples and 6 Other Retailers Shutting Their Doors

RadioShack and other retailers' brick-and-mortar stores struggle under pressure of online retailers and weak economy

Why are all these stores closing?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Rejected for a bank loan, alternate solutions

Is Peer-to-Peer Financing Right for You?

Major personal lending company expands into small business space

Bank loans have for years been a challenge to obtain and become all but impossible…

By Alan Hughes

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The 2014 NAVY OPPORTUNITY FORUM® Matches Navy Needs and Small Business Solutions

2014 Navy Opportunity Forum Matches Navy Needs & Small Business Solutions

The Navy Opportunity Forum matches small businesses solutions to Navy needs.

Forum seeks to put the right individuals in the place to uphold the goals of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA can help women overcome the hurdles of growing their businesses.

SBA & NWBC Move the Needle Forward on Empowering Women’s Entrepreneurship

#STEMforHer is aimed at advancing the conversation on women and girls pursuing careers

#STEMforHer is an online dialogue aimed at advancing the conversation on women and girls pursuing…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Get Konnected! Is Boston's First and Region's Only Urban Business Networking Group

Get Konnected Honors Diversity with “White Men Who Can Jump!”

Event aims to make Boston a more welcoming and inclusive city

Many enlightened business leaders recognize that diversity and inclusion are business, social and political imperatives…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tennessee Ranks No 1 With Highest State-Local Sales Tax, Hurting Local Businesses

Higher taxes drive consumers to shop online, says report

Arkansas has the second highest state-local sales tax rate of all 50 states at 9.19%

By Carolyn M. Brown

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NASA recognizes the outstanding effort of Small Businesses

NASA Awards Recognize The Outstanding Efforts of Small Businesses

Recognzing the Small Businesses that do big business with NASA

NASA is committed to providing all categories of small businesses an opportunity to participate in…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Survey Reveals New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

Survey: New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

Small Business owners still hesitant to adopt new technology

Small business owners understand the value of new technologies, but are still a bit overwhelmed…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Survey: Small Businesses Underestimate the Importance of Online Reviews

Survey: Small Businesses Underestimate the Importance of Online Reviews

Many Small Business Owners think the online reviews system is stacked against them

Many owners are not recognizing the importance of online reviews despite 90% of customers being…

By C. Daniel Baker

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What to Look For in Your Business Mentor

Finding a mentor or personal advisor can be intimidating

Finding a mentor or personal advisor can be intimidating. You need outside perspectives to stay…

By C. Daniel Baker

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First Generation Entrepreneurs Get Support To Sustain And Grow Their Businesses

Rutgers Business School accepting applications for nine-month training program

First-generation entrepreneurs with established businesses in New Jersey can take advantage of a training program…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Golden Rules of Customer Retention

5 Golden Rules of Customer Retention

Customer retention is all about creating loyalty and a fan base.

Every business makes mistakes with customer service. “The smart ones know how to turn a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Lending Is On The Rise

Banks have loosened their grip, making it easier for business owners to get loans and credit line increases

Banks haven’t eased up to the lending of pre-recession years, especially when it comes to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Should You Do a Crowdfunding Campaign?

Should You Do a Crowdfunding Campaign?

Tips from an entrepreneurs real experience launching a Crowdfunding project

While crowdfunding may seem daunting, if you’re successful, you get to see your vision come…

By C. Daniel Baker

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EY seeks exceptional women entrepreneurs for its 2014 Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program

EY Seeks Women Entrepreneurs for its 2014 Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program

Alumni think bigger and tap into powerful networking opportunities

This annual competition and executive leadership program identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA to Award Grants to Support R&D, Small Business Innovation

SBA to Award Grants to Support R&D, Small Business Innovation

25% of R&D Magazine's Top 100 Innovations come from SBIR-funded small businesses

Companies supported by the SBIR and STTR programs often generate some of the most important…

By C. Daniel Baker

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7 Tax Tips for Your Home-Based Business

These strategies can benefit your small businesses

Home-based businesses, start-ups and solopreneurs are often serial late filers and miss out on maximizing…

By Alan Hughes

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Funeral Business Big in African American Communities

The funeral business has a history that stems back to slavery

Not many people properly prepare for the end

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Angel Investors Seek Women-Owned Startups

Pipeline Fellowship trains and connects diverse group of women to help fund female entrepreneurs

The number of African-American women-owned businesses in 2013 was estimated at 1.1 million,

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‘brownbelle’ Entrepreneur Gets Customers — and Creatives — ‘Tied’ up in a Lifestyle

Washington, D.C.-based brownbelle is helping to redefine what's possible for creatives and customers alike

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For…

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Comptroller talks Small Biz Contracting

NYC looks to develop a more effective minority procurement program

BE spoke with Stringer about the state of the city’s contracting process and what the…

By Alan Hughes

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Small Business Resilient in the Face of Harsh February Weather, According to Direct Capital Lending Index

Small Business Resilient in the Face of Harsh February Weather

February 2014 was 23 percent stronger than February 2013.

“Despite significant weather issues affecting small businesses across the country, lending demand in February reached…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How This Couple Got Their “Mumbo Sauce” Into Retail Stores

Here are some tips for getting coveted shelf space in local or national retail chains

Have you ever tasted this sauce?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Milestone at Mile High

Construction firm lands largest minority contract in Denver's history

With over 53 million passengers per year, Denver International Airport is one of the busiest…

By Alan Hughes

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5 Golden Rules of Customer Retention

3 Key Strategies for Pricing Your Product

Pricing takes a lot of understanding — and a lot of testing

It’s important to use customer feedback when deciding the proper price point for your product…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Are You Serving Your Traditions or Your Mission?

Bishop T.D. Jakes' challenge to faith leaders also applies to those of us in the media business.

Bishop T.D. Jakes’ challenge to faith leaders also applies to the media business.

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

4 Delegation Strategies for Busy Entrepreneurs

As you scale your business you have to let employees take the reins

As you scale your business, there will come a time when you’ll need to delgate…

By C. Daniel Baker

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68% of Customers Don’t Pay Attention to Brands on Facebook

Social media efforts of a company need to be measured by community engagement

73% of customers report hardly ever having brand encounters online that affect their previous offline…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How Swimming in the “Shark Tank” Helped this Entrepreneur Land Financing

How an entrepreneur benefited from pitching investors on a TV show

New York City-based Kane & Couture’s product lines include collars, harnesses, leashes, apparel, carriers and…

By Alan Hughes

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One World Doll Project Helps Girls Of Color To Embrace Their Beauty

Trent T. Daniel and Stacey McBride-Irby created the One World Doll Project in 2010 to make a significant positive cultural impact through their line of “Prettie Girl” dolls

Girls of color are influenced by societal attitudes about race at a young age. More…

By Kimberly Wilson

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4 Tips to Building Powerful Relationships

It's important to build and maintain your network before you need it

Sobel recommends 15 to 20 key relationships an entrepreneur needs to build to support the…

By Alan Hughes

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Legal Terms Every Business Owner Should Know

5 Necessary Legal Terms Every Owner Should Know

Some of the most misunderstood legal terms owners encounter

Business owners should be alert to certain legal terms that can affect them later on…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How this BE 100′s Company Survived Last Year’s Sequestration

Your daily money bite

When the government shut down last year, it created a very challenging business climate for…

By Alan Hughes

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Women of Power

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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