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Juicing

How Juicing Changed this Entrepreneur’s Life [Part 1]

Kansas City’s Chris Goode is on a mission to honor the departed by inspiring the living by way of Ruby Jean's Juicery

Chris Goode, owner of Ruby Jean’s Juicery in Kansas City, talks about his passion, purpose,…

By Kali Wilder

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SEO ranking

3 Things Every Website Needs for a Better SEO Ranking

To boost your website’s visibility, it all comes down to the fundamentals

SEO is a combination of content, technical fundamentals and user experience. Here are 3 technical…

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Content Calendar

The Trick to Making a Content Calendar Work for Your Business

Follow these steps to organize your content scheduling

If you struggle to post regularly on your business blog or write but, then a…

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students

How Your Marketing Can Appeal to Students (and Turn Them Into Brand Ambassadors)

College campuses are a breeding ground for potential brand ambassadors. Here are three ways you can appeal to student organizations

Want to connect your business with the students on a college campus? Here’s how to…

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crowdfunding

#BE30DayChallenge: 5 Prep Steps to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

For the next four weeks, we will outline how to help you reach your goal and raise capital through a successful, reward-based crowdfunding campaign. First, follow these five critical steps to start securing funding for your venture

Here is a 30-day challenge to help you launch a successful rewards-based crowdfunding campaign. Each…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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capital

5 Simple Ways to Raise Capital for Your Small Business

Use these tips to help successfully fund your small business

Small businesses often need capital to get their footing, i.e.: for inventory, equipment or retail…

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startup week

The Nation’s Capital Kicks Off Techstars’ Startup Week

Washington, D.C. is the latest city to launch Startup Week, a global initiative to help entrepreneurs created by Techstars, a mentorship-driven startup accelerator program

Washington, DC is the latest city to launch Startup Week, a Techstars created global initiative…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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trivia board game

Father-Son Team Develop Trivia Board Game That Is Bringing Conversation Back

Earth Encounters offers innovative and captivating way to learn about the world through play

Earth Encounters is a board game fueled by the concept that conversations among friends ignite…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Social Mentions

7 Ways to Convert Social Mentions Into Sales

Part of a great SEO strategy is acting on every opportunity to build your online reputation

Here are seven actions you can take when you receive social mentions that will help…

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Castrol

Castro Did Business With Black Farmers, Not the U.S. Government

Cuba purchased more than $20 million in goods from black farmers in 2003

As news broke that the former Cuban President Fidel Castro was dead at age 90,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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pitch deck

How to Prepare a Pitch Deck That Gets Funding

Components from my pitch deck that got me funding from a legendary VC

BE’s Associate Tech Editor shares key components from her pitch deck that helped her receive…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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generations

3 Ways to Keep Your Best Talent for the Long Haul

If you’re building an all-star team, here’s what to do instead of recruiting only when you have an open position

A strong and dedicated team is the key to growing a successful business, but building…

By Black Enterprise

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fiscal sponsorship

Need to Fund a Program or Project? Try Getting Fiscal Sponsorship

Consider this viable alternative to setting up a nonprofit organization

Passionate individuals or grassroots organizations who are looking to fund a program or a project—film,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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women business owners

How Entrepreneurs Can Make the Most Out of Small Business Saturday

Take advantage of a record number of shoppers who are making plans to support local businesses

Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Image Butterfly 7

Black Store Owner Finds a Successful Niche in Selling Toys

Butterfly 7 CEO Rick Shorter talks change, transformation, and growth in relation to his small enterprise

For Brooklyn, New York-based Butterfly 7 CEO Rick Shorter, change, transformation and growth has become…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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growth

This Can Help Your Business Experience Massive Growth

3 keys to collaborating with other businesses

3 ways strategic collaboration with other companies can help your business, revenue, customer retention, and…

By Cameka Smith

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Nigerian

BE GLOBAL: This Nigerian Entrepreneur Says Your Coconut Water Is Finished

Ganiu Ladejobi is disrupting the healthy beverage industry with a new addition

Find out how this visionary Nigerian entrepreneur started a sugarcane juice business armed with only…

By Maryann Reid

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Motown

Ford Motor Invests $6M in Motown Museum Expansion

Berry Gordy’s famous Hitsville U.S.A. house to get a total $50 million upgrade

Motown legend Berry Gordy helped create a trailblazing new sound in American music. He formed…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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marketing plan

Tis’ the Season to Create an Impactful Marketing Plan

Successful marketing plans are well thought out, creative, and pack a punch in the marketplace

The holiday season often involves turkeys and festive activities, but what about devising a marketing…

By Sherron Washington

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People

This Franchise Is Truly ‘All About People’

How Charles and Sherri Mitchell's award-winning staffing and recruiting business, All About People, has evolved into a franchise that helps to enhance and empower local communities

Owning a business that provides people with jobs to feed their family and build careers…

By Nancy E Williams

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How To

windfalls

How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

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Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)

How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

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