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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 27: Don Barden’s $149 Million Acquisition of Three Vegas Casinos

The black business icon was a trailblazer in America's gaming industry

Rising from meager beginnings to become a self-made multi-millionaire African American entrepreneur, the late Don…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Squire Founders, Dave Salvant and Songe LaRon (Image: 43North)

Squire and Femi Secrets Score over $1 Million at 43North Pitch Competition

Two African American-led founding teams win top prizes

Recently, 43North hosted their annual pitch competition and two African-American led teams came out on…

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The Secret To a Wildly Successful Product Launch? Focus Groups

Opinion studies provide valuable insight

Insights obtained from focus groups have the potential to change your life forever whether the…

By Shakira M. Brown

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black celebrities as lifestyle experts

These Black Celebrities Are the New Lifestyle Experts

Stars like Laila Ali and Rashida Jones are branching out with side hustles in food, fashion, and travel

First, there was Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop, her infamous lifestyle site. Other actresses got in…

By Alisa Gumbs

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 28: Berry Gordy Sells Motown Records

The iconic record label is a pillar of music history

In 1988 Berry Gordy sells Motown Records, which created “The Sound That Changed America” and…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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The Journey of Franchisee Bettina McGriggler: A Story of ‘Firsts’

The first-time business owner has achieved several "firsts" among her family

Bettina McGriggler shares how to be successful in the challenging world of senior care as…

By Nancy E Williams

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12 Traps to Avoid When Finding a Manufacturer

Many entrepreneurs seek out manufacturers to get their products to market; here's how to find one

If a company sells itself as a manufacturer but describes its business as “Import/Export,”…

By Samara Lynn

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business grants

7 Business Grants to Help Women Launch and Grow Their Startup

For female founders only

These 7 organizations are helping to close the gender gap in entrepreneurship by providing women…

By Selena Hill

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Equity Crowdfunding - multicultural hands raised with dollars to invest

The Best New Way for African Americans to Invest In or Start a Business

A guide to equity crowdfunding

Professors, politicians, and prognosticators have—for years—implored the black community to “take all the money you spend…

By Brandon Andrews

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Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments

45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 29: Ariel Investments’ $16 Billion Milestone

The black-owned investment firm achieves a major milestone

Ariel Investments, No.1 on the BE ASSET MANAGERS LIST is the first black money manager…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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New $5 Million Program Helps Black Developers Rebuild Detroit

Capital Impact Partners and JPMorgan Chase team up on initiative

African American real estate developers in Detroit will get financing and training opportunities to grow…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Trippie App Founder/CEO Ryan Diew Pitches on ABC's Shark Tank

Black Tech Founder on Pitching to the Sharks and Cuban’s Remark on ‘Entitled Millennials’

Millennial entrepreneur receives 'tough love' from the Sharks

Ryan Diew pitched Trippie on the Season 9 premiere of ABC’s Shark Tank. After the…

By Brandon Andrews

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Houston Black Businesses Persist and Thrive After Harvey

Four black companies that Hurricane Harvey couldn't destroy

The massive Hurricane Harvey storm did not stop these four Houston-based black businesses from growing…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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yoga streaming service

Why This Woman Launched a Yoga Streaming Service For People of Color

Carla Christine quit her six-figure job to create an online platform for yoga lovers

Carla Christine, founder of the Yoga Green Book talks about why she created a yoga…

By Kandia Johnson

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Black Women About Business (BWAB): A Soon-to-Come New Resource

The black-women-in-business organization will begin accepting members next month

“At BWAB, we will be evaluating the success of the program throughout and there will…

By Rochelle Soetan

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How Better Cash Flow Management Is Helping This Babysitting Business Thrive

As an entrepreneur, cash flow management is critical

Over time, Oriabure-King has learned that cash flow management and a diversified revenue stream are…

By Samara Lynn

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Black-Owned Firm Will Manage Multimillion-Dollar Construction Projects for Texas A&M

Newest deal will add over $1.5 million to the firm's 2017 revenues

TCM will supervise more than 1 million square feet of new and renovated real estate…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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truCrowd Illinois CEO Florence Hardy - Equity Crowdfunding

Black Female Crowdfunding Executive On Opportunities for Black Founders

The Howard University grad on opportunities for black investors and entrepreneurs

truCrowd Illinois CEO Florence Hardy shares her thoughts on equity crowdfunding and the opportunities for…

By Brandon Andrews

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Black Women Beauty Company Co-Founders Score $1 Million in Funding

Says their investors appreciate "the woman of color consumer"

K.J. Miller and Amanda E. Johnson, the founders of Mented are the 15th and 16th,…

By Samara Lynn

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NBA stars business moves

3 NBA Stars Making Big Business Moves This Year

2017 has seen LeBron James, Chris Paul, and Russell Westbrook take their talents off the court

With the start of the basketball season upon us, it’s clear that some of the…

By Alisa Gumbs

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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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