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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

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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…

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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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Veteran Women and Spouses

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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tax tips

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?

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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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Cash Mobs Support Small Businesses

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

brownbelle creator Mariama Bramble at Fashion Bomb Daily’s ‘Cocktails with Claire’ event in Washington, D.C.
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?

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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…

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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 Sheiresa Ngo

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The New Loyalty Is Not Just About Transactions; It's About Interactions

Loyalty Is Not Just About Transactions; It’s About Interactions

Real loyalty isn't created at the close of the sale

Companies who truly value interactions develop ways to reward and recognize loyal customers beyond points,…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Majority Of Business Owners Not Concerned About Credit Card Security [Study]

67% of business owners are not concerned about credit card security

Hackings at major companies such as Target and Neiman haven’t made business owners more concerned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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

NWBC: Banks Need to Court Women-Owned Businesses

The economic impact of women-owned businesses is significant and growing

“Women entrepreneurs are the ‘fastest growing sector in the small business community”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Federal Assistance May Be on the Way in 2014 for Startups and Small Companies

Senate bill provides greater access to loans and investment capital

Will it finally pass?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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7 Keys to Rebranding Your Business

Executing a new company identity must be done strategically

Blue helped his 60-year old company successfully implement a corporate rebranding effort

By Alan Hughes

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NAWBO: Women's Procurement Program Equalization Act of 2013

National Association of Women Business Owners Supports H.R. 2432

In 2013, women owned 8.6 million businesses across the country

Female entrepreneurship has skyrocketed

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Shawn Stockman of Legendary Group ‘Boyz II Men’ Fuses Fitness and Music at ‘Beatbike’

"Music is my first love & fitness is both a passion and a necessity for my life"

Fusing high end cycling with cutting-edge music & luxury facilities, Beatbike isn’t just a gym—it’s…

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10th Annual National Small Business Federal Contracting Week

Small Business Federal Contracting Week Helps Entrepreneurs to Compete

Joe Jordan will provide an introduction to reverse auctions & the opportunities for small businesses

The summit also provides one-on-one meeting opportunities between small businesses and dozens of federal agencies…

By C. Daniel Baker

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U.S. Commerce Department Agencies Host Fireside Chat For Minority Entrepreneurs

Minority-owned firms are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. export community

The Minority Business Development Agency & International Trade Administration (ITA) recently co-hosted an African American…

By C. Daniel Baker

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

National Women’s Business Council Meeting Continues to Promote Women’s Entrepreneurship

One of STEM's youngest women entrepreneurs, Divya Nag, will share her story

Today’s STEM high-growth sector is ripe for entry of women entrepreneurs

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JOIN ASSOCIATIONS. If you’re a female entrepreneur, look into local chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners. If you are starting a plumbing company, check out the local chapter of a national plumbers association. You’d be surprised how many fields have associations. You can receive great product discounts, invitations to great conferences, and a network of peers. Entrepreneurship can be lonely, so cultivating a group of peers is important. And of course, there is the newly formed Young Entrepreneur Council (I’m a board member!).

Glass Ceiling Inspiring Women to Business Ownership

Survey also shows men more likely to become serial entrepreneurs

BizBuySell study highlights trends shaping today’s market

By Alan Hughes

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Call For Nominations: 2014 Black Enterprise Small Business Awards And Elevator Pitch Competition

Here’s a chance to compete for $10,000 to launch and grow your business

Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate yourself or someone you know who embodies the BLACK…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Shaquille O’Neal has his own line of soda

From Ballers To Businessmen: Here is Our All Star Roster of NBA Players Turned Franchisees

Successful former pro athletes that are winning big in business

It is reported that 60 percent of NBA players file for bankruptcy five years after…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Former NBA All Star Jamal Mashburn Slam Dunks in the Business Arena

Team building key to making successful transition from hardcourt to boardroom

Jamal Mashburn is most notably known for his success on and off the basketball court.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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6 Steps for Getting Noticed in Any Setting

Tips for Winning More Business in 2014

7 tips that will help you to define who you are and what you do best

By asking all the stakeholders, on all your projects for feedback – you could start…

By C. Daniel Baker

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What do Potential Employees Value Most in a Company?

What do Potential Employees Value Most in a Company?

Randstad survey identifies top factors that keep workers engaged

While salaries are a significant factor in workplace satisfaction, employee engagement is not all about…

By C. Daniel Baker

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A Year Later: 2013 SBU Win Helps Lisa Jackson Net New Business

Expert advice and media exposure helped the social media entrepreneur broaden her client base

When Phoenix Aficionado founder Lisa Marie “Phoenix” Jackson enrolled in the Black Enterprise Small Business…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why President Obama’s New SBA Administrator Will Be Good for Minority Business

Maria Contreras-Sweet has firsthand small business and banking experience

The newly appointed head of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet would bring years…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

Detroit’s New Economic Initiative Receives More Than $33 Million

NEI awarded $76 million in grants which helped to create more than 675 companies

Working to return Detroit to its position as a global economic leader

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 Tips to Help You Build a More Inspired and Productive Team in 2014

Employers and employees tend to differ in their feeling about their jobs

Employee engagement is not just a nice-to-have factor that organizations should consider

By C. Daniel Baker

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Emerging Leaders Executive-level Intensive Entrepreneurship Training Initiative Returns

Entrepreneur Training Initiative Sparks Small Business Growth, Job Creation

Entering its seventh consecutive year, Emerging Leaders has trained more than 2,000 promising small business…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tameka Montgomery, SBA Associate Administrator for the Office of Entrepreneurial Development

SBA Hosts a Business Start Up Twitter Chat for Young Entrepreneurs

If you’re already a young entrepreneur or want to become one, this chat is for you

The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a Twitter Chat for young entrepreneurs on how…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Shark Tank Mogul Daymond John Partners with Fuse Science

ABC’s Shark Tank is Heading to Vegas

Producers search for innovative startups as investor Daymond John offers advice on building a successful brand

Will you be at Magic show this February?

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Why Small Companies Can Compete Against Big Corporations

Using modern technology to learn about competitors, customers and markets

In The Art of War, Tzu held that the goal in any war is to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Bank of America Extended Nearly $11 Billion to Small Businesses in 2013

Bank of America for the third consecutive year has increased lending by more than 20 percent

Bank of America extended $10.9 billion in new loans to small businesses in 2013 –…

By C. Daniel Baker

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EY offers global mentoring opportunity to entrepreneurs

“Ready, Set, Grow” Program Offers Global Mentoring Opportunity to Entrepreneurs

Program provides an opportunity for high-potential entrepreneurs to showcase their companies

EY announced this week that submissions are currently being sought for the 2014 “Ready, Set,…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Is Working With a Remote Staff Right for Your Business?

Is Working With a Remote Staff Right for Your Business?

Remote collaboration can be a game changer for your small business

A guide of what to consider before hiring a remote worker

By C. Daniel Baker

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Women of Power: Lessons on Building a Lasting Brand From Vera Moore

Cosmetics line continues to tap new retail markets after nearly 35 years

Moore is president and CEO of one of the most progressive and prestigious cosmetics and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Investments in Customer Experience Expected to Surge in 2014

Investments in Customer Experience Expected to Surge in 2014

More executives are recognizing the link between customer experience and loyalty

A new research paper shows large and medium sized organizations plan to spend more on…

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What to Know Before Applying for a Small Business Loan

Here's what business lenders look for before approving a loan

Community banks are lending. They never stopped lending through the financial crisis

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Small Businesses Investing Big In Digital Marketing In 2013

5 Steps to Define Your Sales Funnel

Recognizing the value of a clearly defined sales funnel

Most business owners want to grow as quickly as possible. Having and utilizing a clearly…

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Social Media Strategies for Crisis Communications Presented at Free Webinar

Social Media Strategies for Crisis Communications Webinar

A free webinar from the SBA designed to help small businesses handle crises via social media

Communicating a key message to your staff, clients and business partners in an accurate manner…

By C. Daniel Baker

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One Entrepreneur’s Journey to Super Bowl XLVIII

Here's how a small business owner landed a big game contract

Do you know of any other businesses that landed contracts for the Super Bowl this…

By Alan Hughes

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Where to Find Small Business Opportunities in Africa

Export expert offers his advice on how to break into these emerging markets

In East Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda are very conducive for doing business with partners…

By Alan Hughes

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Build a social media and website platform before you begin. If you do not have an interconnected presence between your website/blog, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, et al, then how will people find your book and how will you blast it out to the largest constituency possible?  The Internet is vast and a small cry in the dark for attention will get lost without a true platform.

Why Your Small Business Needs a Marketing Plan

It will help you attract and keep loyal customers and better compete against competitors

Here are 10 questions you need to ask yourself when building your marketing plan

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Five Steps To Becoming A Social Media Ninja

SBU expert Melinda Emerson discusses how to successfully brand yourself online

Social media is a tool that can open many doors for you

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Investments in Customer Experience Expected to Surge in 2014

The Importance of a Corporate Culture in Your Business

Harvard ethicist outlines how to resolve cultural issues that can affect your business

Sometimes issues can arise that stem from different outlooks and upbringings

By Alan Hughes

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Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Reservists Eligible to Apply for SBA Working Capital Loans

Small businesses can apply for a Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan (MREIDL)

Low interest loans of $50,000 or less are available to eligible small businesses if the…

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

How to Build a New Startup in 5 Strategic Steps

Defining your brand is key to a successful startup

Defining you brand, honing your message and execution of your work is key to running…

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How to get a small business bank loan in 2014

Make 2014 the Year Your Small Business Gets a Bank Loan

How small business owners can best position themselves to obtain small business bank loans

Tips to help small business owners develop a beneficial relationship with a bank, as well…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBU Expert Melinda Emerson Talks Picking an accountant

SBU Expert Melinda Emerson Discusses How to Pick an Accountant

Join Melinda on SBU as she explains how to pick an accountant for your small business

How to pick an accountant for your small business

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3 Tips for Getting Your Direct Mail Marketing Letters Read

3 Tips for Getting Your Direct Mail Marketing Letters Read

Direct Mail is still an excellent and often overlooked form of marketing

Here are a few tips on how to do it right

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6 Ways to Reach Business Success Sooner

6 Ways to Reach Business Success Sooner

6 key lessons you can apply to your own business success

As entrepreneurs, our personal happiness, and the way we shape our own role at work…

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3 Key Strategies for Pricing Your Product

5 Ways to Prepare for a Near-Perfect Product Launch

Every successful launch starts with a launch calendar.

Even long-time launchers make mistakes — but you don’t need to. Here are five effective…

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

Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Are More Optimistic About The Economy & Their Business in 2014

75% of Entrepreneurs survey said they expect their business to grow faster in 2014.

Hiring top talent, sales and marketing, and product development were once again the top priorities…

By C. Daniel Baker

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celebrate the first anniversary of its Women Vetrepreneurship Program

How Female Business Owners Can Start Creating a Network of Mentors

Have you found a mentor?

Women now run more than half of all small businesses in the United States

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBU Expert Melinda Emerson Talks Crowdfunding Success

Join Melinda on SBU as she explains the 7 key steps you need to take to make your crowdfunding campaign a success

Have you ever created a crowdfunding campaign?

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Register for ChallengeHER: Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting – January 22, 2014

The Economic Clout of Women-led Businesses: Now Stronger than Ever

36% of employer firms are either women-owned or women-led.

Successful women-led businesses have a variety of trajectories and strategies for growth, and there is…

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Florida Tech to Host Webinar on Supply Chain Risk Management

Florida Tech to Host Webinar on Supply Chain Risk Management

Program is offered 100% online to help professionals worldwide

As supply chains become more complex in our global business environment, it is more important…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Is It Time to End Your Business Partnership?

Is it Time to End Your Business Partnership?

Without a partnership agreement, dissolving a partnership can get nasty and carry a lot of risk

Partnerships fail and that failure could cost you your business

By C. Daniel Baker

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Mega Franchise Owner Valerie R. Daniels Carter Named a Women of Power Legacy Award Winner

BE 100s CEO among largest women- and black-owned franchise operators in the US

Will you be attending Women of Power?

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10 Employee Training Mistakes to avoid

10 Employee Training Mistakes to Avoid

Tips to avoid wasting time and money on ineffective group training

Most of the money and time companies spend on training is wasted because companies use…

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‘B The Change’ Campaign Rewards Businesses Used as a Force for Good

16 B Corps create special edition products sold in Whole Foods, Target, Wegmans, and Barnes & Noble

A Benefit Corporation is a new type of corporate entity that twelve states have added…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Should You Do a Crowdfunding Campaign?

7 Key Elements to A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding can be an effective tool for raising money for your business

This tool can be effective in jumpstarting your business

By C. Daniel Baker

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FOUR RULES EVERY FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR SHOULD FOLLOW

Four Rules Every Female Entrepreneur Should Follow

Erica Nicole, Founder & CEO of YFS Magazine shares tips for female entrepreneurs

There are unique lessons that women entrepreneurs will face. Erica Nicole, provides owners with what…

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SBA Webinar Series Part II: Top Reasons for Returns and Declines of Applications

Webinar: Top Reasons Why SBA Returns & Declines an 8(a) Application

Learn the top reasons why an 8(a) application is declined or returned.

The U.S. Small Business Administration presents Top Reasons Why SBA Returns & Declines an 8(a)…

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tax tips

4 Biggest Tax Mistakes Small Businesses Make

These simple steps can help you save some money when it comes time to pay Uncle Sam

Don’t miss these steps

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celebrate the first anniversary of its Women Vetrepreneurship Program

Women’s Business Development Center Celebrates it’s Women Vetrepreneurship Program

Boot camp will provide participants with valuable tools to launch a business

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) will celebrate the first anniversary of its Women Vetrepreneurship…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Six Laws of Customer Experience

How do you treat your customers

By understanding the six laws of customer experience, companies can make smarter decisions about what…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How This D.C. Couple Found a Niche Market for This Franchise

Here's how this former arts teacher took advantage of incentives for minority franchise owners

Howard James Jr. left the Washington, D.C., arts scene for the business world

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4 Lessons Learned In ABC’s Shark Tank

Slawsa creator Julie Busha didn't walk away with a $150,000 investment but did gain valuable business insight

The advice she received was invaluable

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Register for ChallengeHER: Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting – January 22, 2014

Register for ChallengeHER: Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting

Highlighting the unique opportunity WOSB federal contractors can have

SBA, WIPP and American Express OPEN have partnered to host ChallengeHER, a free contracting event…

By C. Daniel Baker

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3 Myths About Successful Startup Cultures

3 Myths About Successful Startup Cultures

Is breaking down the cubicle wall helping your company?

Certain personality types are said to be signs of a successful company

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

Not Just Contracts: The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Webinar

During 2012, small businesses received more than $15.8 billion in 8(a) contract dollars.

The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program was created to help small businesses grow their through…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring Remote Workers

Are remote workers the right fit for your company?

While remote workers have their place in an increasingly global labor market, hiring outside staff…

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

How to Start Your Own Business While on the Job

How to leverage your current position into a new company

Becoming an intrapreneur isn’t easy. If you want it to happen, you’re going to have…

By C. Daniel Baker

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4 Ways to Find The Right Mentor For Your Business

Your mentor must be as dedicated to your business as you are

How to find a mentor that has a vested interest in learning more about you…

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 Steps to Invest in a Trademark

Steps to Take When Investing in a Trademark

A trademark is an important investment in protecting your business

Steps to help expedite creating a trademark for your business

By C. Daniel Baker

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Thriving Economy Draws Largest Franchise Expo in the South to Houston Feb. 6-8

Largest Franchise Expo in the South Relocates to Houston

Expo will feature hundreds of top businesses

Franchise Expo South, the largest franchise expo in the South, will relocate to its new…

By C. Daniel Baker

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

What Did 2013′s Disasters Teach Us About Being Prepared?

Webinar will take a look at how disasters in 2013 caused business interruptions

Webinar will look at small and large-scale disasters in 2013 that caused business interruptions, and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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NASA recognizes the outstanding effort of Small Businesses

How Small Business & NASA Are Working Together Toward Future Missions

NASA continues to work with small business, to the tune of $38.7 million

NASA’s small business innovation research projects continue to link small business with our space program

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Menswear Brand Ikiré Jones Mixes High Fashion with African aesthetics

Menswear Brand Ikiré Jones Mixes High Fashion with African Aesthetics

Ikiré Jones is best described as "Brooklyn meets West Africa"

Wale Oyejide, one of Esquire Magazine’s “Best Dressed Real Men in America,” launches his high…

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Intoxicake NYC infuses liquor and cupcakes

Intoxicake NYC Liquor Infused Cupcakes Are Serious Business

Ashleigh Fitzwilliam is the owner of Intoxicake NYC, a fast rising brand that mixes cupcakes and liquor.

Intoxicake NYC is featured in “Mob Wives” and “Hip Hop Gossip Girls”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Startup Lessons from an NFL Coach

The Pete Carroll Rules: How to Apply NFL Leadership to a Startup

Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks shares his leadership skills

Running a business and running an NFL team are very similar. Pete Carroll of the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tender Greens

California Restaurant Chain Exposes At-Risk Foster Youth to Culinary Skills

Charitable program offers paid internships at company’s 12 locations

Oberholtzer decided to put it under the umbrella of Tender Greens instead of establishing a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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"How will my business make money if no one wants to pay?"

Tips on Overcoming and Surviving a Financial Crisis

The best time to overcome a financial crisis is before there is one

Karl Hardesty, CEO of Hardesty LLC, offers tips for overcoming a financial crisis and avoiding…

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5 Most Popular Options Used to Finance a Startup

These are the more common ways entrepreneurs are accessing cash to launch their enterprises

Methods like these can get your business the cashflow it needs

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Golden Rules of Customer Retention

How To Build a Real Connection With Customers

Tips to gain customers, grow revenue, and grow your business using real connections

How to organically create real relationships with your customers and turn them into repeat buyers

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The New Loyalty Is Not Just About Transactions; It's About Interactions

Tips to Leverage Business Relationships and Convert Them Into Paying Clients

Opportunities to create enduring client relationships present themselves daily

Whether your company is a start-up or well established, these basic initiatives can build credibility,…

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Rejected for a bank loan, alternate solutions

Rejected For a Business Bank Loan…Now What?

Currently about 60% of small businesses will be denied a bank loan

Small businesses need access to working capital to grow. But how can they obtain this…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Dissolve Your Inactive Business Before Dec 31st to Avoid Penalties

When a business is no longer active, it's important to dissolve the business

Leaving an inactive business open without properly dissolving it leaves the owners of said business…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Nominate a Business for the 2014 National Small Business Week Awards

Are you a small business owner with a success story to tell?

Submit your nomination!

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Small Businesses turning to Government Contracts and GSA Schedule to find success in tough economy

GSA Broadens Outreach & Expands Opportunities For Small Business

This marks the 2nd year in a row that GSA has received an A+ from the SBA

The GSA has expanded its opportunities for small businesses by hosting small business training &…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How Small Businesses Can Gain a Competitive Advantage through HUBZone Certification

In fiscal year 2012, HUBZone firms received $8.01 billion in federal contracts

The SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone programs provides contracting opportunities to small businesses located…

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John Sweet’s 10 Lessons On Baking Success Into Your Small Business

10 Lessons on Baking Success Into Your Small Business

John Sweet reflects on lessons learned after 10 successful years in business

For 10 years, John Sweet & his wife Angela turned Niedlove’s Breadworks into a Chattanooga…

By C. Daniel Baker

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6 Ideas to Turn Your Customer Holiday Gifts Into a Marketing Tool

How to Turn Your Customer’s Holiday Gifts Into a Marketing Tool

Simple steps to help you retain clients using holiday gifts

Make your holiday gifts do double duty—not only as a “thank you” business, but also…

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Why Are Jamba Juice Franchieses Growing In Popularity?

Behind the Growing Popularity of Jamba Juice

A Jamba Juice franchise generates an average of $700,000 a year

Jamba Juice mixes an easy to create product with low overhead, making it a very…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Keep Your Business Lean and Profitable

How to incorporate the stay lean movement in your business

Staying lean in business requires examination and retooling to find and wipe out inefficiencies

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ex-Im Bank Annual Report Outlines Record Year for Small Businesses

Ex-Im Bank Annual Report Outlines Record Year for Small Businesses

$27 billion in export financing supported more than 200,000 U.S. jobs

Nearly 90 percent of the banks transactions in FY 13 were for small businesses –…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Sisters Prep to Take Over $28 Million Black Construction Business

The Lynn's family 29-year-old mom-and-pop business has grown to be one of the nation's largest black-owned firms

Louis B. Lynn’s family tree is rooted in entrepreneurship

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IBM Helps Women's Cooperatives in Tangier Become More Profitable

IBM Helps Women Entrepreneurs in Africa Develop Business Strategies

Teams developed strategies for cultural preservation & sustainable development

IBM’s Corporate Service Corps deploys IBM employees from around the world to share their expertise…

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

Start now to plan your holiday retail marketing campaign

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and the time is now to make sure you…

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Ex-Im Bank Annual Report Outlines Record Year for Small Businesses

FedEx & The Export-Import Bank Join Forces to Empower U.S. Businesses to Export

Ex-Im Bank's total authorizations are supporting an estimated $50 billion in U.S. export sales

Alliance that will help U.S. small and medium-sized businesses reach the 95% of the world’s…

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Entrepreneur of the Week: PR Expert Suzan McDowell Takes Miami by Storm

McDowell discusses the growing success of her agency, how her Jamaican heritage has impacted her professional career and evolving the challenges of entrepreneurship

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with McDowell to talk about the success of her agency

By Kimberly Wilson

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Beware Toxic Employess

One-Third of Employees Are Unclear About Company Business Goals

Most workers have no idea what their companies corporate goals are

Workers at small companies may be less aware of the strategic vision than their peers…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Growing Your Business At the Right Pace

5 Essential Things to Consider Before Starting a Business

Your background, experience and education must align with you business

Successful people aren’t measured by how many ideas they have, but by their ability to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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U.S. Global Business Solutions Initiative To Increase Small Business Exports

U.S. Global Business Solutions Initiative to Increase Small Business Exports

Initiative aims to add 50k small businesses to the nation's exporter base by 2017.

The U.S. Global Business Solutions (USGBS) is an interagency initiative to expand the reach of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Your Year-End Small Business Accounting Checklist

How to best manage your small business for success in the new year

Tips to help you best manage your company finances and position your small business for…

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Know The Flow: Cash Is Critical To Small Business Survival

1 out of every 3 small businesses fails within the first two years, often due to poor financial management

PNC Bank offers tips to help

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SBA HUBZone Webinar Part II: How Small Businesses Can Gain Competitive Advantage through HUBZone Certification

SBA Webinar Part II: How Small Businesses Can Gain HUBZone Certification Today at 2PM EST

Part 2 of the SBA's HUBZone Certification Webinar

The webinar will focus on Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone contracting requirements

By C. Daniel Baker

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Give1 Project Launches Entrepreneurship Incubator in Dakar

The official launch of the program took place during the opening ceremony of the new office headquarters in Dakar, Senegal on December 12th

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What do Potential Employees Value Most in a Company?

How Are You Evaluating Your Clients?

In a service business, picking the right clients can mean the difference between success and failure

How to avoid the bad clients and attract the good ones

By C. Daniel Baker

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Avoiding Cultural Missteps and cultural appropriation

Avoiding Cultural Mishaps, A Lesson from Paul Frank

What to do to surivive a cultural miscue

The Paul Frank Brand hosted a offensive Native American-themed party. What your brand can learn…

By C. Daniel Baker

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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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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