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BeyHive

How to Build a Tribe as Fiercely Loyal as Beyonce’s BeyHive

Make it a point to connect, empower, and nurture the relationships with your customers

A loyal customer is the holy grail for a business owner. That’s because these raving…

By Sonia Thompson

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grants

7 Top Grants Or Free Money For Black Women Entrepreneurs

To help ease the top barrier to entry for many small businesses, which is access to capital, here are some of the top grants available

Women entrepreneurs continue to get shortchanged when it comes to getting bank loans, venture capital…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Job

Can’t Find a Job? Buy One!

To take control of your professional destiny, consider investing in one of these five franchises

On a daily basis, I consult with people that are at a crossroads regarding their…

By Nancy E Williams

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shelley worrell

What This Former Google Exec Did After She Left Her Job Changed Her Life

Shelley Worrell is creating a new voice for the global Caribbean community

It started when she bought a shipping container and turned it into a pop-up art…

By Maryann Reid

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july 4th

5 Books Every Millennial Entrepreneur Must Read

Because entrepreneurial success requires a degree of self-education

Make no mistake about the best entrepreneurs read. Entrepreneurial success requires that you continuously invest…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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student debt

Student Debt Is Keeping Millennials From Pursuing Their Entrepreneurial Passions

More than half of young entrepreneurs are women and a quarter are people of color

A majority (51 percent) of the 80 million millennials in the U.S. currently own or…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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social media mishaps

How to Avoid Social Media Mishaps in the Workplace

If employees’ inappropriate posts can be traced back to your company, they immediately become your problem, too.

It’s early on a Monday morning, but your office is already buzzing. At first, this…

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key employee

Creating a Smooth Transition After a Key Employee Moves On

Pre-empt the need to document jobs only on departure

Kim had been with LogicPrep from the very beginning—when there were just four of us working…

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failed business engagement

How Our Company Bounced Back From a Failed Client Engagement

Getting caught up in the excitement of a client relationship can allow a situation to grow beyond your comfort zone

In the summer of 2014, my company was doing great work with a large client engagement.…

By Black Enterprise

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Entrepreneurs

The Stark Reality about Entrepreneurs of Color

2016 Shark Tank Casting Tour Recap

The stark reality about entrepreneurs of color is that their brilliance, ingenuity, and grit are…

By Black Enterprise

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credit card

Are You Carrying the Wrong Credit Card?

Use a card that's right for you, one that matches your spending and financial situation

At least one in five credit card customers are carrying the wrong card, according to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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marketing

Offbeat, Creative Ways for Marketing Your Business

KFC's fried chicken scented sunscreen shows how a publicity stunt can draw positive attention to your brand

The KFC Extra Crispy Sunscreen is an example of stunt marketing at its best. Executed…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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franchise

4 Money Making Franchise Opportunities for Pet Lovers and Entrepreneurs

Pet care is a $62 billion industry that continues to grow

The pet industry is made up of the products and services that keep pets alive,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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first website

Know Where to Start: Advice for Launching Your First Website

Use these tips to build and launch a successful website

Whether it’s for personal use or for business, starting your first website can be quite…

By Black Enterprise

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Personal Brand

How to Build Your Personal Brand to Promote Your Business

Network boldly to build brand awareness

Most entrepreneurs think that the business or product they represent is the most important aspect…

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African American women

What It’s Like for Black Women in America

African American women are critical for the country’s economic stability, yet they still continue to face barriers to their success

Without a doubt, African American women are critical to the economic stability and success of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How High School Habits Can Lead to Long-Term Success

Tools to help you prioritize, prepare, and perform to get ahead

Have you ever thought about what has made you more successful than most other people?…

By Black Enterprise

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entrepreneurship

10 Common Ethical Dilemmas in Entrepreneurship

What is one common ethical dilemma small business owners often face, and how can you overcome it?

The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization…

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productivity

3 Ways You Can Boost Employee Productivity and Drive Profits in Your Business

Happy and productive workers means more money for your business

Like many business owners, you may be reviewing your budget in an effort to increase…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Robin Wilson

After 16 Years in Business, Eco-Designer Robin Wilson Shares the Secrets to Her Success

Black Enterprise's 2008 Innovator of the Year Award recipient, Robin Wilson, advises entrepreneurs on effective strategies for sustaining a successful business

New York City Interior Designer Robin Wilson is going 16 years strong in business, having…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To

hire talent

How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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grief

How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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