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Letisha Royster, the founder of the Waterless Medi-Pedi & Nail Spa,

Why This Woman Launched a Waterless Medi-Pedi Nail Spa

Her innovative spa uses no water for a reason

For many of us, a trip to the nail salon means soaking your hands or…

By Kandia Johnson

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Eminent Franchisee Valerie Daniels-Carter Takes Over as AAA’s Board Chair

Her primary goal is extending AAA's digital platform

 

As the new chair of the AAA, Valerie Daniels-Carter has ambitious plans for North America’s…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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disctopia founder patrick hill

On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the Founder and CEO of Disctopia

On the road with "Shark Tank" hopefuls

Values Partnerships leads a nationwide casting tour for ABC’s Shark Tank, which is focused on bringing more diverse ideas…

By Brandon Andrews

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gas prices

8 Ways Small Businesses Can Fight Rising Gas Prices

You may not even be aware how rising gas prices can cripple your business. Here's how to survive

Often faced with multiple challenges to turn a profit, small businesses can add navigating rising…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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nude barre ceo erin carpenter

On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the Founder and CEO of Nude Barre

Q&A with Harlem casting call hopeful

Values Partnerships leads a nationwide casting tour for ABC’s Shark Tank, which is focused on bringing more diverse ideas…

By Brandon Andrews

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The Power of Tradeshow Marketing and Your Small Business

Think of it as a live performance for potential customers

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When considering marketing and advertising campaigns, many business owners immediately think radio, television,…

By Jerome D. Love

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Black Enterprise’s Ultimate Guide for Small Business (2017)

Our 2017 guide for small business owners

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It’s National Small Business Week! According to the Small Business Association (SBA), small businesses…

By Samara Lynn

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These Mistakes Turned the Fyre Festival Into the Shea Moisture of Event Planning

If your goal is to plan a successful event for your small business, DO NOT emulate the actions of Fyre Festival's organizers

Remember that whole bit Dave Chappelle did about the validity of celebrity opinions in his…

By Samara Lynn

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5 Tips on Marketing Your Business For $100 Or Less

You can do much more than buy a Facebook ad.

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You don’t have to break the bank in order to market your business…

By Cameka Smith

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7 Secrets of a Side Hustler: How This Millennial Leads a $400 Million Project While Running Her Own Successful Business

Jereshia Hawk has found the key to balancing her full-time position at a Fortune 500 company and managing her own side hustle

Let’s be real; most of us have a hard time managing one full-time job. However,…

By Kandia Johnson

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Patti Labelle

Don’t Miss Patti LaBelle and Hank Aaron at the 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit

Just two of many leaders who will share their business secrets at our annual conference

Just added to the speaker line-up at this year’s Entrepreneurs Summit are the legendary singer…

By Selena Hill

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Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson Discusses His New Skin Care Line for People of Color

The Robinsons present their latest venture: a skin care line specially formulated for people of color

Smokey Robinson and his wife and partner, present their latest venture, the Get Ready and…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Network

3 Networking Mistakes Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

Maintain a positive reputation for yourself and your business by avoiding these common networking errors

When it comes to growing your business, the right relationships can take you places that…

By Kandia Johnson

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Don’t Bite the Hand That Feeds You: 3 Ways to Avoid the Shea Moisture Mistake

Black business owners can avoid Shea Moisture's missteps with these tips from Black Enterprise's own in-house marketing rock star

Shea Moisture has recently joined the ranks of Pepsi and United Airlines—companies who ruffled more…

By Rochelle Turner

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Shea Moisture’s Painful Lesson in Marketing While Black

Shea Moisture's pain can provide an example to other black entrepreneurs

It all started late Monday afternoon. “Shea Moisture” was trending on Twitter. Typically, haircare products…

By Samara Lynn

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small business success

Shonda Rhimes, Jessica Alba Share Their Small Business Success Secrets

American Express OPEN brings out top CEOs for its Success Makers event

American Express OPEN brings out Shonda Rhimes, Jessica Alba, and other top CEOs for its…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Relationships

#MillionaireMovesMonday: Relationships Are Key

Your relationships are a key factor to building a successful business

Often times who you know will give you more leverage and power than what you…

By Selena Hill

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Shark Tank star Daymond John

‘Shark Tank’ Star Daymond John Opens Up About His New Venture [VIDEO]

The serial entrepreneur and 'Shark Tank' star saw a need for this kind of business

In an exclusive video, serial entrepreneur and Shark Tank star Daymond John shares why he…

By Alisa Gumbs

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franchise

These Franchise Partners Are One of a Kind

Meet the only two African American women owners in the SpeedPro Imaging franchise

Meet the only two African American women owners in the SpeedPro Imaging franchise, and learn…

By Nancy E Williams

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Climate Change

For Black Small Business Owners, Climate Change is Especially Harmful

As we commemorate Earth Day, entrepreneur Ron Busby explores the detriment of climate change on black businesses

For entrepreneurs, extreme weather, sea level rise, and local pollution choke more than the health…

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How To

change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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