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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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snapchat

Using Snapchat For Less Than $20 To Attract Customers And Generate Business

Check out how on-demand geofilters are a great way to promote a business location, an event, or in-store promotion

Snapchat is no longer ‘just’ for millenials in America; more people in general are using…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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#PitchLeBronContest

NBA Star LeBron James To Endorse African American Female Entrepreneur

Yolanda's Construction beat outs the competition in CNBC's Cleveland Hustles #PitchLeBronContest

An African American woman-owned business, Yolanda’s Construction Administration & Traffic Control, has won over NBA…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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target customer

10 Ways to Easily and Correctly Identify Your Target Customer

What process do you use to identify who your target customer is, in order to craft more effective marketing messages?

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

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business loan

How to Get a Small Business Loan With Bad Credit

Here are some alternative loan sources for business owners with less than stellar credit scores

One way entrepreneurs can ease the pain of poor credit is to work with revenue-based…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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bank black

#BlackBizMatters: 3 Reasons to Bank Black

National Bankers Association President Michael Grant explains how banking black strengthens communities and small businesses

This summer, Killer Mike and Solange Knowles used their platforms to encourage fans and those…

By Kali Wilder

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Marketing Frustrations

Eliminating Headaches: How to Decrease Marketing Frustrations

Tips to simplify the marketing process for your business

Marketing can be a very challenging function for small businesses. It takes a lot of…

By Sherron Washington

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Kobe

Will Kobe Bryant’s $100 Million Tech Fund Capitalize Black Entrepreneurs?

Sports icon turned venture capitalist, Kobe Bryant, has the potential to set a powerful, influential example for other investors by investing in black-owned businesses

After retiring earlier this year, Kobe Bryant, the former NBA MVP, announced the launch of…

By Jared Brown

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private prisons

Department of Justice Will Stop Using For-Profit Private Prisons

Studies show that privately owned prisons are more about making profits and less about rehabilitating inmates

The U.S. Department of Justice will stop contracting with for-profit prison operators. Deputy Attorney General…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Clinton blackface

Can Clinton Break Barriers for Black Businesses?

Presidential nominee lays out strategy to support entrepreneurship and small business growth

Hillary Clinton pledged to invest $25 billion to support entrepreneurship and small business growth in…

By Jared Brown

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car wash

World’s First Eco-friendly Steam Cleaning Car Wash Franchise

Unique market niche offers low-cost opportunities to prospective entrepreneurs

In 2002, Emmanuel Williams, founder and chief executive officer of DetailXPerts professional detailing business, a native…

By Nancy E Williams

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big-name contracts

How to Land Big-Name Contracts (Regardless of Your Company Size)

Trust is vital to business success

The secret to landing big contracts isn’t deeper pockets or more manpower—it’s getting prospects to…

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Kobe

Kobe Co-Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund for Tech, Media, and More

Fund mission is to backing budding entrepreneurs and add real value

The Wall Street Journal reports that retired basketball great Kobe Bryant launched a $100 million…

By Samara Lynn

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5 Things You Need to Know to Get a Line of Credit for Your Business

Here’s what loan officers are looking for when deciding to grant you a line of credit

Businesses typically use a line of credit to maintain or expand a business—not start a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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business

5 Lessons I Learned After I Started My Own Business

Learning to look at the big--and little--picture

If you’re an entrepreneur, you already know that starting a business is a lot of…

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Successful CTOs

8 Qualities All Successful CTOs Share

How to rise to the occasion as a great CTO

The most successful businesses I’ve worked with have one thing in common: excellent leadership. As…

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customer

4 Simple Ways to Truly Put Your Customer First

Keeping the voice of the consumer top-of-mind at all times is key

Most successful companies are “consumer-first.” And while your job might be hectic at times, your…

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Portrait of a young businesswoman sitting at her desk in an office

Fun Facts About Millennials and Banking

The digital generation’s perspective on banks is different in comparison to past generations

The digital generation’s perspective on banks is different in comparison to past generations—33% of millennials…

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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