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Afrocentric Empowerment Dolls Changing the Way Black Girls See Beauty

Former Wall Street executive launches a collection of Afrocentric avatar toys to help black girls, like her daughter, who don't feel pretty

After watching her 4-year-old have a meltdown over her hair, Múkami Kinoti Kimoth created a…

By Selena Hill

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 31: John H. Johnson’s Enduring Lessons on Growing Black Businesses

Business lessons from the Ebony and Jet founder

John H. Johnson is named the first BE Entrepreneur of the Decade, having built Johnson…

By Derek T. Dingle

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quit your job

4 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job to Grow Your Business

If you spend most of your time working for someone else, your small business can suffer

I  understand the importance of getting a business up and running before leaving a full-time…

By Shakira M. Brown

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Pound Poms creator Sherry Leetham with Steve Harvey on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: PoundPoms Creator Sherry Leetham

The idea of pom poms as workout equipment, netted her $10,000 in capital

On Episode 4 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Sherry Leetham pitched her product, PoundPoms—weighted cheerleading pom poms…

By Brandon Andrews

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5 Signs Your Business Is Ready for a Credit Card

A business credit card can take your business to new heights

A major bonus of using your business credit card is the airline miles you could…

By Samara Lynn

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Youngest in Your Family? You’re More Likely to Be Self-Employed, Study Finds

Entrepreneurs are likely the babies of the family

Youngest-born children may be less risk-averse than their older siblings, which makes them more likely…

By Samara Lynn

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Remembering Dick Gregory: Comedian, Activist, and Entrepreneur

The legendary comic was a health advocate; a passion that drove his business success

Gregory eventually became a successful entrepreneur. A long-time vegan and healthy eating advocate, many may…

By Samara Lynn

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Courtney Caldwell and Dr. Tye Caldwell

The ShearShare Power Couple Takes Their Startup to The Next Level

Strategic partnerships are advancing their startup

Since September 2016, Black Enterprise.com has followed the journey of ShearShare, a marketplace which allows salon and…

By Kandia Johnson

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5 Steps To Creating Content That Successfully Attracts Customers

Good content alone doesn't attract customers

Creating engaging content is one of the best ways to attract new customers. But before…

By Kandia Johnson

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entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs: Here’s Your Chance to Realize Your Wildest Business Dreams

Your video could turn into an amazing opportunity

The entrepreneurs with the most compelling video will win an all-expense paid trip to this…

By Samara Lynn

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The Fishing Caddy CEO Joe Pippins on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: Fishing Caddy Creator Joe Pippins

Fishing Caddy CEO Joe Pippins pitched his business on "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" and won $20,000. Learn more about his story.

Fishing Caddy CEO Joe Pippins pitched his business on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome; winning $20,000. He…

By Brandon Andrews

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Wonderffle Waffle Iron Creator Mike Bradford on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: Wonderffle Stuffed Waffle Iron Creator Mike Bradford

His gadget for creating stuffed waffles, earned him $50,000

On Episode 3 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Mike Bradford from Texas pitched his product, the…

By Brandon Andrews

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competitors

3 Ways to Learn From Your Competitors

You must study your competition in order to beat them

As you take your business to the next level, your competitors are a great source…

By Kandia Johnson

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The 45 Greatest Moments in Black Business Series Continues

Black Enterprise's countdown of the milestones of the largest black-owned businesses continues into the next couple of weeks

For the past few weeks we’ve been presenting a web series on the truly monumental…

By Samara Lynn

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design

Boss Office Makeover: 5 Design Essentials To Increase Productivity

Award-winning interior designer Dereky Hagler shares simple and practical design ideas that will upgrade your home office and inspire you to get more done

Get practical design ideas to upgrade your home office that will inspire you to complete…

By Roz A Gee

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Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: Tri Bow Tie Creator Marlon Rhodeman

Tri Bow Tie CEO Marlon Rhodeman pitched on Steve Harvey's Funderdome, winning capital for his business. He shares his story with Black Enterprise

Tri Bow Tie CEO Marlon Rhodeman pitched his fashion business on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. He…

By Brandon Andrews

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Jason Mayden (Image: Impact Theory)

Former Lead Jordan Sneaker Designer Raises $7 Million for His New Business, Super Heroic

Mayden recently dove head first into his new venture, Super Heroic, a play focused brand born out of disruptive innovation

I look at myself as being equal to everyone I’m in a room with and…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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This Swim School Franchise Owner Proves; Yes, We ‘Own’ Swimming

The competitive swimmer had no idea she'd end up owning a swim school franchise

The stereotype that people of color don’t swim is rapidly deteriorating. Karese Cain turned her…

By Nancy E Williams

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She Lost Her Job, And Then Made Over $80K in Profits During Memphis Black Restaurant Week

After a career setback she became better; not bitter

“Believe it or not, I did not expect the Memphis Black Restaurant Week to be…

By Charlene Rhinehart

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black chef Vaughn Moore

Black Chef Series: Meet Chef Vaughn Moore

This gourmet pastry chef owns his own sweets catering company

This chef’s creations are so good that he had a cake featured at one of President…

By Alisa Gumbs

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After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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