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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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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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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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Top 10 Questions to Ask Before You Relocate

There’s a great quote by Oprah Winfrey that says, “I believe that one of life’s…

By Toni Howard Lowe

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entrepreneur

How to Raise an Entrepreneur

Here’s how parents can nurture their child’s talents, desires, and foster their inner entrepreneur

Fostering an entrepreneurial mindset helps children focus on solutions, rather than the problem. Parents (and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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franchise

Juicy Franchise Opportunities For Millennials

Juice and smoothie bars are fast growing segment of the restaurant business with wide appeal

Juice is a growing segment in the restaurant business. Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Tasha Smith

Tasha Smith Opens Up About Creating Her Own “Empire”

Actress Tasha Smith on the power of working in your purpose

When skill, favor, and faith collide, enter actress Tasha Smith. And when Tasha Smith comes…

By Sirita Wright

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black businesses

#BlackBizMatters: Spending $1.2 Trillion Black Buying Power With Black Businesses

Buying products and services from black-owned businesses helps them to grow and to employ other African Americans

Circulating dollars into black-owned businesses is critical to those businesses—it enables them to keep their…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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big-name contracts

3 Traits Millennials Need for Long-Term Career Success

Shirley Ann Jackson's insightful advice about what skills millennial professionals need to succeed in an ever-evolving workforce

In assessing the business landscape in the coming decade, there will be only one constant:…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Youtube

How to Get Your Marketing Content Thousands of Views on YouTube

Tips and tricks for boosting brand awareness by creating viral video content

Almost one-third of all Internet users watch YouTube, streaming hundreds of millions of hours of content…

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Entrepreneurs

How Reactive Entrepreneurs Can Prepare for the Future of Business

What if social entrepreneurs were also futurists? As a catalyst of enterprise, this explains the significance of preemptive social entrepreneurship

In this anthology, I challenge the next generation of social enterprise leaders to embrace preemption as…

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Soul to Sole, Stepping Into Destiny Part I

A successful engineer turned high-end Italian shoe designer discusses her journey

Soul to Sole
If you have ever considered the idea of starting a second career or…

By Candace Boggan

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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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