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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Cosmetics Company CEO Vera Moore Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Its 500th Restaurant in New York City Dennis Kimbro to Keynote Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council Conference Pennsylvania Invites Small Businesses to Apply for DEP’s Green Grants Janice Bryant Howroyd Selected as a Regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Mistakes to Avoid When Raising Money For Your Startup Obama Administration Delays Implementation of the Affordable Care Act Cool Jobs: Savvy Entrepreneur Overcomes Pull of the Streets to Spark Online Movement Why You Shouldn’t Learn to Code for Your Startup 3 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make With Their Financials SBA Supports & Celebrates Entrepreneurship During LGBT Pride Month Rapper Killer Mike Redefines “SWAG” with Barbershop Don’t Wait To Start A Business Before Reading “The Entrepreneur Mind” Small & Mid-Market Businesses More Optimistic About their Financial Well-Being Small Businesses Go to Congress to Oppose the Marketplace Fairness Act Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Petroleum Products CEO Stephen Hightower U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Supports Legislation to Improve Access to Federal Contracts Billion Dollar Businessman Dave Steward Shares Success Secrets Advice & Highlights From 2013 National Small Business Week New Bills Would Boost Small Businesses Access to Capital, Enhance Female Entrepreneurship They’re Back! Twinkies Making a July Comeback 5 Ways to Make Your Small Business More Sustainable Flavor Flav’s Chicken & Ribs is Back in Business National Prime Contractor & Subcontractor of the Year Named at Small Business Week Month of the Man: Restaurateur Talks Transition from Government Worker to Entrepreneur Entrepreneurs’ Organization Seeking Corporate Mentors for Student Business Owners Flavor Flav Chicken & Ribs Evicted from its Michigan Location Small Business Association Increases Size Standards for 70 Industries Licensing Industry Revenue Rises for Second Consecutive Year Homestyle Dining Joins VetFran & MinorityFran Initiatives of the International Franchise Association Chipotle Becomes 1st Fast-Food Chain to Label its GMO Ingredient Items Neat Offers Entrepreneurs On the Go New Mobile Features Rick C. Wade Helps Small Businesses Expand Into the Global Marketplace Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Offers Business Camp for Area Students Flavor Flav’s Chicken And Ribs Restaurant Facing Eviction President Obama Proclaims the Start of National Small Business Week FOCUS100 Symposium and Bootcamp Returns October 4th Small Business Owners Predict Increase in Hiring of Full-Time Staff NYC Tourists Could Face Fines for Buying Counterfeit Luxury Goods Month of the Man: 3 Steps to Startup Success for Tech Entrepreneurs How to Find the Right E-Commerce Platform HarlemGarage Brings Startup Culture Uptown Dunkin’ Donuts Customer Hurls Racist Slurs Over Not Getting a Receipt Design Essentials Penetrates the Natural Hair Care Market Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Marketing Maven Tina Wells 4 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Franchise Kravitz Design to Create and Style Show Set for The Queen Latifah Show 5 Tips for Achieving Live Video Success Coca-Cola Launching Atlanta Tech Center, Bringing 2000 New Jobs Cheryl Pearson-McNeil to Keynote the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Expo Samuel Adams Expands Small Business Funding and Mentoring to San Francisco 7-Eleven Celebrates National Iced Tea Day with 6 Days of Free Snapple Tea Silicon Valley Utility Industry Conference Showcases Minority and Women Owned Businesses Advantage Contracting Named SBA’s Eastern Penn. 2013 Minority Small Business Of The Year 13 SEO Tools for Startups AARP and SBA Share Advice on Entrepreneurship for the 50 Plus Mona Scott-Young & Nicki Minaj Announce New Moscato Wine Beverage 7 Easy Steps to Optimize Your Business Blog Posts Are You Ready to Lead Your Company Through a Crisis? Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: “Shark” Daymond John Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott ELEVATES Female Entrepreneurs Across The Country How Licensing Can Help Your Business Idea Become More Lucrative NMSDC, University of Washington Foster School of Business Announce Partnership 4 Ways to Build B2C Relationships Online Dunkin’ Donuts Adds Bacon Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich to Menu Does Walmart Rely on Taxpayers to Subsidize Workers’ Pay? WorldStarHipHop CEO Shrugs Off Ethics, for Success How to Leave Your Corporate Job and Be a Smart Entrepreneur Gloria Pualani Honored as One of the Top 50 Women in Corporate Supplier Diversity SBA Presents “Identifying and Connecting With Your Influencers for Small Business” Webinar SBA Honors Small Business Person of the Year Winners from 50 States Chris Stokes Goes Indy for New Film “Captivity”, Prefers Smaller Studios Salads Only 2 to 3 Percent of McDonald’s Sales SBA Hosts Business Matchmaking Events During National Small Business Week “Kid” Entrepreneurs to Set Up Stands Across New Jersey on Lemonade Day Healthy Nation? Most Visited U.S. Businesses are Fast Food Chains Owner of Largest Privately Owned Black Company Shares His Secrets Shaquille O’Neal Inks Deal With Arizona Beverages For Soda Brand 7-Eleven Adds Breakfast Empanada Bites to Hot Foods Menu Two Key Ways to Reposition Your Brand to Make More Money Papa John’s Apologizes Over Racist ‘N-Word’ Voicemail AARP Launches “Life Reimagined” Program to Help Achieve Goals at Any Age 4 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Pitching For Capital 10 Great Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs Mayor Bloomberg Announces Online Competition for Black and Latino Young Men 5 Surefire Ways to Make Your Website Work for You How to Start an Employee Wellness Program KeyBank Pledges Increase in SBA Loans to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Minority Business Development Agency Announces Grant to Launch Business Centers Pennsylvania Recognizes Businesses, Entrepreneurs at Inaugural ImPAct Awards Ceremony Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Lisa Wu Launches Lipstick Line J-Lo to Open Chain of Cellphone Stores How and Why You Need to Assess Your Inner Circle Entrepreneurship Rates Reach Highest Level in More Than a Decade eBay Offers Free “Search at eBay” Webinar for Small Business Owners Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Leading Architect Dina A. Griffin SBA Presents “Creating Social Media Content for Small Businesses” Small Business Credit Index Shows Unexpected Improvement SBA’s Veteran Pledge Initiative Aims to Help Veterans Become Entrepreneurs Kevin Liles Launches “Go N’Syde,” Official Beverage of “The Trip to Bountiful” Ford’s Supplier Diversity Program Celebrates 35 Years Empowering Business Owners Austin-Based Travel Startup Localeur Expands to Add Houston Watch BET Founder Robert L. Johnson Honored at 12:30 at EC Live Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Workforce Solutions Mogul Harold Mills Quixey Hires Former Google and Spotify Executive Richard Gregory When Do You Check Your Email? New Report Says Most Do ‘At All Times’ SBA Offers Tips on Protecting Your Business This Hurricane Season Best of America’s Largest Black-Owned Companies To Be Honored At Entrepreneurs Conference Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Receives Certification from SBA Summer@Highland Success Camp for Student Entrepreneurs Announces 2013 Class Low-Cost Background Checks Are a High-Risk Option Ernst & Young Seeks Applicants for its 2013 Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program Equatorial Guinea Establishes Loan Guarantee Program for Small Businesses Entrepreneurs: MSNBC’s “Your Business” Wants To Hear From You! Small Businesses Like “Sweetie Pie’s” Rake in Cash After Reality TV Spots Cory A. Booker and Tech Executives Call for Policies to Support Growth, Job Creation Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Education Entrepreneur WyKesha Hayes Food Truck Owners: ‘The Business Kinda Stinks’ Mayor Michael Bloomberg Kicks Off The Launch Of Urban Compass How to Prepare for a First (Business) Date Warren Buffett Shares Ideas and Advice With Student Entrepreneurs New Survey Shows Performance on Track for Small Businesses, but Hiring Stalls in 2013 Huggies Celebrates Innovative ‘Mompreneurs’ With $15K Grant Program Couple Uses Their Beauty Industry Experience to Launch Hair Care Brand 4 Ways to Successfully Launch a Product on Facebook Census Shows Decreasing Revenues for Black Businesses Buffalo Wild Wings Changes Prices and Menu, Adds Gamechanger Beer Better Bank Lending Would Improve Small Business Exports Entrepreneurs Conference: Celebrating Small Businesses Revved Up for Growth NAMIC to Hold Panel Discussions in NYC on Entrepreneurship The Independent Retailer Conference Announces Date and Speaker Lineup Kangu.org Focuses on Crowdfunding Safe Births for Women in Developing Countries NASA Plans Further Development Using Small Business Technology Americans Unite to Help Small Businesses Break Through and Grow Twitter Ads No Longer Invite Only, Now Available to All US Businesses, UBR Spotlight: St. Louis Real Estate and Media Mogul Michael V. Roberts Philadelphia and Verizon Team Up to Create Region’s 1st Small Business Week Cool Jobs: SaGe Services CEO Helps Facilitate Global Tech Innovations Small Businesses Investing Big in Digital Marketing in 2013 SBA and ChallengeHER Partner for Women-Owned Small Businesses Jennifer Carroll to Head Largest Woman-Owned Small Arms Manufacturer in U.S. LivingSocial Posts $50 Million Loss for 2013 First Quarter McDonald’s to Serve Breakfast All Day? Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Joins RockThePost Crowdfunding Site Young Leader Advocates for Tech Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs NY MTA’s New Opportunities for Minority, Women-Owned & Disadvantaged Business Companies Team Up to Train Cocoa Entrepreneurs in Dominican Republic Investors Gather to Fund Promising Marijuana Companies in Seattle The End of an Era? Vibe Magazine Sold, Likely to Become Online Only UBR Spotlight: Construction Industry Trailblazer Marjorie Perry

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Beauty Maven Vera Moore, President & CEO of Vera Moore Cosmetics

Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Cosmetics Company CEO Vera Moore

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

Cosmetics Company CEO Vera Moore joins the Roundtable. Also: Wealth expert Gerald Grant Jr.

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Dunkin' Donuts Opens Its 500th Restaurant In New York City

Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Its 500th Restaurant in New York City

Latest store located in Times Square aims to offer technology to guests

Popular not only in NYC, Dunkin’ Donuts’ restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.9…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Dennis Kimbro To Keynote Diveristy Supplier Convention

Dennis Kimbro to Keynote Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council Conference

Dr. Kimbro is the author of "The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires."

This year’s theme: “Leading Economic Impact – One Connection at A Time,” will highlight best…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA HUBZone Webinar Part II: How Small Businesses Can Gain Competitive Advantage through HUBZone Certification

Pennsylvania Invites Small Businesses to Apply for DEP’s Green Grants

Businesses can apply for 50-percent matching funds of up to $9,500

“Supporting projects that promote energy efficiency, will help keep Pennsylvania on the path to energy…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Janice Bryant Howroyd Selected as a Regional Recipient of the Greater Los Angeles Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Janice Bryant Howroyd Selected as a Regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence

The Act-1 Group is the largest zero-debt, woman & minority-owned workforce management company in the…

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5 THings to Avoid When Funding Your Startup

Mistakes to Avoid When Raising Money For Your Startup

If you’ve landed a meeting with a potential investor, you don’t want to blow it.

If you’ve landed a meeting with a potential investor, avoid the following 5 “don’ts” when…

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Majority Of Business Owners Hesitant To Visit Healthcare Exchanges

Obama Administration Delays Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Treasury Department will publish rules about reporting requirements later this summer.

The Obama Administration is delaying the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate

By C. Daniel Baker

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Cool Jobs: Savvy Entrepreneur Overcomes Pull of the Streets to Spark Online Movement

Gamer Fit Nation founder Antwand Pearman talks power of perseverance, faith

Gamer Fit Nation founder Antwan Pearman talks hard knocks, MTV experience and sparking a movement…

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Why You Shouldn’t Learn to Code for Your Startup

Tech entrepreneur makes argument that you should ditch the coding lessons

A tech entrepreneur shares why he thinks startup founders shouldn’t learn to code.

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3 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make With Their Financials

If you don't know your numbers, you don't know your business—period.

If who don’t know your numbers, you don’t know your business—period.

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SBA Supports & Celebrates Entrepreneurship During LGBT Pride Month

There are more than 1.4 million LGBT-owned small businesses in the US

The Small Business Association embraces an inclusive vision of entrepreneurship, one that draws entrepreneurs from…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Rapper Killer Mike Redefines “SWAG” with Barbershop

“SWAG” means Shave Wash and Groom. So for short, people just call it the SWAG Shop.

When rapper Michael “Killer Mike” Render debuted on the scene in 2001, he seemingly had…

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Don’t Wait To Start A Business Before Reading “The Entrepreneur Mind”

Kevin D. Johnson's book addresses the most important—and overlooked—element of preparing for business ownership: mindset.

The most important—and overlooked—aspect of preparing for entrepreneurship is mindset.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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More Optimistic About Financial Well-Being

Small & Mid-Market Businesses More Optimistic About their Financial Well-Being

Many businesses are expressing increased confidence with capital investment

In a survey of small businesses, 62 percent said their company’s financial well-being is better…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Businesses Go to Congress to Oppose the Marketplace Fairness Act

The Alliance feels that the MFA unfairly burdens small businesses

The eMainStreet Alliance asserts that the MFA unfairly burdens small businesses with high compliance costs…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Stephen Hightower, CEO of Hightowers Petroleum, the 2013 Black Enterprise 100s Industrial/Service Company of the Year

Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Petroleum Products CEO Stephen Hightower

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: Hightowers Petroleum CEO Stephen Hightower; Design Firm CEO…

By Pepper Miller

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celebrate the first anniversary of its Women Vetrepreneurship Program

U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Supports Legislation to Improve Access to Federal Contracts

Group announced their support of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez's bill

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce announced their support of the Women’s Procurement Program Equalization…

By C. Daniel Baker

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World Wide Technology Founder and Chairman David Steward

Billion Dollar Businessman Dave Steward Shares Success Secrets

The founder of the nation’s largest black-owned business attributes SBA to his company’s growth at National Small Business Week

Steward gives credit to SBA for company growth.

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10 Highlights from National Small Business Week

Advice & Highlights From 2013 National Small Business Week

Words of wisdom for business owners and entrepreneurs from the SBA

A collection of words of wisdom from speakers and presenters at the 2013 National Small…

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NAWBO: Women's Procurement Program Equalization Act of 2013

New Bills Would Boost Small Businesses Access to Capital, Enhance Female Entrepreneurship

Bills would boost access to capital and enhance female entrepreneurship.

Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez has introduced 2 bills aimed at fostering entrepreneurship and helping small…

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Can entrepreneurs use crowdfunding to save Hostess

They’re Back! Twinkies Making a July Comeback

After years of struggles, snack company reemerges under new ownership

Under new ownership, Hostess will bring back its beloved snacks on July 15.

By Aaron Morrison

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4 ways to save money on Office Space

5 Ways to Make Your Small Business More Sustainable

Green Lifestyle Expert Yoli Ouiya, provides advice on how to green your office.

Sustainability is not just a trending topic; It is the future of creating efficient…

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Flavor Flav’s Chicken & Ribs is Back in Business

Business partners say the rent wasn't paid because there was a faulty heater emitting carbon monoxide

A judge decides to reverse the restaurant’s eviction order

By Makkada B. Selah

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Advocacy Releases Annual Small Business Lending Report

National Prime Contractor & Subcontractor of the Year Named at Small Business Week

Awards were announced at a breakfast event as part of Small Business Week

Awards were handed to a veteran-owned contractor from Colorado & a woman-owned tech company from…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Month of the Man: Restaurateur Talks Transition from Government Worker to Entrepreneur

Avery Leakes' adolescent boss moves led to big wins

For BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man, we catch up with Avery Leake, 28, on reviving…

By Courtney Connley

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Entrepreneurs' Organization Seeking Corporate Mentors for Student Business Owners

Entrepreneurs’ Organization Seeking Corporate Mentors for Student Business Owners

Seeking corporate volunteers to help local students run scalable businesses

A recent survey cited mentorships as the second most important source of learning for entrepreneurs…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Flavor Flav Chicken & Ribs Evicted from its Michigan Location

Landlord says Flava's restaurant owes $20,000 back rent

Flavor Flav’s Chicken & Waffle joint in Michigan evicted

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SBA to Award Grants to Support R&D, Small Business Innovation

Small Business Association Increases Size Standards for 70 Industries

New size standards will enable more businesses to obtain small business status

Revised standards reflect changes in marketplace conditions & public comments that SBA received to the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Licensing Industry Revenue Rises for Second Consecutive Year

Licensing Industry Revenue Rises for Second Consecutive Year

Entertainment, trademarks/brands, fashion and sports merchandise continue to drive royalties

Trademark owners generated $5.454 billion in royalties in 2012, for an estimated retail value of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Homestyle Dining LLC Joins VetFran And MinorityFran Initiatives Of The International Franchise Association

Homestyle Dining Joins VetFran & MinorityFran Initiatives of the International Franchise Association

New franchisees who will benefit from a reduced initial franchise fee

The Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative, known as “VetFran,” helps veterans with their transition to civilian…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Chipotle to offer catering service in all restaurants

Chipotle Becomes 1st Fast-Food Chain to Label its GMO Ingredient Items

Chipotle says it's trying to eliminate GMOs, but that it's almost impossible to find reliable sources of corn and soybeans that don't include them

Though not required to do so, Chipotle labels its genetically modified foods

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Neat mobile app now lets users share, report, collaborate from their smartphone (Image: Neat)

Neat Offers Entrepreneurs On the Go New Mobile Features

Cloud-based digital filing platform launches updated mobile app with expense reporting features

Neat unveiled updates to its mobile app on Tuesday, which would allow users to tap…

By Janel Martinez

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Rick C. Wade to Help Small Businesses Expand Into the Global Marketplace with Teleconference, Supply Chain Tips

Rick C. Wade Helps Small Businesses Expand Into the Global Marketplace

Wade to help small businesses with growth and expansion strategies.

Former Senior Adviser and Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Commerce aims…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to Offer Innovative Business Camp for Area Students

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Offers Business Camp for Area Students

Start It Up St. Louis program includes activities designed to teach entrepreneurship

Start It Up St. Louis program includes field trips, educational games and learning activities designed…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Flavor Flav’s Chicken And Ribs Restaurant Facing Eviction

Landlord states that the reality TV star hasn't made any payments since November

Flavor claims he will take care of the mess

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Advocacy Releases Annual Small Business Lending Report

President Obama Proclaims the Start of National Small Business Week

This year marks the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week.

President Barack Obama hailed small business owners as the economy’s engine and our biggest…

By C. Daniel Baker

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OCUS100 Symposium and Pitch Bootcamp Kicks Off October 4th with over 80% of speakers women and people of color

FOCUS100 Symposium and Bootcamp Returns October 4th

The most diverse tech conference on the planet is back!

FOCUS100 Symposium and Pitch Bootcamp kicks off October 4th with over 80 percent of speaker…

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3 ways to differentiate your business

Small Business Owners Predict Increase in Hiring of Full-Time Staff

TAB's quarterly survey indicates revenues, profits and hiring will increase

Three out of four small business owners expect sales revenues to increase in the next…

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NYC tourists may soon be fined for buying counterfeit luxury goods

NYC Tourists Could Face Fines for Buying Counterfeit Luxury Goods

Bill would make it a Class A misdemeanor to buy fake goods

It is not a crime to buy or own counterfeit goods in New York City,…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Elliott Breece (far left) with his Songza co-founders (from left) Elias Roman, Peter Asbill, and Eric Davich. Photo courtesy of Forbes.

Month of the Man: 3 Steps to Startup Success for Tech Entrepreneurs

Elliott Breece (far left) with his Songza co-founders (from left) Elias Roman, Peter Asbill, and…

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How to Find the Right E-Commerce Platform

See why determining which e-commerce platform starts with the entrepreneur

Infographic analyzes the drawbacks and benefits of the major e-commerce platforms — and which one…

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HarlemGarage Disassembling Cubicle Culture with Local Flare

HarlemGarage Brings Startup Culture Uptown

Collaborative space teams with NYC to launch an entrepreneurial ecosystem

HarlemGarge looks to support the Harlem community, which has seen a spike in the number…

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Dunkin' Donuts Customer Freaks Out Over Not Getting A Receipt

Dunkin’ Donuts Customer Hurls Racist Slurs Over Not Getting a Receipt

Video of the customer's disgusting behavior has gone viral

In a case of bad behavior caught on tape, one Dunkin’ Donuts customers turns to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Design Essentials Penetrates the Natural Hair Care Market

The founder of Design Essentials, Cornell McBride, Sr., invented Sta-Sof-Fro

Design Essentials embarks on retail campaign in Sally’s and Walgreens for their new natural hair…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Marketing Maven Tina Wells

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

Marketingmaven Tina Wells shares how to profit by tapping to today’s most powerful trendsetters…

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4 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Franchise

Understanding the facts and guiding criteria to identify the right business type and brand

Whether it’s a fast-food restaurant or pet spa, before you buy a franchise make sure…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Kravitz Design Inc. to Create and Style Show Set for The Queen Latifah Show

Kravitz Design to Create and Style Show Set for The Queen Latifah Show

Design team for the new daytime show to be led by Lenny Kravitz

For nearly two decades, Lenny Kravitz has been recognized as a creative visionary, both as…

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5 Tips for Achieving Live Video Success

How to prepare your business for live stream

Several pointers to prepare yourself (and your business) for your first live event.

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Coca-Cola Launching Atlanta Tech Center, Bringing 2000 New Jobs

Coca-Cola will now employ more than 6,500 people downtown, between its North Avenue headquarters and the new IT center

Coca-Cola’s “Information Technology Center of Excellence” is coming to Atlanta

By Makkada B. Selah

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Cheryl Pearson McNeil New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council 2013 Business Opportunity Expo

Cheryl Pearson-McNeil to Keynote the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Expo

This year's theme is: "The Minority-Majority: A New Value Proposition"

Cheryl Pearson-McNeil is senior vice president of public affairs and government relations for Nielsen.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Introduces New "Pitch Room" Contest for Small Business Owners and Hosts Small Business Mentoring Session in New York City

Samuel Adams Expands Small Business Funding and Mentoring to San Francisco

Program has already provided more than $2 million in micro-financing to nearly 240 businesses nationwide

Brewing the American Dream has helped more than 3,000 small businesses nationwide with financing &…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tea for FREE at 7-Eleven® is #Awesummer Retailer Extends National Iced Tea Day with Six Days of Free Snapple Tea

7-Eleven Celebrates National Iced Tea Day with 6 Days of Free Snapple Tea

National Iced Tea Week is part of 7-Eleven's #Awesummer campaign

For the next 6 days, customers can celebrate with free Snapple Iced Tea offers at…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Silicon Valley National Utility Industry Conference Displays American MWBE-led Innovation and Industry Trends

Silicon Valley Utility Industry Conference Showcases Minority and Women Owned Businesses

Conference was attended by over 20 utility companies from across the country

Minority and women entrepreneurs with innovative solutions attended the 30th anniversary conference focused on developing…

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Advantage Contracting Named SBA's Eastern Penn. 2013 Minority Small Business Of The Year

Advantage Contracting Named SBA’s Eastern Penn. 2013 Minority Small Business Of The Year

Cromedy was chosen out of 700,000 business candidates in the region.

Advantage Contracting, Inc. is the only minority sheet metal company in Philadelphia and an 8a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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13 SEO Tools for Startups

Entrepreneurs help you pick the best search engine optimization tools for your business

Helpful search engine optimization tools for your business.

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AARP and SBA Share Start Up Advice on Entrepreneurship for the 50 Plus

AARP and SBA Share Advice on Entrepreneurship for the 50 Plus

One in four individuals ages 44 to 70 is interested in becoming an entrepreneur

For more than 70 million Americans over 50, business ownership is a practical option. 63…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Nicki Minaj & Mona Scott Mona Scott-Young Partner with Moscato Brand

Mona Scott-Young & Nicki Minaj Announce New Moscato Wine Beverage

Nicki Minaj is part owner as well as the face for the Moscato line

Myx Fusions hopes to leverages the popularity of Moscato with the starpower of the rapper,…

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It’s never easy to search for a new job while you’re already employed. Professionals often find themselves having to sneak around to send out resumes, go on interviews, or speak with potential employers. 	While you shouldn’t feel trapped in your current position, it’s very important that you conduct your job search with integrity and skill. Consider these tips when searching for a new job and avoid having to compromise your current paycheck. —Aisha Taylor

7 Easy Steps to Optimize Your Business Blog Posts

How to enhance content on your blog

Seven easy steps to optimize old content on the fly.

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Business Continuity Tips Discussed at Free Webinar Hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery

Are You Ready to Lead Your Company Through a Crisis?

Quick decisions can protect people and save lives during a major crisis

Following a disaster, statistics show ninety percent of companies fail within a year unless they…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Shark Tank Mogul Daymond John Partners with Fuse Science

Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: “Shark” Daymond John

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: Shark Tank Star Daymond John and Money Maven…

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Register for ChallengeHER: Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting – January 22, 2014

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott ELEVATES Female Entrepreneurs Across The Country

Entries for ELEVATE fueled by Fairfield Pilot Program now being accepted.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott launches a pilotprogram offering free space, connections and resources…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Shoe Along® is what every woman needs - A hands-free way to carry a second pair of Shoes or Sneakers Along. How can licensing help this nifty idea?

How Licensing Can Help Your Business Idea Become More Lucrative

A licensing expert chimes in on a novel idea

So how might licensing benefit her in the short and long term? We asked licensing…

By Darren Sands

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NMSDC, University of Washington Foster School of Business Announce Partnership

NMSDC, University of Washington Foster School of Business Announce Partnership

Alliance aims to grow minority owned businesses

This agreement will provide minority business enterprises a new opportunity at one of the country’s…

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4 Ways to Build B2C Relationships Online

Tips on establishing business-to-consumer relationships

Four tactics to build relationships online with your customers.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Dunkin' Donuts Opens Its 500th Restaurant In New York City

Dunkin’ Donuts Adds Bacon Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich to Menu

Sandwich is part of the brand's “National Donut Day” celebration

Reversing the trend of fast-food chains offering healthy options, Dunkin’ Donuts is adding a fatty…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Does Walmart Rely on Taxpayers to Subsidize Workers’ Pay?

Walmart says new study is misleading

New study claims Walmart workers wouldn’t be able to make it without public assistance

By Makkada B. Selah

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WorldStarHipHop CEO Shrugs Off Ethics, for Success

Videos of bad behavior make website a destination for viral trends

Videos of women in thongs and fights help make the controversial website a viral video…

By Aaron Morrison

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How to Leave Your Corporate Job and Be a Smart Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, freedom must be managed properly and used for true business productivity

As an entrepreneur, freedom must be managed properly and used for true business productivity

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WE USA Magazine Honors Northrop Grumman's Gloria Pualani for Supplier Diversity

Gloria Pualani Honored as One of the Top 50 Women in Corporate Supplier Diversity

Pualani is an advocate for small, women-owned and minority-owned business

Pualani was recognized for playing an integral role in connecting diverse suppliers with purchasing opportunities…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Hosts Twitter Chat for Young Entrepreneurs on Business Start Up

SBA Presents “Identifying and Connecting With Your Influencers for Small Business” Webinar

The fourth topic in the SBA & W20 Group's 5 topic social media webinar series

Research has shown that 65 percent of top U.S. brands reported participating in influencer marketing.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Honors Small Business Person of the Year Winners from 50 States

Small Business Person of the Year winners will be announced during Small Business Week

An award recognizing small businesses that create jobs, produce revenue, lift local economies, and support…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Chris Stokes to cast new Indy Film "Captivity."

Chris Stokes Goes Indy for New Film “Captivity”, Prefers Smaller Studios

Chris Stokes set to film "Captivity," one of six films for 2013 to 2014

Chris Stokes is excited about what he and his team at Footage Films have in…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Salads Only 2 to 3 Percent of McDonald’s Sales

CEO says the Dollar Menu generates the most sales

Salads fail to generate noticeable income at McDonald’s

By Makkada B. Selah

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

SBA Hosts Business Matchmaking Events During National Small Business Week

Learn how to contract with large companies, federal government

Last year, approximately 150 businesses and 20 buyers matched up during the SBA’s National Small…

By C. Daniel Baker

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"Kid" entrepreneurs to set up stands across New Jersey on Lemonade Day

“Kid” Entrepreneurs to Set Up Stands Across New Jersey on Lemonade Day

Last year, over 150,000 children from 36 cities participated in the Lemonade Day event

Lemonade Day is designed to teach children entrepreneurial skills through starting, owning, and operating their…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Healthy Nation? Most Visited U.S. Businesses are Fast Food Chains

More than half of all Americans visited McDonald's last month

New survey shows the U.S. is a fast food nation

By Makkada B. Selah

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World Wide Technology Founder David Steward To Speak During Small Business Week

Owner of Largest Privately Owned Black Company Shares His Secrets

World Wide Technology Founder to share his secrets in St. Louis

Founder of World Wide Technology, David Steward, is the owner of the largest African-American privately-owned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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AriZona Beverages & Shaquille O'Neal Team Up For Cream Soda Line

Shaquille O’Neal Inks Deal With Arizona Beverages For Soda Brand

Former NBA player adds soda to already impressive portfolio

TNT analyst and former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal adds a soda brand to his already…

By C. Daniel Baker

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7-Eleven Adds Latin-Inspired Breakfast Empanada Bites to Hot Foods Menu

7-Eleven Adds Breakfast Empanada Bites to Hot Foods Menu

Ethnic foods are booming, closing in on $3 billion annually in sales

More people are recognizing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Two Key Ways to Reposition Your Brand to Make More Money

How boosting your actual value and perceived value can help you increase margins for your business and make more money

How boosting your actual value and perceived value can help you increase margins for your…

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Papa John’s Apologizes Over Racist ‘N-Word’ Voicemail

The racist employees worked for a Papa John's in Sanford, Florida

John Schnatter, CEO of Papa John’s, posts public apology on Facebook

By Makkada B. Selah

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

AARP Launches “Life Reimagined” Program to Help Achieve Goals at Any Age

AARP wants to help older Americans achieve their dreams

Today, people are living longer, and many people in their 50s, 60s and beyond are…

By C. Daniel Baker

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"Tell me why I should put my money into your business." Can you make the case?

4 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Pitching For Capital

I see it too often: Promising business ideas. Smart, passionate business owners. And horrible business pitches.

I see it too often: Promising business ideas. Smart, passionate entrepreneurs. And horrible business pitches.

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It’s never easy to search for a new job while you’re already employed. Professionals often find themselves having to sneak around to send out resumes, go on interviews, or speak with potential employers. 	While you shouldn’t feel trapped in your current position, it’s very important that you conduct your job search with integrity and skill. Consider these tips when searching for a new job and avoid having to compromise your current paycheck. —Aisha Taylor

10 Great Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs

Tech tools that will keep entrepreneurs on task

Apps that help entrepreneurs with productivity.

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Online Competition Soliciting Ideas From Young Men To Reduce Racial And Ethnic Disparities

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Online Competition for Black and Latino Young Men

Young men can win $5,000 toward business development, employment or education

Online competition encourages black and Latino young men to help reduce racial and ethnic disparities…

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 Surefire Ways to Make Your Website Work for You

Several steps to follow so that your site brings you business

Effective ways to help your website work for you—and your customers.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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HOW TO START AN EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM

How to Start an Employee Wellness Program

How seriously is you company taking employee wellness?

Every $1 invested in employee wellness programs yields roughly $4 in savings through reduced sick…

By Black Enterprise

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Small Business Administration Kicks Off Veterans Small Business Week

KeyBank Pledges Increase in SBA Loans to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Last year, KeyBank loaned $21 million to veteran-owned small businesses.

Nearly 250,000 veterans leave the service each year, and many become small business owners.

By C. Daniel Baker

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MBDA Announces Grant Competition to Create Jobs and Grow Businesses

Minority Business Development Agency Announces Grant to Launch Business Centers

Agency makes $6.3 million available to launch six new MBDA Business Centers

The MBDA helps to create and maintain jobs by supporting the growth and global expansion…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Pennsylvania Recognizes Businesses, Entrepreneurs at Inaugural ImPAct Awards Ceremony

The ImPAct Awards honor businesses that are creating job opportunities

The ImPAct Awards recognize Pennsylvania entrepreneurs that are creating jobs and making contributions to the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lip Addyct™ Releases Chameleon by Lisa Wu

Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Lisa Wu Launches Lipstick Line

"Chameleon by Lisa Wu is cruelty-free and safe for the environment."

Lisa Wu burst on the scene starring in the first three seasons of BRAVO’s Real…

By C. Daniel Baker

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J-Lo to Open Chain of Cellphone Stores

The first store opens in Nueva York June 15

Jennifer Lopez to target Latinos in the cellphone market

By Makkada B. Selah

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How and Why You Need to Assess Your Inner Circle

Developing a personal board of directors could be the key to your career or business success and much-needed support

Developing a personal board of directors could be the key to your career or business…

By Vanessa Van Petten

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Program Recognizing Outstanding Achievements of Minority Entrepreneurs, Individuals, Organizations

Entrepreneurship Rates Reach Highest Level in More Than a Decade

A growing percentage of U.S. citizens are choosing entrepreneurship

2012 was marked by U.S. entrepreneurs reporting greater optimism and confidence in their abilities to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Free Webinar -- "Search at eBay" presented by Hugh Williams, eBay VP, Experience, Search, and Platforms

eBay Offers Free “Search at eBay” Webinar for Small Business Owners

Hugh Williams, eBay VP, presents a webinar to help business owners utilize eBay's new search engine

eBay is a wonderful resource for small business owners, but are you making the most…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Leading Architect Dina A. Griffin

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: Interactive Design/Eight Architect’s Dina A. Griffin, Attorney Exavier…

By Pepper Miller

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

SBA Presents “Creating Social Media Content for Small Businesses”

The third topic in the SBA's five-topic social media webinar series.

The SBA presents another webinar aimed at helping small business owners create content using social…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Credit Index Shows Unexpected Improvement

Projections of small businesses struggling for the remainder of 2013 still hold

Small-business credit conditions are improving, but only slowly and unevenly across the country

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Administration Kicks Off Veterans Small Business Week

SBA’s Veteran Pledge Initiative Aims to Help Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

2.45 million Veteran-owned businesses employ more than 5 million individuals.

The SBA will support veteran entrepreneurs with loan-guarantees, entrepreneurial training, and resources that are critical…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Entertainment And Media Entrepreneur Kevin Liles Announces New Venture, Go N'Syde

Kevin Liles Launches “Go N’Syde,” Official Beverage of “The Trip to Bountiful”

Exclusive flavor inspired by star Cicely Tyson's character Carrie Watts

As the official beverage of The Trip to Bountiful, Go N’Syde transports theater-goers to the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ford's Supplier Diversity Development Program: 35 Years of Empowering Minority, Women and Veteran Business Owners

Ford’s Supplier Diversity Program Celebrates 35 Years Empowering Business Owners

Veterans are the new key focus for the Supplier Diversity Development program

In 2012 Ford spent $5.7 billion with tier-one minority-owned suppliers, $1.2 billion with tier-one women-owned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Austin-Based Travel Startup Localeur Expands to Add Houston

Austin-Based Travel Startup Localeur Expands to Add Houston

Austin-based company plans launch of iPhone app, additional cities in 2013

With a successful launch in Austin, Localeur today announced plans to expand into Houston on…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Robert L. Johnson And Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. Announce Alliance To End Payday Lending, Lower Minority Consumer Debt, And Promote Financial Education

Watch BET Founder Robert L. Johnson Honored at 12:30 at EC Live

RLJ Companies Chairman to be presented with A.G. Gaston Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement at 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

The Arthur G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to RLJ Companies Chairman, BET…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Workforce Solutions Mogul Harold Mills

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: ZeroChaos CEO Harold Mills; A-Advantage Networking CEO Warren…

By Pepper Miller

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Quixey Hires Former Google, Spotify Executive Richard Gregory

Quixey Hires Former Google and Spotify Executive Richard Gregory

Most recently, Gregory was VP of Revenue at Spotify

Richard Gregory has been responsible for over one billion dollars in revenue over the course…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Checking Email at Night, on Weekends and Holidays Is the New Norm for U.S. Workforce

When Do You Check Your Email? New Report Says Most Do ‘At All Times’

Report reveals employees read email during weddings, funerals and other family events

The 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., five-day work week is a thing of the past…

By C. Daniel Baker

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One Year after Superstorm Sandy, Many Small Businesses Aren't Prepared for the Next Disaster

SBA Offers Tips on Protecting Your Business This Hurricane Season

Weather expert offers 2013 Hurricane Season forecast webinar

Now is a good time to protect your employees, customers and business from the devastating…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Best of America’s Largest Black-Owned Companies To Be Honored At Entrepreneurs Conference

BE 100s Companies of the Year to be celebrated at Awards Gala at 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

The Industrial Service Company, Auto Dealership, Financial Company and Advertising Agency of the Year will…

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NETS receives 8(a) certification from the Small Business Administration (SBA)

Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Receives Certification from SBA

The 8(a) program helps small businesses gain access to government contracting.

The 8(a) Business Development program assists small, disadvantaged businesses in gaining access to government contracting.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Highland Capital Partners Selects 2013 Summer@Highland Class

Summer@Highland Success Camp for Student Entrepreneurs Announces 2013 Class

Nearly 900 applicants from 85 universities applied this year

Summer@Highland is designed to provide student founders with the environment and resources to accelerate their…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Low-Cost Background Checks Are High-Risk Option

Low-Cost Background Checks Are a High-Risk Option

Skimping on Background Checks could cost you Big Money

Background checks are an important part of any small business and something one should not…

By C. Daniel Baker

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celebrate the first anniversary of its Women Vetrepreneurship Program

Ernst & Young Seeks Applicants for its 2013 Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program

70% of program graduates set higher business growth goals

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Woman Program stresses thinking big and being bold in…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Equatorial Guinea Establishes Loan Guarantee Program for Small Businesses

Equatorial Guinea Establishes Loan Guarantee Program for Small Businesses

Government seeks to encourage entrepreneurs by sharing risk

Equatorial Guinea’s new loan-guarantee program hopes to encourage entrepreneurs and the creation of new businesses…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Entrepreneurs: MSNBC’s “Your Business” Wants To Hear From You!

National television program set to shoot on-camera interviews with small business owners at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference & Expo in Columbus, Ohio

On Thursday, May 16th MSNBC’s Your Business will be shooting on-camera interviews with small business…

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Small Businesses Like “Sweetie Pie’s” Rake in Cash After Reality TV Spots

OWN's 'Sweetie Pie's' is in its fourth profitable season

Even after three or four episodes, mom and pop shops see significant sales increase.

By Aaron Morrison

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Cory A. Booker and Tech Executives Call for Policies to Support Growth and Job Creation

Cory A. Booker and Tech Executives Call for Policies to Support Growth, Job Creation

Group calls for a change in immigration policies to attract workers

Booker, shared his vision for how social media and technology policy can rejuvenate politics and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Education Entrepreneur WyKesha Hayes

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week’s Urban Business Roundtable: Keey2Kids Founder Wykesha Hayes and brand maven April Love.

By Pepper Miller

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Food Truck Owners: ‘The Business Kinda Stinks’

If in violation of onerous regulations, vendors rack up thousands of dollars in fines

City bureaucrats make owning mobile food carts a pain in the pocket and the rear.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg Announces The Launch Of Urban Compass, A Platform That Changes How People Find A Home In New York City And Connect With The World Around Them

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Kicks Off The Launch Of Urban Compass

Site aims to connect users with the world around them by harnessing local expertise.

Urban Compass makes it easier for people to find a home they love, by combining…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Prepare for a First (Business) Date

When it comes to business, being ready for the first date is equally as important as being ready for a romantic one

When it comes to business, being ready for the first date is equally as important…

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Entrepreneurs' Organization Seeking Corporate Mentors for Student Business Owners

Warren Buffett Shares Ideas and Advice With Student Entrepreneurs

Students shared their ideas to improve school wellness

Student ambassadors met business icon after winning a grant

By C. Daniel Baker

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New Survey Shows Performance on Track for Small Businesses, but Hiring Stalls in 2013

Most small business owners feel their business is at expected levels

Half of the small business owners surveyed said that growth or expanding their business was…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Huggies MomInspired™ Grant program

Huggies Celebrates Innovative ‘Mompreneurs’ With $15K Grant Program

Huggies wants to fund mothers and their groundbreaking ideas

Huggies grant program hopes to inspire parents to channel their ingenuity into products that help…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Beauty Industry Power Couple Launch Nene's Secret Hair Care Brand

Couple Uses Their Beauty Industry Experience to Launch Hair Care Brand

Nene's Secret uses traditional ingredients from Africa

An ethnic beauty industry veteran and his ex-model wife partner to launch their own hair…

By C. Daniel Baker

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4 Ways to Successfully Launch a Product on Facebook

How to launch your product on the popular social networking site

BlackEnterprise.com details how you can use Facebook to launch your product.

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Census Shows Decreasing Revenues for Black Businesses

Most black businesses are in the service industry

2007 Census shows receipts are down for black businesses

By Makkada B. Selah

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Buffalo Wild Wings launching in-house beer, changing wing pricing

Buffalo Wild Wings Changes Prices and Menu, Adds Gamechanger Beer

Brand plans to have change over completed by the start of football season.

Buffalo Wild Wings is rolling out its own premium craft beer and altering the pricing…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

Better Bank Lending Would Improve Small Business Exports

Small businesses need more access to capital to grow and and export their products

Small exporters with fewer than 100 employees especially feel the effects of deteriorating bank health…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Celebrating Small Businesses Revved Up for Growth

B.E.’s 2013 small business award nominees know what it takes to develop a vision into a scalable enterprise

Now in its 18th year, the Black Enterprise Small Business Awards highlight entrepreneurs doing it…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) is bringing together some of the premiere minority leaders for a discussion on entrepreneurship

NAMIC to Hold Panel Discussions in NYC on Entrepreneurship

Panel guests includes premier minority leaders for a discussion on entrepreneurship

The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) is bringing together some of the premier…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Keep Your Business Lean and Profitable

The Independent Retailer Conference Announces Date and Speaker Lineup

Conference is dedicated to the unique lifestyle that comes with running an independent store.

Running your own retail store is more than a job, it’s a lifestyle. This conference…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Kangu.org enables citizen philanthropists to crowdfund safe birth environments and life-saving medical services for pregnant women in developing countries

Kangu.org Focuses on Crowdfunding Safe Births for Women in Developing Countries

New crowdfunding initiative gives the gift of life this Mother's Day

Kangu.org enables philanthropists to crowdfund safe birth environments and life-saving medical services for pregnant women…

By C. Daniel Baker

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NASA recognizes the outstanding effort of Small Businesses

NASA Plans Further Development Using Small Business Technology

NASA has selected 14 proposals from small business and research institution teams

NASA STTR Program uses a three-phase award system that provides opportunities to qualified small businesses,…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Americans Unite to Help Small Businesses Break Through and Grow

A movement to celebrate, recognize, and promote small businesses

According to a recent survey by Harris Interactive, consumers are passionate about supporting small businesses

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business advice from Twitter’s Founder

Twitter Ads No Longer Invite Only, Now Available to All US Businesses,

Move is expected to generate ad revenue and prepare the company for its IPO

As Twitter prepares for its IPO, the company recently announced it’s opening advertising to all…

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: St. Louis Real Estate and Media Mogul Michael V. Roberts

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: The Roberts Cos. CEO Michael V. Roberts; real…

By Pepper Miller

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Philadelphia and Verizon Team Up to Create Region’s 1st Small Business Week

Week will feature a series of events allowing small-business owners to gain insights to better run their business

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Verizon will present Greater Philadelphia’s inaugural Small Business…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Cool Jobs: SaGe Services CEO Helps Facilitate Global Tech Innovations

Tapua Tunduwani draws from global experience to meet a vital need

CEO of Sage Services, Tapua Tunduwani turns passion into profit by providing flex space for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Small Businesses Investing Big In Digital Marketing In 2013

Small Businesses Investing Big in Digital Marketing in 2013

2013 looks to be a year of increased online investment for small businesses.

AT&T poll says small businesses are relying heavily on a mobile presence to stay competitive.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Creating Access and Opportunity for Women-Owned Small Businesses via ChallengeHER

SBA and ChallengeHER Partner for Women-Owned Small Businesses

The U.S. government awards nearly $100 billion in federal contracts to small businesses

The SBA is committed to providing access and removing barriers for small, minority, women-owned, and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Carroll Will Become President and Chief Operating Officer After Completion of Planned Merger with Airtronic USA, Inc. - the Largest Woman-Owned Small Arms Manufacturer in the United States;

Jennifer Carroll to Head Largest Woman-Owned Small Arms Manufacturer in U.S.

Carroll will become president and COO after Airtronic USA Inc. merger

Carroll’s decorated military career, senior-level experience in government and international affairs, and longtime commitment to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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LivingSocial posts $50 million loss for 2013 first quarter

LivingSocial Posts $50 Million Loss for 2013 First Quarter

Amount's about half the size of the loss the company recorded last year

Living Social reported $135 million in revenue for the first quarter, an increase from $110…

By C. Daniel Baker

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McDonald’s to Serve Breakfast All Day?

Brand exploring offering breakfast to customers all day long

A day after Burger King announced plans to expand their delivery program, McDonald’s announces their…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran Joins RockThePost Equity Crowdfunding Site

Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Joins RockThePost Crowdfunding Site

The company's mission is to democratize the fundraising practice.

Barbara is one of the “Sharks” starring in the hit ABC TV show “Shark Tank,”…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Young Leader Advocates for Tech Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs

AWP Network founder working to uplift next generation of African innovators

Mary Olushoga, AWP Network founder, took a page from her father’s business book to to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority's New Opportunities for Minority, Women-owned & Disadvantaged Business

NY MTA’s New Opportunities for Minority, Women-Owned & Disadvantaged Business

The MTA has awarded a total of $353 million in small business contracts

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has created and implemented various small business…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Cadbury & Peace Corps Team Up to Train Cocoa Entrepreneurs in the Dominican Republic

Companies Team Up to Train Cocoa Entrepreneurs in Dominican Republic

Program teaches business skills to 1,200 young women and men in cocoa communities

A world leader in chocolate, biscuits, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, announces a new…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Green Goldmine of the Legal Marijuana Industry

Investors Gather to Fund Promising Marijuana Companies in Seattle

Experst call legalized marijuana the greatest investment opportunity since the fall of communism

Investors from around the world will gather in Seattle to hear pitches from the top…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The End of an Era? Vibe Magazine Sold, Likely to Become Online Only

Vibe was founded in 1992 by Quincy Jones and Time Warner

SpinMedia, a group of music and pop culture websites that includes Spin Magazine, has bought…

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: Construction Industry Trailblazer Marjorie Perry

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: MZM Construction Founder and Black Enterprise Contributor Marjorie…

By Pepper Miller

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Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

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Meet Caroline Clarke, Host of Women of Power TV

Get to know Caroline Clarke, new host of Women of Power TV.

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