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Bank

$2.7 Million in New Deposits at Black-Owned Industrial Bank

Movement seeks to leverage our resources to support African American banks that are more inclined to lend to minority small businesses

As the national conversation about the value of black lives and the role of police…

By Jared Brown

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Startup Costs

Follow These 7 Steps to Save Thousands in Business Startup Costs

Employ customer discovery to ensure you're on the right track

There is an age-old saying, “If you build it, they will come.” But that couldn’t…

By Chanel Martin

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franchise

Can This Franchise Help Fight Zika?

Lawn Doctor offers discounts and ongoing training for franchisees

With heightened concern about the Zika virus in the news, lawn care is getting a…

By Nancy E Williams

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Friends

The Pros and Cons of Starting a Business With Friends

How to work with your BFF and not ruin a friendship

I first met Jonathan Wasserstrum, one of my best friends and now a co-founder of…

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product

How to Refine Your Idea to Build an Actual Product You Can Sell

For conceptually driven entrepreneurs, these strategies for proactive planning will help you come up with tangible, marketable products or services and bring your great ideas to fruition

Successful companies all start by building around a unique idea. That said, not everyone with…

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Couple in New York

Competing Ambition: Five Ways to Overcome Common “Power Couple” Struggle

How you can reach mogul status--together

The term ‘power couple’ triggers my brain to cue Alicia Keys’ Unbreakable. You may not…

By Toni Howard Lowe

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pitch LeBron

CNBC’s ‘Cleveland Hustles’ Series Launches a Pitch to LeBron James Contest for Small Businesses

The NBA superstar will endorse the winning small business owner

To celebrate the launch of “Cleveland Hustles,” CNBC’s new series from executive producer LeBron James,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Travel Pillow

Black Entrepreneurs Introduce the Last Travel Pillow You Will Ever Buy

The Journey Pillow, Anthony and Candace Williams' innovative product, helps travelers relax and get comfy

Recently, entrepreneur siblings Anthony and Candace Williams successfully kick-started their premium travel product, the Journey…

By Chanel Martin

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#divesttoinvest

Women Business Owners Call To Action: #DivestToInvest In Black Banks

Over 100 business owners, stakeholders, and community leaders attend #DivestToInvest black bank enrollment event in Washington, DC

Over 100 business owners, stakeholders and community leaders attended the #DivestToInvest black bank enrollment event,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Kidpreneur

Kidpreneur Launches Publishing Company That Celebrates Brown Girls Everywhere

Promotes high self-esteem and positive self-images for black girls

Kidpreneurs never cease to amaze and make us wonder what we were doing with our…

By Gwen Jimmere

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Columbia

Black Columbia Business School Alumni Offer 100 Thank Yous

Esteemed alumni from Columbia Business School celebrate the prestigious institution's centennial anniversary in this inspirational video

Find out what these African American alumni from Columbus Business School are thankful for and…

By Safon Floyd

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muslim

African American Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad Changes Misconceptions About Muslim-Americans

First U.S. athlete to compete at the Olympics in a hijab speaks up for the voiceless

A five-time Senior World team medalist and 2014 Senior World Team Champion, Ibtihaj Muhammad made…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Single Mother

Meet Maria Wills: A Single Mother Paving Her Own Way in Entrepreneurship and Entertainment

She uses passion and fear to drive her goals

Maria Wills was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Wills…

By Chanel Martin

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Wisdom

The 4 Pieces of Wisdom You Need to Grow Your Business

Numbers are key to keeping your doors open

Entrepreneurs go into business for a variety of reasons, yet they all have one thing…

By Black Enterprise

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millennials

The Key to Cultivating Lasting Business Relationships

Understanding the true value of mentors

I once heard a colleague say, “You don’t look for a mentor, you strive to become…

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sneaker line

The Kanye Effect: This 90s Hip Hop Duo Is Unveiling Their Sneaker Line Next

Hip-hop artists hope new brand of kicks take lifestyle market by storm

Kanye West dropped his wildly popular Yeezy Boost adidas sneaker line last year causing consumer…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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franchising

4 Crucial Steps Millennials Need To Take Before Buying A Franchise

Franchising offers a unique opportunity for millennials who may not have prior business experience but want to work for themselves

Franchising offers a unique opportunity for Millennials who may not have prior business experience to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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accelerators

Best Accelerators For Minority Startups and Small Businesses To Get Funding

From Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley, these accelerators are popular destinations

Studies show that the survival rates of companies that go through an accelerator are three…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Pipeline Angels

Pipeline Angels Network Seeks Women To Train As Investors For Its Boot Camp

Launches signature angel investing bootcamp in more than 30 cities for the fall season

Pipeline Angels is a network of new and seasoned women investors that is changing the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Daymond John

Daymond John Shares How Being Broke Can Be an Entrepreneur’s Greatest Asset

Daymond John's latest book discusses why starting a business while still broke is more advantageous than one might think

Shark Tank investor Daymond John’s latest book is The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets,…

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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