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The End of an Era: Portrait studios Close in Sears, Wal-Marts. Harlem Mom Petitions Mattel for Black Barbie Swag A Year Later, Small Business Organizations Frustrated with JOBS Act Does a McDonald’s Cashier Job Require a College Degree? New York Town Bans Chipotle, Other “Fast-Casual” Restaurants Rachel Roy Launches Digital Magazine & Video Series For Female Entrepreneurs How to Follow Rule 506 When Crowdfunding Your Small Business Fast Food Forward Organizes NYC Strike Over Low Wages SCORE Launches a Small Business Success Podcast Entrepreneurs Conference: Where Are They Now? The $10,000 Elevator Pitch Competition Winners Number of Jobs Created in March Misses Expert Expectations UBR Spotlight: Eugene Profit’s Investment Company Lives Up To His Name Regardless of Party Lines, Small Business Owners Support Immigration Reform Companies Scramble as the H-1B Visa Race Begins Today Small Business Owners Believe Economy is Stuck Due to Government SBA and AARP Team up to Promote Entrepreneurship Among Older Individuals The Mom, The Mrs., The Mogul: Mariah Huq on Balancing Business and Motherhood 4 Ways to Use Facebook’s ‘Reply’ Button to Boost Customer Service Experience Better Business Bureau Embroiled in Scandal Over Fees, Fake Company Popeyes President: “Employees Want to Work Part-Time Because of Obamacare” Wal-Mart Testing Online Delivery Using Lockers in Stores Vera Wang Discontinues $500 Fee to Try-on Bridal Dress Policy Is Herbalife A Scam or a Way to Success? Woman Says KFC Franchise Owner Fired Her for Being Homeless Wal-Mart Hints at Crowdsourcing Package Delivery Court Approves Sales Tax on Online Sellers Closing of DC Nightspot Raises Questions of Police Policy. UBR Spotlight: Top Ad Agency CEO Monique Nelson Six Steps to Prepare for Venture Financing Restaurant Uses Social Media on Patrons Who Blew Off Reservations Yelp Help’s Small Businesses Estimate Online Revenue Beer Industry Contributes $8.7 Billion Annually to Pennsylvania Economy British Entrepreneur ‘Hatches’ Savvy Way to Promote African Arts in UK Study Finds Small Business Owners Hit Hard By Hurricane Sandy Outages Bill Gates Offers Entrepreneurs $100,000 to Develop a Better Condom Bill Cosby Threatens to Sue ‘CosbySweaters.com’ 8 Steps to Keep Your Small Business on the Road to Success TD Bank and Popular Franchises Offer Special Financing Options for Veterans 8 Steps to Closing the Sales Deal The End? Liquor Privatization Bill Could Mean Goodbye to ABC Stores SBA Announces 2013 National Small Business Week Nominate Your Small Business or Nonprofit for a SCORE Award Lance London Plans To Expand Carolina Kitchen’s Brand With CK Burger Comedian Kym Whitley Empowers Parents in Fight Against Food Allegeries Tech Startup of the Week: Lauren Maillian Bias’ Gen Y Capital Partners Provides Invaluable Opportunities Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Set to Open in Washington D.C. Funding for New Startups Declines for First Time in 3 Years Will Obamacare Force You to Disclose Your Weight to Your Boss? Small Businesses Still Not Sold on Online Advertising Entrepreneurs Win $10,000 and Vehicles from Scion’s “Motivate” Program Chaka Khan Goes From 10-Time Grammy Winner to Serial Entrepreneur How to Reinvent Your Brand With Social Media 8 out of 10 Small Business Owners Worry About the Future Meijer’s “Made in Michigan” Initiative Focuses on Small/Local Business Products Lululemon’s $20 Million See-Through Yoga Pants Problem Former Miss USA Kenya Moore Preps New Hair Care Line Burger King Adds a Turkey Burger, Other New Items to Menu Fresh off Soda Ban Defeat, NYC Mayor Wants Stores to Hide Cigarettes Samuel Adams Helps Miami Business Owner, Others Brew up the American Dream Only 5 Percent of Minority, Women-Owned Businesses Get NYC Contracts Halle Berry Launches Shoe Line ’5th Avenue’ Turn Crisis into Opportunity with Superior Customer Experience Letting Workers “Powernap” Could Boost Performance and Creativity Power Women of the Diaspora: British Social Entrepreneur Champions Change FedEx to Pay NYC $2.5 Million for Delivering Untaxed Cigarettes Wendell Pierce, Tina Wells and Others Convene for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Battle of the Bulge: Spanx Hit With Patent Infringement Lawsuit Court Exempts Domino’s Founder from Obamacare’s Contraception Mandate. 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Small Business

: Portrait studios close in Sears, Wal-Marts.

The End of an Era: Portrait studios Close in Sears, Wal-Marts.

A victim of digital technology, mall photo studios announce closing.

The long running tradition of heading to a department store for a family photo comes…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Harlem Mom Petitions Mattel for Black Barbie Swag

Woman's daughter wanted a 'black barbie' party

Black Barbie doll accessories are severely lacking

By Makkada B. Selah

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

A Year Later, Small Business Organizations Frustrated with JOBS Act

Organization feels the SEC isn't doing enough to support them

One year later, small business organizations feel they haven’t received enough support from the JOBS…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Fast food workers strike at dozens of food chains

Does a McDonald’s Cashier Job Require a College Degree?

Job posting raised questions regarding the US Job Market

When a story about McDonalds requiring a college diploma for cashier jobs went viral, many…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Popular Mexican Food Chain Chipotle Announces New Catering Service

New York Town Bans Chipotle, Other “Fast-Casual” Restaurants

New ban is based on aesthetics, not nutrition

One NY suburb does not want to lose their identity to the fast casual restaurant…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Rachel Roy Launches Digital Magazine And Video Series

Rachel Roy Launches Digital Magazine & Video Series For Female Entrepreneurs

Underscores Rachel's commitment to connecting women online

Rachel Roy, designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mother, designs to inspire women to feel smart, confident…

By C. Daniel Baker

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House Rule 506 and Crowdfunding

How to Follow Rule 506 When Crowdfunding Your Small Business

How a change in government regulation affects crowdfunding

When President Obama signed the JOBS Act, new laws affecting the ability to raise money…

By Ricardo Bernard

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Fast Food Forward Organizes NYC Strike Over Low Wages

Fast-food employees join in on citywide strike for higher wages.

Labor campaign, Fast Food Forward, calls on fast food industry to raise wage for workers.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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SCORE Small Business Video Contest

SCORE Launches a Small Business Success Podcast

SCORE adds a new resource for entrepreneurs

As many as 40% percent of Americans now listen to audio on digital devices, and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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An advocate for fashionable tall women, Lameka Weeks won $3,500 to help roll out her Height Goddess clothing line

Entrepreneurs Conference: Where Are They Now? The $10,000 Elevator Pitch Competition Winners

Each year, a group of select entrepreneurs bring their best 60-second pitch and go head-to-head at the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch.

Catching up with Black Enterprise’s past cash prize winners whose businesses have reached higher levels…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Number of Jobs Created Misses Expectations

Number of Jobs Created in March Misses Expert Expectations

Number of jobs created was off by almost 50,000

A new study shows the number of jobs created in March was lower than expected

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: Eugene Profit’s Investment Company Lives Up To His Name

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

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: Profit Investment CEO Eugene Profit; author and entrepreneur…

By Pepper Miller

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Regardless of Party Lines, Small Business Owners Support Immigration Reform

Poll shows regardless of party affiliation, owners want change

Small business owners want an overhaul of the current immigration system, says a new study

By C. Daniel Baker

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The 2014 H-1B Visa Race Begins today

Companies Scramble as the H-1B Visa Race Begins Today

Experts predict the number of H-1B Visa's will be reached in 5 days

Supporters of Immigration Reform say the number of H-1B visas issued needs to rise

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Owners Believe Economy is Stuck Due to Government

March study says red tape is small business' biggest hurdle

When polled, 60% of small business owners said the government was blocking their growth

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

SBA and AARP Team up to Promote Entrepreneurship Among Older Individuals

63 percent of Americans plan to work during retirement.

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lifestyle Entrepreneur Mariah Huq's The Mommy, The Mrs., The Mogul

The Mom, The Mrs., The Mogul: Mariah Huq on Balancing Business and Motherhood

Here's how you can find balance while running a business and being a mom

Mariah Huq, producer and star of “Married to the Medicine,” talks about how to find…

By Mariah Huq

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4 Ways to Use Facebook’s ‘Reply’ Button to Boost Customer Service Experience

Maximize customer service with the social networking site's latest feature

BlackEnterprise.com has outlined four ways your company can use Facebook as a customer service tool.…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Better Business Bureau Embroiled in Scandal Over Fees, Fake Company

Contrary to popular belief it is not a consumer watchdog

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is looking out only for themselves.

By Sasha King

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Popeyes President: “Employees Want to Work Part-Time Because of Obamacare”

Ralph Bower believed employees would try to dodge Obamacare penalty.

Do you think this will actually happen?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Wal-Mart Testing Online Delivery Using Lockers in Stores

Program to compete with Amazon which also has delivery lockers

Wal-Mart looks to link its e-commerce with its physical locations using delivery lockers

By C. Daniel Baker

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Vera Wang Discontinues $500 Bridal Dress Try On Fee

Vera Wang Discontinues $500 Fee to Try-on Bridal Dress Policy

Fee was established to deter counterfeiters from copying designs

How one brand’s attempt at detering counterfeiters lead to a media backlash.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Is Herbalife A Pyramid Scheme?

Is Herbalife A Scam or a Way to Success?

A battle over the legitimacy of the health line's business model

The multilevel marketing company is the subject of a battle.

By C. Daniel Baker

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KFC Franchise Owner Fires Worker for Being Homeless

Woman Says KFC Franchise Owner Fired Her for Being Homeless

Owner says she was fired for lack of previous experience

While Mississippi is an at-will employment state, was this termination legal?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Wal-Mart Hints at Crowdsourcing Package Delivery

Program is still in the brain-storming stage, says CEO

Wal-Mart executives are considering using its millions of shoppers as a delivery service

By C. Daniel Baker

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Court Approves Sales Tax on Online Sellers

Court Approves Sales Tax on Online Sellers

Court says Tax law violates the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause.

NY State Court rules that online income generated via links can be taxed, opening the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Closing of DC Nightspot Raises Questions of Police Policy.

A popular Hip-Hop bar in Washington D.C. is possibly closing after a shooting.

Have you ever been to this buzzing D.C. night spot?

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: Top Ad Agency CEO Monique Nelson

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Uniworld Group Co-CEO Monique Nelson, Catherine Bennet of…

By Pepper Miller

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Six Steps to Prepare for Venture Financing

How to avoid potential problems with venture capital funding

Establishing and maintaining good corporate hygiene will pay dividends as you negotiate your venture financing

By Ricardo Bernard

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Restaurant Uses Social Media on Patrons Who Blew Off Reservations

Restaurant posts names and telephone numbers of no-shows

Should restaurants be allowed to publicly shame customers who don’t show up for reservations?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Yelp helps small businesses estimate online revenue

Yelp Help’s Small Businesses Estimate Online Revenue

New feature tracks user actions and estimates their values

Yelp’s new feature looks to help owners estimate the monetary value of online customer actions

By C. Daniel Baker

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Liquor Privatization Bill Could Mean Goodbye to ABC Stores

Beer Industry Contributes $8.7 Billion Annually to Pennsylvania Economy

Industry is also linked to 70,650 local jobs in Pennsylvania

A beer trade group releases a new study, as the battle over the privatization of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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British Entrepreneur ‘Hatches’ Savvy Way to Promote African Arts in UK

Yemisi Mokuolu overcame challenges of recession to realize dreams

Yemisi Mokuolu’s company, Hatch Events, is committed to promoting and profiling African arts across the…

By Octavia Goredema

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

Study Finds Small Business Owners Hit Hard By Hurricane Sandy Outages

52% of small businesses experienced a loss of sales or revenue

Small business owners were hit particularly hard by Hurricane Sandy, a new study reveals just…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Bill Gates Offers Entrepreneurs $100,000 to Develop a Better Condom

Bill Gates Offers Entrepreneurs $100,000 to Develop a Better Condom

Contest offers up to $1 Million in funding for new condom design

As part of their effort to stop global AIDS, Bill & Melinda Gates are offering…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Bill Cosby Threatens to Sue ‘CosbySweaters.com’

Actor Bill Cosby has trademarked his connection to colorful sweaters

The ‘Cos’ tells an online company to cease-and-desist

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8 Steps to Keep Your Small Business on the Road to Success

One of the largest African American automotive moguls shares his secrets for success

Dorian Boyland, one of the largest African American automotive moguls, shares his secrets for success

By Alan Hughes

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TD Bank offers Franchise Financing Options for Veterans

TD Bank and Popular Franchises Offer Special Financing Options for Veterans

Dunkin’ Donuts, Domino’s Pizza and Baskin-Robbins already enrolled

TD Bank looks to streamline the franchise application process and fees for Veterans

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8 Steps to Closing the Sales Deal

Edgar L. Smith Jr., CEO of World Pac Paper L.L.C., outlines the keys to getting a prospective client to say 'yes'

Edgar L. Smith Jr., CEO of World Pac Paper L.L.C., outlines the keys to getting…

By Alan Hughes

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The End? Liquor Privatization Bill Could Mean Goodbye to ABC Stores

4,000 state employees could lose their jobs, with the state losing $170 million annually.

House Bill 790 is creating a battle between those who want liquor to be sold…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Announces 2013 National Small Business Week

Small Business Week returns to help business owners

National Small Business Week recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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SCORE to Celebrate Outstanding Small Businesses and Supporters at 5th Annual SCORE Awards

Nominate Your Small Business or Nonprofit for a SCORE Award

The annual SCORE Awards recognize small businesses that help America

Small businesses and organizations are encouraged to self-nominate before March 31

By C. Daniel Baker

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Carolina Kitchen’s Lance London Expansion

Lance London Plans To Expand Carolina Kitchen’s Brand With CK Burger

New burger restaurant set to open in August in DC

Carolina Kitchen won a Hoodie Award for Best Soulfood Restaurant. Now, Lance London has his…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Comedian Kym Whitely Empowers Parents in the Serious Fight Against Food Allegeries

Comedian Kym Whitley Empowers Parents in Fight Against Food Allegeries

T-shirts are bright red with a checklist of possible allergens

After a close call with her own child, Kym Whitley set out to protect the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lauren Maillian Bias founded Gen Y Capital Partners to provide financing for tech startups (Image: Source)

Tech Startup of the Week: Lauren Maillian Bias’ Gen Y Capital Partners Provides Invaluable Opportunities

The Gen Y Capital Partners co-founder shares the do's and don'ts for investing in tech

Lauren Maillian Bias, co-founder of Gen Y Capital Partners, is Black Enterprise’s Tech Startup of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Green Goldmine of the Legal Marijuana Industry

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Set to Open in Washington D.C.

Dispensaries have been waiting on government approval since 1998

As the nations war on marijuana continues to decline, D.C. becomes the next area to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 THings to Avoid When Funding Your Startup

Funding for New Startups Declines for First Time in 3 Years

Funding given to new companies was down 24%

VCs invested $26.5 billion in just under 3,700 deals last year, a 10% decline

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Majority Of Business Owners Hesitant To Visit Healthcare Exchanges

Will Obamacare Force You to Disclose Your Weight to Your Boss?

CVS and other firms are asking employees to take company physical or face a penalty

One of the country’s largest pharmacy chains is asking its workers to find out how…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Businesses Still Not Sold on Online Advertising

While online advertising increases, small businesses remains skittish

Small business typically have smaller budgets. But a new study found that’s not why they…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Young Entrepreneurs Win Scion "Motivate" Program

Entrepreneurs Win $10,000 and Vehicles from Scion’s “Motivate” Program

The 10 winners will also be paired with business mentors in their respective field

Scion’s Motivate program searched for the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Chaka Khan Goes From 10-Time Grammy Winner to Serial Entrepreneur

A line of chocolates, a line of candles...what's next for the legendary singer?

Chaka Khan is beginning her expansion into the business sector with her entrepreneurial empire.

By Tomika Anderson

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Real-World Influence 

The new algorithm is making social networking prowess less of a big deal. In addition to factoring in your actions on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other networks already included, Klout now uses information from Wikipedia.

“We had to figure out how to balance the real-world influence with the online influence,” said Klout founder and CEO Joe Fernandez. “We still lean more toward the online influence but now your real-world influence is coming more and more into play.”

Read more at Mashable…

How to Reinvent Your Brand With Social Media

Consider the methods used by these five entrepreneurs

BlackEnterprise.com highlights tips to reinventing your brand via social media.

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8 out of 10 Small Business Owners Worry About the Future

Small business owners are pessimistic regarding the future

According to a study, the national debt is the most pressing issue facing small businesses…

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Meijer’s “Made in Michigan” Initiative Focuses on Small/Local Business Products

Meijer’s “Made in Michigan” Initiative Focuses on Small/Local Business Products

After one successful year, Meijer expands and continues their local product showcase

The biggest challenge that small food manufacturers face is getting their products in a major…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Too-Thin Yoga Pants Could Cost Company Over $20 Million

Lululemon’s $20 Million See-Through Yoga Pants Problem

A recall on Lululemon's Yoga pants that are not only popular, they're also transparent.

Canadian athletic company Lululemon’s faces their first brand crisis with a recall of 17% of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Former Miss USA Kenya Moore Preps New Hair Care Line

Kenya Moore says she doesn't wear a weave

Kenya Moore says she wants to help all women get hair like hers

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Burger King® Expands Its Delivery Service To Chicago, Los Angeles And San Francisco

Burger King Adds a Turkey Burger, Other New Items to Menu

If test run is successful, burger will be added permanently.

Neither Wendy’s nor McDonald’s have ever offered a turkey burger, making Burger King the largest…

By C. Daniel Baker

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BLOOMBERG HINTS AT E-CIGARETTES BAN

Fresh off Soda Ban Defeat, NYC Mayor Wants Stores to Hide Cigarettes

Law could be costly to implement to small businesses and require City Council approval

After having his soda ban defeated, Mayor Bloomberg continues his war on smoking in NYC…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Samuel Adams helps Miami Business Owner Kipri Johnson Brew Up the American Dream

Samuel Adams Helps Miami Business Owner, Others Brew up the American Dream

Sam Adam's has provided $1.9 million in financing to more than 220 businesses nationwide

South Florida’s economy has at least another year before it will experience a healthy recovery.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Owners are recognizing the need to control their social media presence

Only 5 Percent of Minority, Women-Owned Businesses Get NYC Contracts

Minority businesses get less of the pie when it comes to billions in city contracts.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer’s study shows that minority and women-owned businesses got only 5…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Halle Berry Launches Shoe Line ’5th Avenue’

Halle calls her shoes "reasonably-priced"

Halle Berry partners with German shoemaker for her ’5th Avenue’ line

By Makkada B. Selah

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Turn Crisis into Opportunity with Superior Customer Experience

Turn Crisis into Opportunity with Superior Customer Experience

A guest editorial by Brad Smith, executive vice president, of Sage North America

Carnival Cruise Lines is an example of the importance of having a plan to provide…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Letting Workers Powernap Could Boost Performance & Creativity

Letting Workers “Powernap” Could Boost Performance and Creativity

Studies show a 20 minute nap boosts performance.

Why a new startup wants to help your workers naps

By C. Daniel Baker

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Power Women of the Diaspora: British Social Entrepreneur Champions Change

British businesswoman talks career triumphs, advocacy

Barbara Kasumu, a British social entrepreneur and co-founder of Elevation Networks talks career triumphs, challenges…

By Octavia Goredema

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BLOOMBERG HINTS AT E-CIGARETTES BAN

FedEx to Pay NYC $2.5 Million for Delivering Untaxed Cigarettes

FedEx settled with NYC "to avoid a...much more expensive resolution process."

CigarettesDirect2U.com’s business model broke several federal laws regarding shipping cigarettes. Now FedEx has to pay…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Wendell Pierce, Tina Wells & Others Convene for 5th New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

Wendell Pierce, Tina Wells and Others Convene for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

5th Annual Conference looks to help entrepreneurs in NOLA

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week celebrates it’s 5th year with over 3,000 entrepreneurs.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Spanx hit with patent infringement lawsuit over popular Shapewear

Battle of the Bulge: Spanx Hit With Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Spanx, the billion dollar shapewear company, has quickly rose to the top of their market.

A war is heating up in the shapewear market. Yummie Tummie is taking Spanx to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Court exempts Domino’s Founder from Obamacare’s contraception mandate.

Court Exempts Domino’s Founder from Obamacare’s Contraception Mandate.

Several organizations have sued to stop Obamacare's contraception provision

The former founder of Domino’s Pizza has won what may be the first of many…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Michelle Obama calls on Business Leaders to Hire Veterans

Michelle Obama Calls on Business Leaders to Hire More Veterans

Statistically, unemployment is nearly two points higher for veterans than the national average

Mrs. Obama’s “Joining Forces” campaign has led businesses to hire or train more than 125,000…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ford’s Award-Winning Diversity Program Exceeds Minority-Owned Business Spending Goals

Ford’s Diversity Program Exceeds Minority-Owned Business Spending Goals

Ford purchased $5.7 billion in goods and services from minority-owned businesses in 2012

Every year Ford aims to source at least 10 percent of U.S. purchases from minority,and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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McDonald's To Give Away More Than A Million McMuffins, & Launch New Sandwich

McDonald’s to Give Away More Than a Million McMuffins, and Launch New Sandwich

Brand goes on the offensive to fight negative PR in China

After the brand’s sales slipped last month, McDonald’s launches two new promotions here and overseas

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Loan Approvals From Big Banks at Highest Rates Since 2011

Large banks with over $10 billion in assets are lending to small businesses again

One credit index reports that banks are loosening up their safe’s.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Telecommuting Increasingly Popular With Most Companies Despite Yahoo Ban

80% of companies surveyed expressed a favorable view of telecommuting.

Despite the comments of Yahoo and a policy change at Best Buy, many companies still…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Boss Moves: 6 Effective Ways to Handle Raise Requests

This strategy will ensure you don't have a disgruntled worker on your hands

Asking for a pay raise can not only be daunting for an employee. It can…

By Sasha King

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Eileen Fisher Grant Program Empowers Women Entrepreneurs

Eileen Fisher Empowers Women Entrepreneurs With $12,500 Grants

After launching her clothing line with only $350 in savings, the designer gives back.

After experiencing the rigors of entrepreneurial-ship herself, a designer helps the next generation get started

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: Literary Agency Founder Regina Brooks

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Regina Brooks, the first African American editor of…

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Developing the ‘New Minority Entrepreneur’

SXSW panel examines what it takes to support minorities in entrepreneurship

The “Cultivating the New Minority Entrepreneur” panelists at South by Southwest (SXSW) discussed the changing…

By Mary Pryor

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Small Business Hiring Increased in February, Owners Still Cautious

Numbers show some improvement in the labor market

A survey of small business owners show signs of growth in the small business labor…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Notorious B.I.G.'s Spirit Lives On In "House of Wallace" Animated Series

B.I.G.’s Brand Lives on in “House of Wallace” Animated Series

Series will feature the rapper's children and remakes of his music

Even in death, rapper Notorious B.I.G’s brand is still making entrepreneurial moves

By C. Daniel Baker

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National Association of Women Business Owners Partners with LeanIn.org

Facebook COO Partners with Women Business Owners for Better Education

Women-owned businesses are the fastest growing segment of the economy

National Association of Women Business Owners and Sheryl Sandberg want to teach women business owners…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lawmakers Draft Bill to Protect Large Soda

Soda Ban Reversal Leaves NYC Businesses In a Holding Pattern

After a judge reverses NYC's soda ban, businesses take a "wait & see" attitude

Businesses and NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg play a waiting game regarding the fate of the soda…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Judge Blocks New York City’s Ban on Big Sugary Drinks

Judge Blocks New York City’s Ban on Big Sugary Drinks

Judge rules NYC soda ban is too "arbitrary" to regulate

A judge has blocked Mayor Bloomberg’s ban of big sugary drinks in NYC

By C. Daniel Baker

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Coca-Cola’s $100 Million Plan to Support Women-Owned Businesses in Nigeria & Other Markets

Coca-Cola’s $100 Million Plan to Support Women-Owned Businesses in Nigeria and Other Markets

Coca-Cola & IFC donate $100 million to fund women owned companies

Coca-Cola’s new plan looks to solve the financing problems women entrepreneurs face in emerging markets

By C. Daniel Baker

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The New Look for Black Women in Business

The New Look for Black Women in Business and our Next Steps

The next steps black female entrepreneurs face in their careers

Business advice for female entrepreneurs from industry expert, Marjorie Perry

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Austin-Based Travel Startup Localeur Expands to Add Houston

Joah Spearman’s New Startup Localeur Launches in Time for SXSW

Crowdsourced travel review site aims to help Millennials explore SXSW

Joah Spearman’s new travel review site Localeur hopes to give travelers the real deal on…

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 Ways to Get Familiar With SoLoMo Marketing

How to leverage social-local-mobile

BlackEnterprise.com points out 5 ways you can get your business up and running with SoLoMo…

By Mike Street

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Think Your Startup Is Ready to Pivot? Entrepreneurs Weigh In at SXSW

Pointers from the “Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em” panel

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with moderator Lisa Nicole Bell and the featured panelists— serial entrepreneur Clarence…

By Mike Street

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Grand Opening, Grand Closing:Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club Shut Down

The club was damaged during Superstorm Sandy

Atlantic City location of Jay-Z’s 40/40 club shuttered

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Job Seekers Increasingly Test Positive For Marijuana, Other Drugs

Job Seekers Increasingly Test Positive For Marijuana, Other Drugs

Labs finding more potential candidates using drugs since 2007

Most job seeks are taking a lax view of drug use, leading experts to wonder…

By C. Daniel Baker

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A BETTER WAY TO SUPPORT AND TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES

R.I.P to the Traditional Office? Alternative Workspaces Gain Popularity

70% of employees surveyed work from alternate locations on a regular basis

Does your company allow you to work outside of the office?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Business Tax Index 2013: Best to Worst State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Your Guide to the 1099-MISC Tax Form

The 1099-MISC is a staple of small business and entrepreneurs

A guide to the 1099-MISC form and how to use it this tax season

By C. Daniel Baker

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Yahoo CEO Earns $1M Bonus after Five Months on the Job

Yahoo’s CEO Earns $1M Bonus after Five Months on Job

The 37-year-old Mayer is eligible for an annual bonus of up to $2 million

Stockholders give $1M bonus to CEO who boosted Yahoo’s stock price by 46%

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Walmart.com To Sell Products From Small, Women-Owned Businesses

Walmart.com Highlights Products from Small, Women-Owned Businesses

Worlds largest retailer focuses on products from women owned businesses

A day before International Women’s Day, Walmart announces their new initiative “Empowering Women Together.”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Frito-Lay loses suit over bowl-shaped tortilla chip

Frito-Lay Loses $4.5 Million Lawsuit Over Bowl-Shaped Tortilla Chips

Lawsuit alleges Medallion Food infringed on product design and packaging.

A jury disagrees with Frito-Lay’s claim that that Medallion Foods stole their chip design and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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More than just a basketball All-Star, Shaquille O’Neal is an entrepreneur. He earned his MBA online through the University of Phoenix in 2005, and has since put it to work in various business ventures.

The Many Business Ventures of Shaquille O’Neal

Post-retirement, Shaquille O'Neal has become an entrepreneur.

Did you know Shaq has invested in companies such as Google and Vitamin Water?

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Tim Hortons celebrates earth day with its first LEED® certified Restaurant

Coffeehouse Staff Tells Sick Customer to Use Payphone to Call 911

Teen says Coffeehouse employees ignored his pleas for assistance

A Canadian coffee brand faces controversy over its staffs mishandling of a medical emergency

By C. Daniel Baker

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4 Ways Brands Can Win With Facebook’s New Newsfeed

Tips to improving newsfeed, so that brands can succeed on the platform

BlackEnterprise.com outlines the various ways Facebook can win with brands with their soon-to-be unveiled newsfeed.…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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WNBA Star Ivory Latta Launches Inspirational Clothing Line

WNBA Star Ivory Latta Mixes God & Goals in New Clothing Line

WNBA star hopes to inspire and empower using her clothing line

Ivory Latta launches a new clothing line meant to inspire wearers to greatness

By C. Daniel Baker

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Monster Beverage Changes Label, No Longer a Dietary Supplement

Monster Energy Drink Fights Cardiac Arrest Death Lawsuit

Company investigates 14-year-old who died after drinking 2 Monster Energy beverages

Monster hires a team of doctors to prove its energy drinks are safe for everyone,…

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: WNBA President Laurel J. Richie

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, just in time for Women’s History Month, UBR…

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Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kenya Moore Launches New Fitness DVD

Kenya's new DVD targets the backside

Kenya Moore releases “Booty Boot Camp”

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British-born, Brooklyn-based ‘Iron Chef’ champ opens NYC Restaurant

British-Born, Brooklyn-Based ‘Iron Chef’ Champ Opens NYC Restaurant

Chef went from homeless to Food Network's first "Grand Champion"

Between working with Michelle Obama and launching a new series, Madison Cowan finds time to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Square ordered to stop business in Illinois until it obtains state license

Square Given Cease and Desist Notice, Ordered to Stop Business in Illinois

Microtransaction processor is ordered to cease doing business in Illinois

In the heavily regulated business of payments, startups must deal with outdated state regulations

By C. Daniel Baker

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Harlem Shake Video Costs Workers Their 6 Figure Salary

Harlem Shake Video Costs Workers Their 6 Figure Salary

Popular viral video cost workers their job and future employment

One groups attempt to re-create the popular dance craze turns into a lesson for all…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Liquor Privatization Bill Could Mean Goodbye to ABC Stores

Anheuser-Busch Responds to Lawsuit over Watery Beer

Ads mock class action lawsuit filed in 12 states regarding water content

Anheuser-Busch InBev went on the defensive Sunday, dismissing claims of incorrect alcohol content in their…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Amazon Removes 'Keep Calm And Rape' T-Shirts;

Amazon Removes Pro-Rape T-Shirts From Site

Shirts featured variations on "Keep Calm & Carry on" slogan

Company says t-shirts were auto generated, but online apology wasn’t enough

By C. Daniel Baker

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Businesses Unite to Fight Credit card companies & High Swipe Fees

Should Your Business Add Credit Card Surcharges?

Tips to consider before charging your customers credit card surcharge fees

To surcharge or not to surcharge is a question merchants have to ask themselves

By C. Daniel Baker

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Red Bull introducing new flavors

Red Bull Introduces 3 New Flavors as Energy Drink Wars Heat up

New flavors look to compete with rival Monster

Experts believe the energy drink market will soon reach $11.9 billion valuation

By C. Daniel Baker

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New Store Sells Expired Food to Low Income Families

Expired Food Offered to Poor Families by Former Trader Joe’s President

Store will sell food that's still safe to eat at a lower price

US supermarkets throw away tons of food while one in six americans goes hungry. One…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How I Made $100,000 From Home

Lower overhead and startup costs make these franchise options attractive

When Maxine P. Gill was laid off from her job as a sales and marketing…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Horse Meat Traces Found in Taco Bell Beef

Taco Bell Finds Traces of Horse Meat In Its Beef Supply

Taco Bell is the latest brand hit by the horsemeat scandal

Taco Bell’s meat supply is the latest food chain to contains traces of horsemeat

By C. Daniel Baker

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Hilton Hotel Employee Sues Over Racist Slavery Mural

New Orleans Hilton Hotel Employee Sues Over Racist Slavery Mural

Employee calls mural "demeaning," wants it removed.

Should this 73-year-old mural be removed or stay as a reminder of the past?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Michael Winans Jr. Sentenced To Nearly 14 Years In Prison

Michael Winans Jr. Sentenced To Nearly 14 Years In Ponzi Scheme

Fraud targeted church members as well as friends and family

3rd generation member of the Winans family is sentenced for his role in a $4.7…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Obama Returns Portion of Pay to Show Solidarity with Workers

Sequester Cuts Already Hurting Small Businesses and Contractors

Half the jobs lost due to the Sequester will be from Small Business

The federal spending cuts known as the sequester are already hurting small businesses

By C. Daniel Baker

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Shark Tank Mogul Daymond John Partners with Fuse Science

Shark Tank’s Daymond John to Keynote InfusionCon 2013

InfusionCon brings over 2,000 small businesses together

In addition to other highly sought after industry leaders, the founder of FUBU will share…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Diddy and Mark Wahlberg Team Up For AQUAhydrate

Diddy has you covered, beverage wise.

Will you drink the water?

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5 Ways Your Website Is Driving Away Customers

Tips to keeping consumers engaged on your site

The most common website mistakes that drive your customers away.

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Majority Of Business Owners Hesitant To Visit Healthcare Exchanges

EmblemHealth Drops Small Business Insurance Plans

Move also reduces incentive for brokers to sell insurance

Small business insurance brokers reap $693 million a year in commissions, according to study.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Anheuser-Busch Is Watering Down Brews Alleges Former Employees

Former employees claim watering down beer is "routine"

Former high ranking employees say beermaker sacrified quality to reduce costs

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lil Jon Teams Up With Zumba Fitness to Launch Zumba Nightclub Series

Lil Jon Teams Up With Zumba Fitness to Launch Nightclub Series

"Exercise in disgusie" parties hope to attract new customers

Capitalizing on his high energy brand, Lil Jon brings fitness to your local nightclub

By C. Daniel Baker

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Fashion’s Night Out 2013 Goes on Hiatus

Fashion’s Night Out is Cancelled for 2013 in NYC

The annual celebration of fashion will skip NYC in 2013

Fashion’s Night Out will be held in 30 other cities this year, but none in…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Researchers find Donkey Meat in Beef Burgers

Scientists Find Donkey & Other Mislabeled Meats in Beef Burgers

Scientists looking for horse meat uncover other animal meats

As the horse meat scandal continues, serious questions regarding food labeling are being raised.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Federal Officials Suspend Fung Wah Bus Line Over Safety Concerns

Federal Officials Suspend Fung Wah Bus Line Over Safety Concerns

Officials found "questionable" results in routine inspections

Authorities crackdown on charter bus companies after a horrific crash.

By C. Daniel Baker

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10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

10 Reasons People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

If a deal isn't reached, Sequestration will hit Americans, hard.

African-Americans & Latinos will be affected by budgets cuts if the Sequester happens.

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Green Goldmine of the Legal Marijuana Industry

Marijuana Entrepreneurs Face Excessive High Tax Rates Due to Old Laws

Another case of old laws hurting new industries

Laws set up to stop drug smugglers are hurting innovation in the “green revolution”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference: Who’s Who: Brand Camp U CEO Hajj Flemings

The Gokit co-founder and brand strategist shares why the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference is a can’t-miss event.

Flemings took a few moments to talk with us about the importance of personal branding,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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IKEA Finds Horsemeat in Meatballs, Removes from Stores

Furniture giant becomes latest company in horsemeat scandal.

The scandal that began in Ireland in mid-January continues to affect brands

By C. Daniel Baker

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Months after Hurricane Sandy, Fairway Market in Red Hook to Reopen

Months After Hurricane Sandy, Fairway Market in Red Hook to Reopen

Store was a critical anchor to retail traffic in the neighborhood

Months after Hurricane Sandy, Fairway Market returns to the Red Hook neighborhood it helped revitalize…

By C. Daniel Baker

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No More Working From Home Say Yahoo CEO

No More Telecommuting for Yahoo Workers Says CEO

Yahoo workers can no longer work remotely, says new CEO

Will a company known for its generous telecommuting perks accept this new policy?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Bob Johnson and Tracy Edmonds Launch New Network, Alright TV

Alright TV debuts on Easter, March 31st

Edmonds and Johnson join forces to bring faith-based programming to the masses

By Makkada B. Selah

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Nelson Mandela dies at 95

Mandela Family Launches ‘House of Mandela’ Wines

A portion of proceeds from the wines go to charity

South African statesman and reformer Nelson Mandela’s family launches fine wine company

By Makkada B. Selah

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Square introduces a “one-stop startup kit”

Square Introduces a One Stop Point-of-Sale Kit

All items work wirelessly and seamlessly with Square's software

While traditional POS software can run into the thousands, Square’s POS is $299

By C. Daniel Baker

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Helping Bodegas & Barbershops Get Environmentally Friendly

Helping Bodegas and Barbershops Get Environmentally Friendly

Program helps small business recognize the benefits of going green

New organizations are helping small businesses like bodegas and barbershops become ecofriendly

By C. Daniel Baker

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Group Hopes to Help Black-Owned Businesses Stay in Harlem

Here to Stay? Group Hopes to Help Black Businesses Stay in Harlem

New program hopes to be a lifeline to small businesses in Harlem

“We need to generate and support as many entrepreneurs as we can because they are…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Game Changer Changes Everyday By: Marjorie Perry

4 Ways to Go From Bench Warmer to Game Changer in Business

Business advice on how to reinvent yourself, and your vision

In life and in business, the terrain is always changing. Here’s how you can adapt…

By Marjorie Perry

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Wal-Mart: Small Business Are Hurting, too

Retail giant says owners are more cautious with their spending

Half of Wal-marts 47 million members, are small businesses. And they’re worried about the future

By C. Daniel Baker

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Whole Foods Advertises Chicken Using Image of Obama

Whole Foods Advertises Chicken Using Image of Obama

Sign was removed after complaints by customers

Using the President to sell chicken usually ends poorly

By C. Daniel Baker

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Study Reveals Numerous Restaurants Mislabeling Fish For Profit

Retailers pass off tilapia as more expensive fish

Study found as much as 33 percent of fish nationwide is mislabeled

By C. Daniel Baker

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Xzibit launches tequila for 'hip urban savvy consumers'

Rapper Xzibit Launches World’s First Five-Times Distilled Tequila

Brand aims to be the ultimate top shelf tequilia

Following the leads of Diddy, & Sha, the former Pimp My Ride Host joins the…

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 Available in Cans Starting this Summer

One of the last holdouts embraces the Aluminium can

Company is investing $1 million dollars in a radical new can design

By C. Daniel Baker

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FCC Seeks to End High Prison Phone Rates, Open Industry to Competition

FCC Seeks to End High Jail Phone Rates, Open Industry to Competition

Familes often pay $200 for one 15 minute phone call

After years of requests from the public, the FCC tackles the “near monopoly” of the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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AMC Theatres Strikes First Ever Distribution Deal With Nollywood Studio

AMC Theatres Strikes 1st Ever Distribution Deal With Nollywood Studio

New Nollywood film set to debut in 15 major cities on the big screen

The rapidly growing Nigerian film industry is the second largest in the wordl

By C. Daniel Baker

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Edible Arrangements New Program Helps Veterans Become Enterpreneurs

Edible Arrangements’ Program to Help Veterans Become Business Owners

The popular edible food arrangement brand gives back to veterans.

How the popular edible arrangement company hopes to help veterns re-enter the workforce.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Waffle House Makes Customers Pay for Security Guard

Waffle House Makes Customers Pay for Security Guard

Restaurant says security guard is needed for customer safety

Waffle House attempts to balance investing in a high-crime area with customer’s needs

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Build a Professional Relationship with Your Beau

These tips will help you and your spouse keep the love---and business---going

Whether you’re coworkers or business partners, these tips will help you keep the love —…

By Sasha King

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Tupac Shakur’s Estate Signs Deal With Jampol Artist Management

The firm represents Otis Redding, Michael Jackson and others.

Afeni Shakur, the rapper’s mother, promises to “release his complete body of works”

By C. Daniel Baker

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4 Tips for Vending with Square From Conventions and Festivals

Repeat Square user provides best practices for using electronic payment service

Business owner Karla Spencer-George provides fellow vendors with tips for using Square.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Office Max & Office Depot in Merger Talks

OfficeMax, Office Depot in Merger Talks

Move combines the 2nd and 3rd largest office supply companies

Move comes as competition tightens between Wal-Mart, Staples, Amazon and others

By C. Daniel Baker

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Fox launches partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Fox Partners With HBCU’s to Encourage Diversity in Entertainment

Membership in the Alliance is open to all current HBCUs

Fox makes major steps to nurture and encourage diversity in the filmmaking industry

By C. Daniel Baker

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Kandi Burruss’ Sex Toy Company Under Fire for Making Gospel Song

Burruss says she's very honest about who she is

Do you think it’s appropriate for RHOA star Kandi Burress to record a gospel song?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Mellody Hobson and Judy Smith to Speak at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Leading female CEOs Mellody Hobson and Judy Smith will serves as keynote speakers at Black…

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10 African Women of Power

From global ambassadors to young international leaders, these 10 African women have truly showcased what…

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