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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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Entrepreneurs Weigh In at SXSW Grand Opening, Grand Closing:Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club Shut Down Job Seekers Increasingly Test Positive For Marijuana, Other Drugs R.I.P to the Traditional Office? Alternative Workspaces Gain Popularity Your Guide to the 1099-MISC Tax Form Yahoo’s CEO Earns $1M Bonus after Five Months on Job Walmart.com Highlights Products from Small, Women-Owned Businesses Frito-Lay Loses $4.5 Million Lawsuit Over Bowl-Shaped Tortilla Chips The Many Business Ventures of Shaquille O’Neal Coffeehouse Staff Tells Sick Customer to Use Payphone to Call 911 4 Ways Brands Can Win With Facebook’s New Newsfeed WNBA Star Ivory Latta Mixes God & Goals in New Clothing Line Monster Energy Drink Fights Cardiac Arrest Death Lawsuit UBR Spotlight: WNBA President Laurel J. 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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…

By Pepper Miller

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SXSW panelists on “Cultivating the New Minority Entrepreneur” discuss the changing Gen Y minority entrepreneurship paradigm (Image: Mike Street)

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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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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%

By C. Daniel Baker

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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…

By Pepper Miller

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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”

By Makkada B. Selah

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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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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”

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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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Burger King Twitter Feed Hacked & Suspended

Burger King’s Twitter Account Hacked and Suspended

Hackers referenced Lil Reese, Chief Keef and other rappers

Already dealing with a horsemeat scandal, now Burger King faces a social media crisis

By C. Daniel Baker

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Maker's Mark Reverses Decision to Water Down Their Whiskey

Maker’s Mark Reverses Plan to Water Down its Whiskey

Whiskey maker heard from "thousands and thousands" of customers

Customers would rather deal with shortages than changes to the recipe of the iconic bourbon

By C. Daniel Baker

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3 Tips for Managing Your Business’ Reputation on the Web

How to stay on top of your online presence

BlackEnterprise.com outlines how you can manage your business’ online reputation.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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SCORE Salutes the First American Entrepreneurs, The Founding Fathers

Celebrating the First American Entrepreneurs, The Founding Fathers

On President's Day, remembering the first entrepreneurs

The Founding Father’s continue to be a great example for small business to follow

By C. Daniel Baker

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Restaurant Offers Striking Workers Free Pizza In Lieu Of Back Pay

“No Food; Pay me!” Restaurant Offers Striking Workers Free Pizza in Lieu of Back Pay

Workers have been protesting for low wages since 2011

Workers have been attempting to collect back pay from Bruce Molzan for a year

By C. Daniel Baker

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Obama’s Favorite D.C. Burger Chain Closes

Obama’s Favorite D.C. Burger Chain Closes

President Obama and VP Biden frequented Ray's Hell Burger

Ray’s Hell Burger, which President Obama made famous, is closing 2 locations

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tiffany & Co. Sues Costco for Selling Fake Engagement Rings

Costco has allegedly been perpetrating the fraud for years

Tiffany tells Costco to stop selling fake diamond rings bearing its name

By Makkada B. Selah

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2,500 Small Business Leaders Join the Fix The Debt Campaign

Fix The Debt Campaign Launches Debt Deniers Website

Small business owners have joined the bipartisan fight.

“Doctors, teachers, small business owners and many more are speaking out and calling on Congress…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Monster Beverage Changes Label, No Longer a Dietary Supplement

Monster Beverage Changes Label, No Longer a Dietary Supplement

Dietary supplements are directly regulated by the FDA

Move comes as lawmakers ask the FDA to look into the safety of energy drinks.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Have a Baby in 9 Months, Get a Free Ikea Crib.

Make a Valentine’s Day Baby, Get a Free Ikea Crib.

Ikea's latest Valentines Day promotion goes viral.

Incorporating humor into advertising is tricky. Here’s how Ikea got it right

By C. Daniel Baker

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Postal Service Makes Direct Mail Easier For Small Businesses

USPS Makes Direct Mail Easier for Small Businesses

Every Door Direct Mail lets owners bulk mail for cheap

New product helps owners mail to any neighborhood, zip code or city – without needing…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How Poland Spring Failed to Capitalize on Marco Rubio’s Sip

How Poland Spring Failed to Capitalize on Marco Rubio’s Sip

Lesson's on the need for a pro-active social strategy

Marco Rubio took a sip from a mini bottle and created a social media opportunity…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Coffee Barista Fired After Insulting Customers & Boss Online

Coffee Barista Fired After Insulting Customers and Boss Online

Barista insists the snarky blog was "satire"

Can you be fired for what you do anonymously off the clock?

By C. Daniel Baker

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All-Star to Tech Star: Why Black Athletes Need to Get in the Startup Game

Athletes-turned-startup founders call for a transition from the stadium to the Valley

Startup founders, Ryan Nece and Garrett Johnson, make a case for African-American athletes and their…

By Garrett Johnson

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Taco Bell Announces Doritos Cool Ranch Taco Release Date

Taco Bell Announces Doritos Cool Ranch Taco Release Date

They are coming March 7th.

Taco Bell hopes for a sequel to the very popular Dorito Flavored Taco, which sold…

By C. Daniel Baker

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U.S. small business hiring increases in February

Small Business Associations React to State of the Union Address

Associations generally agreed with the President's speech

The president touched on several topics close to owners, including sequestration

By C. Daniel Baker

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How One Man’s Last Name Generated $6 Million Dollars

How One Man’s Last Name Generated $6 Million Dollars

The $45,500 we paid to buy Jason's last name equates to $900 a week, or $125 a day

How investing in one man’s last name paid off with media attention for Headsets.com

By C. Daniel Baker

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Heart Attack Grill's Unofficial Spokesperson Dies from a Heart Attack

Heart Attack Grill’s Unofficial Spokesman Dies from Heart Attack

Restaurant holds Guinness World Record for "most calorific burger"

Yes again, the Heart Attack Grill lives up to its name.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Shark Tank Mogul Daymond John Partners with Fuse Science

Shark Tank Mogul Daymond John Partners with Fuse Science

Founder of FUBU announces strategic partnership with sports science brand

Fuse Science make The Drop, which has been endorsed by Tyson Chandler, Paul Pierce, David…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Advocacy Releases Annual Small Business Lending Report

Karen Mills to Step Down as Head of Small Business Administration

Mills came on as Head of the SBA during the financial meltdown of 2009

Exit comes as President Obama proposes merging the SBA with the Dept of Commerce &…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Mountain Dew Enters the Energy Drink Market with "Kickstart"

Mountain Dew Enters the Energy Drink Market With “Kickstart”

PepsiCo hopes to break into the $8 billion dollar energy drink market.

Even as soft drink sales have decreased, energy drink sales rose 17% in 2011 according…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Makers Mark watering down its whiskey in an effort to meet rising global demand.

Maker’s Mark Waters Down Bourbon to Stretch Low Supply

Company COO says alcohol volume has to be reduced due to global demand.

Known for its signature red wax-sealed bottles, Maker’s Mark is watering down its whiskey.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lessons in Freelancing: How to Diversify Your Client Base

Insider tips to help you remain marketable

Insider tips to help you remain marketable

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Chris Paul and Avon team up for a new frangrance

Chris Paul and Avon Team Up to Launch “Untouchable” Cologne

Injured, the Los Angeles Clipper's point guard is still making moves off the court.

The head of the CP3 Foundation, father of two, and 2-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Chaka Khan debuts her 'Chakalates' Chocolate, 'Khana Sutra' Candle Line

Chaka Khan Debuts her “Chakalates” Chocolate, “Khana Sutra” Candle Line

In time for Valentines Day, Chaka Khan announces her new line of chocolates

Celebrating 40 years in the music industry, the 10 time Grammy Winner debuts chocolates and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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New Postal Service Changes May Reduce Netflix Mail Costs

New Postal Service Changes May Reduce Netflix Mail Costs

Eliminating Saturday mail delivery could save Netflix millions of dollars in postage.

How the elimination of Saturday delivery would affect Netflix’s profitable DVD-by-Mail option

By C. Daniel Baker

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National Small Business Association Says “Outlook Not Good”

Business owners expressed frustration regarding healthcare costs and regulations

Annual survey of business owners shows troubling trends for the upcoming year

By C. Daniel Baker

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666 on tax form causes Christian worker to quit his job

“666″ on Tax Form Causes Christian Worker to Quit His Job

"666" is commonly associated with the devil

Worker felt the number on his tax form went against his Christian faith

By C. Daniel Baker

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Customers win, Furniture Store Loses on $600,000 Super Bowl Bet

Customers Win, Furniture Store Loses on Super Bowl Bet

445 customers took advantage of the store's annual Super Bowl promotion

One Baltimore furniture shop won for losing when it bet on a rare event in…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Swizz Beatz Announces Co-Ownership Of A “Monster” Headphone Company

Swizz Beatz adds his vision to Monster

A week after his wife Alicia Keys joined BlackBerry, Swizz Beats announced his own “Monster”…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Loans available to Businesses Affected by Sandy

100 Days After Hurricane Sandy: Businesses Continue To Put Disaster Plans Into Place

Having a continuity plan can help keep your company’s doors open after a tragedy

Because of Hurricane Sandy, the Sharps’ company, Precision Infrastructure Inc., experienced losses of about $250,000.…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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

Lifestyle Entrepreneur Mariah Huq Turns Her Dream into a “Reality”

Mariah Huq balances a home decor line & a new reality show

New show aims to show the behind the scenes drama doctors and their families face.

By C. Daniel Baker

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New York Soul Food Hot Spot Files for Bankruptcy

Popular New York Soul Food Hot Spot Files for Bankruptcy

Pink Teacup saga continues as new location files for bankruptcy

When the eatery moved last year to its latest location, it did not have a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Five Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Small Business Bank Loan

Employers Show Love with Benefits Packages

Improving economy giving employers confidence to treat workers well

Employers see the benefit in keeping workers happy, healthy a new study says

By Ashley R. Harris

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Entrepreneurs' Organization Signs Partnership with Microsoft

Microsoft Starts $75M Program for African Businesses

The company's 4Afrika Initiative will offer business training for as many as 200,000 people

Microsoft initiative will put as many as a million small African businesses online in the…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Queen Latifah signs exclusive Multi-Year Agreement with Netflix

Queen Latifah Signs Exclusive Multi-Year Agreement With Netflix

Deal will allow Netflix users exclusive early views of Queen Latifah Productions.

Queen Latifah’s “Flavor Unit” continues it’s success

By C. Daniel Baker

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BP Accused of Manipulating Gas Prices, Ex-Employee Speaks Out

BP is accused of rigging the oil market for the third time in less than 10 years.

BP falls in hot water again as former head of gas liquids trading speaks out…

By Amber McKynzie

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Minority Hiring at Columbia University Expansion Project Under State Scrutiny

Columbia University will be expanding its footprint in Harlem by 17 acres

State to confirm that minority hiring goals are being met

By Makkada B. Selah

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Baker refuses to Bake a Wedding Cake for a Same Sex Couple

Baker Refuses to Bake a Wedding Cake for a Same Sex Couple

Baker says if he has to be punished for his religion, so be it.

Incident raises the question: Does the First Amendment trump anti-discrimination statues

By C. Daniel Baker

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Slashing Costs, Not Innovation: How a Virtual Team Can Benefit Your Business

Study shows advantages and risks of the management model

Study by Chronos Consulting explores the risks and advantages of leading virtual teams.

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Why does Budweiser want to Buy Corona?

Why Does Budweiser Want to Buy Corona?

If Budweiser bought Corona, they'd control 46% of beer sales in the United States

Department of Justice says Budweiser’s attempt to purchase Corona is a threat to American Beer…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Entrepreneur sells millions of cans of “fresh air”

Entrepreneur Sells Millions of Cans of “Fresh Air?”

Chen Guangbiao has already sold 8 million cans of fresh air this week

With pollution in China increasing everyday, one entrepreneur has found a way to send a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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A Small Company’s Big Super Bowl Gamble

A Small Company’s Big Super Bowl Gamble

How SodaStream Used Getting Banned from the Super Bowl

How Soda Stream Turned Getting Banned from the Super Bowl into an Opportunity

By C. Daniel Baker

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Timberland Helps Plant Two Million-Plus Trees in Haiti

Timberland partners with the Small Farmers Alliance to plant five million trees in five years in Haiti.

Timberland works with Haiti’s Small Farmers Alliance to restore the country from its 2010 earthquake.

By Amber McKynzie

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Small businesses step up their support for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Small Businesses Step up Their Support for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Business owners contribute to fight AIDS in their community

D.C. small business owners provide time and support on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By C. Daniel Baker

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New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs

New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs

Connects new entrepreneurs with established industry mentors

Startout is an organization dedicated to assisting entrepreneurship in the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Bisexual…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Majority Of Business Owners Hesitant To Visit Healthcare Exchanges

Obamacare Clarifies Contraception Mandate for Businesses, Religious Groups

Clarifications hope to end lawsuits from religious organizations

After facing more than 50 lawsuits, the Obama administration attempts to clarify the Affordable Care…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Survey shows American’s Are Still in Love with Valentine’s Day

Survey Shows Americans are Still in Love with Valentine’s Day

Shoppers are expected to spend $130.97 on gifts

Americans to spend more this year on Valentine’s Day than last year

By C. Daniel Baker

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

Burger King Admits Whoppers Contaminated With Horse Meat

European supplier used meat sources "other than beef"

Burger King does damage control after European supplier is found to be using horsemeat

By C. Daniel Baker

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Applebee’s Waitress Fired For Sharing ‘I Give God 10%’ Tip Receipt

Waitress violated Applebee's Customer Privacy Policy

After Pastor’s “I give God 10%, why should you get 18″ message goes viral, Waitress…

By C. Daniel Baker

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New Government Site Helps Small Business Track Regulations

New Government Site Helps Small Business Track Regulations

An attempt to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses

Most small businesses don’t have lawyers or lobbyist who focus on regulatory compliance, like corporations…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Marijuana Based Sandwiches Headed To The NorthEast

Marijuana Based Sandwiches Headed to the Northeast

Arizona based delivery service looks to expand

Last year Cheba Hut made about $10 million in sales and continues to grow

By C. Daniel Baker

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BBASE looks to support African American Entrepreneurship in West Virginia

BBASE Looks to Support Black Entrepreneurship in West Virginia

A simple search for a black architect leads to a new group Group

Empowering entrepreneurs with special attention to young people in West Virginia

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tech Startup of the Week: Stipple Brings Photos to Life Through Tagging

Rey Flemings found a way to see past the limitations of computer vision

Image-based advertising and e-commerce company Stipple is Black Enterprise’s Tech Startup of the Week.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Postal Service Makes Direct Mail Easier For Small Businesses

How to Survive The 2013 US Postal Service Rate Changes

New postal rates do not have to cost you money.

Mail and shipping services play a vital role in small business. Here’s how to keep…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Incubate NYC founders Marcus Mayo and Brian L. Shields. (Image courtesy of Incubate NYC)

IncubateNYC: Entrepreneurs Teaching Entrepreneurs

Former Wall Streeters follow passion and create a startup incubator

BlackEnterprise.com speak with IncubateNYC founders Brian Shields and Marcus Mayo on quitting their jobs on…

By Demetria Irwin

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Female Leaders Winning: Bethann Hardison, a Leader in Fashion

Fashion industry leader Bethann Hardison talks her journey to diversify the industry.

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United Nations Hosts Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

On Nov. 19, the UN celebrates female entrepreneurs of 144 countries.

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