Clarifications hope to end lawsuits from religious organizations
After facing more than 50 lawsuits, the Obama administration attempts to clarify the Affordable Care…
Clarifications hope to end lawsuits from religious organizations
After facing more than 50 lawsuits, the Obama administration attempts to clarify the Affordable Care…
Shoppers are expected to spend $130.97 on gifts
Americans to spend more this year on Valentine’s Day than last year
European supplier used meat sources "other than beef"
Burger King does damage control after European supplier is found to be using horsemeat
After Pastor’s “I give God 10%, why should you get 18″ message goes viral, Waitress…
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…
Arizona based delivery service looks to expand
Last year Cheba Hut made about $10 million in sales and continues to grow
A simple search for a black architect leads to a new group Group
Empowering entrepreneurs with special attention to young people in West Virginia
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.
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…
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…
5 steps from an industry expert on surviving crises
Tips from the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association on weathering a crisis.
Access Foursquare data without a computer
Gives busy managers a way to keep up with Foursquare without being tied to a…
The Times Square office suite is a natural addition to our portfolio
Office suite will provide workspaces and business services to traditional startups and small businesses
New program provides space and opportunities to startups
The NY Times’ new partnering program offers startups a chance to grow without losing equity
Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos saved their company
CEO hints at a follow up to the Doritos Locos Taco which sold over 200…
New campaign thanks small businesses and their owners
New campaign will visit 10 cities and distribute 25,000 cards, thanking small businesses
After the recession, some small businesses are still finding ways to keep their product 100% American-made.
Small businesses fight to keep their doors open in a diminishing economy.
John Liu looks to bring inclusion into other branches of the city’s government
John Liu’s policies of inclusion and transparency has led to significant city bond underwriting deals…
The largest traditional bookstore faces uncertain times.
Competition from Wal-Mart, Amazon, & e-books force a rethinking on the value of brick &…
New webpage and blog aims to explains new healthcare law
The SBA wants to help business owners find the special provisions in the Affordable…
As the Auto Show ends, what can small businesses learn?
Customer engagement lessons from the Detroit Auto Show
Contract goes to 3 small business with 150 workers or less
Dell and Hewlett-Packard will need to work with small businesses to tap a $5 billion…
3.9 million Americans are mommy bloggers and the number is going to continue to grow.
Running a motherhood blog is popular, and anything but easy.
Offering free Wifi at your small business may cost you
You may be breaking the law by offering your customers and employees free Wifi
Signs deal to appear on "In The Kitchen With David" on QVC
Bob Marley’s son takes Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee mainstream and sees success with Marley Coffee…
Subway issues a 2nd Comment regarding sandwich length.
After being hit with lawsuits, Subway changes their postion on the term “Footlong”
Prices could reach "more than the American consumer can bear."
If distributors withdraw Mexican tomatoes from the marketplace U.S. consumers would be hit with…
Government agencies have little incentive to award contracts
Losing out at a faster rate than that of male-owned small businesses.
Start-ups say it's too expensive and difficult to hire foreign talent
Owners say they have to reject many skilled applicants due to red tape and regulations
RFP-EZ, is an exciting partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows.
RFP-EZ helps small businesses search for government jobs and contracts
Entrepreneurial trio provides healthcare solutions...the tech way
BlackEnterprise.com’s Tech Startup of the Week highlights different tech entrepreneurs and the innovative companies they’ve…
Catering service will begin in Colorado then spread to all stores
Chipotle catering will allow groups to customize their own individual burritos and bowls, at home.
Chicken companies produced about 1% fewer birds last year
With reduced productions and the return of the NHL, will there be enough wings for…
Group says the law is "inconsistent and undemocratic"
NAACP feels the Soda Ban will burden and disproportionally impact minority-owned businesses
Startup Riot returns to Atlanta for a 6th year of Matching startups with investors
Now in it’s 6th year, Startup Riot offers startups 3 minutes to pitch their idea…
Did you go to the Inauguration?
Official estimates put crowd at less than half the 1.8 million people whom gathered four…
Actor and chef makes his Harlem debut later this year.
The Oscar nominated actor is also a Chef know for his New Orleans style cooking
How can entrepreneurs be inspired by MLK?
How did you spend your MLK holiday?
A restaurant's health grade can often make or break business
Yelp joins with municipalities in posting health grades to its business review site
Will you still buy from there despite the increase?
Chipotle announces a rise in food prices yesterday (January 17)
'Footlong' name is only descriptive
Subway responds to claims that its Footlong sub isn’t a foot long
CEO Marcus Lemonis will offer his help and money.
CNBC offers small businesses a chance to get an “extreme makeover”
Why non-residents aren't welcome in this cafe
As a reward to regular customers, one business owner tells vistors to “Stay Out”
Robots may replace low wage overseas workers.
A humanoid robot could revive U.S. manufacturing
What happens when you don't deliver your Kickstarter Project?
Kickstarter has raised millions for designers and entrepreneurs. But what happens when no product materializes?
More than a rental work space, Nextspace promotes collaboration
NextSpace focuses on coworking, as opposed to simply renting out desks to fill extra office…
The retail giant hints at offering small business health insurance.
Do you think they are serious about this?
Customers can now buy domain names and hosting in-store
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly seventy-five percent of businesses don’t have a website.…
Darn Good Yarn wins top prize, five businesses awarded smaller prizes.
Will you be entering this competition next year?
The IRS has simplified the home-office tax deduction process
Simpler tax forms should lead to less money left on the table
The fast food chain announces its first stores in India
Originally started in Kentucky, the popular doughnut chain is now in 22 countries
What do you think of this store owner's pricing?
Owner points to a menu that lists 16 oz. juices and smoothies as $4.95 for…
Retail giant promises jobs to any soldier who wants one.
First Lady Michelle Obama, who lead a drive to encourage hiring veterans, calls announcement “historic.”
The former NBA all-star adds hospitality to his already impressive resume.
Highly successful entrepreneur and retired NBA professional Jamal Mashburn is expanding his entrepreneurial interests yet…
Part of Chick-fil-A's "Eat Mor Chikin 4 Brekfast” promotion
The fast food chain’s latest promotion to spread word of their new breakfast menu.
The e-cigarette market is estimated to be a $300 million industry.
E-Cigarettes continue to grow in popularity, but are they safe?
City Startup Labs wants to create 1000 new young black male entrepreneurs
Non-profit claims it’s more important to teach ex-cons entrepreneurial skills rather than job-seeking skills
The former Google employee is the first COO at the startup.
Stacy Brown-Philpot brings her considerable international and strategic experience to the San Francisco Startup.
After internet backlash, Anthropologie issues statement
After removing candlestick, Anthropologie’s PR director issues an apology
That used car for sale could be hiding a flood damaged past
Some cars totaled in Hurricane Sandy being retitled and resold
Restaurant aims to bring the culture of Jamaica to California's capital
A new Jamaican restaurant opens its doors New Year’s Eve in South Sacramento with a…
Philadelphia is the 9th city in Golden Sachs' "10,000 Small Businesses" Initiative.
Initiative aims to help small businesses in Philadelphia by providing access to capital and education
The scams targeted the elderly and disabled telling them they would get home-based Internet businesses enabling them to work from home.
The FTC has filed suit against the Tax Club, Inc., claiming they scammed thousands of…
Will Twinkies and Ding Dongs come back too?
Wonderbread, the well-known household bread brand by bankrupt Hostess, will be acquired by Flowers Foods
New service offers you the chance to look at your credit report as many times as you'd like.
Business credit reports range from $10 to $70 dollars, and are necessary for owners
Store could face potential penalties of up to $1.3 million a day
“Hobby Lobby will continue to vigorously defend its religious liberty and oppose the mandate and…
After item is removed, questions on why it was ever offered remain.
Anthropologie racist candlestick is latest gaffe for the store’s parent company, Urban Outfitters.
Both sides have multi-million dollar bids on Tully's.
The battle for Tully’s Coffee, a small Seattle based coffee chain, moves to the court…
In question? The validity of the trademark for the popular sneaker.
A series of lawsuits with a small rival over trademarks finally reaches the Supreme Court
Simple tips to stay healthy this Flu season
This Flu season is not only a health concern but also an economic one if…
The former rapper speaks on the loss of black businesses in his hometown.
Luther Campbell recalls the story of Tyrone Greene, a small business owner whose store served…
Having trouble with your IT solutions? Migrating to a cloud-based server could be the answer
The new option of having your company’s servers “in the cloud” could prove a lifesaver…
Supporter hope to rival “Chick-fil-A Day” and make a public statement
Two days before Obama’s Inauguration, Gun Appreciation Day hopes to send more Americans to gun…
Changes from the Fiscal Cliff deal forces changes in tax forms.
Delay affects 80% of Americans who’ll have to wait until later to begin filing
Only midsize companies would really see higher costs from Obamacare
Despite what Critics say, Obamacare is not bad for business according to one study.
Kiva runs similar programs in Los Angeles, Detroit and New Orleans
Using a new online portal, users can lend directly to small businesses in the D.C.…
Another business owner attempts to avoid Obamacare
All thought studies show Obamacare has little impact on business costs.
Johnson says his goal is to make RLJ Thompson Trucking the largest minority-owned transportation company in the country
BET’s founder Bob Johnson purchases Concord, Virginia based trucking company
The co-founder of Uptown Magazine purchases the title back from Vibe
Intermedia Vibe Holdings sells off Uptown Magazine, wants to focus on Vibe and its digital…
With the end of the lockout, small businesses look forward to returning customers and revenue.
Small business owners were all too happy to see the NHL lockout end Sunday
Love and Hip-Hop New York season 2 premieres tonight.
Rashidah Ali sits down for an exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com about her new show, shoe…
When your marketing goes stale, so does your business
The purpose of cleaning up your online business is to stay relevant to consumers. So,…
How to avoid falling for billing scams
Scammers are targeting small business owners with a new twist on an old scam
New York State alone has $25 billion in economic damages
Majority of the relief won’t be addressed until Jan. 15.
Fiscal Cliff fears responsible for poor numbers
Number of jobs was up in December but only slightly
One of the goodies in the store is a commemorative poster by Chuck Close
A souvenir store has been opened for Obama’s Inaugural celebration
Often your friends and family will be your biggest supporters when you're starting your businees
Adhering to certain guidelines can make borrowing money from friends and family for your business…
10 scholarships will be awarded to women of color.
The conference will focus on supporting the fastest-growing demographic in the startup space – women
Some usual provisions are part of the fiscal cliff deal
More than just Permanent tax rates were included
New provisions will help small businesses compete for more federal contracts
Number of small business contracts awarded will now figure into bonuses and promotions
Users get a monthly box of tampons, maxipads and chocolate
New subscription service aims to make ladies time of the month easier.
Owner promises the same club at a new address
Club’s owner is moving the iconic sign and interior to a new site
A chance to meet local business people and leaders
Past 100 Black Men of Long Island events included such keynote speakers as Susan Taylor
Al-Jazeera America, will not be carried by Time Warner
Al-Jazeera purchased the channel founded by Al Gore in 2005
Chuka Umunna asks American Express to make it official.
Britain should adopt a US initiative to encourage shoppers to use small, local shops, says…
Pinterest claims suit is "baseless"
Pinterest is being sued by someone claiming that Pinterest was their idea.
Simple steps to help you focus for the new year.
The new year is an excellent time to refocus on your business.
The ice cream chain looks to find new store owners
The franchise held a seminar to find the next round of Baskin Robbins owners.
The Fiscal Cliff deal is bittersweet for small businesses
While some provisions are helpful, not all are in favor of small business owners
Green leases improve the environmental performance of a leased office space
To reinforce a commitment to the Earth throughout the year, companies can validate their dedication…
Best practices for quarterly tax filers to help prepare for the June 15 deadline
Tax Day has come and gone. But for the self-employed, including small business owners and…
Combing MesoAmerican culture and chocolate equals success
Their store is part of a growing trend of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States.
21 years later a lawsuit over sample clearance.
Sugarhill Music Publishing is demanding restitution and a share of the profits.
Richard Notar plans to keep club mostly the same.
New owner doesn’t “want to change a thing about how it looks”
Rooms are still available at most D.C. hotels for Obama's inauguration
D.C. Hotels say they’re filling up more slowly for inauguration week this year
Entrepreneur invents flavored shots that don't require mixers.
“I wanted to show that even in today’s economy, you could start a business and…
Experts predict that the restaurant generated as much as $144 million dollars by staying open on Christmas.
What do you think of McDonald’s opening on these days?
How to avoid the risks that come with Cloud computing
Another huge cloud outage showcases the need to have a plan A and plan B…
Groupon attempts to stay competitive against Google & Amazon
The company has acquired a number of start-ups such as Breadcrumb, Uptake, Hyperpublic, Adku, and…
Do you live in a state where your wage may increase?
Minimum wage for servers and other tipped employees will remain $2.13 per hour
Owner didn’t want black employees in public view
Manager allegedly said “customers would not want to see an African-American working in the front…
Up to $1 billion in SBA guaranteed leverage over a five year period for startups
In the programs first year, it attracted 33 applications and gave “Green-Lights” to six qualified…
Tip pooling illegal among all employees
An Ohio based worker owned restaurant, Casa Nueva, has issued a new policy of no…
After helping to popularize the term, Drake wants his cut of profits
While not the creator of YOLO, Drake helped make it a common term
Before midnight on December 31, small businesses owners should file these tax breaks
Take advantage of these tax breaks before January 1st
Tamar Braxton, who is fresh off the heels of her mega-successful single "Love and War," has a new online store on Bravo's website.
Would you rock any of these tees?
The label named "Blueprint" will be under Interscope Geffen A&M.
Gee Roberson executive produced albums by Jay-Z & Kanye West, Drake, Lil Wayne & Nicki…
The popular Small Business Expo is the landmark tradeshow
Will it be coming to your city?
The American Small Business League fears Obama is going phase out the SBA.
Obama will use the Fiscal Cliff crisis to dissolve the Small Business Association, says the…
Balitmore based chain has switched workers to part-time.
Workforce to be transitioned into part-time workers, according to sources.
A leaked Internal memo encourages staying open on Dec 25.
Hoping to duplicate record sales on Thanksgiving, McDonald’s wants stores to open on Christmas
Murder Inc. founder is connecting with former Warner Music president.
Rumors are swirling that Cohen has had conversations with Kanye West and Gotti was trying…
Eddie Nimibutr's Facebook rant leads to death threats and his business closing.
Owners comments regarding the Sandy Hook shooting create backlash and boycott.
After Sandy Hook shooting, sales are brisk.
Sales triple as parents worry about their children’s safety.
Serial entrepreneur announces a vodka line set to compete with Diddy's Ciroc.
“Luv Shaq’ is due to hit stores early next year.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, an attempt to attract Brooklyn-based businesses to Coney Island.
A real estate company is offering reduced rents in a brand new building for the…
Are Republicans better for small business?
African-American president of the North Carolina chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business says…
Some businesses are finding good results cutting back holiday decorations.
How not putting up decorations could help your small business stand out.
Imagine how much a mention from Oprah would change your business.
Wisconsin bakery lands on Oprah’s “Favorite Things” list.
Dunkin' Donuts continues to dominate, but Subway's is close behind
New study shows retail stores in New York City increased for a fifth straight year
Small businesses can now get a 90 day free trial of the Microsoft Office 365 suite
Microsoft is hoping to lure small businesses unhappy with Google’s decision to eliminate its free…
More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable
This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: NuJak Construction Partners Frank Kendrick and Tim Jackson;…
Partnership will provide advice and networking opportunities for small businesses on LinkedIn
Premier office product company Staples has teamed up with LinkedIn to launch an online forum,…
A few of the biggest social media fails this year
A few of the biggest social media fails this year.
Instead of real work, group of black architects were offered menial projects.
University promised affirmative action in hiring on project.
Citing mounting public pressure, firm takes stand on gun control.
Cerberus Capital called the shooting a “watershed event that has raised the national debate on…
Customers are concerned about possible restrictions on gun ownership.
Store owners see sales increase due to tragedy and fear of new gun laws.
Small business owners want Interesting, engaging content from brands they follow on social media.
Entrepreneurs want more information and content from brands on social media, as they find it…
The annual event brings good tide and profits to small businesses.
Part Costume Parade and part fundraiser, local businesses enjoy the annual event.
Following the example of other celebrities, Dr. Dre uses the low Irish tax rate to save money
Dr Dre’s headphone business moves to Ireland to pay less taxes. He is following in…
The pizza chain founder files one of many pending lawsuits against Obamacare
Founder sues the Federal government saying providing mandatory contraception and abortions is immoral.
New grant gives cash if you move your business to St. Louis
Twenty people will win grants to fund businesses in St. Louis
A recent study ranked these as the friendliest states to do business in
Did your city make the list?
A study rated these the least friendly states for entrepreneurs
Check out the findings from the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Sometimes making your business successful is all about having the right connections
Every small business owner wants to be successful but many oftentimes overlook the importance of…
With the coming "Green Rush," street level weed dealers fear the future
Small time dealers prepare to get pushed out
New site helps those looking to create jobs in their communities
The SBA announced a new website to help states offer Self-Employment Assistance programs to those…
Blogging platform unveils new option for small biz owners
Wordpress.com Enterprise gives users unlimited traffic, bandwidth and storage for $500 a month.
Jason Sadler auctioned off the rights to his last name to raise capital.
The entrepreneur behind IwearYourShirt.com is back with another guerrilla marketing campaign