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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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Executive Services Firm Hardesty LLC Offers Organizations Tips on Overcoming a Financial Crisis

5 Crucial Steps for Surviving a Brand or Product Crisis

5 steps from an industry expert on surviving crises

Tips from the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association on weathering a crisis.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Foursquare gives small business owners their own app

Foursquare for Business Gives Small Business Owners Their Own App

Access Foursquare data without a computer

Gives busy managers a way to keep up with Foursquare without being tied to a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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NYC Times Square Incubator Space Launched

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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New York Times announces a new incubator for startups

New York Times Announces a New Incubator for Startups

New program provides space and opportunities to startups

The NY Times’ new partnering program offers startups a chance to grow without losing equity

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Taco Bell Announces Doritos Cool Ranch Taco Release Date

Taco Bell CEO: “Cool Ranch Tacos are on the Way”

Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos saved their company

CEO hints at a follow up to the Doritos Locos Taco which sold over 200…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Thank You Small Business Campaign

New Campaign Thanks Small Business Owners with Live Events and Webinars.

New campaign thanks small businesses and their owners

New campaign will visit 10 cities and distribute 25,000 cards, thanking small businesses

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Businesses Say “No” to Outsourcing and Redefine Success

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.

By Amber McKynzie

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NYC Comptroller: Lack of Minority Participation in City Contracts is a Plague

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…

By Alan Hughes

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Barnes & Noble Plans to Close 239 Stores Nationwide

Barnes & Noble Plans to Close 239 Stores Nationwide

The largest traditional bookstore faces uncertain times.

Competition from Wal-Mart, Amazon, & e-books force a rethinking on the value of brick &…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA offers new tools to educate Small Business on the Affordable Care Act

SBA Offers New Tools to Educate Small Businesses on Healthcare Law

New webpage and blog aims to explains new healthcare law

The SBA wants to help business owners find the special provisions in the Affordable…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lessons on Customer Engagement from the Detroit Auto Show

As the Auto Show ends, what can small businesses learn?

Customer engagement lessons from the Detroit Auto Show

By C. Daniel Baker

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Government sets aside $5 Billion U.S. award for Small Businesses

Government Sets Aside $5 Billion Award for Small Businesses

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Business of Mommy Blogging

Mommy Bloggers: The Business of Mommy’s Behind the Computer Screen

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.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Offering Wifi At Your Small Business Maybe Illegal

Offering Wifi at Your Small Business May be Illegal

Offering free Wifi at your small business may cost you

You may be breaking the law by offering your customers and employees free Wifi

By C. Daniel Baker

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Rohan Marley Continues to See Success with Marley Coffee

Rohan Marley Continues to See Success with Marley Coffee

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Subway Vows To Ensure Every 'Footlong' Is 12 Inches

Subway Vows to Ensure Every ‘Footlong’ is 12 Inches

Subway issues a 2nd Comment regarding sandwich length.

After being hit with lawsuits, Subway changes their postion on the term “Footlong”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tomato Prices Could Skyrocket If Agreement Isn’t Reached

Tomato Prices Could Skyrocket If Agreement Isn’t Reached

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Women Owned Small Businesses Continue To Lose Out On Government Contracts

Government agencies have little incentive to award contracts

Losing out at a faster rate than that of male-owned small businesses.

By C. Daniel Baker

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The 2014 H-1B Visa Race Begins today

Entrepreneurs Demand Immigration Reform For Skilled Workers

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Introduces Online Marketplace for Federal Jobs and Contracts

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tech Startup of the Week: OnceLogix Provides Innovative Solutions for the Healthcare Industry

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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Chipotle to offer catering service in all restaurants

Chipotle Announces New Catering Service

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.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Will There be Enough Chicken Wings for the Super Bowl?

Chicken companies produced about 1% fewer birds last year

With reduced productions and the return of the NHL, will there be enough wings for…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The NAACP Joins The Battle Against New York City’s Soda Ban

The NAACP Joins the Battle Against New York City’s Soda Ban

Group says the law is "inconsistent and undemocratic"

NAACP feels the Soda Ban will burden and disproportionally impact minority-owned businesses

By C. Daniel Baker

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“Speed dating for Startups” returns Atlanta

“Speed Dating for Startups” Event Returns to Atlanta

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Obama’s Second Inauguration Expected to Draw Less Revenue to Small Business

Obama’s Second Inauguration Draws Less Revenue to Small Business

Did you go to the Inauguration?

Official estimates put crowd at less than half the 1.8 million people whom gathered four…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Actor Dwight Henry brings his signature meals to the old Lenox Lounge Space

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Actor Brings his Signature Meals to Old Lenox Lounge Space

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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SCORE Recognizes Businesses for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

How can entrepreneurs be inspired by MLK?

How did you spend your MLK holiday?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Yelp Adding Health Inspection Grades to Restaurant Reviews

A restaurant's health grade can often make or break business

Yelp joins with municipalities in posting health grades to its business review site

By Makkada B. Selah

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Popular Mexican Food Chain Chipotle Announces New Catering Service

Chipotle to Increase Prices Later This Year

Will you still buy from there despite the increase?

Chipotle announces a rise in food prices yesterday (January 17)

By Amber McKynzie

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Subway Responds to ‘Footlong’ Controversy

'Footlong' name is only descriptive

Subway responds to claims that its Footlong sub isn’t a foot long

By Makkada B. Selah

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Win a Small Business Makeover & Appear on CNBC’s New Reality Series

Win a Small Business Makeover and Appear on CNBC’s New Reality Series

CEO Marcus Lemonis will offer his help and money.

CNBC offers small businesses a chance to get an “extreme makeover”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Locals Only! Café owner refuses to serve non-locals.

Locals Only! Café Owner Refuses to Serve Non-Locals.

Why non-residents aren't welcome in this cafe

As a reward to regular customers, one business owner tells vistors to “Stay Out”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Can Robot Workers Save Small Factories?

Can a Robot Named Baxter Save Small U.S. Factories?

Robots may replace low wage overseas workers.

A humanoid robot could revive U.S. manufacturing

By C. Daniel Baker

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When Crowdfunding goes wrong, Kickstarter Project Bankrupts Entrepreneur

Did a Kickstarter Project Bankrupt an Entrepreneur?

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?

By C. Daniel Baker

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NextSpace, a network of coworking spaces continues to expand

NextSpace, a Network of Co-Working Spaces, Expands

More than a rental work space, Nextspace promotes collaboration

NextSpace focuses on coworking, as opposed to simply renting out desks to fill extra office…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Walmart Hints Towards Offering Health Care to Small Businesses

The retail giant hints at offering small business health insurance.

Do you think they are serious about this?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Companies Join Forces to Help Small Businesses go Digital

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.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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FedEx Announces Winners of Small Business Grants

Darn Good Yarn wins top prize, five businesses awarded smaller prizes.

Will you be entering this competition next year?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Home Office Tax Deductions Just Got A Lot Easier

The IRS has simplified the home-office tax deduction process

Simpler tax forms should lead to less money left on the table

By C. Daniel Baker

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Krispy Kreme To Open Its First Shop in India

Krispy Kreme to Open Its First Shop in India

The fast food chain announces its first stores in India

Originally started in Kentucky, the popular doughnut chain is now in 22 countries

By C. Daniel Baker

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Smoothie Shop Owner Charges “Liberals” More in Store

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…

By Black Enterprise

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Wal-Mart Promises to Hire 100,000 Veterans

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.”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Former NBA Player Jamal Mashburn Moves into Hospitality Industry

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Chick-fil-A Offers Free Breakfast to Customers

Chick-fil-A Offers Free Breakfast to Customers

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.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Safe or not, Electronic-cigarettes gain popularity

Safe or Not, Electronic-Cigarettes Gain Popularity

The e-cigarette market is estimated to be a $300 million industry.

E-Cigarettes continue to grow in popularity, but are they safe?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Non-Profit Teaches Ex-Con’s Entrepreneurship

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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TaskRabbit Names Ex-Googler Stacy Brown-Philpot For COO Position

TaskRabbit Adds Ex-Googler Stacy Brown-Philpot to COO Position

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.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Anthropologie Removes Racist Candlestick From Site After Backlash

Anthropologie Apologizes For Racist Candlesticks

After internet backlash, Anthropologie issues statement

After removing candlestick, Anthropologie’s PR director issues an apology

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Flooded cars are bad news & big business

Hurricane Sandy’s Flooded Cars Are Big Business And Bad News

That used car for sale could be hiding a flood damaged past

Some cars totaled in Hurricane Sandy being retitled and resold

By C. Daniel Baker

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Taste of Jamaica Restaurant Brings Island Flavors to Sacramento

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Goldman Sachs Announces $20 million Initiative to Philadelphia

Goldman Sachs Announces $20m Small Business Initiative in Philly

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

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FTC Says NYC-Based Telemarketers Scammed Thousands

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…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Back Like it Never Left! Wonder Bread is Back

Will Twinkies and Ding Dongs come back too?

Wonderbread, the well-known household bread brand by bankrupt Hostess, will be acquired by Flowers Foods

By Makkada B. Selah

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New Service Offers Unlimited Business Credit Report Lookups

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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Hobby Lobby Manipulating Health Care Plans to Deny Employees Access To Birth Control

Company Changes Health Care Plan to Deny Employee Access to Birth Control

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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What Foursquare's new privacy policy means for small businesses

What Foursquare’s New Privacy Policy Means for Small Businesses

How small business can benefit from Foursquare's new privacy policy

Changes in FourSquare’s Privacy Policy will allow merchants to collect more data on users.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Anthropologie Removes Racist Candlestick From Site After Backlash

Anthropologie Removes Racist Candlestick From Site After Backlash

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.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Grey’s Anatomy Actor & Starbucks Battle for Small Coffee Chain

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Nike Wins Supreme Court Lawsuit Over Air Force 1’s

Nike Wins Supreme Court Lawsuit Over Air Force 1’s

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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Don’t Let Flu Season Hurt Your Small Business

Don’t Let Flu Season Hurt Your Small Business

Simple tips to stay healthy this Flu season

This Flu season is not only a health concern but also an economic one if…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Luke Laments the Loss of Black Businesses in Miami-Dade County

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How Small Business Owners Can Work from Anywhere

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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Gun Stores gear up for Gun Appreciation Day

Gun Stores Gear up for Gun Appreciation Day

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Court Approves Sales Tax on Online Sellers

The IRS Delays Tax Season for 120 Million Households

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

Costs of Obamacare Minimal on Small Businesses [Study]

Only midsize companies would really see higher costs from Obamacare

Despite what Critics say, Obamacare is not bad for business according to one study.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Kiva Looks to Foster Small Business Growth in Washington D.C. Area

Kiva & Capital One to Give $150k to D.C. Area Small Businesses

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.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Wendy's Franchisee Slashes Employee Hours Because of Obamacare

Another One! Wendy’s Franchisee Slashes Employee Hours Because of Obamacare

Another business owner attempts to avoid Obamacare

All thought studies show Obamacare has little impact on business costs.

By C. Daniel Baker

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BET Founder Bob Johnson Buys Regional Trucking Company

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

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Uptown Co-Founder Buys Magazine back from Vibe

Uptown Magazine Co-Founder Buys Magazine Back from Vibe

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Businesses Celebrate the End of The NHL Lockout

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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Love & Hip-Hop NY Star is Putting Her Best Fashionable Foot Forward

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…

By Chantell Black

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4 STEPS TO REEVALUATE YOUR BUSINESS STRATEGY

Simple Steps to Reevaluate your Business Strategy

When your marketing goes stale, so does your business

The purpose of cleaning up your online business is to stay relevant to consumers. So,…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Owners Beware of Billing Scams

Small Business Owners Should Beware of Billing Scams

How to avoid falling for billing scams

Scammers are targeting small business owners with a new twist on an old scam

By C. Daniel Baker

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Partial passing of the Sandy relief bill leaves businesses in danger

Partial Passing of the Sandy Relief Bill Leaves Businesses in Peril

New York State alone has $25 billion in economic damages

Majority of the relief won’t be addressed until Jan. 15.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Businesses Saw Very Slight Job Growth Last Month

Fiscal Cliff fears responsible for poor numbers

Number of jobs was up in December but only slightly

By C. Daniel Baker

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Obama Inaugural Souvenir Shop Now Open

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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How to Get Money from Friends and Family for Your Startup

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…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Kapor Capital Will Provide Scholarships for Women Of Color To Attend The Women 2.0 Conference

Company to Provide Scholarships for Minority Women to Attend Women 2.0 Conference

10 scholarships will be awarded to women of color.

The conference will focus on supporting the fastest-growing demographic in the startup space – women

By C. Daniel Baker

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The cliff deal renews special rules for certain studios in Hollywood. They can deduct up to $15 million of their costs if more than three-fourths of the movie’s production takes place in the United States (They can get up to $20 million in deductions if they produce the film in a low-income community).

5 Unusual Provisions in the Fiscal Cliff Bill

Some usual provisions are part of the fiscal cliff deal

More than just Permanent tax rates were included

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

Obama Signs Bill to Deliver More Government Contracts to Small Businesses

New provisions will help small businesses compete for more federal contracts

Number of small business contracts awarded will now figure into bonuses and promotions

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New Subscription Service Delivers Tampons

New Service Delivers Feminine Products Directly to Your Door

Users get a monthly box of tampons, maxipads and chocolate

New subscription service aims to make ladies time of the month easier.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lenox Lounge set to re-open in a new location

Harlem’s Lenox Lounge Set to Re-Open in a New Location

Owner promises the same club at a new address

Club’s owner is moving the iconic sign and interior to a new site

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100 Black Men of Long Island Inc. to Host a Minority Small Biz Forum

100 Black Men of Long Island Inc. to Host a Minority Small Business Forum

A chance to meet local business people and leaders

Past 100 Black Men of Long Island events included such keynote speakers as Susan Taylor

By C. Daniel Baker

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Time Warner Drops Current TV After Sale to Al Jazeera

Time Warner Cable Drops Current TV After Sale to Al-Jazeera

Al-Jazeera America, will not be carried by Time Warner

Al-Jazeera purchased the channel founded by Al Gore in 2005

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Chuka Umunna hopes to bring Small Business Saturday to the UK

Chuka Umunna Hopes to Bring “Small Business Saturday” to the UK

Chuka Umunna asks American Express to make it official.

Britain should adopt a US initiative to encourage shoppers to use small, local shops, says…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Suit Filed Against Pinterest in New York District Court

Pinterest claims suit is "baseless"

Pinterest is being sued by someone claiming that Pinterest was their idea.

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Ways to Recharge Your Small Business in 2013

Ways Entrepreneurs Can Recharge in 2013

Simple steps to help you focus for the new year.

The new year is an excellent time to refocus on your business.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Baskin-Robbins Host’s a Seminar to Find Los Angeles Entrepreneurs

Baskin-Robbins Hosts a Seminar to Find Los Angeles Entrepreneurs

The ice cream chain looks to find new store owners

The franchise held a seminar to find the next round of Baskin Robbins owners.

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How the Fiscal Cliff Deal Affects Small Businesses

The Fiscal Cliff deal is bittersweet for small businesses

While some provisions are helpful, not all are in favor of small business owners

By C. Daniel Baker

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Are Green leases the future of small business real estate

Increase the Value of Your Office Space with a Green Lease

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tax Tips for the Self-Employed During Income Tax Season

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…

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Casa de Chocolates uses Delicious ingredients to make a small business successful

Casa de Chocolates Uses Delicious Ingredients to Make Business Successful

Combing MesoAmerican culture and chocolate equals success

Their store is part of a growing trend of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Copyright Lawsuit Filed Over Naughty By Nature’s Hip-Hop Classic “Uptown Anthem”

Copyright Lawsuit Filed Over Naughty By Nature’s “Uptown Anthem”

21 years later a lawsuit over sample clearance.

Sugarhill Music Publishing is demanding restitution and a share of the profits.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lenox Lounge historic harlem nightclub to close

New Owner of Lenox Lounge Plans to Preserve the Iconic Jazz Club

Richard Notar plans to keep club mostly the same.

New owner doesn’t “want to change a thing about how it looks”

By C. Daniel Baker

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D.C. Hotels Not as Busy for Obama Inauguration

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

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Entrepreneur aims for success with Shot Dropz flavored liquor shots

Entrepreneur Aims for Success with Shot Dropz flavored liquor shots

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Staying Open During the Holidays Profitable for McDonald’s

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?

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to survive cloud outages

Recent Cloud Outages Reinforce the Need for Small Business Backups

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Groupon continues to acquire Small Businesses

Groupon Continues Year of Acquiring Small Businesses

Groupon attempts to stay competitive against Google & Amazon

The company has acquired a number of start-ups such as Breadcrumb, Uptake, Hyperpublic, Adku, and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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10 States to Increase Minimum Wage in 2013

10 States to Increase Minimum Wage in 2013

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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Panera Franchisee Settles Lawsuit with Black Workers

Panera Franchisee Settles Racism Lawsuit with Black Workers

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Administration seeks applications from investment fund managers

Small Business Administration Seeks Applications from Investment Fund Managers

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Department of Labor Cracks Down on Tips at Small Town Restaurant

Tip pooling illegal among all employees

An Ohio based worker owned restaurant, Casa Nueva, has issued a new policy of no…

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Drake & 'YOLO' Profits: Singer Wants Royalties For Use Of Famous Phrase

Drake Wants Royalties For Use of Famous Phrase ‘YOLO’

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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2013 is just days away. Even though Congress and the President have not come to a conclusion regarding the issue of expiring tax benefits, here are some last minute tax benefits Small businesses should take advantage of before the New Year.

5 Tax Benefits Small Businesses Should Take Before January 1st

Before midnight on December 31, small businesses owners should file these tax breaks

Take advantage of these tax breaks before January 1st

By C. Daniel Baker

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Get Your Life Tamar! The Baby Braxton Opens an Online Store

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?

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Kanye West & Drake's Manager launches his own Record Label

Drake and Kanye West’s Manager, Gee Roberson, Launches New Record Label

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Program Recognizing Outstanding Achievements of Minority Entrepreneurs, Individuals, Organizations

Small Business Expo 2013 Adds Three New Cities

The popular Small Business Expo is the landmark tradeshow

Will it be coming to your city?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

ASBL Claims Obama Wants to “Dismantle the Small Business Administration”

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…

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Royal Farms slashes Employee Hours to avoid Obamacare

Another One! Baltimore Chain Cuts Employee Hours to Avoid Obamacare

Balitmore based chain has switched workers to part-time.

Workforce to be transitioned into part-time workers, according to sources.

By C. Daniel Baker

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McDonald’s to Hire 6000 Workers on National Hiring Day

McDonald’s Pushes Stores to Stay Open on Christmas

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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Irv Gotti, Lyor Cohen Reuniting to Form Powerful Management Company?

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…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Austin Restaurant Closes After Response to Owner's Sandy Hook Comments

Austin Restaurant Closes After Response to Owner’s Sandy Hook Comments

Eddie Nimibutr's Facebook rant leads to death threats and his business closing.

Owners comments regarding the Sandy Hook shooting create backlash and boycott.

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Demand for Armored Backpacks a boom for Small Business

Demand for Armored Backpacks a Boom for Small Business

After Sandy Hook shooting, sales are brisk.

Sales triple as parents worry about their children’s safety.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Shaq announces his own Vodka line

Shaquille O’Neal to Launch “Luv Shaq” Vodka in 2013

Serial entrepreneur announces a vodka line set to compete with Diddy's Ciroc.

“Luv Shaq’ is due to hit stores early next year.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Rent’s Slashed on Coney Island to Attract Local Business

Rents Slashed on Coney Island to Attract Local Business

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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NC Small Business Advocacy Group Has High Hopes for New GOP Governor

Are Republicans better for small business?

African-American president of the North Carolina chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business says…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Skipping the Ho,Ho,Ho could mean higher profits for Small Businesses

Skipping the Ho,Ho,Ho Could Mean Higher Profits for Small Businesses

Some businesses are finding good results cutting back holiday decorations.

How not putting up decorations could help your small business stand out.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Bakery Goes Into Overdrive After Landing on Oprah’s “Favorite Things” List

Imagine how much a mention from Oprah would change your business.

Wisconsin bakery lands on Oprah’s “Favorite Things” list.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Retail Chains growing faster in New York City than last year

Retail Chains Continue to Grow in New York City

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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Entrepreneurs' Organization Signs Partnership with Microsoft

Microsoft Woos Small Businesses with Office 365 Trial Offer

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: Frank Kendrick and Tim Jackson of NuJak Construction

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;…

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When it comes to social networking sites, LinkedIn is not viewed as one of the most exciting platforms (thanks to the ability to “pin,” “tweet” and “Facebook” nearly any aspect of life), but it is definitely one web-based network you should invest your time in. In fact, there’s a bevy of functions that are raising the stakes, allowing professionals to stay connected with others in and outside of their spheres of influence, access applications and remain up to date on the latest career-related news. Mashable outlines five capabilities you should familiarize yourself with and maximize on LinkedIn:

Staples and LinkedIn Create Small Business Community on Platform

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,…

By Janel Martinez

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In 2012, numerous brands and small businesses suffered serious backlash on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook for offensive tweets, questionable ad campaigns and controversial company statements. 

Here we take a look at a few examples of the biggest social media fails this year. Don't let your brand make the list in 2013!

5 Biggest Social Media Fails of 2012

A few of the biggest social media fails this year

A few of the biggest social media fails this year.

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Black Architects say Columbia Shut Them out of $6.3 Billion Harlem Campus

Black Architects: “Columbia Univ. Shut us Out of $6.3 Billion Harlem Campus”

Instead of real work, group of black architects were offered menial projects.

University promised affirmative action in hiring on project.

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Investment Firm Drops Manufacturer of Gun Used in Newtown Shooting

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Gun Stores See Increase in Business after Newtown Shooting

Customers are concerned about possible restrictions on gun ownership.

Store owners see sales increase due to tragedy and fear of new gun laws.

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5 Quick Ways to Repurpose Your Content

Small Business Owners Want More Content, According to New Report

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ho, Ho, Ho! Local Businesses See a Boost from SantaCon

The annual event brings good tide and profits to small businesses.

Part Costume Parade and part fundraiser, local businesses enjoy the annual event.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Beats By Dre Moves to Ireland to Beat the Taxman

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Domino’s Pizza Founder Sues Government Over Obamacare

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.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Would you Move your Startup to St. Louis for 50k?

New grant gives cash if you move your business to St. Louis

Twenty people will win grants to fund businesses in St. Louis

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The 5 Most Friendly States for Entrepreneurs

A recent study ranked these as the friendliest states to do business in

Did your city make the list?

By C. Daniel Baker

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The 5 Least Friendly States for Entrepreneurs

A study rated these the least friendly states for entrepreneurs

Check out the findings from the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

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How Small Business Owners Can Profit from Being Politically Active

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…

By Raynard Jackson

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Where Marijuana is Legal, Dealers prepare to battle Corporate Cannabis

Street Drug Dealers Fear Business Loss From Legal Weed Dealers Across Country

With the coming "Green Rush," street level weed dealers fear the future

Small time dealers prepare to get pushed out

By C. Daniel Baker

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

New Government Website Offers Assistance on the Road to Self-Employment

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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WordPress Offers New Managed Hosting Solution for Small Businesses

Blogging platform unveils new option for small biz owners

Wordpress.com Enterprise gives users unlimited traffic, bandwidth and storage for $500 a month.

By C. Daniel Baker

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

Entrepreneur Auctions his Name off to the Highest Bidder

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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It’s Not Just a Party: Quick Tips for Young Events Entrepreneurs

Executive talks brand-building at a global startup

It’s not just about throwing a good party. It’s about a brand experience. Here are…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How a 24 year old Entrepreneur Made the World’s Most Exclusive Shoe

How a 24-Year-Old Entrepreneur Made the World’s Most Exclusive Shoe

By adding Swarovski crystals to high end shoes, Evelyn Fox created her unique business.

The 24-year-old jumped head first into high fashion.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Smoothie King opens its first Singapore Location

Smoothie King Opens its First Singapore Location

The first of several international locations they plan to open over the next 3 years.

Popular juice franchise continues to expand International

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Top 5 Franchises to Watch in 2013

Entrepreneur Magazine picks out their lost of top franchises for the coming year.

Are you a fan of any of these franchises?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Susan L. Taylor Talks Mentorship and Passing on a Legacy via CARES

Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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