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…
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…
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…
Judge rules NYC soda ban is too "arbitrary" to regulate
A judge has blocked Mayor Bloomberg’s ban of big sugary drinks in NYC
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
The next steps black female entrepreneurs face in their careers
Business advice for female entrepreneurs from industry expert, Marjorie Perry
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…
How to leverage social-local-mobile
BlackEnterprise.com points out 5 ways you can get your business up and running with SoLoMo…
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…
The club was damaged during Superstorm Sandy
Atlantic City location of Jay-Z’s 40/40 club shuttered
Labs finding more potential candidates using drugs since 2007
Most job seeks are taking a lax view of drug use, leading experts to wonder…
70% of employees surveyed work from alternate locations on a regular basis
Does your company allow you to work outside of the office?
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
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%
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.”
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…
Post-retirement, Shaquille O'Neal has become an entrepreneur.
Did you know Shaq has invested in companies such as Google and Vitamin Water?
Teen says Coffeehouse employees ignored his pleas for assistance
A Canadian coffee brand faces controversy over its staffs mishandling of a medical emergency
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.…
WNBA star hopes to inspire and empower using her clothing line
Ivory Latta launches a new clothing line meant to inspire wearers to greatness
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,…
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…
Kenya's new DVD targets the backside
Kenya Moore releases “Booty Boot Camp”
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…
Microtransaction processor is ordered to cease doing business in Illinois
In the heavily regulated business of payments, startups must deal with outdated state regulations
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…
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…
Shirts featured variations on "Keep Calm & Carry on" slogan
Company says t-shirts were auto generated, but online apology wasn’t enough
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
New flavors look to compete with rival Monster
Experts believe the energy drink market will soon reach $11.9 billion valuation
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…
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…
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
Employee calls mural "demeaning," wants it removed.
Should this 73-year-old mural be removed or stay as a reminder of the past?
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…
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
InfusionCon brings over 2,000 small businesses together
In addition to other highly sought after industry leaders, the founder of FUBU will share…
Diddy has you covered, beverage wise.
Will you drink the water?
Tips to keeping consumers engaged on your site
The most common website mistakes that drive your customers away.
Move also reduces incentive for brokers to sell insurance
Small business insurance brokers reap $693 million a year in commissions, according to study.
Former employees claim watering down beer is "routine"
Former high ranking employees say beermaker sacrified quality to reduce costs
"Exercise in disgusie" parties hope to attract new customers
Capitalizing on his high energy brand, Lil Jon brings fitness to your local nightclub
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…
Scientists looking for horse meat uncover other animal meats
As the horse meat scandal continues, serious questions regarding food labeling are being raised.
Officials found "questionable" results in routine inspections
Authorities crackdown on charter bus companies after a horrific crash.
If a deal isn't reached, Sequestration will hit Americans, hard.
African-Americans & Latinos will be affected by budgets cuts if the Sequester happens.
Another case of old laws hurting new industries
Laws set up to stop drug smugglers are hurting innovation in the “green revolution”
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,…
Furniture giant becomes latest company in horsemeat scandal.
The scandal that began in Ireland in mid-January continues to affect brands
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…
Yahoo workers can no longer work remotely, says new CEO
Will a company known for its generous telecommuting perks accept this new policy?
Alright TV debuts on Easter, March 31st
Edmonds and Johnson join forces to bring faith-based programming to the masses
A portion of proceeds from the wines go to charity
South African statesman and reformer Nelson Mandela’s family launches fine wine company
All items work wirelessly and seamlessly with Square's software
While traditional POS software can run into the thousands, Square’s POS is $299
Program helps small business recognize the benefits of going green
New organizations are helping small businesses like bodegas and barbershops become ecofriendly
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…
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…
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
Sign was removed after complaints by customers
Using the President to sell chicken usually ends poorly
Retailers pass off tilapia as more expensive fish
Study found as much as 33 percent of fish nationwide is mislabeled
Brand aims to be the ultimate top shelf tequilia
Following the leads of Diddy, & Sha, the former Pimp My Ride Host joins the…
One of the last holdouts embraces the Aluminium can
Company is investing $1 million dollars in a radical new can design
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…
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
The popular edible food arrangement brand gives back to veterans.
How the popular edible arrangement company hopes to help veterns re-enter the workforce.
Restaurant says security guard is needed for customer safety
Waffle House attempts to balance investing in a high-crime area with customer’s needs
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 —…
The firm represents Otis Redding, Michael Jackson and others.
Afeni Shakur, the rapper’s mother, promises to “release his complete body of works”
Repeat Square user provides best practices for using electronic payment service
Business owner Karla Spencer-George provides fellow vendors with tips for using Square.
Move combines the 2nd and 3rd largest office supply companies
Move comes as competition tightens between Wal-Mart, Staples, Amazon and others
Membership in the Alliance is open to all current HBCUs
Fox makes major steps to nurture and encourage diversity in the filmmaking industry
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?
Hackers referenced Lil Reese, Chief Keef and other rappers
Already dealing with a horsemeat scandal, now Burger King faces a social media crisis
Whiskey maker heard from "thousands and thousands" of customers
Customers would rather deal with shortages than changes to the recipe of the iconic bourbon
How to stay on top of your online presence
BlackEnterprise.com outlines how you can manage your business’ online reputation.
On President's Day, remembering the first entrepreneurs
The Founding Father’s continue to be a great example for small business to follow
Workers have been protesting for low wages since 2011
Workers have been attempting to collect back pay from Bruce Molzan for a year
President Obama and VP Biden frequented Ray's Hell Burger
Ray’s Hell Burger, which President Obama made famous, is closing 2 locations
Costco has allegedly been perpetrating the fraud for years
Tiffany tells Costco to stop selling fake diamond rings bearing its name
Small business owners have joined the bipartisan fight.
“Doctors, teachers, small business owners and many more are speaking out and calling on Congress…
Dietary supplements are directly regulated by the FDA
Move comes as lawmakers ask the FDA to look into the safety of energy drinks.
Ikea's latest Valentines Day promotion goes viral.
Incorporating humor into advertising is tricky. Here’s how Ikea got it right
Every Door Direct Mail lets owners bulk mail for cheap
New product helps owners mail to any neighborhood, zip code or city – without needing…
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…
Barista insists the snarky blog was "satire"
Can you be fired for what you do anonymously off the clock?
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…
They are coming March 7th.
Taco Bell hopes for a sequel to the very popular Dorito Flavored Taco, which sold…
Associations generally agreed with the President's speech
The president touched on several topics close to owners, including sequestration
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
Restaurant holds Guinness World Record for "most calorific burger"
Yes again, the Heart Attack Grill lives up to its name.
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…
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 &…
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…
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.
Insider tips to help you remain marketable
Insider tips to help you remain marketable
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…
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…
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
Business owners expressed frustration regarding healthcare costs and regulations
Annual survey of business owners shows troubling trends for the upcoming year
"666" is commonly associated with the devil
Worker felt the number on his tax form went against his Christian faith
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…
Swizz Beatz adds his vision to Monster
A week after his wife Alicia Keys joined BlackBerry, Swizz Beats announced his own “Monster”…
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.…
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.
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…
Improving economy giving employers confidence to treat workers well
Employers see the benefit in keeping workers happy, healthy a new study says
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…
Deal will allow Netflix users exclusive early views of Queen Latifah Productions.
Queen Latifah’s “Flavor Unit” continues it’s success
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…
Columbia University will be expanding its footprint in Harlem by 17 acres
State to confirm that minority hiring goals are being met
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
Study shows advantages and risks of the management model
Study by Chronos Consulting explores the risks and advantages of leading virtual teams.
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…
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…
How SodaStream Used Getting Banned from the Super Bowl
How Soda Stream Turned Getting Banned from the Super Bowl into an Opportunity
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.
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
Connects new entrepreneurs with established industry mentors
Startout is an organization dedicated to assisting entrepreneurship in the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Bisexual…
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…