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starting

BE FAITH: 3 Secrets to Handle the Stress of Starting a Company

Some of the best counters to anxiety rely on family and faith. Here are three…

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SCORE

SCORE Offers Free Help and Benefits for Small Businesses

SCORE is an excellent resource for getting business advice and mentorship for little to no cost

Learn more about SCORE, a government program that provides free small business mentoring sessions, workshops,…

By Preston Charles

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brand ambassadors

How To Get Millennials to Become Brand Ambassadors

How you can get students and young influencers to boost your company’s marketing efforts?

Establishing brand ambassadors for your business can help ensure your company’s marketing efforts stand out.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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SEO ranking

3 Things Every Website Needs for a Better SEO Ranking

To boost your website’s visibility, it all comes down to the fundamentals

SEO is a combination of content, technical fundamentals and user experience. Here are 3 technical…

By Black Enterprise

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students

How Your Marketing Can Appeal to Students (and Turn Them Into Brand Ambassadors)

College campuses are a breeding ground for potential brand ambassadors. Here are three ways you can appeal to student organizations

Want to connect your business with the students on a college campus? Here’s how to…

By Black Enterprise

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capital

5 Simple Ways to Raise Capital for Your Small Business

Use these tips to help successfully fund your small business

Small businesses often need capital to get their footing, i.e.: for inventory, equipment or retail…

By Black Enterprise

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Social Mentions

7 Ways to Convert Social Mentions Into Sales

Part of a great SEO strategy is acting on every opportunity to build your online reputation

Here are seven actions you can take when you receive social mentions that will help…

By Black Enterprise

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pitch deck

How to Prepare a Pitch Deck That Gets Funding

Components from my pitch deck that got me funding from a legendary VC

BE’s Associate Tech Editor shares key components from her pitch deck that helped her receive…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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generations

3 Ways to Keep Your Best Talent for the Long Haul

If you’re building an all-star team, here’s what to do instead of recruiting only when you have an open position

A strong and dedicated team is the key to growing a successful business, but building…

By Black Enterprise

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marketing plan

Tis’ the Season to Create an Impactful Marketing Plan

Successful marketing plans are well thought out, creative, and pack a punch in the marketplace

The holiday season often involves turkeys and festive activities, but what about devising a marketing…

By Sherron Washington

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media

4 Ways You Can Be Your Own Media Coverage

Who says you need a PR firm to get exposure?

Instead of hiring a PR distribution company to help your brand grow and get exposure,…

By Black Enterprise

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activities

5 Team Bonding Activities Your Staff Will Actually Enjoy

These collaborative exercises will help unify your company culture

One tried-and-true method for making your team more cohesive is having them participate in team…

By Black Enterprise

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existing customers

Why Your Existing Customers Are All You Need to Increase Your Profits

Stop focusing on outside leads. Building relationships with your existing (and previous) customers can boost your revenue

If you own a business, then you have a rich vein of “diamonds” that you…

By Black Enterprise

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Twitter

4 Ways to Grow Your Company With Twitter

How to use Twitter as a marketing tool and gain results

Twitter can be and should be a very successful at marketing tool for both yourself…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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finance

Finance ‘n Stilettos Wealth Retreat for Black Women

This retreat will teach women how to match their financial planning with their buying power

Finance ‘N Stilettos wealth retreat for black women is teaching critical planning in an environment…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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power of broke

The Power of Broke: Making Success Your Only Option

Being broke can be the biggest driver for reaching success

The latest book by Shark Tank star Daymond John preaches the power of broke as…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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funding

Startup Funding: What Are Your Options?

An expert on startup financing shares the options you have at your disposal for outside funding

Wondering how to attract funding and other sources of outside capital? Here are a few…

By Black Enterprise

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entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs, Make 2016 Your Best Holiday Season Yet

Small business owners need to jump on Small Business Saturday

At the New York City Small Business Saturday Boot Camp event in New York City,…

By Samara Lynn

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Ice Cream

2Brand You: Build Your Brand Effortlessly

The success of your business lies within your building a brand that people can trust

Deciding to build your personal or professional brand starts with forming an identity, developing trust…

By Cameka Smith

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drone

Can Drones Help Your Business Take Off?

You may want to consider investing in a drone for your business

Drones are increasingly taking flight worldwide, offering significant potential benefits for businesses of all sizes.

By Stephen L. Ball

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How To

windfalls

How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

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Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)

How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

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