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3 Strategies That Helped Me Raise $500,000 in Less Than Three Weeks

Hustle contributed to this founder’s fundraising success

Check out these 3 strategies CEO of Athena Technologies. Eghosa Aihie, used to raise $500,000…

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Books

5 Books to Keep From Failing in Business During 2017

Turn your New Year's resolution ideas for 2017 into an actionable plan, with these five insightful must-reads

The New Year is upon us. For many people that means a set of resolutions…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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travel

These 2 Top List Are the Most Recommended Travel Brands

New study reveals nationwide holiday travel habits

When it comes to best bets and holiday travel habits, Marriott Hotels and Southwest Airlines…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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cannabis

3 Cannabis Networking Groups for People of Color

Take your cannabis career higher in 2017 by networking with the right people

Everyone wants to get into the cannabis industry and many don’t know where to start.…

By Sirita Wright

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Archer Pine

#BuyBlack: Why Archer & Pine Is Making A Difference This Holiday

Though started in 1921, Archer & Pine is adapting to the demands of the times with its formidable e-commerce strategy

Archer Pine takes an ode to Black Wall Street in celebration of its host Black-Owned…

By Regan Farley

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perks

#BE30DayChallenge Week 3: Offer Great Perks at Reasonable Cost

The benefit of offering perks via your crowdfunding campaign

You need to pull all stops running a crowdfunding campaign. In part 1 of this…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Social Mentions

8 Social Media Tips You Need To Try This Weekend

This small business owner shares her best practices for social media marketing

Many entrepreneurs are uncomfortable seeking the spotlight, yet a larger brand presence is important for…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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mind

Flex Workers: Hundreds of Companies Want You

Find out about flexible job opportunities across industries and in a variety of categories

The quality and accessibility of flexible work opportunities has increased in recent years, with 80…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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planning

4 Tips for Planning Ahead as You Scale Up Your Business

A lack of planning can stunt the growth of your business, so use these tips to get ahead sooner rather than later.

Don’t let bad planning end your company’s growth prematurely. Use these four tips to stay…

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starting

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

Family and faith help weather storms

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

By Neil Ahlsten

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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…

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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…

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savings

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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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How To

change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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