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How to Build a Race-Neutral Brand

Being a black entrepreneur doesn't have to define your business. Here are some strategies for attracting a diverse customer base

Being a black entrepreneur doesn’t have to define your business. Lauren Maillian Bias gives a…

By Lauren Maillian Bias

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5 Steps To Creating Your Profitable Tech Start-Up

Position your company to become a future industry leader

Black entrepreneurs must be creative, however, to advance to the next stage in the Innovation…

By Derek T. Dingle

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NBA Coach Avery Johnson’s Leadership Lessons

Nets coach offers insightful advice on inspiring and turning your team around

The NJ Nets coach tells how to take your team from worst to first

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Whether you want to call it a recession or a slow recovery is irrelevant. As long as the unemployment rate remains at its current levels, corporations and consumers will be reluctant to spend. For entrepreneurs looking to do business with large corporations in this environment, it's critical that they understand the need to increase their financial literacy---for example, knowing when and how to use equity, versus debt. James H. Lowry, a senior counselor at Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm, also offers the following seven pieces of advice.---Alan Hughes

7 Steps for Small Business Success

Expert tips on how to position your business to grow in any economy and compete with the big dogs

Exert tips to help your small business compete with the big dogs

By Alan Hughes

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Preview B.E. Business Report: Russell Simmons’ “Super Rich”

Also: Financial educator Alvin Hall, the Garage Door Company, Porsche's driving school

Legendary hip-hop music and fashion mogul, philanthropist and author Russell Simmons is the featured Power…


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How to Be Your Own Boss

These five steps will help you decide if you're ready to sit at the head of the table

These five steps will help you decide if you’re ready to sit at the head…

By Alan Hughes

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Every entrepreneur wants to build a brand that inspires confidence, quality and reliability, knowing that customers’ belief in your product or service translates into revenue. In short, people put their money where their trust is. But trust can be a fickle thing. It can be difficult to earn and even then, requires constant maintenance. And if that trust is shattered, it can mean the end of an enterprise. 	In his book, The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line, author and business strategist Dave Horsager discusses the correlation between trust and profits. “I think it's the key bottom line indicator even though someone might think at first glance it's a soft skill,” he asserts. “I prove out how it really does affect the bottom line and of course it affects impact and everything else.” He also offers what he refers to as the “8 pillars of trust.” —Alan Hughes

8 Ways to Build Trust in Your Brand

One of the keys to running a successful business is having a strong and reliable reputation

There’s more to branding than simply having a catchy name and logo, any entrepreneur looking…

By Alan Hughes

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Digital optimization on a budget

Sure, your website is up and running; you have accounts set up on the major…

By Renita Burns

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Layers of Security

Bakery uses technology to protect data and monitor the shop

Bakery owner Warren Brown has had his share of security scares since establishing his business,…

By Shandra Hill Smith

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Tablet, Netbook or Laptop: Which Should I Buy?

The tablet market is getting interesting. After being dominated by Apple’s iPad for more…

By Black Enterprise

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How to Create a Predictable Paycheck for Your Business

Paying attention to how customers respond to your marketing messages can be a key to success for your business and your bottom line

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Big companies don’t rely on guesses or generalities when it…

By Felicia Joy

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4 Steps to Efficient Decision Making

CEO and author gives tips on how to arrive at the right decision---quickly

CEO and author Guy A. Hale gives tips on how to arrive at the right…

By Alan Hughes

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How to Build a Low-Risk Business

How hybrid entrepreneurship has changed the small business game

There was a time when entrepreneuers risked their savings, health insurance and nearly everything they…

By Felicia Joy

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Small Biz Tool Kit: 6 Secrets to Commercial Real Estate Success

Insider tips from UrbanAmerica CEO Richmond S. McCoy

UrbanAmerica CEO Richmond S. McCoy gives insider tips on how to score a suite deal

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5 Things You Should Ask Before Saying “You’re Hired!”

Labor attorney offers tips every employer needs to know

Before starting the interviewing process, labor attorney Charles H. Wilson says there are some guidelines…

By Alan Hughes

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WATCH: The Best of the BE Entrepreneurs Conference

Will Packer, Vanessa Simmons, Marshawn Evans and more tell you why the Entrepreneurs Conference needs to be on your business to-do list

The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference is a can’t-miss event. Will Packer, Vanessa Simmons, Marshawn Evans,…

By Elayne Fluker

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Want Bigger Profits, Think Like a Farmer

When it comes to building a successful business, you reap what you sow

We live in a complicated world. Yet some things are still quite simple: We only…

By Felicia Joy

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Building a Better Website

The pros and cons of three do-it-yourself solutions

Today’s small business owner may be budget-conscious but he or she still wants a site…

By Black Enterprise

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Stephen Pierce Tells Entrepreneurs about the Power of Positive Thinking

Internet marketing guru says faith, moving forward and positioning helps small business survive tough times

Internet marketing rock star Stephen Pierce has no problem telling you that at one point…

By Elayne Fluker

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7 Cash Flow Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Expert advice on how to avoid the pitfalls that could cost your business money

Michelle Dunn, founder and president of Never Dunn Publishing, LLC, has over 20 years experience…

By Alan Hughes

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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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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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