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7 Do’s And Don’ts For Masterful Networking

Here’s how to work a crowd and get your business known the right way

Building a business is also about building relationships and networking is a key building block…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Working It Out: 4 Lean Tips To Keep Your Business Fit

Shameeka Hunt, CEO of KeepMeTight offers tips to strengthen your enterprise

Shameeka Hunt, CEO of KeepMeTight®, shares a few tips to “work the middle” in your…

By Roz A Gee

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[Part 1] Entrepreneurs: How to Systemize Your Business

These steps will ensure your brand is polished and you're able to use tech to save time

Entrepreneurs, implementing systems and tools help make running your business easier.

By Kenny Pugh

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6 Kinds of Small Businesses That Don’t Qualify for Bank Loans

Do your research to find alternatives if starting one of these

Funding a new business is not something that most people can do on their own,…

By Cristie Leondis

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Women Entrepreneurs/SBIR Pioneers to Lead Live Virtual Event Hosted by USSOCOM

Oxygen Channel Seeks Black Female Inventors

New show to match investors with entrepreneurs to bring their products to market

Lisa Ascolese is a born inventor whose first idea came to her when she was…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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7 Reasons Why Not Having A Mentor Is Hurting Your Business

Research shows connecting your business with a mentor boosts revenue

It is a harsh reality that only half of all small businesses survive more than…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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6 Steps for Getting Noticed in Any Setting

Best Practices Using Social Media Usage For Your Business

Finding platforms to garner your 'social street cred' takes planning and consistency

The days of “willy nilly” practices on social media are gone. You have to be…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Business Owners’ Optimism At All Time High

Survey shows entrepreneurs expect to grow their revenue in 2015

New research from Atlanta-based Kabbage, Inc., an online provider of small business loans, shows that…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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33 Actionable Tips for Promoting Your Business on LinkedIn

Check out these insights from presentation experts Ethos on maximizing the platform

Looking to be a thought leader, recruit staff or connect with key influencers? LinkedIn is…

By Kandia Johnson

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How One Question Fostered Business Opportunities for Budding Female Entrepreneurs in Africa

Founders of She Leads Africa talk business opportunities in Africa

Founders of She Leads Africa, Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei, talk business opportunities in…

By Kandia Johnson

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For Longterm Car Rentals, Collaborative Consumption Is the Name of the Game

Relay Rides is a peer-to-peer car rental service, with low prices

Its Collaborative Consumption that should be added to every entrepreneur’s toolkit who needs long-term car…

By Patricia Patton

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Is Working With a Remote Staff Right for Your Business?

9 Social Media Fails to Avoid for Small Businesses

Avoid these mistakes that can cost you money

From not updating your social media account regularly to using automated direct messages, social media…

By Kandia Johnson

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PayPal Offers New Services To Help Merchants Boost Revenues

Credit installments for customers and business consulting services for merchants

There have been many bold predictions for 2015 and beyond including mobile payments tripling in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Sam's Club Giving Program Grants $700k to Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to Educate Future Business Leaders

Sam’s Club, SCORE Announce $700,000 Small Business Grant

Open call for applications with 102 awards to be given nationwide

The American Small Business Championship Award provides funding, training, and mentoring to entrepreneurs in all…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Simple Ways To Boost Sales On Twitter

Tweeting is proving to be a better platform for marketing business

Last year, Facebook celebrated its 10-year anniversary. It is still heralded as the biggest name…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Ways to Prepare For Your WorkWeek on Sunday

Starting your workweek on Sunday can lead to a productive work week

When it comes to having a productive workweek the old proverb “A Sunday well spent…

By Kandia Johnson

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10 Social Media Resolutions To Keep Your Brand On Track

Building a brand online isn't the easiest thing to do

While most of us make New Year resolutions to eat healthier, travel more or simply…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Useful Web Resources for Public Relations for Your Business

These tools will help you remain ahead of the pack and market your services or product effectively

With public relations and marketing becoming more closely aligned, you’ll need savvy online tools to…

By Kandia Johnson

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Cricket Wireless Awards Cash Prizes To Local Black Solopreneurs

Three entrepreneurs received recognition for giving back to their communities

Russell Hicks, founder of Ebony Suns Enterprises in Philadelphia, is a true social entrepreneur—meaning, he…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Last Minute Tax Tip For The Self-Employed

Here’s one year-end tax break to help high income earners avoid a huge tax bill and save for retirement

Millions of taxpayers received a rude surprise when they got their tax bill last year.…

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