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Are You Ready to Start a Business? Recognize the Signs it’s Time to Launch

Building a business is hard, and you need to know when to launch it properly.…

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Pete

5 Ways to Build a Business Empire Like ‘Treehouse Master’ Pete Nelson

You may not have your own reality show, but every entrepreneur can benefit from these five smart business strategies

Although not every entrepreneur will have the luxury of starring in his or her own…

By Selena Hill

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work smarter

Work Smarter, Not Harder, to Scale Your Business

When it comes to scaling your business, take advice from modern CEO Tom Villante — instead of Thomas Jefferson

“Times have changed since the 1700s. Today, working smarter achieves a much better result than…

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service

How to Get Customers Talking About Your Service

Surprise and delight customers and employees to build enthusiasm for your business

Businesses that can figure out how to motivate their teams to go above and beyond…

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exiting

How To Exit Your Business Safely

Before deciding to leave your business, plan your exit strategy in advance

Discover the different methods that may be available to you when making decisions about exiting…

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$400

Keep These Things in Mind if You Want to Get Paid Faster

It's all about being strategic

Here are a few tips on managing your invoices to ensure you get paid in…

By Black Enterprise

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international

You Need To Know These 3 Things Before Expanding Your Business Internationally

If you’re thinking of taking your business overseas, examine market need, local regulations, and your local network

You wouldn’t launch a business without careful research and planning on things like barriers to…

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time management tips

Little Known Time Management Tips to Go Paperless

It all boils down to efficiency

If you need to find more efficient ways to take care of tasks, check out…

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day job

How to Test Your New Idea (and Still Keep Your Day Job)

You don’t always have to put everything on the line in order to pursue your dream

Having the security of a day job while you develop, test and sell your product…

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Milestones

How to Prepare for Your First 5 Business Milestones

The “firsts” of your business can be nerve-wracking. Here’s how to make sure everything goes smoothly

Educating yourself on common milestones in your startup will give you a better chance of…

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self-employed

6 Simple Budget Tips to Follow When You Become Self-Employed

This could be your lifeline as an entrepreneur

Here are 6 simple budgeting tips to take into consideration when you’re looking to take…

By Black Enterprise

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Dodd-Frank

Trump’s Roll Back on Dodd-Frank Could Cripple Black Businesses and Borrowers

Communities of color are targets of high-cost, predatory financial products

Donald Trump issued an Executive Order aimed at reducing several requirements in Dodd-Frank. President Barack…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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give back

4 Reasons Why Your Small Business Should Give Back

Make social and environmental benefits your business

Here are 4 reasons, aside from being socially responsible, why your small business should make…

By Black Enterprise

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personality

How Your Personality Could Be Affecting Your Business

The success or failure of your business starts right here

Here are six personality types we must pay attention to discover how they could possibly…

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business relationship

7 Surefire Ways to Destroy a Business Relationship

It can take years to build and nurture solid relationships, but only takes a second to damage them

Avoid these 7 surefire ways that will definitely destroy any business relationship and any other…

By Cameka Smith

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innovative entrepreneurs

13 Keys to Success According to Today’s Most Innovative Entrepreneurs

Everyone’s definition of success differs. But there’s truth behind each and every one

Here are the most important keys to success from 13 innovative entrepreneurs on the scene…

By Black Enterprise

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metrics

The Dangers of Metrics for Small Business Owners

While metrics are an important tool for measuring results, small business owners should be wary of relying too heavily on certain ones.

While metrics present business owners with a method of measuring results, they should understand that…

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Instagram

4 Things You Won’t Find on Instagram About Starting a Business

The real deal on running a successful biz

Here is what no one is going to tell you about running a profitable business—-at…

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ePayments

How E-Payments Can Make Your Business Finances Super Easy

Here's how the efficiency of e-payments can help simplify your life

Check out this breakdown detailing a few of the reasons why you need to make…

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business credit score

How to Establish a Good Business Credit Score

Tips on how to establish a stellar credit rating

In order to do so at an affordable rate, you’ll need to follow these steps…

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How To

podcast

How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

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paycheck

Here’s How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Living paycheck to paycheck can be a vicious cycle that seems so hard to break.…

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