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Top Reasons Why Small Business Owners Should Collect User Data

User data is very important especially for a small business owner. Here’s why.

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Labor of Love: Teia Harris Explains Her Love for Publicity

Teia Harris, founder of the PR firm Love Publicity making a name for herself nationwide…

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Truck Dealer Stephen W. Neal

More on entrepreneurs, strategies, and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: K. Neal International Trucking CEO Stephen W. Neal,…

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Trillion Communication CEO Ralph E. Brown

More on entrepreneurs, strategies, and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Trillion Communications CEO Ralph E. Brown, tutoring company…

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Brand Licensing: What Small Businesses Can Learn from Kim Kardashian

Five important facts about trademarks and licensing:

You can learn a lot from Kim Kardashian’s trademark licensing game. She got almost $90…

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10 Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business

Here's how entrepreneurs can win with social media

How can LinkedIn actually help the business grow and generate revenue? Here’s how.

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Social Entrepreneur Scores Big Globally With the Soccket

Jessica Matthews talks using technology to empower African youth

Social entrepreneur Jessica Matthews is using technology to empower youth in Africa, and you can…

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3 Things You Need To Know About Employee Background Checks

When hiring new employees, it's better to be safe than sorry

More and more businesses are using background checks during the hiring process to help ensure…

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NYC Comptroller Advocating for More Women, Minorities In America’s Boardrooms

Scott M. Stringer: Diversity is 'an essential element to robust decision making'

Ending “male, pale and stale”: NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer talks importance of true diversity…

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(Exclusive) Spotlight On Africa: How African American Entrepreneurs Can Engage (Part 2)

Valerie Jarrett and African leaders weigh in on millennials investing in Africa

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The U.S.-Africa Summit, the largest ever contingent of African heads-of-State assembled in Washington, D.C., wrapped…

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Titan Of Trade: Tony Elumelu’s Drive to Empower Africa and Minority Entrepreneurs

Billionaire to launch $100 million program for African & African-American entrepreneurs

African billionaire Tony Elumelu to launch $100 million program for African and African-American entrepreneurs. Here’s…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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[EXCLUSIVE] U.S.-Africa Summit: How African-American Entrepreneurs Can Engage (Part 1)

Valerie Jarrett, other African leaders in politics and business weigh in

U.S.-Africa Summit Exclusive: What African Americans need to know to invest and conduct business in…

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Rappers Riff Raff & Krayzie Bone Partner With Candyman Vending Company

CEO Andre Bramwell uses hip-hop to expand brand

CEO Andre Bramwell has tapped into hip-hop industry to promote his Candyman Vending company.

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How to Build a Proactive Workforce

Study: Satisfied employees will aggressively help your business grow and succeed

Check out these tips on how to nurture a productive workforce at your business.

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Vera Moore Celebrates 35 Years In Business

Cosmetics queen to share her journey and give mini makeovers this month

Legacy black business woman Vera Moore is celebrating 35 years in business. The former actress…

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Government Agencies Miss the Mark in Hiring Women-Owned Businesses

Agencies fail to meet contract goal for female-owned enterprises

Reports show that government agencies have failed yet again to award at least 5 percent…

By Courtney Connley

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald

More on entrepreneurs, strategies and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Carnival Corp CEO Arnold Donald, Money Coach Lynette…

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10 Reasons Small Business Shouldn’t Neglect Social Media

Your company’s credibility could depend on it

It doesn’t matter if you are running a micro enterprise, a small business, or a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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EY seeks exceptional women entrepreneurs for its 2014 Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program

New Bill To Help Female Entrepreneurs Gain More Loans and Federal Contracts

Women’s Small Business Ownership Act of 2014 increases mincrolending and more

On the heel of reports that women business owners still lag behind men in accessing…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To Get To The Top On Your Own Terms

Investor and marketer Lauren Maillan Bias shows what it takes to survive

At age 19, Lauren Maillian Bias founded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally…

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3 Steps to Success for Young Bosses

Millennials, be inspired to get what's yours with these quick tips

Here are three quick tips to finding success inspired by those who’ve found it from…

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CAMAC Holdings Inc. was the second black-owned enterprise to gain membership into the BE 100s billion dollar club when it reached the No. 1 slot on our 2003 INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100. In fact, the Houston-based oil and gas exploration, consulting and engineering company was only a hair away from achieving the milestone when it made its debut on our industrial/service list in 2002 - - gross sales for 2001 were $979.5 million. Operated by Nigerian-born Kase Lawal, CAMAC (which stands for Cameroon-American) grew through its ability to integrate upstream services, the production of oil and gas, and downstream operations, which included trading and refining of its products. CAMAC, which reported its highest level of revenues-- $2.43 billion-- on the 2009 list, left the BE 100s in  2011 after shifts in operational structure, management and ownership.

BE 100s Billion-Dollar Club: Lessons from Top-Earning Black Business

Check out the eight companies who have surpassed $1 billion in revenues

Over the past four decades, only eight black-owned companies have surpassed $1 billion in revenues.…

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Lack of Color: The Booming Bed & Breakfast Industry’s Lost Diversity

Only 1% of 30,000 establishments nationwide are African-American owned

Black entrepreneurs talk why there are few black-owned bed and breakfast businesses in booming industry…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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BE 100s: 5 Lessons On Attracting, Retaining Talent

Commonground founders share insights on diverse staff and collaborative environment

Operaters of one of the fastest-growing BE 100s agencies, Sherman Wright and Ahmad Islam of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Crowdfunding Site For Minority Businesses Struggles To Stay Afloat

Website shutdown continues; relaunch uncertain

BlackCrowdfunding.net, a rewards-based crowdfunding site targeted to African Americans, needs money itself, reports Mashable.

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Uber For Business Allows Companies To Expense Travel

On-demand, ride-hailing service is picking up steam

On-demand ride-hailing service Uber is picking up steam by introducing the Uber For Business opportunity…

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Not only did BLACK ENTERPRISE select Harpo Inc. as the 2008 Industrial/Service Company of the Year but it was the first time that billionaire entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey spoke to the press in detail about her business empire. At the time, the dynamo was still developing Oprah Winfrey Network or OWN, asserting that  divine inspiration, not strategic planning, drove her company’s success. She also admitted that it took a solid business team and sound financial controls to grow her entity from a five-person production company to a 430-employee multimedia conglomerate. Moreover, she owns every piece of her franchise: the content, name, brand and studio.

BE 100s: Winning Lessons from Top Companies of the Year

Best of the best talk leadership, capital and longevity

For more than 40 years, Black Enterprise has identified the best of the best in…

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[Part 2] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Talk Publishing Business & Raising Capital

Chicago-based duo propelling advocacy with 'Paige & Paxton' books

Mother-daughter publishers, Rachel and Kelley Williams, talk for part two of their interview, on raising…

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BE 100s: Biblical Lessons to Achieve Business Success

Take heed to tips from one of the world's best-selling books of all time

Successful BE 100s CEO Pamela Rodgers, of Rodgers Chevrolet, says the Bible’s book of Ephesians…

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Small Business Spotlight: Anthony Thurston Taking Flight with Social Innovation

'I’m glad to say that there’s been a recent resurgence in the African American community to frequent African American businesses'

Antony Thurston, CEO of Dream Flights International, talks social innovation, his rise in the aviation…

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Entrepreneur Unites Passion for Food and Marketing with Caribbean Cuisine Business

'You have to build your team, relinquish some control and enlist others to help you'

Annette Davidson runs Icon Food Marketing, a boutique food marketing company that specializes in bringing…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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4 Important Tips For Landing A Major Client

Competition is fierce but here’s how you can hold your own and win

Use this strategy when you want to upgrade your business clientele.

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Young Entrepreneur Uses Soap Business to Help the Homeless

Donovan Smith, 11, donates 20% of sales to Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico

Donovan Smith, 11, of Albuquerque, NM, is using proceeds from his bath product business to…

By Courtney Connley

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Real Talk on Accelerators: One Woman’s Small Business Journey with Google

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details tangible pros and cons

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details her journey participating in Google’s accelerator program.

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Your stroke is just as important as the golf course you’re putting on. And for many novice and more seasoned players who want to get a hole in one, ambiance is everything. Golf is what draws golfers to the crème de la crème in courses stateside and abroad, but when they want to organize a family staycation, a getaway for two or fun business outing, it’s something a little more like the spa services or exclusive perks for being a luxury car driver that seal the deal. BlackEnterprise.com spoke to the founder and president of Golf Quests, Inc. Ty DeLavallade about today’s top golf resorts. See if your favorite made the list!

For more travel tips, destinations and best places to stay, eat and play,  visit blackenterprise.com/outofoffice

Golf 102: Playing by the Rules to Defy Business Odds on the Green

Instructor, Blogger explain the opportunities available to women who golf

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The countdown continues to the Black Enterprise…

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Adenah Bayoh: Developing Properties and Operating Restaurants Locally

'I saw urban redevelopment as a vehicle to assist in economic revitalization of my community'

Adenah Bayoh, a real estate and restaurant entrepreneur, talks revitalizing her local community through franchising…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Kim Kardashian New Video Game On Track To Net $200 Million

Kardashian empire expansion beyond clothing, jewelery and cosmetics pays off big

The millions continue to rain down for Kim Kardashian.
The reality star’s golden touch now includes…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight on Cosmetics Maven Vera Moore

More on entrepreneurs, strategies and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

On “The Urban Business Roundtable,” UBR Contributor Dwaynes Betts speaks with cosmetics maven Vera Moore,…

By Pepper Miller

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Women Winning: Study Finds Female Entrepreneurs Optimistic and Growing

Bank study breaks down what makes entrepreneurs tick

Bank study breaks down what makes entrepreneurs tick and finds that women entrepreneurs optimistic and…

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Golf 101: Rules of Engagement For Making Money On the Green

Instructor and blogger give tips on mixing business with the game

Golf instructor and blogger give tips on doing business on the green and maximizing opportunities…

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Oprah’s Network Special Spotlights Black Food Truck Owners

TV show Wingmen follows 2 Fat 2 Fly mobile chicken wing business

OWN’s “Wingmen” features Columbia, South Carolina best friends Ramone Dickerson and Corey Simmons as they…

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Fashion on Wheels: Entrepreneur Talks Owning D.C.’s First Plus Size Fashion Truck

Donna Hundley talks curvy girl fashion, entrepreneurship challenges, and future business plans

D.C.’s first plus size fashion truck owner talks the challenges of running a small business…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘TK In The AM’

If you're unfamiliar with the popular radio veteran, get hip now

Tasty Keish, a popular radio veteran, is a force you should know as ‘TK in…

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Study: Women Are More Optimistic About Economy Than Men

Female entrepreneurs also use social media more to connect with customers

In a study done by American Express, women are more likely to be optimistic about…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Uber Lowers Prices to Compete with NYC Taxis

Fares are now cheaper for customers of popular transport company

The mobile car service app, Uber, has lowered its prices to offer car rides cheaper…

By Courtney Connley

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How Going Green Made This Developer A lot of Green

Why Cedric Franklin built a market leader by developing eco-friendly properties

Harley Stanfield’s projects go beyond real estate and include recycling plants in the Seattle and…

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Productivity: American Businesses Take Million-Dollar Losses in World Cup Fever

Embracing sporting events during work hours may be a bad idea

Yahoo Finance reports that the World Cup has cost American businesses $682 million in labor…

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BE 100s: Nation’s Most Successful Black-Owned Businesses

Check out the full list for the best of the best in auto, financial services and more

Black Enterprise ranks the most successful black-owned businesses via its 42nd annual BE 100s list.…

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Cameroon World Cup Match-Fixing Scandal Heats Up

African nation investigating its own World Cup team for alleged match-fixing

Cameroon’s Soccer Federation is investigating its own World Cup team as allegations of match fixing…

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Harlem Hot Spot: One Entrepreneur’s Story of Passion, Longevity and Diversity

Cove Lounge's Alyah Horsford-Sidberry talks passion for entrepreneurship and power of location

Harlem entrepreneur Alyah Horsford-Sidberry talks longevity in hot location and why she’s passionate about her…

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BE 100s: 5 Tips On How To Position Your Business

Holland Capital's Monica L. Walker is delivering top financial performance in a male-dominated industry

Holland Capital offers 100% equity portfolio management, mainly to institutional investors, with $4.9 billion in…

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Small Business Employment Continues Improvement

Firms add 20,000 jobs in June

Small businesses added 20,000 jobs added for the month of June, according Intuit Inc. Small…

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Transcultural Marketing Mogul Steve Stoute

More on entrepreneurs, strategies and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Translation Founder and CEO Steve Stoute; Amazing Taste…

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Record Independence Day Travel Has Downside For Small Businesses

High gas prices could limit spending for Independence Day travelers

Will high cost of gas ruin your holiday weekend profits as an entrepreneur?

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Now more than ever, the business of fashion and sports seem to be colliding with NBA players turning post-game press conferences, draft day events and locker room arrivals into their own personal fashion shows, and trust the CEO's of the style industry are paying close attention. From being invited to some of fashion week's most exclusive shows, to teaming up with designers to expand their brand and launch their own line, we've rounded up some of today's biggest NBA players whose fashion moves are making just as much noise as their on court game skills. (Image: Instagram)

8 NBA Players Who Turned Fashion Sense Into Business Smarts

Top basketball stars who combine the businesses of sports and fashion

With more NBA players turning into style stars, we’ve rounded up a list of NBA…

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Black Enterprise Publishes Rankings Of Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Businesses

42nd Annual B.E. 100s Report On Top Industrial/Service Companies, Auto Dealerships, Financial Companies and Ad Agencies

The 42nd Annual Black Enterprise 100s report on top Industrial/Service Companies, Auto Dealerships, Financial Companies…

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Supreme Court: Employers Can Refuse Contraceptive Coverage

Corporations can hold religious objections to birth control

New ruling by highest U.S. court says employers can refuse healthcare coverage of contraceptives.

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Closet Entrepreneurs: 9 Celebrities and Their Side Hustles

Their entrepreneurial spirit took them beyond cameras and into business worlds

Celebrities’ entrepreneurial spirit took them beyond the cameras and into business worlds.

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Redskins Trademark Stripped: What’s Next?

Is it open city for paraphernalia and sales?

Can trademarks ruling protect Redskins merchandise from counterfeiters?

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BE 100s: Nation’s Top Black-Owned Businesses By the Numbers

Take a look at the top black-owned industrial/service and auto businesses

Black Enterprise breakdown by the numbers of the nation’s top black-owned auto and industrial/service companies.

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Harvard Business Review Argues Female Entrepreneurship Isn’t Always Good

Compares the inequalities in corporate America with the risk of starting your own business

Harvard Business Review is arguing that the increase in women-owned businesses isn’t necessarily a good…

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BE 100s: 6 Success Strategies for Beating the Competition

Industry leader and ChemicoMays CEO Leon Richardson shares path to growth

Find out how you can grow your small business from industry leader and BE 100s…

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Scale is King: Top Lessons From Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

How CEOs of Black Enterprise's BE 100s have remodeled firms for expansion

What will boost your business’ bottom line? Learn from the top black-owned businesses in the…

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Boss Basketball Wives: Free Agency & Their Brands

Happy wife, happy life mentality huge factor in decision

With Lebron’s recent announcement as a free agent, questions arise of the leagues’ top players…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Top 21 Worst States for Minority-Owned Businesses

Iowa comes in as the worst state for minority entrepreneurs

Data from the SBA’s Office of Advocacy and Bloomberg Businessweek show the worst states offering…

By Courtney Connley

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Washington D.C. Council Approves ‘Yoga Tax’

Getting your bikram on will now cost you if you're a business

If you enjoy your bikram yoga in Washington D.C., be prepared to fork out money…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Tech Disruptors for Good: Goodie Hack Aims to Transform Communities Worldwide

Entrepreneurs, designers, developers and marketers, gather to help local organizations

Atlanta-based social good hackathon provides support to local organizations and breeds a new wave of…

By Candace Mitchell

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6 Ways To Land A Partnership With A Major Corporation

The right deal could jettison your company

Try this strategy to get partnerships for your business and boost success.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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9. AUSTIN, TX 

Everything is big in Texas, including spending. Austin locals record an average monthly spending of $213 on clothes, shoes and other fashion-related wear.

Report: Black Business Owners in Texas Face Challenges

Business report shows significant barriers to growth and profitability

Business report shows significant barriers to growth and profitability for Texas small business owners.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Dame Dash and Cam’ron to Open New Restaurant in New York

Harlem entrepreneurs collaborate on venture

Dame Dash took to his Instagram to reveal details of the new restaurant that he…

By Courtney Connley

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PayPal Launches PassPort Website to Help Small Businesses

PayPal's latest website helps small businesses go global

Paypal launches their PassPort website to help small businesses increase their global sales

By Courtney Connley

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Where Marijuana is Legal, Dealers prepare to battle Corporate Cannabis

From Budtender To Business Owner: Bringing Black Entrepreneurs Into Emerging Marijuana Market

Ways African Americans can enter and profit

Take a look at ways black entrepreneurs can enter and profit in emerging legal marijuana…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Forrest Tuff, One Vision Productions

The Atlanta filmmaker follows a purpose-driven business strategy

Producing films of impact is nothing short of a day’s work for One Vision Productions…

By Timothy P. Tukes

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Selling Your Small Business? Here’s What You Need To Know

Seven recommendations to make sure you don't get low-balled

After all the work, time, and energy you put into growing your small business, getting…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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SBA to Update Small Business Size Limits for Nearly 500 Industries

Thousands of large companies to become small businesses in July

The Small Business Administration has announced plans to expand the size standards for companies eligible…

By Courtney Connley

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The Green Goldmine of the Legal Marijuana Industry

African Americans “Deserve” To Cash In On Emerging Marijuana Boom

After decades of disproportionate targeting, blacks can't afford to be left out of emerging weed market

As marijuana legalization gains momentum and spreads across the country it’s time to take stock…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Teen Entrepreneur Chase Reed Opens Sneaker Pawn Shop

This 16-year-old created a business no one else thought to do

Teen entrepreneur Chase Reed has done what no other sneaker head or collector has thought…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Business Side of Black Beauty: Pageant Winners’ Success Stories

6 pageant winners dominating their respective fields after giving up the crown

The 63rd Miss USA contest wrapped June 8 at the Baton Rouge Civic Center in…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Maryland No. 1 State For Innovation And Entrepreneurship

Study reveals the nation’s most enterprising states

Maryland has retained top rankings in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s annual “Enterprising States”…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Report: Paula Deen To Launch Online Subscription-Based Network

TV chef and entrepreneur continues on comeback trail after using N-Word

Don’t call it a comeback. Call it a recipe for damage control.
Through her new company,…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Pitch Your Best Business Idea At The African American Festival

Post an Instagram video for a chance to pitch live, on-stage to judges, including Rodney Sampson of Shark Tank, and compete for prizes in Baltimore

Post an Instagram video of your business idea for a chance to pitch to judges…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Online Fashionista Ella Gorgla

More on entrepreneurs, strategies and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

On the Urban Business Roundtable: Ella Gorgla of I-Ella.com; sales expert Michael L. Parker

By Pepper Miller

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Florida Tech to Host Webinar on Supply Chain Risk Management

Young Entrepreneur Council Member Spotlight: Jürgen Himmelmann

Startup insight and advice from the co-founder of The Global Work & Travel Co.

After starting and experimenting with numerous small businesses while still in high school, Jürgen Himmelmann…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Business Optimism Highest Since 2007

Small Business sentiment rising but no cause yet for celebration

Numbers from a monthly industry survey find small business owners more optimistic about the economy.
The…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Small Businesses Underutilizing Social Media

You Need A Social Media Manager On Your Team

There is added value in having a strategist and a communicator representing your company's brand

There are two job titles floating around the business world: social media manager and community…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Designers Say Hoodie Is Badge of Honor for Techies, Symbols Criminal Intent For Minorities

Clothing representing Silicon Valley wealth doesn’t translate across races

Crewneck tees, Adidas sandals, and hoodies have become the startup uniform in Silicon Valley as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Word of Mouth Is Still How To Get Customers

Here’s how you can leverage what people are saying about your small business

Word of mouth is still the number one way to get customers. This is the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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9 Ideas For Improving Your Business This Summer

There’s one simple thing every startup founder should do this summer

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Report: Black and Hispanic Entrepreneurs Discriminated Against for Small Business Loans

Study follows experiences of businessmen seeking loans from same bank

Study that found discrimination followed experiences of white, black, Hispanic businessmen seeking loans from the…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Biggest Obstacle For Small Businesses Is Government Regulation

New survey shows confidence is key factor in business success

Government regulation is the biggest obstacle impacting their growth and success say one in three,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Biz Alert: Guarding Your Intellectual Property: Trademarks & Service Marks 101

Learning to pick the right trademark can make or break your business

Learning to pick the right trademark can make or break your business. Here’s how.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Selling Your Most Valuable Product: You

Here’s how you can influence people to buy into you and your product or service

Regardless of the profession, everyone must sell himself or herself in some capacity. Think elevator…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Conference: How to Grow, Protect and Distribute Your Assets

Insurance can make rebounding after losses that much easier. Here's how

Insurance can make rebounding after business losses that much easier for entrepreneurs. Leaders share how…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Facility Interiors CEO Charles Griggsby

More on entrepreneurs, strategies and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: BE 100s CEO Charles Griggsby; Wells Fargo executive…

By Pepper Miller

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Give Employees Tryouts Before You Hire Them

Offer a trial period, give an incentive, or have role play as part of the interview process

Hiring new employees can be a drain mentally and financially, every time you have to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Businesses Losing $40,000 To Fraud

Business owners are defrauded every 15 months by bogus buyers and payment scams

Small business owners are experiencing losses of $40,000 or more due to fraud. A survey…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Conference Day 3: Rev. Jesse Jackson Talks New-Day Inequality

Civil rights icon talks Silicon Valley, corporate diversity and Don Sterling

An early-morning one-on-one chat with civil rights icon, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Black Enterprise…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sam’s Club/Gallup Microbusiness Tracker Finds Women Entrpreneurs on the Rise

New Poll says more female Microbusiness owners, but most owners depend on second job

A new poll put out by Gallup in collaboration with Sam’s Club, has turned up…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Entrepreneurs Conference, Day 2: Attendees Learn How to Win Corporate Clients

Experience full of networking and inspiration for small business owners

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference continues for a second day of learning and inspiration

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneurs Conference Day 2: Kick-Off One-on-One with Valerie Daniels-Carter

Attendees set to be inspired and empowered by queen of franchising

The second day of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference kicks off with a one-on-one with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Shark Tank’s Rodney S. Sampson Talks Disruption for Small Businesses

Three quick tips for business longevity

The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, sponsored by Nationwide, kicked off with a one-on-one chat with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight on Trucking Maverick Oscar Horton

More on entrepreneurs, strategies and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Sun State International Trucking President Oscar Horton; money…

By Pepper Miller

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight on Wine Lover Jerry Bias

More on entrepreneurs, strategies and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Wisdom Oak Winery CEO Jerry Bias; leadership guru…

By Pepper Miller

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Lisa Price: Carol’s Daughter ‘Still Going Strong,’ Despite Bankruptcy Filing

CEO asserts natural beauty brand is resilient and still in business

Carol’s Daughter stores are closing their doors, but the company is not shutting down, CEO…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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BE Entrepreneurs Conference, May 14th- May 17th, Columbus, Ohio

Butch Graves joins Columbus, Ohio mayor, Michael B. Coleman, at press conference announcing BE Entrepreneurs Conference

Black Enterprise and the City of Columbus held a press conference the other day to…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Why You Should Care: BE Enterpreneurs Conference, NATL Small Business Week Share Week

America's progress driven by pioneers who take risks, and work hard

The National Small Business Week and the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference will be in…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight on All American Meats CEO Shawn Buchanan

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: All American Meats CEO Shawn Buchanan; Life Coach…

By Pepper Miller

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One Entrepreneur’s Love of Pork Skins Led to a Lucrative Deal With Walmart

Stephen Gilchrist found an inventive way to place his favorite snack food on the shelves of the world's largest retailer

One of the most powerful sessions you’ll discover at the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Sports Agent Bill Strickland

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Veteran Sports Agent Bill Strickland; learning to be…

By Pepper Miller

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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Relatives

Here's how to hire and work harmoniously with family members to help run your business

Family members can be part owners of the business, but they don’t have to work…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Businesses Investing Big In Digital Marketing In 2013

Digital Trends That Can Help Your Business Go From Fledgling To Thriving

Understanding current trends driving business sales and success

In large part, it comes down to understanding the opportunities and trends that present…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Financial Education Champion Ryan C. Mack

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment President Ryan Mack…

By Pepper Miller

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5 Things You Need To Know: Hiring Interns

Failing to comply with labor laws can lead to legal trouble

Has your business relied on interns?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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ABC Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Shows How To Pitch Yourself and Your Business

Real estate mogul’s online course offers fundamental lessons

What is your business and how would your pitch sound?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR contributor Samantha Pass chats with four-time Grammy…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Learn How This Popsicle Company Won Corporate Clients Like Google and Cadillac

Felecia Hatcher's core business is branding popsicles as promotional give aways

Find out what other companies Felecia has partnered with

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Owners are recognizing the need to control their social media presence

More Owners are Recognizing the Need to Control their Social Media Presence

Owners are recognizing the need to control their social media presence

Franchisors are getting involved, often funding and controlling digital marketing activities at the local level

By C. Daniel Baker

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A BETTER WAY TO SUPPORT AND TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES

Why Your Company Should Embrace Working Remotely

Between 2005- 2012, the number of people choosing to work from home, or telecommute grew by 79.7%

Remote working is a trend that is particularly accessible to startups and small companies

By C. Daniel Baker

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Shark Tank Open Casting Call at the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

ABC hit show 'Shark Tank' to hold open casting calls during the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo in Columbus, OH

Entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators will have a shot at pitching their ideas for a…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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7 Tax Tips for Your Home-Based Business

These strategies can benefit your small businesses

Home-based businesses, start-ups and solopreneurs are often serial late filers and miss out on maximizing…

By Alan Hughes

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Are You Serving Your Traditions or Your Mission?

Bishop T.D. Jakes' challenge to faith leaders also applies to those of us in the media business.

Bishop T.D. Jakes’ challenge to faith leaders also applies to the media business.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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How this BE 100′s Company Survived Last Year’s Sequestration

Your daily money bite

When the government shut down last year, it created a very challenging business climate for…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The New Loyalty Is Not Just About Transactions; It's About Interactions

Loyalty Is Not Just About Transactions; It’s About Interactions

Real loyalty isn't created at the close of the sale

Companies who truly value interactions develop ways to reward and recognize loyal customers beyond points,…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Majority Of Business Owners Not Concerned About Credit Card Security [Study]

67% of business owners are not concerned about credit card security

Hackings at major companies such as Target and Neiman haven’t made business owners more concerned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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7 Keys to Rebranding Your Business

Executing a new company identity must be done strategically

Blue helped his 60-year old company successfully implement a corporate rebranding effort

By Alan Hughes

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NAWBO: Women's Procurement Program Equalization Act of 2013

National Association of Women Business Owners Supports H.R. 2432

In 2013, women owned 8.6 million businesses across the country

Female entrepreneurship has skyrocketed

By C. Daniel Baker

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U.S. Commerce Department Agencies Host Fireside Chat For Minority Entrepreneurs

Minority-owned firms are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. export community

The Minority Business Development Agency & International Trade Administration (ITA) recently co-hosted an African American…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Why Small Companies Can Compete Against Big Corporations

Using modern technology to learn about competitors, customers and markets

In The Art of War, Tzu held that the goal in any war is to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Is Working With a Remote Staff Right for Your Business?

Is Working With a Remote Staff Right for Your Business?

Remote collaboration can be a game changer for your small business

A guide of what to consider before hiring a remote worker

By C. Daniel Baker

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Investments in Customer Experience Expected to Surge in 2014

Investments in Customer Experience Expected to Surge in 2014

More executives are recognizing the link between customer experience and loyalty

A new research paper shows large and medium sized organizations plan to spend more on…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Five Steps To Becoming A Social Media Ninja

SBU expert Melinda Emerson discusses how to successfully brand yourself online

Social media is a tool that can open many doors for you

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Importance of a Corporate Culture in Your Business

Harvard ethicist outlines how to resolve cultural issues that can affect your business

Sometimes issues can arise that stem from different outlooks and upbringings

By Alan Hughes

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How to get a small business bank loan in 2014

Make 2014 the Year Your Small Business Gets a Bank Loan

How small business owners can best position themselves to obtain small business bank loans

Tips to help small business owners develop a beneficial relationship with a bank, as well…

By C. Daniel Baker

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3 Tips for Getting Your Direct Mail Marketing Letters Read

3 Tips for Getting Your Direct Mail Marketing Letters Read

Direct Mail is still an excellent and often overlooked form of marketing

Here are a few tips on how to do it right

By C. Daniel Baker

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6 Ways to Reach Business Success Sooner

6 Ways to Reach Business Success Sooner

6 key lessons you can apply to your own business success

As entrepreneurs, our personal happiness, and the way we shape our own role at work…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Is It Time to End Your Business Partnership?

Is it Time to End Your Business Partnership?

Without a partnership agreement, dissolving a partnership can get nasty and carry a lot of risk

Partnerships fail and that failure could cost you your business

By C. Daniel Baker

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10 Employee Training Mistakes to avoid

10 Employee Training Mistakes to Avoid

Tips to avoid wasting time and money on ineffective group training

Most of the money and time companies spend on training is wasted because companies use…

By C. Daniel Baker

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4 Biggest Tax Mistakes Small Businesses Make

These simple steps can help you save some money when it comes time to pay Uncle Sam

Don’t miss these steps

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Six Laws of Customer Experience

How do you treat your customers

By understanding the six laws of customer experience, companies can make smarter decisions about what…

By C. Daniel Baker

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4 Lessons Learned In ABC’s Shark Tank

Slawsa creator Julie Busha didn't walk away with a $150,000 investment but did gain valuable business insight

The advice she received was invaluable

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring Remote Workers

Are remote workers the right fit for your company?

While remote workers have their place in an increasingly global labor market, hiring outside staff…

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 Steps to Invest in a Trademark

Steps to Take When Investing in a Trademark

A trademark is an important investment in protecting your business

Steps to help expedite creating a trademark for your business

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 Golden Rules of Customer Retention

How To Build a Real Connection With Customers

Tips to gain customers, grow revenue, and grow your business using real connections

How to organically create real relationships with your customers and turn them into repeat buyers

By C. Daniel Baker

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Dissolve Your Inactive Business Before Dec 31st to Avoid Penalties

When a business is no longer active, it's important to dissolve the business

Leaving an inactive business open without properly dissolving it leaves the owners of said business…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Nominate a Business for the 2014 National Small Business Week Awards

Are you a small business owner with a success story to tell?

Submit your nomination!

By C. Daniel Baker

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John Sweet’s 10 Lessons On Baking Success Into Your Small Business

10 Lessons on Baking Success Into Your Small Business

John Sweet reflects on lessons learned after 10 successful years in business

For 10 years, John Sweet & his wife Angela turned Niedlove’s Breadworks into a Chattanooga…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ex-Im Bank Annual Report Outlines Record Year for Small Businesses

FedEx & The Export-Import Bank Join Forces to Empower U.S. Businesses to Export

Ex-Im Bank's total authorizations are supporting an estimated $50 billion in U.S. export sales

Alliance that will help U.S. small and medium-sized businesses reach the 95% of the world’s…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Your Year-End Small Business Accounting Checklist

How to best manage your small business for success in the new year

Tips to help you best manage your company finances and position your small business for…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Know The Flow: Cash Is Critical To Small Business Survival

1 out of every 3 small businesses fails within the first two years, often due to poor financial management

PNC Bank offers tips to help

By C. Daniel Baker

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PR Expert Karen Taylor Bass Talks Public Relations on a Small Budget

You don't have to spend much to get some good PR

Karen Taylor Bass explains how to accomplish good PR on a shoestring budget

By Sasha King

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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