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8 Ways Your Customers Can Give You a Competitive Edge

Here’s how analytics about your customers can help boost your company

Here’s how analytical data about your customers can help take your company to the next…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurship Is Tough. Don’t Go It Alone

If you want to keep your competitive edge, never forget that isolation is your enemy

As an entrepreneur, if you want to keep the competitive edge, never forget that isolation…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Gabrielle Jordan Sets the Bar High In Business

Teen author and multi-award winner paves the way for young entrepreneurs

The teen author, speaker, and multi-award winner paves the way for young entrepreneurs.

By Roz A Gee

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Chicago’s Oldest Black Bank in Jeopardy

Two black-owned financial institutions left standing, oldest is in need of rescuing

Chicago has two black-owned financial institutions left standing, the oldest is in need of rescuing.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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25 Best Corporations For Vetpreneurs

Programs targeting veteran-owned small businesses for products and services

Here are the 25 top corporations that do business with veteran-owned companies.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Stop Sabotaging Your Business Relationships

Don’t let these 10 seemingly harmless behaviors damage your company’s success

Don’t let these ten seemingly harmless behaviors damage your company’s success.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Successful Entrepreneurs Focus on Profitability

Businesses without money-making plans are like race cars without engines—they may look fast, but they only go downhill

Your main job as an entrepreneur is to make money. To achieve sustained entrepreneurial success,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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10 Ways to Become More Likeable in Business

If you want people do business with you or invest in your firm check your likeability factor

If you want people to do business with you, you have to be perceived as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[WATCH] Hillary Clinton Meets with S.C. Female Minority Small Business Owners

Presidential hopeful sits down with women to talk entrepreneurial concerns

Presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, sits down with African American women to talk small business concerns.

By Brittany Dandy

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Fitness Trainer and Entrepreneur Creates New Dance Class ‘Kerboomka’

Kershel Anthony's choreography-driven workout takes dance fitness to another level

Kershel Anthony says his choreography-driven workout, Kerboomka, takes dance fitness to another level.

By Brittany Dandy

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Erica Dias Offers Career-Chasers a Seat at Her Table of 20

The publicist and entrepreneur says she wants to meet others who are taking their goals to new heights

Publicist and entrepreneur Erica Dias says she wants to meet others who are taking their…

By Brittany Dandy

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Erica Douglas Helps Small Businesses Enter the Beauty Industry

An entrepreneur and chemist breaking down barriers-of-entry with her company, mSEED group

As an entrepreneur and chemist, Eric Douglas is breaking down barriers of entry in…

By Brittany Dandy

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10 Employee Conversations That Are Killing Your Business

What is your staff saying and is it damaging to your company?

Before they even jump ship, what your employees say about your company could be sinking…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Hillary Clinton Wants To Be The Nation’s Small Business President

The Democratic presidential candidate is turning to social media to lay out her policies for helping entrepreneurs

Hillary Clinton takes to social media to promote her policies for the nation’s small business…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Skincare Brand Flourishes After ‘Shark Tank’ Investors Say No

Owner of Swag Essentials says being turned down was the best thing that ever happened to her

Lydia Evans, owner of Swag Essentials, says being turned down by Shark Tank investors was…

By Brittany Dandy

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6 Ways To Protect Your Start-Up’s Most Valuable Asset: You

Ask yourself—what would happen to my company if I became ill or died, or even just functioned at less than my best?

As the founder, CEO and visionary of your new start-up, your company is dependent on…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Meet The 2015 Black Enterprise Small Business Award Winners

Here are the five entrepreneurial powerhouses who took home the prize

Here are the five entrepreneurial powerhouses who took home the 2015 small business award.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Ways to Maintain Work-Life Balance as a Solopreneur

Mom and entrepreneur Alex Elle shares how she recharges and remains creative

Mom and serial entrepreneur Alex Elle shares 5 tips to recharge and maintain creative.

By Brittany Dandy

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Top ‘Surprises’ You Will Encounter Your First Year of Business

If you're considering opening a business, be ready to learn these five lessons

The dream of opening a business is a fantasy that many people have. However, there…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Check Yourself: 3 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Never Stop Asking

Are you running your business? Or is it running you?

Entrepreneurship is not just about activity, but intended results, including growth, revenues and profits.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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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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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