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New Survey Shows Performance on Track for Small Businesses, but Hiring Stalls in 2013

Most small business owners feel their business is at expected levels

Half of the small business owners surveyed said that growth or expanding their business was…

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: St. Louis Real Estate and Media Mogul Michael V. Roberts

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: The Roberts Cos. CEO Michael V. Roberts; real…

By Pepper Miller

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Cool Jobs: SaGe Services CEO Helps Facilitate Global Tech Innovations

Tapua Tunduwani draws from global experience to meet a vital need

CEO of Sage Services, Tapua Tunduwani turns passion into profit by providing flex space for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Leader Advocates for Tech Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs

AWP Network founder working to uplift next generation of African innovators

Mary Olushoga, AWP Network founder, took a page from her father’s business book to to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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UBR Spotlight: Construction Industry Trailblazer Marjorie Perry

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: MZM Construction Founder and Black Enterprise Contributor Marjorie…

By Pepper Miller

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

Women and Minority-Owned Businesses Operate on Less Financing

Minority owners were less likely to apply for credit fearing loan denial.

Minority firms in particular rely more on their own funds—and have less capital to start…

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2012 Elevator Pitch Competition Winner Ebonee Monique of MamaIWantToWrite.com

Entrepreneurs Conference: How I Won The Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition

2012 Elevator Pitch Winner Ebonee Monique's first-person account of her experience at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference—and what's happened since.

Where has she been since?

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Tech Startup of the Week: Bolstr Let’s Small Businesses Navigate Equity Investments Like Wall Street

Dynamic revenue-sharing engine allows 'main street small businesses' to connect with potential investors

One year after the JOBS Act, small businesses can use Bolstr to raise money from…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Credit Supply and Approval Rate on Small Business Loans Expected to Increase

Most optimistic forecast for lending in the survey’s 3 year history

Small businesses is expected to pick up the pace of investing and hiring in the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: David Steward, CEO of Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Business

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, Renita D. Young speaks with David L. Steward,…

By Pepper Miller

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3 Tips for Getting Your Direct Mail Marketing Letters Read

Post Office Returns Saturday Service Cuts Plan to Sender

Post Office puts plans to kill Saturday delivery on hiatus

The Post Office unveiled plans to end Saturday delivery which would have hurt small businesses…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Court Approves Sales Tax on Online Sellers

Small Businesses Taxes Are Too Complex, Says Study

Small business taxes are taking as long as three weeks to complete

A recent study from the NSBA says the current tax code is too complex for…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Majority Of Business Owners Hesitant To Visit Healthcare Exchanges

Businesses Opt to Pay Obamacare Penalty Instead of Offering Healthcare

Businesses are doing their best to get around Obamacare

Some small businesses continue to complain about Obamacare

By Makkada B. Selah

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House Rule 506 and Crowdfunding

How to Follow Rule 506 When Crowdfunding Your Small Business

How a change in government regulation affects crowdfunding

When President Obama signed the JOBS Act, new laws affecting the ability to raise money…

By Ricardo Bernard

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UBR Spotlight: Eugene Profit’s Investment Company Lives Up To His Name

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

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: Profit Investment CEO Eugene Profit; author and entrepreneur…

By Pepper Miller

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Regardless of Party Lines, Small Business Owners Support Immigration Reform

Poll shows regardless of party affiliation, owners want change

Small business owners want an overhaul of the current immigration system, says a new study

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Court Approves Sales Tax on Online Sellers

Court Approves Sales Tax on Online Sellers

Court says Tax law violates the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause.

NY State Court rules that online income generated via links can be taxed, opening the…

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UBR Spotlight: Top Ad Agency CEO Monique Nelson

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Uniworld Group Co-CEO Monique Nelson, Catherine Bennet of…

By Pepper Miller

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British Entrepreneur ‘Hatches’ Savvy Way to Promote African Arts in UK

Yemisi Mokuolu overcame challenges of recession to realize dreams

Yemisi Mokuolu’s company, Hatch Events, is committed to promoting and profiling African arts across the…

By Octavia Goredema

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One Year after Superstorm Sandy, Many Small Businesses Aren't Prepared for the Next Disaster

Study Finds Small Business Owners Hit Hard By Hurricane Sandy Outages

52% of small businesses experienced a loss of sales or revenue

Small business owners were hit particularly hard by Hurricane Sandy, a new study reveals just…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

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