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10 Common Ethical Dilemmas in Entrepreneurship

What is one common ethical dilemma small business owners often face, and how can you overcome it?

The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization…

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productivity

3 Ways You Can Boost Employee Productivity and Drive Profits in Your Business

Happy and productive workers means more money for your business

Like many business owners, you may be reviewing your budget in an effort to increase…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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After 16 Years in Business, Eco-Designer Robin Wilson Shares the Secrets to Her Success

Black Enterprise's 2008 Innovator of the Year Award recipient, Robin Wilson, advises entrepreneurs on effective strategies for sustaining a successful business

New York City Interior Designer Robin Wilson is going 16 years strong in business, having…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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target customer

10 Ways to Easily and Correctly Identify Your Target Customer

What process do you use to identify who your target customer is, in order to craft more effective marketing messages?

The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization…

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#BlackBizMatters: 3 Reasons to Bank Black

National Bankers Association President Michael Grant explains how banking black strengthens communities and small businesses

This summer, Killer Mike and Solange Knowles used their platforms to encourage fans and those…

By Kali Wilder

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Marketing Frustrations

Eliminating Headaches: How to Decrease Marketing Frustrations

Tips to simplify the marketing process for your business

Marketing can be a very challenging function for small businesses. It takes a lot of…

By Sherron Washington

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Kobe

Will Kobe Bryant’s $100 Million Tech Fund Capitalize Black Entrepreneurs?

Sports icon turned venture capitalist, Kobe Bryant, has the potential to set a powerful, influential example for other investors by investing in black-owned businesses

After retiring earlier this year, Kobe Bryant, the former NBA MVP, announced the launch of…

By Jared Brown

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Can Clinton Break Barriers for Black Businesses?

Presidential nominee lays out strategy to support entrepreneurship and small business growth

Hillary Clinton pledged to invest $25 billion to support entrepreneurship and small business growth in…

By Jared Brown

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big-name contracts

How to Land Big-Name Contracts (Regardless of Your Company Size)

Trust is vital to business success

The secret to landing big contracts isn’t deeper pockets or more manpower—it’s getting prospects to…

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5 Lessons I Learned After I Started My Own Business

Learning to look at the big--and little--picture

If you’re an entrepreneur, you already know that starting a business is a lot of…

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customer

4 Simple Ways to Truly Put Your Customer First

Keeping the voice of the consumer top-of-mind at all times is key

Most successful companies are “consumer-first.” And while your job might be hectic at times, your…

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black businesses

#BlackBizMatters: Spending $1.2 Trillion Black Buying Power With Black Businesses

Buying products and services from black-owned businesses helps them to grow and to employ other African Americans

Circulating dollars into black-owned businesses is critical to those businesses—it enables them to keep their…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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customer satisfaction

#BlackBizMatters: How to Up Your Customer Service

It is our duty to raise the standard to ensure our community is getting quality goods and products and services at every turn

Check out these 5 tips for maintaining exceptional customer service standards as strive to increase…

By Safon Floyd

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online store

What We Learned After Taking Our Online Store Offline

Three characteristics that will impact the future of how stores are built

Andy Dunn, co-founder of men’s clothing brand Bonobos, deserves a lot of credit for making…

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How to Know When to Sell Your Online Business

Recognize the signs and conditions that lead to the highest valuation possible

A couple of years ago, one of our customers lost more than $96,000. He lost this…

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business email

How to Send the Perfect Business Email Every Time

Present yourself via email in a way that lets the receiver know you are intelligent, professional, and to be taken seriously

People often view email as a less formal means of communication.
This can be true when…

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Bank

$2.7 Million in New Deposits at Black-Owned Industrial Bank

Movement seeks to leverage our resources to support African American banks that are more inclined to lend to minority small businesses

As the national conversation about the value of black lives and the role of police…

By Jared Brown

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Startup Costs

Follow These 7 Steps to Save Thousands in Business Startup Costs

Employ customer discovery to ensure you're on the right track

There is an age-old saying, “If you build it, they will come.” But that couldn’t…

By Chanel Martin

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Friends

The Pros and Cons of Starting a Business With Friends

How to work with your BFF and not ruin a friendship

I first met Jonathan Wasserstrum, one of my best friends and now a co-founder of…

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Competing Ambition: Five Ways to Overcome Common “Power Couple” Struggle

How you can reach mogul status--together

The term ‘power couple’ triggers my brain to cue Alicia Keys’ Unbreakable. You may not…

By Toni Howard Lowe

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How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

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Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)

How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

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