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African American Entrepreneurs Who Are Running Billion-Dollar Businesses

Here are five companies that belong to Black Enterprise's top 100 rankings

The first time Black Enterprise compiled its annual report of the nation’s largest black-owned business…

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The Truth Behind Your Business’ White Lies

How a simple white lie can negatively impact your company's productivity and overall success

There are no half-truths, only whole lies; yet telling only a fraction of the truth…

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Startup Founders

5 Ways Startup Founders Can Rejuvenate — and Avoid Burnout

Sometimes, the key to improving overall productivity is cutting yourself a little slack

After many late nights staring at glowing fluorescent screens, drinking bottomless cups of coffee, and…

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business goals

5 Things You Need to Successfully Reach Your Business Goals

If you want to grow your business, you’ve got to take control of your time so you can get things done

If you want to grow your business, you’ve got to take control of your time…

By Sonia Thompson

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How to Encourage Your Already Busy Team to Take on More Tasks

Tips and tricks for empowering your staff to take more initiative at work

Taking initiative is what we do here at Red Branch Media. And with a small…

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clean energy

Hip-Hop Caucus Creates Baseball Cap Supporting Clean Energy Movement

THINK 100% cap sales to help get affordable, clean energy to 100% of people

Hip-hop, at times, is all about conscious awareness; not only when it comes to social…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Company culture

How to Foster a Company Culture That Values Creativity and Innovation

Advice for enhancing the quality of company culture at your job

As a startup founder and investor, it’s not enough for me to merely value innovation and…

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auto dealerships

Amber Woods Is Learning To Drive Her Father’s $177 Million Black-Owned Auto Dealerships

The 34-year-old acquiring skills to ‘take the wheel’ of the flagship BE 100s company

Within the next couple of years, Amber Woods, 34, will become the new leader at…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Brown Capital Management’s Small Company Team Named Morningstar’s U.S. Fund Manager of the Year

Congrats Brown Capital Management! Job well done

The stars are shinning bright for Brown Capital Management this year. A small, talented team…

By Kenneth Meeks

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black farmers

Black Farmers Take Discrimination Protest to U.S. Supreme Court

Black farmers demand justice for what they call unfair treatment by Department of Agriculture

Farmers from the Southern region and their supporters recently gathered in front of the Supreme…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Increase Sales by Expanding Into New Markets

Things to consider when taking your company to the global marketplace

Congratulations!  You have taken care of satisfied customers from one side of the United States…

By Preston Charles

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Why Your Male Dominated Tech Startup Isn’t Sustainable (and How to Diversify)

Five reasons why diversifying your tech startup can benefit your business

When someone tells you they work for a tech startup, you probably picture boys’ club…

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How Customers are Changing the App World (and How You Can Keep Them Engaged)

Tips on how to fulfill the many demands of today's mobile-focused and tech savvy consumer

“There’s an app for that.” That phrase has become shorthand for our current reality. These…

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Entrepreneur Creates ‘Make America Native Again’ Hat To Counter Trump Supporters

Goal to incite conversation around marginalized population of indigenous people

Donald Trump supporters can be seen wearing a red baseball cap with the caption: “Make…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Success in Business and Life Requires Growth and Resourcefulness

No one gets to choose where we are from, but all of us get to choose where we’re going.

No one gets to choose where we are from, but all of us get to…

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3 Top Strategies for Getting Closer to Your Clients

Three ways to grow your business by using a more personalized approach to engaging with existing clients

As the CEO for In Touch EMR, a healthcare consulting and software business, I’ve found…

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10 Ways Twitter Could Be Harming Your Brand

Is Twitter really a valuable social channel for your brand?

It seems like every article about marketing today says that you should use as many…

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Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling and Why Black Entrepreneurship Matters

Nurturing an independent black economy and a strong institutional resource base for black survival in the 21st century

These informal kinds of work carry added importance for black Americans, a demographic that is…

By Jared Brown

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Sharing economy

4 Ways Your Business Should Be Taking Part in the Sharing Economy And It’s Not

Here's how small businesses can implement basic strategies for success that are also used by booming "shared economy" entrepreneurs

If you’ve ever gotten a ride from Uber or Lyft, rented a vacation home through…

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3 Strategic Ways to Be a Better, Effective Business Leader

These three attributes exemplify quality leadership in the workforce.

By: Jason Dukes
Leadership is the critical factor that determines the success of any business, department,…

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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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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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