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federal contracts

Cost of Doing Business With the Federal Government on the Rise

Minority-owned firms are investing more time and money seeking government contracts

Each year federal agencies spend billions of dollars purchasing goods and services from small businesses…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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tech companies

Using Humor as a Business Tactic: How to Know When to Cross the Line

Humor can be effective in marketing, but it’s important to understand who your audience is

When you set out to use humor in your marketing, strive to be edgy, entertaining…

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low expectations

How to Prevent Yourself From Unintentionally Setting Low Expectations

We’re often told to set “realistic” expectations, but that mentality can limit what we can truly achieve

In business, it seems that we are taught to settle for less than we deserve.…

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feedback

3 Steps for Transforming Negative Feedback Into Positive Results

Negative reviews can be the holy grail of customer feedback.

Negative feedback is a little less obvious of a gift. It provides a map to…

By Black Enterprise

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support

4 Trends Staffing Firms Should Look Out for in 2017

The highs and lows of the past can often dictate a lot about what your firm can expect in the upcoming year.

Mature or established staffing firms should be very good at identifying their seasonalities. At my…

By Black Enterprise

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entrepreneurs summit

10 Reasons to Attend B.E.’s Entrepreneurs Summit in 2017

Join thousands of small business owners in Houston to gain strategic, financial, motivational, and leadership advice

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the BLACK ENTERPRISE Entrepreneurs Summit, which will take…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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burnout

6 Ways to Identify Burnout Before It Seriously Impacts Your Business

Entrepreneur burnout can be detrimental to your business, so learn the signs in order to fix the problem before it’s too late

Knowing how to spot the signs of burnout is key to stopping yourself before it’s…

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NASA

Black Radio Rallies Around Movie ‘Hidden Figures’

This call to action for Greek-letter organizations to fill theaters while also empowering black youth to pursue STEM careers

Black Radio Solidarity has launched a campaign to fill theaters for the movie HIDDEN FIGURES,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Business Owner

Transitioning From Employee to Business Owner

There are several fears that you must face when making this shift

There is a shift in mindset that takes place when you go from employee to…

By Nancy E Williams

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Facebook ads

This Is One Of the Most Popular Marketing Tools For Small Business Owners

Digital video increasingly important part of overall strategy

GetResponse, an online marketing platform with more than 350,000 customers in 182 countries, just wrapped…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Hobby

Translating Your Hobby Into a Business Breakthrough

Here’s how a hobby can help you get a fresh perspective on business challenges

Here are some strategies that could help you break through anywhere you may be lacking…

By Black Enterprise

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CMO

Become a More Successful CMO by Adopting These 7 Traits

The chief marketing officer position is one that is ever-evolving

If you’re in the market for a new CMO — or want your current marketing…

By Black Enterprise

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advertising

3 Digital Best Practices You May Not Know

Optimize your digital advertising efforts by incorporating these simple tactics into your marketing strategy

Check out these three quick, helpful tips that businesses can use to improve their digital…

By Stephen L. Ball

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best employees

7 Reasons Why Your Best Employees Are Leaving

Here's where the mirrors come in

Find out the 7 real reasons why your best employees insist on leaving your company…

By Safon Floyd

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Track Record

Obama’s Track Record for Helping Young Women of Color

New report on the Obama Administration's effort to advance equity for black and Latina women and girls

The White House has released a new report the Obama Administration’s progress to advance equity…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Entrepreneurs

7 Most Important Areas of Business Budding Entrepreneurs Should Focus On

What is the most important area to focus on when you're just getting your business off the ground and why?

Members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) share advice on the most important areas to focus…

By Black Enterprise

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Ubuntu

#WednesdayWisdom: Embrace the Power of Ubuntu, Not Envy

Don’t let jealousy and endless competition ruin your small business success

As a startup or someone struggling with your small business, you may experience envy, where…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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barbara corcoran

4 Important Lessons About Failure From ‘Shark Tank’s’ Barbara Corcoran

Embracing fear and failure is a key component of becoming an entrepreneur; you need to take a leap of faith

Barbara Corcoran, a successful businesswoman and TV personality, explains the key components of entrepreneurial success:…

By Black Enterprise

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planning

4 Tips for Planning Ahead as You Scale Up Your Business

A lack of planning can stunt the growth of your business, so use these tips to get ahead sooner rather than later.

Don’t let bad planning end your company’s growth prematurely. Use these four tips to stay…

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Million Dollar

Building a Million Dollar Online Business From Scratch

All businesses run into challenges. But if you love what you do, you’ll be able to overcome those obstacles.

If I knew what it took to build a million-dollar online business when I first…

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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