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#BlackBizMatters: 3 Reasons to Bank Black

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

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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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Clinton

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…

By Black Enterprise

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business

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…

By Black Enterprise

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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…

By Black Enterprise

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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 service

#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…

By Black Enterprise

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online business

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…

By Black Enterprise

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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…

By Black Enterprise

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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…

By Black Enterprise

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Couple in New York

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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pitch LeBron

CNBC’s ‘Cleveland Hustles’ Series Launches a Pitch to LeBron James Contest for Small Businesses

The NBA superstar will endorse the winning small business owner

To celebrate the launch of “Cleveland Hustles,” CNBC’s new series from executive producer LeBron James,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Travel Pillow

Black Entrepreneurs Introduce the Last Travel Pillow You Will Ever Buy

The Journey Pillow, Anthony and Candace Williams' innovative product, helps travelers relax and get comfy

Recently, entrepreneur siblings Anthony and Candace Williams successfully kick-started their premium travel product, the Journey…

By Chanel Martin

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Kidpreneur

Kidpreneur Launches Publishing Company That Celebrates Brown Girls Everywhere

Promotes high self-esteem and positive self-images for black girls

Kidpreneurs never cease to amaze and make us wonder what we were doing with our…

By Gwen Jimmere

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Single Mother

Meet Maria Wills: A Single Mother Paving Her Own Way in Entrepreneurship and Entertainment

She uses passion and fear to drive her goals

Maria Wills was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Wills…

By Chanel Martin

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How To

hire talent

How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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grief

How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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