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PhaShanta Hubert Talks Becoming a Celebrity Host and Running Her Own Media Company

PhaShanta discusses balancing her own media company, building a brand, and motherhood.

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The Birth of a Brand: Several Factors Go Into Creating a Strong One

Like raising a child, a brand must be continually nurtured

In the business world, your brand is your personality, your identity, and the relationship that…

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‘Mompreneur’ Creates Interactive Membership Hair Salon for Children

Salon services a variety of clients, including single moms, single dads, and adoptive parents

A salon that provides a fun and friendly atmosphere for children.

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On-Campus Smoothie Truck Business on Track for $1 Million

Keon Davis shares four pieces of advice to aspiring entrepreneurs

How one entrepreneur is cashing in on the tastebuds of college students, with an innovative…

By Gwen Jimmere

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Jembere Eyewear Designer Talks Becoming an Entrepreneur and the Importance of Giving

Abaynesh Jembere supports education abroad through her fashionable sunglass company

Abaynesh Jembere talks entrepreneurship and how she supports education abroad through her fashionable sunglasses company.

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[OPINION] Director F. Gary Gray Nails it with N.W.A. Biopic

Film highlights the highs and lows of the controversial hip-hop group

Straight Outta Compton’s director F. Gary Gray (Friday) is able shed light on what really…

By Aniesia Williams

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Awakening the Genius Inside of You

Entrepreneur coach Asa Leveaux helps you get the best out of yourself

Entrepreneur coach Asa Leveaux helps you tap into your inner genius and get the best…

By Marquita Miller

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4 Best Strategies for Managing a Multicultural Team

How to get the best performance from your staff and colleagues

More often than not, business teams today are multicultural and remotely managed employees or freelancers…

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Vincent Lee Builds Successful Carpet Cleaning Business From the Ground Floor

Entrepreneur talks persistence, patience and growing a profitable business

Vincent Lee, founder and CEO of I-V-LEE Carpet Cleaning, is a prime example of someone…

By Roz A Gee

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No Money Left Behind: 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Going After Government Contracts

Make sure you don't miss out on lucrative business opportunities

LaShonda Bracey doesn’t look for paths that lead to nowhere, instead she blazes her own.

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Black Women Are the Fastest Growing Group of Entrepreneurs

African American female-owned businesses have increased by 322% in the last 18 years

Recent study says black female owned businesses has increased by 322% making black women the…

By Brittany Dandy

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6 Power Plays Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Serena Williams

Winners always find new ways to win. Are you doing what you need to elevate your game?

Winners always find new ways to win; they must. Are you doing what you need…

By Ella Rucker

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Nuracode Founder, Iziah Reid, Talks What Inspired His Startup

Tech entrepreneur discusses software company

Two things were important to me: to produce cutting edge technology practically, and to build…

By Chanel Martin

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‘GirlPower Sleepover’ Announces Sophia Amoruso as Keynote Speaker

Author and founder of Nasty Gal to address attendees

Attendees will learn fundamental skills and strategies to transform their business ideas into established brands…

By Chanel Martin

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The Many Benefits of a Payment Services Account

Decrease extra spending and save money

One effective way small businesses owners can decrease extra spending is to switch from a…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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The 6 Types of Entrepreneur

What kind of entrepreneur are you?

These are the six major types of entrepreneurs out there, and you likely fall into…

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10 Secrets To Training Summer Interns

Interns can be a great asset to your business as long as you provide constant support

Interns can be a great asset to your business as long as you provide constant…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Periscope: Winning at Disrupting Social Media Advertising

What this new platform means for small business owners

Periscope provides never-before-seen opportunities for small business owners to interrupt with customers.

By Michelle Y. Talbert, Esq.

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Small Businesses Are Too Timid With Growth Plans

Think big when developing a plan to drive revenues and profits

Running a small business requires having a vision and an action plan to develop that…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The High Cost of Riots: Part 3

Resources for businesses impacted by the tragedy in Baltimore

Only a handful of qualified businesses, homeowners, and renters have reached out to the SBA…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Entrepreneurs and ‘Black Lives Matter’

Tips for joining the conversation via your social media platform

Being an entrepreneur is a very tenuous business. We are disruptors of sorts. However, as…

By Ella Rucker

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5 Reasons You’re Losing Sales and What to Do About It

These strategies can help keep your business afloat

We’re going to look at five signs you might be losing sales through hairline fractures…

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Tani Chambers’ 5 Tips For Small Business Owners

'Women Who Crush It' founder inspires female entrepreneurs

With more than 15 years of business experience, Tani Chambers teaches female entrepreneurs how they…

By Brittany Dandy

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The High Cost of Riots: Part 2

Why economic distress fuels violence

Alana Chavez says feelings of being overwhelmed by economic distress and disaster prevent people from…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Build Your Business Through Public Speaking

10 tips on delivering a great speech

Still in all, not everyone is a great speaker, so, here are ten tips to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why All Startups Need Business Plans

Ensure the success and profitability of your venture

Contrary to popular opinion, business plans are alive and well. Not only do financial folks…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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5 Must-Read Small Business Blogs

Keep your productivity at an all-time high

Instead of re-inventing the wheel, lets learn from others who’ve been there before, and keep…

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3 Fundamental Affiliate Marketing Secrets From Rosetta Thurman

Make your business happy

Affiliate Marketing tips from Rosetta Thurman, Founder of Happy Black Woman.

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4 Traditional Habits Every Small Business Should Break

It could be advantageous to break the mold

Many businesses have traditional habits and standard operational procedures, but small businesses may want to…

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5 Mid-Year Tips for Small Business Owners

Here’s how you can help your company grow and finish the year out strong

Both large and small companies may benefit from simple business practices that will increase clientele,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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BE Modern Man: Meet ‘The Disruptor’ Hajj Flemings

A master brand strategist talks about his own brand

Tech entrepreneur and brand strategist Hajj Flemings talks about his own brand and his passion…

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8 Ways Your Customers Can Give You a Competitive Edge

Here’s how analytics about your customers can help boost your company

Here’s how analytical data about your customers can help take your company to the next…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurship Is Tough. Don’t Go It Alone

If you want to keep your competitive edge, never forget that isolation is your enemy

As an entrepreneur, if you want to keep the competitive edge, never forget that isolation…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Gabrielle Jordan Sets the Bar High In Business

Teen author and multi-award winner paves the way for young entrepreneurs

The teen author, speaker, and multi-award winner paves the way for young entrepreneurs.

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Chicago’s Oldest Black Bank in Jeopardy

Two black-owned financial institutions left standing, oldest is in need of rescuing

Chicago has two black-owned financial institutions left standing, the oldest is in need of rescuing.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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25 Best Corporations For Vetpreneurs

Programs targeting veteran-owned small businesses for products and services

Here are the 25 top corporations that do business with veteran-owned companies.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Stop Sabotaging Your Business Relationships

Don’t let these 10 seemingly harmless behaviors damage your company’s success

Don’t let these ten seemingly harmless behaviors damage your company’s success.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Successful Entrepreneurs Focus on Profitability

Businesses without money-making plans are like race cars without engines—they may look fast, but they only go downhill

Your main job as an entrepreneur is to make money. To achieve sustained entrepreneurial success,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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10 Ways to Become More Likeable in Business

If you want people do business with you or invest in your firm check your likeability factor

If you want people to do business with you, you have to be perceived as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[WATCH] Hillary Clinton Meets with S.C. Female Minority Small Business Owners

Presidential hopeful sits down with women to talk entrepreneurial concerns

Presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, sits down with African American women to talk small business concerns.

By Brittany Dandy

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Fitness Trainer and Entrepreneur Creates New Dance Class ‘Kerboomka’

Kershel Anthony's choreography-driven workout takes dance fitness to another level

Kershel Anthony says his choreography-driven workout, Kerboomka, takes dance fitness to another level.

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Erica Dias Offers Career-Chasers a Seat at Her Table of 20

The publicist and entrepreneur says she wants to meet others who are taking their goals to new heights

Publicist and entrepreneur Erica Dias says she wants to meet others who are taking their…

By Brittany Dandy

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Erica Douglas Helps Small Businesses Enter the Beauty Industry

An entrepreneur and chemist breaking down barriers-of-entry with her company, mSEED group

As an entrepreneur and chemist, Eric Douglas is breaking down barriers of entry in…

By Brittany Dandy

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Black Farmers Shut Out Of $10 Billion Legal Marijuana Business

States laws may prevent black farmers from growing medical marijuana

New states laws could keep black farmers and black businesses out of the budding $10…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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10 Employee Conversations That Are Killing Your Business

What is your staff saying and is it damaging to your company?

Before they even jump ship, what your employees say about your company could be sinking…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Hillary Clinton Wants To Be The Nation’s Small Business President

The Democratic presidential candidate is turning to social media to lay out her policies for helping entrepreneurs

Hillary Clinton takes to social media to promote her policies for the nation’s small business…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Skincare Brand Flourishes After ‘Shark Tank’ Investors Say No

Owner of Swag Essentials says being turned down was the best thing that ever happened to her

Lydia Evans, owner of Swag Essentials, says being turned down by Shark Tank investors was…

By Brittany Dandy

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6 Ways To Protect Your Start-Up’s Most Valuable Asset: You

Ask yourself—what would happen to my company if I became ill or died, or even just functioned at less than my best?

As the founder, CEO and visionary of your new start-up, your company is dependent on…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Meet The 2015 Black Enterprise Small Business Award Winners

Here are the five entrepreneurial powerhouses who took home the prize

Here are the five entrepreneurial powerhouses who took home the 2015 small business award.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Ways to Maintain Work-Life Balance as a Solopreneur

Mom and entrepreneur Alex Elle shares how she recharges and remains creative

Mom and serial entrepreneur Alex Elle shares 5 tips to recharge and maintain creative.

By Brittany Dandy

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Top ‘Surprises’ You Will Encounter Your First Year of Business

If you're considering opening a business, be ready to learn these five lessons

The dream of opening a business is a fantasy that many people have. However, there…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Check Yourself: 3 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Never Stop Asking

Are you running your business? Or is it running you?

Entrepreneurship is not just about activity, but intended results, including growth, revenues and profits.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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[WATCH] Miko Branch Talks Building Her Business From Scratch

Miss Jessie's co-owner shares her book's purpose and business lessons

The Miss Jessie’s co-owner, Miko Branch, shares her books purpose and her business lessons learned…

By Brittany Dandy

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Entrepreneur Dedicates Small Business to Children Obtaining Job Skills

Darlene Alston provides hands on work experience and a place for teens to grow

Entrepreneur Darlene Alston provides teens with hands on work experience in her quaint vintage tea…

By Brittany Dandy

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 6 Books To Help Entrepreneurs Build Million Dollar Businesses

Here’s what some top black business owners say are must-reads

Here are five books the provide inspiration, practical advice and tools needed to stay the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Maya Smith, Founder of the Doux, Talks International Entrepreneurship Success

How this master hairstylist was able to transition her brand from Europe to the States

Master hairstylist Maya Smith took her skills abroad to service naturals in Germany has successfully…

By Brittany Dandy

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[SURVEY] Optimism Among Business Owners Drops

A decline in revenues and access to credit influencing small business owners views of current business climate

Small Business owners felt much better about doing business at start of the new year…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Seasoned Vegan Owner Talks Going into Business With Her Son

Chef Brenda Beener says she wouldn't have opened her dream business without him

Brenda Beener, owner of seasoned Vegan, talks going into business with her son Aaron.

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Invest In Results: How One Entrepreneur Is Making Productivity Easy

Monique Y. Wells, founder of three simultaneous enterprises, talks balancing it all

Monique Y. Wells, founder of Discover Paris! and creator of our Entrée to Black Paris…

By Patricia Patton

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Amplify4Good Addresses NonProfit Inefficiencies and Hacks Problems in Underserved Communities

Co-founders detail efforts to forge change and help small businesses

Amplify4Good is a nonprofit organization that helps underserved communities solve problems by using the resources…

By Courtney Herring

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4 Resources To Turn Your Blog Into a Money-Making Business

Everything you need to know from content monetization to keyword rankings

To have a blog that makes money, here’s everything you need to know from content…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Obama Administration Addresses Top Issues Facing Small Businesses

Access to capital and technology among top concerns of owners

Small business owners to gather in nation’s capital to convince policymakers to address issues from…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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13 Biggest Business Mistakes You Can Make

Here’s how you can avoid some deep pitfalls

Here’s how you can avoid 13 of the deepest pitfalls to help you run a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Maximize Your Skill Set Create Multiple Streams of Income

Fitness trainer Jonese Holloway talks how she turned a hobby into three successful revenues

Fitness trainer, Jonese Holloway, talks how she turned a hobby into three successful revenue streams.

By Brittany Dandy

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Fashion and Philanthropy: Bené Scarves is a Small Business With a Big Mission

How Sasha Matthews and Michelle Blue formed friendpreneurship to aid African girls

Bené is not a typical clothing company. It’s where fashion and philanthropy meet. Learn more…

By Courtney Herring

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3 Reasons Hiring In a Pinch Hurts Your Business

Balance your efforts to both fill the position and get quality candidates

Entrepreneurs and hiring managers, take your time and find the right candidates. Here’s how.

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Sierra Rainge Says ‘Dance in the Rain’ and Leave Room For Growth

Entrepreneur, life coach and author talks new book and business strategy

Sierra Rainge is the founder and owner of Limitless Living LLC and author of To…

By Brittany Dandy

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Women Entrepreneurs: 3 Ways to Get Your Piece of the $44.9 Billion Pie

Leaders talk strategy and resources for growing demographic of enterprising females

Black women have generated $44.9 billion in revenue with businesses in 2013. How can they…

By Ella Rucker

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[WATCH] Female Creatives Talk How They Make a Passionate Living

These entrepreneurs left their nine to fives behind to build businesses they love

Her Agenda hosted a discussion with female creatives, who figured out how to go against…

By Brittany Dandy

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Legal Terms Every Business Owner Should Know

Top 3 Legal Issues Affecting Small Businesses

Here’s how you can save time and money on some common pitfalls that can lead to problems

Here are three common pitfalls small business owners need to avoid and stay out of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Gang Members Protected Black Businesses During Baltimore Riots

Three gangs reportedly came together in solidarity to safeguard black-owned companies

Members of three Baltimore street gangs reportedly came together in unity during Monday’s unrest to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Millennial ‘World Deeds’ Becoming a Way of Life

Small business owner Eric Whitaker talks his charitable clothing company, World Deeds

Small Business owner and millennial, Eric Whitaker talks his clothing company World Deeds and how…

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How Designer Robin Wilson Got Her Products Into Bed Bath & Beyond And Other Retailers

The 2008 Innovator of the Year focused on boosting her brand in good and bad times

Designer Robin Wilson survived the recession to sell millions in Bed Bath & Beyond and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Women Owners Discuss How To Build A Million Dollar Business At The Entrepreneurs Summit

Lessons from the women of the BE 100s is the focus of this year's SisterInc panel

Entrepreneurs Summit showcases black women owning and operating billion and million dollar businesses.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How to Deliver an Effective Pitch to Get Investors

This strategy may mean the difference between getting capital or going home empty-handed

Learn what it takes to deliver a winning pitch with this step-by-step strategy, and boost…

By Chanel Martin

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: CHiCapital Founder Souny West Is Creating A Small Business Movement

A social platform built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs sharing first-hand advice

CHiC Capital is a social network of like-minded entrepreneurs sharing business information.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How One Young Professional is Creating a Network to Connect Female Entrepreneurs

Patrice Cameau creates a platform to help female CEOs thrive

Washington, DC publicist and communications consultant creates a platform to help female entrepreneurs thrive.

By Courtney Connley

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Entrepreneurship Success: What Is Your ‘Passion-to-Action’ Plan?

How to turn your business vision into reality and build a follow-through strategy

With a plan for action and a winning strategy, your business concept will not only…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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13 Things You Must Know Before Forming A Strategic Alliance

Two smaller companies coming together can increase clientele, market share and revenue

Forming strategic alliances or partnerships can help take your business to the next level.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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PR-In-A-Box: Brand Your Way to Stardom with this Money-Saving DIY System

What can you do when you want to get to the next level? Find out here

Seasoned PR guru develops money-saving PR & marketing system designed with small business owners in…

By Gwen Jimmere

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R. Donahue Peebles: College Isn’t the Only Way to Ensure Wealth

Though education is important, this multimillionaire proves there’s more than one path to success

Real estate titan and one of the wealthiest African Americans in the country R. Donahue…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Small Business Awards Hall of Fame: 5 Winning Business Principles from Billionaire Techpreneur

How HopStop Chinedu Echeruo sold his company and made $1 billion

The techpreneur set out to bring products to market that solve problems and make a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Walmart Promotes Products from ‘Women Owned’ Businesses with Special Logo

This new logo makes it easier to shop women-owned businesses

Walmart makes supporting women entrepreneurs easier with a new logo.

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9 Steps To Secure A Corporate Sponsor For Your Next Company Event

Here's how entrepreneurs are getting big companies to support small local events

Here are nine tips to help you secure corporate sponsors for your next company event.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Star Awards: Delta Air Lines Honors Suppliers for Championing Diversity

Event highlights exemplary leadership and service

Delta Air Lines honored top small-business, minority-owned and women-owned supplier partners during the company’s annual…

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$10,000 Elevator Pitch Competition: Are You a Winning Entrepreneur?

Submit a 2-3 minute video pitch to win

Many have watched Shark Tank, where contestants pitch products and businesses in hopes of garnering…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Lead or Lose Series Helps Bridge Gap Between Leadership and Behavior Healthcare Professionals

Rod Brown of OnceLogix L.L.C details business success in fulfilling a niche need

COO and co-founder of OnceLogix, Rod Brown hosts Lead or Lose series to help healthcare…

By Chanel Martin

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10 Yr. Old Gets $60,000 Investment on Shark Tank for BeeSweet Lemonade

Mikaila Ulmer turned two bee stings into a honey sweet deal

If you’re a fan of the show Shark Tank, then you know convincing the “sharks”…

By Essence Gant

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Entrepreneurs Summit: David J. Grain’s Tips On Turning Passion into Enterprise

Private equity firm innovator shares his influences and lessons

Entrepreneur David J. Grain shares tips on success before his confirmed appearance at Black Enterprise’s…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit: 6 ROI Points For This Year’s Attendees

Register today for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for enterprising innovators

Here are six good reasons you should be attending a landmark event where innovation dynamically…

By Cristie Leondis

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Girls Auto Clinic: Educating and Empowering Women, One Car At a Time

How Patrice Banks turned a frustrating, costly experience into a movement

Frustrated with the way women are treated at all touch points in the auto industry,…

By Courtney Herring

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Naturally Crowned: The Growing Business of Natural Hair Pageants

How best friends founded a dynamic platform for showcasing black beauty

Best friends Jessica Boyd and Maureen Ochola were just 26 when they brought the natural…

By Chanel Martin

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3 Ways to Stand Out in a Saturated Market

Use this strategy to make your business brand more competitive

Here are three tips for becoming a bigger fish in an already large pond.

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Fashion Designer Laurie Underwood Talks Inspiration Behind Creating Wanda Grace

She began creating her own clothing at the age of nine

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At the age of nine, Laurie Underwood began designing and creating her own clothing. Focusing on…

By Chanel Martin

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How To Recruit And Retain Top Talent

Here are the 12 best strategies for keeping the best employees at your company

Human resources experts and hiring consultants agree that employers need to up their game when…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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10 Black Business Power Couples In Black History

These self-made millionaires and billionaires created some of the most iconic brands in the black community

The Carters (Shawn “Jay-Z” and Beyoncé , the Smiths (Will and Jada), the Wests (Kanye…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Business Strategy CEO Helps Professionals Become Industry Rock Stars

How Jennifer Ransaw-Smith works to expand leverage and success

If no one knows who you are it is incumbent upon you to become…

By Patricia Patton

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A Lesson in Business: Why Lebron James Is On My Entrepreneur All-Star Team

James may be revered for being an NBA baller, but he is also an All-Star…

By Ella Rucker

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Show Me The Money: 7 Strategies On Monetizing Your Brand

Strategist LaMonica Moore details success steps for entrepreneurs

LaMonica Moore CEO of Monetize Your Brand shares business strategy for entrepreneurs to maximize brand…

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’72 Hours Of Power’: Business Reloaded At The Speed Of Results

Business leaders Trevor Otts and Che Brown detail premise and success of entrepreneurs' event

Business leaders Trevor Otts and Che Brown detail premise and success of entrepreneurs event ’72…

By Roz A Gee

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4 Sanity-Saving Apps for Entrepreneurs

From taxes to freelance talent, these tools help make things that much easier

These apps will save you time and money, from handling your taxes to finding talent…

By Gwen Jimmere

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Setting Intentions: How to Get Your Desired Outcome

This four-step strategy will help you focus and see results

Check out this four-step strategy to produce the ideal outcome in any situation—from home to…

By Yvelette Stines

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5 Steps For Preparing Your Business For Valentine’s Day Consumers

Special offers are a great way to boost business but can you handle the rush?

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. Millions of Americans are buying gifts galore to show their…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Million Dollar Cut: 6 Success Secrets of a Barber

Here are the factors that enabled him to build his empire

Need help getting from where you are to where you want to be? That’s…

By Marquita Miller

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5 Places Where You Can Always Find Great Content

Convert your followers into customers

When engaging in social media, many folks mistakenly abuse platforms by using them as a…

By Courtney Herring

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15 Quotes to Inspire Business Growth and Leadership

Here are some words of wisdom from top leaders

Whether you’re a small business owner, corporate executive or new employee climbing the corporate ladder,…

By Kandia Johnson

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15 Ways to Make Your Business More Global

Here are some key steps to take before embarking on any international journey

Small business owners can no longer afford to shun global business opportunities. Studies show that…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Missy Taught Us: 3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Super Bowl Halftime

As entrepreneurs we should take every opportunity to learn what we can from titans like…

By Ella Rucker

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Super Bowl Sunday: Four Plays To Blitz Your Business Forward

In business, it’s important for entrepreneurs to attack those enemies that threaten our progress to…

By Roz A Gee

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Lessons From FOX’s Empire On Running A Drama-Free Family Business

Here are four rules to follow when working closely with relatives

Empire co-creator Lee Daniels describes his new FOX television show as his “Black Dynasty,” in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How One Black Super Bowl Vendor Achieves Business and Financial Success

Vonda McPherson’s financial savvy landed her a five-figure contract

Do you have dreams of taking your business to the big leagues?

By Glenn Townes

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4 Winning Branding Strategies From ‘The Wedding Ringer’ Producer Will Packer

Releasing a film over MLK holiday is a one savvy move for the Hollywood producer

Hollywood producer Will Packer shares branding strategy behind his films.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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RECAP: GlamUniversity’s GirlPower Sleepover

Leading entrepreneurs and professionals empower women at Atlanta event

The Atlanta event welcomed women business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to an intensive overnight business…

By Chanel Martin

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Entrepreneurship After 40: 5 Reasons It’s Never Too Late

Don't let age be a hindrance to following your dreams

Traditional images of successful entrepreneurs tend to be young, but those examples don’t fit the…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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How One Man’s Hustler’s Spirit Led to Silicon Valley Boss Moves

Dwight L. Peters, BackersHub founder, details his journey to spark his dream

From a bank account with barely a quarter in it to founding a company boasting…

By Michelle Y. Talbert, Esq.

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Jamaica’s Plan To Legalize Marijuana Could Open Doors for Black Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs hope to capitalize on multimillion-dollar green rush with plan for licensing authority

Jamaican bill plans to create licensing authority for farming, distribution and sale of marijuana for…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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7 Creative Ways Entrepreneurs Can Save Money

Try these steps to cut costs yet still increase your bottom line

These creative ost-cutting measures can save your company big bucks.

By Kandia Johnson

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Small Businesses Left Out Of Tax Reform Debate

New policies need to address both individual income and corporate income tax codes

This week, President Obama recounted his vision for individual and corporate tax reform during the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Sabrina Peterson Presents “GirlPower SleepOver” to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur pays it forward by unifying networks and providing insider tips

Presented in a business bootcamp format, attendees will attend a sleepover with 25 successful women…

By Chanel Martin

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Entrepreneur Overkill: 7 Reasons Your Business Needs Office Hours

More hours equal more money, but there needs to be a time limit at the office

As an entrepreneur, we work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and sometimes…

By Ella Rucker

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Make More Time for Social Media With These 4 Tips and Tools

Turn members of your online communities into customers

Mention social media to any small business owner and you’re likely to see folks cringe…

By Courtney Herring

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5 Golden Rules of Customer Retention

Want To Sell A Better Product? Talk To Your Customers About It

Here are the best ways to solicit customer feedback

Any size and type of business can benefit from customer research. The goal is to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Shark Tank Investor Mark Cuban’s Rules For Startup Success

Do you have what it takes to launch a new enterprise?

Shark Tank investor and billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban shares his rules for startup success.

By Kandia Johnson

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[Part 5] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In this fifth and final part, successful global entrepreneurs talk more about booming sectors in…

By Cristie Leondis

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[Part 4] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

This is a special feature on conducting business in one of the …

By Cristie Leondis

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[Part 3] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In the third part of the feature ‘Doing Business in Africa’ successful entrepreneur Tony Elumelu…

By Cristie Leondis

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[Part 2] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In part 2 of this series, Black Enterprise explores growth potential and areas for enterprise…

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The Power of Using Case Studies in Business

Learn the 3 key reasons to help utilize your success in business

If you’re looking for an excellent way to elevate the practice of collaboration, increase morale,…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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[Part 1] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

Learn more about the nuances of doing business in one of the world’s top frontiers:…

By Derek T. Dingle

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From “No” To “Yes”: Making Rejection Work For Your Business Ideas

Here are five actions you can take when you feel like giving up

In August of 2013 I was scrambling. I’d lost my blogging job and needed to…

By Ella Rucker

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Black Enterprise Accepting Entries for 2015 Small Business Awards

The honors a major highlight at the Entrepreneur’s Summit

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Black businesses should be…

By Raqiyah Mays

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No More Excuses: Steps to Get Better Business Results

Here are five tips to better your business

Congratulations. You took the giant step of launching your business. According to the SBA you…

By Marquita Miller

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Entrepreneur To Entrepreneur: 3 Better Ways To Make Money In 2015

Start the new year off strong

For this entrepreneur, 2014 was a building year. I obtained more contracts than in previous…

By Ella Rucker

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World Travels Inspired Travelista Teri’s New Harlem Candle Co.

Entrepreneur details how global voyages led to entrepreneurial expansion

Teri Johnson has traveled to over 55 countries, is multi-lingual and is a true adventure…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Skincare Professional Kimo Bentley Talks Expanding Natural Beauty Brand

Bentley opens up about national television appearance and how she landed on the shelves of Walgreens

Skincare expert talks expanding her natural beauty brand from employee to home-based business to national…

By Courtney Connley

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How to Use Social Media To Offer Savvy Customer Service

Incorporate a strategy that includes more than promotion and distribution

Given the enormous power of social media, there’s virtually no excuse not to create impeccable…

By Courtney Herring

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How to Recharge Your Brand in 2015

Events CEO Tonya Coleman shares 5 steps to boost business in the new year

Want to boost your brand and business prospects on a dime in the new year?…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Is Your Small Business Protected from Cyber Attacks?

One in five small businesses fall victim to cybercrime each year

If you think your small business would be a waste of time for hackers, think…

By Kandia Johnson

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Hennessy Honoree: 3 Savvy Branding Tips from Daymond John

Shark Tank co-star and streetwear pioneer awarded with 11th annual Privilège Award

Shark Tank investor and streetwear pioneer Daymond John offers 3 branding strategies for small business…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Sean Williams of El Primer Mundo Cigars Talks 3 Tips for Success in the Industry

Entrepreneur provides keys for entrepreneurial success

Sean Williams is one of the top African American brand owners in the cigar industry.…

By Aniesia Williams

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Why Every Entrepreneur Needs A Personal Board of Directors

You should be investing in people whose advice you can trust

Carl Dorvil grew up in Garland, Texas, the son of Haitian immigrants who instilled in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Rules to the Game: 3 Essential Caveats for Business Success

Are you aware of the parameters that serve as safeguards to your success?

Growing up, we all had rules. We had necessary restrictions in place to keep us…

By Teri Harrison

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The Brand Audition: Casting Your Business For Center Stage

7 tips to help business owners run the show

Here are seven tips to cast your business to center stage:
1. Show Up (On Time)
Well,…

By Roz A Gee

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Small Business Predictions For 2015

Here’s what entrepreneurs see as the worst and best industries for next year

As 2014 is coming to close, many entrepreneurs are starting to fixate on the coming…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Minority Business Accelerator Raises $2 Million

Bridge fund provides growth capital to help Ohio firms do business with corporations

Cincinnati’s Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) in conjunction with the African American CEO Roundtable, has raised…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Stay-At-Home Moms Lead Million-Dollar Company

Virtually-run business Decision Toolbox makes firm ideal for family-focused women

Million-dollar company Decision Toolbox CEO says 60% of employees are stay-at-home working moms.

By Essence Gant

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Black Wealth: 4 Top Billionaires of Africa

These business tycoons' hard work paid off in a big way

Here are four leading African billionaires Africa who have built empires.

By Cristie Leondis

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7 Tips for Increasing Your Social Media Audience

Here's how your startup can grow its followers and likes on Facebook and Twitter

Your business may have a solid marketing strategy, but do you have an effective social…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Win Big at the Bayou Classic

Elevator Pitch winners got the chance to present in front of business leaders including from Black Enterprise

Black Enterprise held the Elevator Pitch Competition, where the three winners were presented at The…

By Cristie Leondis

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New Report: Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy

Why You Should Never Go Completely Solo As a Solopreneur

Strategy for success

Even as a solopreneur, you should never go completely solo. Why it’s important to find…

By Courtney Herring

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Save the Date: Women of Power Summit 2016

Black Enterprise has officially announced that the 2016 Women of Power Summit will be held…

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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