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Small Business

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Why All Startups Need Business Plans

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

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Financing

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Morehouse College To Increase Pool of Minority Angel Investors

Historically Black College offers first ever certification program in investing in startups and early stage…

SBA Putting $1 Million Towards Post-Riot Baltimore Business Recovery

SBA to commit $1 million in low-interest disaster loans to help Baltimore businesses rebuild during…

College Students Launch New Venture Capital Fund

Johns Hopkins University students have started a venture capital fund for other students. …

Franchises

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4 Tips For Financing a Franchise

Plan on needing to have a credit score of at least 680 and a net…

Changes In Franchising Model To Hit Minorities The Hardest

New labor ruling could negatively impact minority businesses which represent 20% of all franchisees.

Black Investment Bank To Help Improve America’s Infrastructure

Black investment bank among new leadership council charged with improving the nation’s roads and infrastructure.

Getting Started

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9 Branding Techniques For Your Small Business

Here are some surefire ways to promote your product, service or company image.

SBA Names Mike Muse ‘My Brother’s Keeper Millennial Entrepreneur Champion’

Music CEO an engagement expert Mike Muse to foster entrepreneurship among young black males.

4 Tips for Moving From Employee to Entrepreneur

In a perfect world, you’d be able to save up at least a year’s worth…

Home Based

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Texas Governor Signs Law Abolishing Natural Hair Braiding Regulations

Texas no longer to treat hair braiders like barbers, ending a 20-year battle against unfair…

Bridesmaid for Hire: Monetize Your Place at the Alter

Jen Glantz’s start-up, allows brides to hire her as a bridesmaid for wedding party needs.…

Timeshare Nightmare: Waking Up & Walking Out Can Be Just A Pipe Dream

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Blackenterprise.com spoke with real estate contract attorney Patrick Kennedy with Finn Law Group in…

Tools & Resources

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Are You Making These 4 Website Mistakes?

Websites are a complicated blend of technology, marketing, and public relations. While many companies have…

5 Tips for Taking Your Social Presence Offline

When you’re a small business owner, it seems mandatory to build a substantial social presence…

5 Improper and Illegal Interview Questions and How to Avoid Them

Here are five illegal and improper questions that employers shouldn’t ask but many often do.

Your Business

5 Steps to Invest in a Trademark

Small Businesses Are Too Timid With Growth Plans

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

The High Cost of Riots: Part 3

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

Entrepreneurs and ‘Black Lives Matter’

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

Women of Power

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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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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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