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This Entrepreneur Grew a 7-Figure Beauty Business with No Prior Experience

Beauty entrepreneur Vivian Kaye talks about her approach to turning a side hustle into a…

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Funderdome - Tara Darnley - Yummy Mitt

Mamapreneur Invents Innovative and Eco-Friendly Baby Teething Solution

The self-professed "introvert entrepreneur" just landed $20,000 in funding for her invention

Tara Darnley pitched her Yummy Mitt teether on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, winning $20,000 for her…

By Brandon Andrews

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Black Girl Magic

Nielsen Study Quantifies the Power and Influence of Black Girl Magic

African American women have a gripping influencing in mainstream culture, proving our magic is limitless

African American women are the driving force behind the total black buying power, which is…

By Selena Hill

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She Created Her Product, a Weave Dryer, After Her Grandma Came to Her in a Dream

A weave-lover invents a dryer for women tired of waiting for their weaves to dry

Dr. Michalyn Porter’s Weave Dryer provides a new solution for women with hair extensions. She…

By Brandon Andrews

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Flaky Bakes Founder Lateshia Dowell on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Flaky Bakes’ CEO Lateshia Dowell on Making ‘Piekies’ Pies and Being a ‘One-Woman Show’

Bringing the joy of baked goods to everyone and remembering Grandmommy

On Episode 11 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Lateshia Dowell pitched her business, Flaky Bakes—a metro Detroit…

By Brandon Andrews

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How Her Severance Package Funded Her Real Estate Dreams

She makes real estate "transformational"

She eventually became one of the top agents at the real estate firm and…

By Roz A Gee

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Financial Relief Underway for Black Homeowners and Entrepreneurs Recovering from Harvey

As the waters recede, it's time to rebuild

Some observers have estimated that Harvey in final damages could exceed $100 billion.
FEMA estimates that…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Everything You Need to Know Before Purchasing an Existing Franchise

There are some bad assumptions about buying an existing business

Often, what seems like a benefit to purchasing an existing franchise, could actually be a…

By Nancy E Williams

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design

4 Things to Do Before You Hire a Freelancer

You don't want to get burned

Even if a freelancer comes highly recommended from a friend, you should conduct your…

By Kandia Johnson

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quit your job

4 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job to Grow Your Business

If you spend most of your time working for someone else, your small business can suffer

I  understand the importance of getting a business up and running before leaving a full-time…

By Shakira M. Brown

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Pound Poms creator Sherry Leetham with Steve Harvey on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: PoundPoms Creator Sherry Leetham

The idea of pom poms as workout equipment, netted her $10,000 in capital

On Episode 4 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Sherry Leetham pitched her product, PoundPoms—weighted cheerleading pom poms…

By Brandon Andrews

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5 Signs Your Business Is Ready for a Credit Card

A business credit card can take your business to new heights

A major bonus of using your business credit card is the airline miles you could…

By Samara Lynn

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The Fishing Caddy CEO Joe Pippins on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: Fishing Caddy Creator Joe Pippins

Fishing Caddy CEO Joe Pippins pitched his business on "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" and won $20,000. Learn more about his story.

Fishing Caddy CEO Joe Pippins pitched his business on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome; winning $20,000. He…

By Brandon Andrews

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Wonderffle Waffle Iron Creator Mike Bradford on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: Wonderffle Stuffed Waffle Iron Creator Mike Bradford

His gadget for creating stuffed waffles, earned him $50,000

On Episode 3 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Mike Bradford from Texas pitched his product, the…

By Brandon Andrews

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6 Black Trailblazers Changing the Miami Tech Landscape With Power Moves

These tech leaders are as hot as the Miami weather

Thanks to a trailblazing group of black entrepreneurs, Miami can add technology and innovation to…

By Kandia Johnson

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Baltimore Black-Owned Juice Bar Squeezes Its Way to Small Business Success

A family tragedy sparked a health-focused business idea

Black Enterprise caught up with Kenny Minor, owner of Xtract Juice Bar in Baltimore, Maryland…

By Nicole K. Webb

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Temper Tantrum

Entrepreneurs, Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable; Here’s How

Understanding the inevitable downsides to launching a business is key to being prepared

As an entrepreneur, your success depends on your ability to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Ways to Improve Yourself This Summer

Self-development is achieved in many ways

Beyond enjoying backyard barbecues and waves at the beach, the summer season is also the…

By Kandia Johnson

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Meet Black Enterprise’s Top Companies For Supplier Diversity

The top companies for supplier diversity and why they made our list

So what does it take to become one of BLACK ENTERPRISE’s Top Companies for Supplier…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Startup Admin

On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the CEO of The Startup Admin

Executive Assistant turned CEO La Donna Higgins pitches her solution for startup professional services at a Shark Tank casting call in Oakland, CA

For the ninth stop of the nationwide Shark Tank Diversity Tour, the casting team for…

By Brandon Andrews

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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