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Entrepreneurs Summit

The 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit Daily Highlights: Day 3

Day 3 of the Entrepreneurs Summit was filled with insightful panels, powerful presentations, meet-up sessions,…

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Bank Black

Why the Bank Black Movement Is Essential to Small Businesses

Black banks have historically been a staple in communities of color and continue to support entrepreneurs and those turned away by large banks

At the 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit, a panel of bank owners and professionals discussed the #BankBlack…

By Selena Hill

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Kase Lawal

Kase Lawal is One of the Biggest Power Players in Houston’s Oil Industry

Lawal is chairman of the only energy company that is controlled by African Americans on the New York Stock Exchange

Nigerian-born Kase Lawal represents one of Houston’s greatest power sources. He serves as chairman of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Sherman Lewis III

How Sherman Lewis III Became the Largest Black-Owned Employer in Houston

Sherman Lewis III risked it all to open up a profitable business franchise

Sherman Lewis III says that he may be conservative by nature but he “bet the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Gerald B. Smith

BE 100s CEO Gerald B. Smith Talks Building Business in Houston

Houston is booming with successful black business leaders such as Gerald B. Smith

BE spoke exclusively with Gerald B. Smith, a native Houstonian who has become a major…

By Derek T. Dingle

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iONE Digital Acquires Madame Noire, Bossip.com and Hip Hop Wired Websites

The acquisition solidifies the company as one of the largest players in the African American media space

 
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In a move that solidifies iONE Digital as one of the largest…

By Lisa Fraser

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gas prices

8 Ways Small Businesses Can Fight Rising Gas Prices

You may not even be aware how rising gas prices can cripple your business. Here's how to survive

Often faced with multiple challenges to turn a profit, small businesses can add navigating rising…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Zycron

BE 100 Company, Zycron Inc. Sells for $20 Million

From a single-man operation to a business valued at $20 million

His company ranks 67th on the most recent BE 100’s list of the nation’s largest…

By Samara Lynn

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luxury shoe

Meet the Millennial CEO Behind Luxury Shoe Brand Rivaling Prada

At only 22-years-old, Kendall Miles has managed to design and launch a line of luxury, handcrafted, vintage-inspired stilettos

Learn more about Kendall Reynolds, the 22-year-old CEO and design director of the luxury shoe…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Boko Haram

BE 100s Billionaire Sponsors Girls Rescued from Boko Haram

College scholarships will help ensure their future

Thankfully, a black American billionaire, Robert Frederick Smith, is reportedly assisting 24 of the kidnapped…

By Robin White Goode

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Motown

Ford Motor Invests $6M in Motown Museum Expansion

Berry Gordy’s famous Hitsville U.S.A. house to get a total $50 million upgrade

Motown legend Berry Gordy helped create a trailblazing new sound in American music. He formed…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Oprah

New Book Tells the Story of Oprah Winfrey in Her Own Words

'OWN IT: Oprah Winfrey in Her Own Words' is a collection the media mogul's thoughts, words, and actions

Oprah has become an inspiration for audiences around the world. Her message—to live one’s best…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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multicultural

Is Total Market the End of the Multicultural Advertising Agency?

In an Advertising Week panel discussion, industry experts explore if the end of the multicultural agency is near

In an Advertising Week panel discussion, industry experts explore if the end of the multicultural…

By Kali Wilder

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Berry Gordy

Motown Legend Berry Gordy Receives Medal of Arts From President Obama

Music icon honored for building his music label and launching the careers of countless legendary artists

President Obama recently gave out the 2015 National Medal of Arts to distinguished recipients. Among…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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wealth lessons

3 Wealth Lessons From BE 100s Legend Percy E. Sutton

Inspiring financial advice courtesy of BE 100s luminary Percy E. Sutton

Find out what political, commercial force, and BE 100s legend Percy E. Sutton offered…

By Derek T. Dingle

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relationship

#BlackBizMatters: 3 Reasons to Bank Black

National Bankers Association President Michael Grant explains how banking black strengthens communities and small businesses

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

By Kali Wilder

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Billion Dollar Roundtable

Major Companies Spending Over $1 Billion Annually With Minority Businesses

Meet the 21 members of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, from AT&T to Walmart

AT&T, Walmart, GM and Microsoft all have one thing in common. They can be found…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Media

Radio One Founder Cathy Hughes Produces New Movie About A Black Media Family Dynasty

TV One will air "Media," an original movie that captures the power struggles occuring within a wealthy, black-owned, family business

Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes joins the bevy of black women making movies.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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auto dealerships

Amber Woods Is Learning To Drive Her Father’s $177 Million Black-Owned Auto Dealerships

The 34-year-old acquiring skills to ‘take the wheel’ of the flagship BE 100s company

Within the next couple of years, Amber Woods, 34, will become the new leader at…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Brown Capital Management’s Small Company Team Named Morningstar’s U.S. Fund Manager of the Year

Congrats Brown Capital Management! Job well done

The stars are shinning bright for Brown Capital Management this year. A small, talented team…

By Kenneth Meeks

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How To

change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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