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New Startup Accelerator Addresses Needs of Minority and Women Entrepreneurs Who Have Limited Access

Tech accelerator provides access to contacts and capital

Limited access to private equity and debt financing remain factors which inhibit the growth of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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In Memoriam: Black Investor and Icon Lou Holland

From a farm boy to a respected stock picker, Holland grew his investment firm to $4 billion in assets under management

From a farm boy to a respected stock picker, Holland grew his investment firm to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Co-Founder of CommongroundMGS Talks Navigating a Career in Advertising and Marketing

Ahmad Islam shares game-changing business advice and lessons learned

I would tell my younger self to prepare for an incredible journey. And I’d also…

By Kandia Johnson

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BE100s CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd featured on TODAY Show

The morning show introduced her as "the first African American woman with a billion-dollar business."

Bryant Howroyd’s Torrance, California-based company is No. 2 on the 2014 BE100s Industrial/Service Companies list…

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Jenell R. Ross Discusses Father Bob Ross’ Auto Legacy

Continuing the vision

“sLearn all you can about your industry. No one can take your knowledge away from…

By Brittany Dandy

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Black Investment Bank To Help Improve America’s Infrastructure

BE 100s CEO is part of new business leader council on infrastructure

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Robert F. Smith

The Turnaround Kings: BE 100s Financial Services Company of the Year

Vista Equity Partners team prove themselves masters of rebuild and returns

By applying its proprietary operating principles (the details of which were not fully disclosed), Vista…

By Alan Hughes

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The Magicians of Madison Avenue: BE Ad Agency of the Year

Walton Isaacson combines analysis and creative wizardry to fuel company growth

According to Walton, it takes a particular mindset to succeed at the firm. “I would…

By Alan Hughes

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Pipeline to Power: BE’s Industrial/Service Company of the Year

By fueling sales with integrity, teamwork, and healthy competition, Hightowers Petroleum has doubled its earnings over the past five years

“Bad times are great times for small, innovative, and emergent businesses to take advantage of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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High Velocity: Black Enterprise’s African American Auto Dealer of the Year

Quality of service and dealer-owner operations helped March Hodge weather the storm and speed past the competition

Game changers: March (L) and Hodge combined their dealerships to help grow a top auto…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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BE 100s: Accelerate Your Business

41st Annual Report On Black Business

Get ready to take your company through a business environment that promises to be even…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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What It Takes to Accelerate Your Business

I want to share with both newly minted entrepreneurs and established business owners that you…

By Earl Graves, Jr.

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BE 100s: Behind the Names

How the nation’s black-owned businesses develop household products we can’t do without

Long lines at tollbooths are becoming a thing of the past for motorists using E-ZPass.…

By Alan Hughes

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Full Throttle

No longer in neutral, Bill Perkins has shifted his retooled dealership into high gear to zoom past the competition

It looks as if the domestic auto industry has got its mojo back. “I think…

By Alan Hughes

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Freshman Class of CEOs

Meet six newcomers to the B.E. 100s who are at the top of their game

They oversee more than $550 million in combined revenues and employ more than 1,000 people…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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The Winner’s Edge

Emerging from our generation’s toughest downturn, the BE 100s seek to recapture the innovative spirit that will position these companies for unparalleled growth

Just like “Trouble Man,” Marvin Gaye’s anthem of determination, the BE 100s at 40 share…

By Derek T. Dingle

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13 Most Successful Black Companies to Watch in 2012

Black Enterprise welcomes 13 new companies to our annual BE 100s list chronicling the largest…

By Sonja Mack

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Great Lessons from Great CEOs

Advice from Entrepreneurial Legends to Move Your Business Forward

What makes chief executives of the nation’s largest black-owned businesses great? When I wrote…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Surviving the Meltdown

Mitchell, president and CEO of Washington, D.C.-based Industrial Bank (No. 8 on the BE banks…

By Alan Hughes

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Mad Science

Walton Isaacson (No. 8 on the BE Advertising Agencies list with $12 million in revenues)…

By Alan Hughes

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How To

3 (Non-Creepy) Ways to Follow-up After a Networking Event

If you’ve ever exchanged contact information at a networking event, then waited too long to…

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women in business

How Women in Business Can Help Other Women Break Barriers

Considering women of color are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States, BlackEnterprise.com…

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