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How Better Cash Flow Management Is Helping This Babysitting Business Thrive

Over time, Oriabure-King has learned that cash flow management and a diversified revenue stream are…

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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…

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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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Echoing Katrina, Harvey Threatens to Devastate Houston’s Black-Owned Businesses

There is likely a long, painful road to recovery ahead for the black businesses that survive

A furious and unforgiving storm, Hurricane Harvey, threatens to derail the incredible progress made by…

By Samara Lynn

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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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Remembering Dick Gregory: Comedian, Activist, and Entrepreneur

The legendary comic was a health advocate; a passion that drove his business success

Gregory eventually became a successful entrepreneur. A long-time vegan and healthy eating advocate, many may…

By Samara Lynn

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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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The 45 Greatest Moments in Black Business Series Continues

Black Enterprise's countdown of the milestones of the largest black-owned businesses continues into the next couple of weeks

For the past few weeks we’ve been presenting a web series on the truly monumental…

By Samara Lynn

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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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Why Some Black-Owned Businesses Fail

And how to avoid these mistakes

Some black-owned business owners fail because they get in their own way, while many others…

By Shakira M. Brown

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 36: Essence Sale Continues Debate Over Black Ownership

Sale of "The Voice for Today's Black Women" caused an uproar in the media world

Essence Communications Partners sells the remaining 51% of the company that publishes the leading black…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Enterprise’s Ultimate Guide for Small Business (2017)

Our 2017 guide for small business owners

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It’s National Small Business Week! According to the Small Business Association (SBA), small businesses…

By Samara Lynn

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Don’t Bite the Hand That Feeds You: 3 Ways to Avoid the Shea Moisture Mistake

Black business owners can avoid Shea Moisture's missteps with these tips from Black Enterprise's own in-house marketing rock star

Shea Moisture has recently joined the ranks of Pepsi and United Airlines—companies who ruffled more…

By Rochelle Turner

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2017 Stellar Award Nominee Latice Crawford Shares Her #techieTips

The BET 'Sunday Best' alumna has been nominated Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year for the 2017 Stellar Awards

This weekend, thousands will journey to Las Vegas with their favorite tech swag, ready to…

By Nathaniel J.

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low expectations

How to Prevent Yourself From Unintentionally Setting Low Expectations

We’re often told to set “realistic” expectations, but that mentality can limit what we can truly achieve

In business, it seems that we are taught to settle for less than we deserve.…

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American Express OPEN Helps Grow Your Small Business

A service on a mission to help you help yourself

Learn what you can do to grow your business via American Express OPEN sponsored sessions…

By Safon Floyd

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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