Tag Archives: Enterprise

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Courage Factor: 5 Surefire Steps to Living Fearlessly

Make your dreams reality with these insights from business coach Cheryl Wood

Check out these powerful takeaways to overcome fear from award-winning entrepreneur and business coach Cheryl…

By Roz A Gee

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The Outcome of an Organization Overhaul

Savvy business owners understand change is necessary and sometimes drastic measures are needed to ensure…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Is There a Doctor In the House?

How to choose the best health insurance plan for your small business

Health insurance is one of the most expensive lines in the budget for small businesses.…

By Renita Burns

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Lifesavers

For Dr. Omar Davis and Dr. Natarsha Grant business is a matter of life and…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Human Capital

When change means terminating an employee

A company is only as good as its workforce. In the second part of our…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Where the Green Opportunities Are

Energy, agriculture, and manufacturing poised to reap the rewards

Two ideas converge in the term “green economy:” To increase efforts toward conservation and sustainability,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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In the Driver’s Seat

Full-service ground transportation business navigates through successes and over speed bumps

Passengers who take the backseat with W&T Travel Services L.L.C. are always in for a…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Perfecting the Process

Creating a more efficient organization on your terms

Now more than ever, for a business to thrive it must embrace change. Entrepreneurs have…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Pulling No Punches

Former boxer and retired ballerina turn innovative fitness approach into business success

Michael Olajide Jr. and Leila Fazel offer a unique approach to fitness that melds the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Accelerated Advancement

Construction contractor parlays relationship into financial success

MAXI-CON2 (www.maxi-con2.com; 301-931-3206), a construction contractor in Beltsville, Maryland, is turning into an impressive do-over…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Avoiding Fatal Missteps

Dartmouth College program helps educate minority entrepreneurs

The hills of New Hampshire are perhaps the last place one would expect a minority-focused…

By Alan Hughes

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Go Green or Go Home

Time’s up. The green economy is making significant headway and will soon be woven into…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Tools of the Trade

Arm your business with ammunition to seize the spoils of exporting

Although 95% of the world’s consumers live outside the United States, the Department of Commerce…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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How Sweet It Is

A health hardship leads to cupcake commerce

For Andra Hall, entrepreneurship was a matter of medical necessity. In 2004, her 1-year-old daughter…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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8 Ways to Improve Your Elevator Pitch

Perfect your pitch with these tips

Crafting the perfect elevator speech is both an art and a science in which the…

By Alan Hughes

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Mix and Match

Entrepreneurs find the right combination to move their hair products forward

As biracial women, Wendi Levy and Kim Etheredge couldn’t find haircare products for their curly…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Do You Know Your Business Credit Score?

Whether managing or repairing it, understand how it affects operations and the bottom line

In the current economic environment, business owners understand that a good personal credit score is…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Savvy Solutions: Franchise Deal Too Good To Be True?

What questions do I need to ask so I don't get taken advantage of?

I am looking into a franchise opportunity. They’re offering a special program where I would…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Savvy Solutions: Starting A Record Company

You can sign artists and put out your own music, but you can't do it alone

It isn’t impossible to put out signed artists or your own music. You just can’t…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Doing Business In … South Africa

Be aware of the risks and rewards this country offers

About 9,000 miles from American shores, Georgia native Mary L. Harris calls the shots. As…

By Alan Hughes

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Standing Firm

Getting the most from customers without lowering your prices

Gray Haile, a corporate law firm in Washington, D.C., ended 2008 on a high note,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Right on Track

An unconventional venture and smart partnership open doors for two brothers

For brothers Jamon and Taj Jones, entrepreneurship is in the blood. “Our grandfather started a…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Taking on Tomorrow

Our 2010 nominees revved up during the recovery to snatch success

Few small business owners managed to exceed expectations during the recession and subsequent recovery this…

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Savvy Solutions: Stepping Out into the Footwear Industry

Custom shoe designer Candra Palmer offers advice

I have been sketching shoe designs and would like to begin producing a shoe line.…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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One For All

With strategic partnering, entrepreneurs hunker down together

In November 2008 Jenkins invited a group of designers that are regularly carried in The…

By Ayana Dixon

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Natural Solutions

To save time and meet customer demand, copreneurs bring the back office out front

As a high school history teacher, Karen Tappin spent the summer of 2003 mastering the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Savvy Solutions: How to Get Paid as a Consultant

Establishing (and sticking to) a pricing strategy is key

I presented a marketing proposal to a company where I formerly interned. We are into…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Webinar Wonder

When done well, online seminars can indirectly boost your business and your brand

Webinars offer small business owners a platform to market themselves as an authority, strengthen their…

By Brittany Hutson

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From One Company to Another

Catapult to the next level with profitable business-to-business relationships

When sisters Eve Lane and Holly Lane-Mixon launched Zebra Lane on a shoestring budget in…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Approach the Right Strategy With B-to-B

How to effectively transition into profitable business-to-business

One opportunity entrepreneurs should consider when revising or creating a new business plan is making…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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BE Next: The New Generation of Risk-Takers and Dealmakers

Young entrepreneurs position themselves to dominate the business landscape

Black Enterprise considers those young entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, and technology innovators who range in age…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Hide & Seek

The first step in accessing capital is to identify internal cash

“Cash is always king,” says entrepreneur Robert L. Wallace. “If you have cash, it doesn’t…

By Maya Payne Smart

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The Department of Transportation

Rail programs among the business opportunities at the agency

Belinda P. Coleman neither paves streets nor
builds bridges, but her company does serve as…

By Simone Richards

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Fruits of Whose Labor?

Minority businesses worry they may be overlooked when stimulus contracts get doled out

Black entrepreneurs say tracking stimulus dollars will improve minority business participation in federally funded projects.

By Joyce Jones

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The Contender

Billions of dollars are available in government contracting. Are you ready to do business?

During these times of economic duress, there’s actually room for growth—you just have to know…

By Brittany Hutson

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2009 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

Everything you missed!

Highlights from the 2009 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

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Entrepreneurs Conference: No Excuses

Everything you need to know now!

More than 1,000 professionals, business owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs ventured to Detroit for the 2009…

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Mr. (or Mrs.) Fix It

Mistakes—we all make them, but in an economy this tough, even a small misstep can…

By Kenrya Rankin Naasel

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