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Jesse Williams at AfroTech (Image: Instagram/James Nwobu)

[Recap] AfroTech Was Another Woke Lituation

This conference had too much sauce.

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How to Run a Business With Your Spouse Without Ruining the Relationship

Their advice? Try to avoid seeking consistent agreement

If you’re considering starting a business with your spouse, you might want to discuss a…

By Kandia Johnson

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Everything You Need to Know About the Republican Tax Plan

Here is how it will affect your wallet as a citizen and entrepreneur

For small business owners formed as corporations, the Republican tax plan will provide a huge…

By Kemberly Washington

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#FridayReads: ‘Soar!’ By T.D. Jakes Tells You How to Take Flight as an Entrepreneur

The faith leader and businessman delves into the risks and rewards of an entrepreneurial lifestyle

With Soar!, Jakes teaches a master course on the risks and rewards of the entrepreneurial…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Baltimore Entrepreneur Creates Co-Working Space for Beauty Industry Pros

Hair stylists, barbers, manicurists, and other beauty professionals are all welcome

Entrepreneur Wilson Nolley, Jr. had a mission: To help beauty industry professionals prosper. So he…

By Nicole K. Webb

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DNA Simple CEO Olivier Noel Pitches on ABC's Shark Tank

Young Geneticist Gets ‘Shark Tank’ Mogul to Invest in His DNA Startup

He strikes deal with Mark Cuban to support breakthrough medical research

Olivier Noel pitched DNA Simple, a new way to support cutting-edge medical research, on a…

By Brandon Andrews

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Cut Buddy CEO Joshua Esnard pitches on ABC's Shark Tank

His Invention, ‘The Cut Buddy,’ Keep Edges Looking So Sharp, Daymond John Just Invested In It

Pitch participant makes the cut on 'Shark Tank'

Cut Buddy CEO and BE Modern Man Joshua Esnard pitched his unique grooming tool on…

By Brandon Andrews

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What Every Venture Capital Investor Is Thinking When You Pitch Them

Two important investing concepts to know when seeking business funding

Every investor has one major question on their mind: “What is your exit strategy?” i.e.;…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Interview: Christina Milian On Expanding Her Entrepreneurial Venture, Viva Diva Wines

The singer-actress looks to a sparkling future

Milian used her savvy to position Viva Diva Wines on her E! Network show “Turned…

By Tia Walker

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Woman in an interview (Image: iStock/XiXinXing)

What Stages of Venture Fundraising Look Like in the Black Community

Let's break them down

Here are the various stages of fundraising and what they typically look like from the…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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4 Things Every Black Entrepreneur Can Learn From EMPIRE’s Cookie Lyon

It's a study on building wealth

Cookie Lyon and her enchanting black girl magic is what she uses to lead her…

By Charlene Rhinehart

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JPMorgan Makes $4.2 Million Investment in Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Helping those who served to realize their business dreams

To support veteran-owned small businesses, JPMorgan Chase & Co announced a $4.2 million commitment as…

By Samara Lynn

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How Facebook Community Boost Will Help Black-Owned Businesses

Is Facebook coming to your city?

Facebook just announced a game-changing new program for small businesses: Facebook Community Boost. With the…

By Samara Lynn

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On Saturday, November 4, Project 500TM, a public-private partnership that supports underserved businesses in Washington, D.C., graduated its inaugural Ascend 2020 DC Cohort as part of a six-city initiative to help more minority businesses gain access to funding. Professor Melissa L. Bradley of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, who leads Project 500, and this year's graduates of the program. (Image:  Project 500TM)

D.C. Investor Launches Project 500 to Help Entrepreneurs Scale their Companies

The inaugural Ascend 2020 D.C. Cohort is part of a six-city initiative to help more minority businesses gain access to funding.

Project 500, a business-development program, is helping D.C. businesses scale their revenue, staff, and investment…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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7 Ways to Fund Your Startup

You've got plenty of options

When you have a startup or a small/medium business that you are looking to get…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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User Interface (Image: Whose Your Landlord)

Startup Founder Creates Yelp for Apartment Hunters

Rating systems done this way are new to the real estate industry

Ofo Ezeugwu, founder, and CEO of Whose Your Landlord saw a problem in the market…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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New Online Portal Offers Loans Up to $500,000 to African American Entrepreneurs in Chicago

Lending option needed in Chicago to help black small businesses grow, observers say

Officials say the platform will allow African American entrepreneurs in Chicago to connect with area…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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LC Johnson is creating a space for black women entrepreneurs

Newsflash: Funding Black Women Entrepreneurs Is A Social Justice Issue

Founder of co-working space for women of color shares her struggle to find adequate funding

LC Johnson, founder of Zora’s Place, a coworking space for women of color, says funding…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Father Figure CEO Andrew Bentley pitches Father Figure on Shark Tank

This Young Entrepreneur’s Startup Focuses on the New Father Experience

This dad is using his lifestyle brand to change the perception of black fathers

Andrew Bentley pitched Father Figure – a lifestyle brand for new dads on Season 9…

By Brandon Andrews

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Wayne Sutton (Image: Creative Startups)

What Happens When Companies Create a Diverse Workforce?

Diverse companies have higher productivity, low turnover, and are more profitable.

According to Wayne Sutton of Change Catalyst, “diverse companies have higher productivity, low turnover and…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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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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