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Ray J and business partner, Billy Jones with Scoot-E-Bike at the Staples Center (Image: File)

Just What Is Ray J Doing with a Tech Company?

I sat down with Ray J to find out why he built his company Raytroniks…

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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…

By Brandon Andrews

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Pink Rubber Tires creators - the Pruitte Sisters - with Steve Harvey on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Sisters Launch Way For Women to Buy Car Tires and Auto Services Without Getting Ripped Off

Twin sisters launch service to help empower women with auto repair and maintenance

Marcia Pruitte-Coleman and Marla Pruitte are the co-founders of Pink Rubber Tires, a service that sells…

By Brandon Andrews

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Basketmate Funderdome

Brother-and-Sister Entrepreneurs Create Unique Laundry Basket

Their invention means never having to struggle carrying laundry

Najma and Yusuf  Jamaludeen are siblings that collaborated to create an innovative laundry product, BasketMate.…

By Brandon Andrews

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How theBOM Makes it Convenient to Shop Black-Owned Businesses

Creating pop-up retail for black-owned businesses

We (theBOM) are a collaborative platform, without the participating brands we would not exist. We…

By Kandia Johnson

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Cheryl Contee (Image: File)

Cheryl Contee Talks Facebook Acquisition, Co-Founding ‘Yes We Code’, and More

"To be a part of two successful startups exits, particularly as a black woman, it makes me a true unicorn..."

To be a part of two successful startups exits, particularly as a black woman, it…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Spendwith (Image: C. Jibril Sulaiman II)

Spendwith Is Allowing You to Become An Investor

Title III, Regulation CF rules, allows a private company to raise money from anyone through equity crowdfunding

Not only is the company allowing its users to spend with culturally relevant companies, but…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Flaky Bakes Founder Lateshia Dowell on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Flaky Bakes’ CEO Lateshia Dowell on Making ‘Piekies’ Pies and Being a ‘One-Woman Show’

Bringing the joy of baked goods to everyone and remembering Grandmommy

On Episode 11 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Lateshia Dowell pitched her business, Flaky Bakes—a metro Detroit…

By Brandon Andrews

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How to Report Your Clients’ Payments to the Business Credit Bureaus

By doing so, you may be doing them and other entrepreneurs a solid

By reporting those payments to commercial credit agencies you can help your clients build positive…

By Samara Lynn

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Everything You Need to Know Before Purchasing an Existing Franchise

There are some bad assumptions about buying an existing business

Often, what seems like a benefit to purchasing an existing franchise, could actually be a…

By Nancy E Williams

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How to Get an SBA Disaster Loan After Hurricane Harvey

Everything you need to know

The funds from an SBA loan are to be used to pay for uninsured damages…

By Samara Lynn

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Houston Black Chamber Establishes Relief Fund for Harvey-Ravaged Black Businesses

Donate to help black-owned businesses in Houston or get assistance as a Houston-based business

The Greater Houston Black Chamber is setting up the GHBC Foundation 501c3 Relief Fund to…

By Samara Lynn

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STEVE HARVEY’S FUNDERDOME - "Episode 104" - Aspiring inventors hoping to win over a live studio audience to fund their ideas, products or companies include: swimsuit pieces that can be used as either a top or a bottom, weighted pompoms, and a plate that converts into a container to store the uneaten portion of kids' meals, on an all-new episode of the seed-funding competition reality series, "Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME," airing on SUNDAY, JULY 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m.), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Lisa Rose) KIRSTON J. PITTMAN (GRITS CLOTHING)

Kirston Pittman’s Startup, Get Rich in The Struggle (GRITS), Inspires Through Clothing

The apparel serves as a conduit to the message, says the founder

Kirston J. Pittman pitched Get Rich in the Struggle (GRITS) on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. He…

By Brandon Andrews

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11 Ways to Boost Your Small Business’ Cash Flow

These tips can help keep your business "in the black"

Is your business about to flat line? Poor cash management can take you down. Use…

By Dr. Cozette M. White

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#BFF Co-founders (l-r): Sibyl Edwards, Xina Eiland, Erin Horne McKinney, and Melissa Bradley (photo: Brandon Luong)

#BFF is Helping Black Female Founders Succeed in Tech

A unique and positive community to help women thrive in the tech industry

We are a global membership-based organization that offers education and information to help and support…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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girls

Afrocentric Empowerment Dolls Changing the Way Black Girls See Beauty

Former Wall Street executive launches a collection of Afrocentric avatar toys to help black girls, like her daughter, who don't feel pretty

After watching her 4-year-old have a meltdown over her hair, Múkami Kinoti Kimoth created a…

By Selena Hill

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quit your job

4 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job to Grow Your Business

If you spend most of your time working for someone else, your small business can suffer

I  understand the importance of getting a business up and running before leaving a full-time…

By Shakira M. Brown

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Six Things Black People Should Always Hold Valuable

The author expresses his opinion on what we should hold dear in the aftermath of Charlottesville

For having a Black Expo and valuing black businesses and black people, we are called…

By Jerome D. Love

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5 Signs Your Business Is Ready for a Credit Card

A business credit card can take your business to new heights

A major bonus of using your business credit card is the airline miles you could…

By Samara Lynn

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Youngest in Your Family? You’re More Likely to Be Self-Employed, Study Finds

Entrepreneurs are likely the babies of the family

Youngest-born children may be less risk-averse than their older siblings, which makes them more likely…

By Samara Lynn

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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