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4 Fascinating Start-Up Entrepreneurs I Met In 2015

I am a geek for smart entrepreneurs and interesting start-ups. Here are four of the most impressive I connected with last year.

Every year, in part through my role as a judge for a number of annual…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Young Disruptors Launch SENNA: A Multiplatform Series For Hip-Hop and Urban Culture

Founders of SENNA talk changing the way viewers consume and share content

It’s no secret that hip-hop culture is making waves across industries. Several major brands, such…

By Kandia Johnson

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Raleigh-Durham Is Startup Capital of the South

American Underground leads nation in funding, jobs, and minority-led businesses

Raleigh-Durham is the startup capital of the South. American Underground leads nation in year in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Young Trailblazers Create Empowerment Movement For Entrepreneurs

Atlanta-based empowerment movement creates series of events for current and aspiring entrepreneurs

Atlanta-based empowerment movement creates series of events for current and aspiring entrepreneurs.

By Kandia Johnson

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Odyssey Media Blazed The Country With ‘In The Black’ Tour

Women across the country were equipped with relevant, cutting-edge tools for success

Odyssey Media wrapped up their fall tour, ‘In the Black,’ a 15-city tour of high-end,…

By Roz A Gee

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Fredrick McKinney: Creating a Path For Minority Business Owners

Helping diamonds shine in the rough

“I started a lawnmower business with a friend in junior high school because money was…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Successful Women Entrepreneurs Share the Business Rules They Didn’t Follow

Incredibly inspiring women reveal their secrets to success

In business, there are those who follow traditional rules for success—and those who prefer to…

By Kandia Johnson

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13 Ways Shy or Introverted Entrepreneurs Can Network Like Naturals

Tips and techniques to make networking easier

Here’s how naturally shy or introverted entrepreneurs can step up their networking game.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Institute for Entrepreneurial Advancement Celebrates Expansion

The Virginia Serious Game Institute opens a new space

VSGI is an institute for entrepreneurial advancement. It hosts startups and helps them through their…

By Samara Lynn

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’50 Billion Dollar Boss’ Authors Talk Diversity, Black Women Entrepreneurs and Success

Kathey Porter and Andrea Hoffman provide unique insight into being a businesswoman

With an impressive wheelhouse of expertise that includes small business development, Fortune 500 consulting, supplier…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Morgan Stanley Shows Its Commitment to Helping Entrepreneurs Move Their Business Forward

Financial services firm hosts event to help business owners elevate their company's success

Morgan Stanley helps entrepreneurs elevate their business with a ‘Business FORWARD: Innovate and Connect’ event…

By Courtney Connley

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Five Legal Terms Every Business Owner Should Know

Black Entrepreneurs File Lawsuits Against Mercantile Bank Corp

Business owners cite discriminatory lending practices

Entrepreneurs in the suit say Mercantile sought to increase minority lending but took a “zero…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson Shares Recipes for Financial and Entrepreneurial Success

Red Rooster restaurant owner shares wisdom and insights at REFRAME: The Summit conference

At 23 to 28 [to] 29, I was ahead of where I thought I would…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[TechConneXt Summit] ‘Til next time …

After a wildly successful inaugural event, Black Enterprise gears up for its 2016 Summit.

This year’s TechConneXt Summit covered pitching to investors, millennial tech stars, guides to senior management…

By Safon Floyd

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[TechConnext Summit] Recap: How to Deliver a Powerful Pitch to Investors

Tips and advice for experienced entrepreneurs and those pitching for the first time

This panel provided an impressive mix of seasoned Silicon Valley veterans as well as a…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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[TechConneXt Summit] Sequoia Blodgett Talks Millennials in Tech

Draper University Entrepreneur-in-Residence brings expertise to inaugural tech summit

Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Draper University and star of ABC Family’s reality series, Startup U, Sequoia Blodgett,…

By Safon Floyd

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Young Athletes Get a Chance to FLYE

Two entrepreneurs create a business leadership program for young athletes

We are dedicated to changing how youth in urban communities perceive themselves, their potential and…

By Mia N. Hall

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New Technology Can Help Small Businesses Thrive

Small businesses should make every effort to adapt the latest business technology

“The pace of technological development is as staggering as the ever-changing ways that consumers engage…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Feature: When Going Back to School Makes ‘Cents’

Alternative Medicine Student T.Cleo Austin sets up long-term career plan and helps Tanzanians

“I wanted to do something that better reflected my philosophy in life and work in…

By Dayvee Sutton

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Mobile Innovation Competition to Take Place in Washington, D.C.

Application period now open for a chance to win $10,000 while resolving a social need

“The Mobileys is about recognizing and supporting innovations that rise above the fray and use…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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