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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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Squire Founders, Dave Salvant and Songe LaRon (Image: 43North)

Squire and Femi Secrets Score over $1 Million at 43North Pitch Competition

Two African American-led founding teams win top prizes

Recently, 43North hosted their annual pitch competition and two African-American led teams came out on…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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The Secret To a Wildly Successful Product Launch? Focus Groups

Opinion studies provide valuable insight

Insights obtained from focus groups have the potential to change your life forever whether the…

By Shakira M. Brown

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The Journey of Franchisee Bettina McGriggler: A Story of ‘Firsts’

The first-time business owner has achieved several "firsts" among her family

Bettina McGriggler shares how to be successful in the challenging world of senior care as…

By Nancy E Williams

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L to R: Baron Davis, Monte Stettin, Somesh Dash, Carren Morris, Leslie Osborne, Justin Kan, Image: file)

[Video] Baron Davis Launches BIG Summit

A new disruptive, open source power summit that allows us to invest in the next wave in culture

A new disruptive, open source power summit and platform with important activations that allow us…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Reign Bow Ties

How This College Entrepreneur Juggles School and Business

The Michigan State University student uses his time effectively

William Murphy, an entrepreneur, and junior in college at Michigan State University was fed up…

By Kandia Johnson

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These Entrepreneurs Turned the Impossible Into ‘I’m Possible’

Their stories can inspire you to finally get that small business dream of yours started

These three entrepreneurs share their stories of how they each overcame “their impossible,” to become…

By Samara Lynn

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5 Ways Millennial Entrepreneurs Can Recharge in Memphis

Millennial entrepreneurs are flocking to Memphis to wind down

Have you been slaying your business goals, and need an extra dose of creative inspiration?

By Charlene Rhinehart

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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?

'At some point, you gotta branch out and start taking the money that you make and investing it.'

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

By Sequoia Blodgett

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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…

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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…

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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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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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