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SBA sponsors program connecting inner city entrepreneurs to investors.

SBA Sponsors Program Connecting Inner City Entrepreneurs

SBA is attempting to connect inner-city businesses to capital.

SBA is attempting to connect inner-city businesses to capital.

By C. Daniel Baker

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protecting your idea may not be your best idea

Protecting Your Business Idea May Not Be Your Best Move

Not keeping ideas secret can often be beneficial to your business

Not keeping ideas secret can often be beneficial to your business

By C. Daniel Baker

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Peak Performance

Entrepreneurs use custom training programs to secure financing and spur business growth

The Count Me In Business Accelerator Program is designed to help business owners hit the…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Hot Retail Spot

Enterprising mother and daughter scouted out the ideal location for their baked goods biz

Finding the right spot for Classic Cobbler was painstaking. Key criteria included an affordable lease…

By Bridget McCrea

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U.S. Designers Turn to Africa to Find Opportunities

Fashion professionals finding growth and profit in Ghana

Ghana offering avenues for growth and profit for black fashion designers.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Junior Bridgeman: From The NBA Hardwood To The Boardroom

The NBA helped him make a living, but his morals and values helped him make a life

The NBA helped him make a living, but his morals and values helped him make…

By Raynard Jackson

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Small Business is Big Business

Black Enterprise’s 17th Annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo Where Deals Are Made

EC panels and presentations hit the mark in addressing the needs of business owners in…

By Joel Lyons

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Artful Owners

Houston-area franchisees find their niche helping people unwind with a paintbrush and a glass of wine

The concept pairs instructional art with friends, drinks, snacks, and a lively instructor to produce…

By Bridget McCrea

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Dream Big, Act Small

According to the Small Business Administration, roughly 90% of businesses fail in their first year.…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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FDIC Director Looks to Boost Small Biz Lending

Finance programs aimed at helping entrepreneurs to think like a banker

FDIC Director Sarah Thompson talks about finance programs aimed at helping entrepreneurs to think like…

By Alan Hughes

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Leadership Incentives: How to Boost Your Team Morale and Loyalty Today

Three vital factors that contribute to ultimate company success

As a leader, learn how to streamline processes and offer incentives to make your role…

By Marjorie Perry

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Preview ‘B.E. Business Report’: In the ‘Shark Tank’ with Daymond John

This week on Black Enterprise Business Report, it's all about the entrepreneur as host Caroline Clarke interview Shark Tank's Daymond John

This week on Black Enterprise Business Report, it’s all about the entrepreneur as host Caroline…

By Andrew Wadium

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Productivity: Colleagues and accountability

10 Ways to Boost Your Productivity

Do you start the day full of grand intentions but end up with nothing on your list going from "to-do" to "done?" Here's how to make a change

How entrepreneurs can change their to-do lists from grand intentions into getting it done

By BlackEnterprise.com

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The sisters of The Fly Cut

Sisters Offer Creative Black Haircare Deals with The Fly Cut

Website offers pioneering resource for black women on the Web

Three sisters tap into black haircare niche and start a daily deal Website with help…

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JOIN ASSOCIATIONS. If you’re a female entrepreneur, look into local chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners. If you are starting a plumbing company, check out the local chapter of a national plumbers association. You’d be surprised how many fields have associations. You can receive great product discounts, invitations to great conferences, and a network of peers. Entrepreneurship can be lonely, so cultivating a group of peers is important. And of course, there is the newly formed Young Entrepreneur Council (I’m a board member!).

5 Things Big Companies Can Learn From Small Businesses

While small businesses may not bring in the revenue of large corporations many weather the storms due to one simple quality: agility

While small businesses may not bring in the revenue of large corporations many weather…

By Amanda Miller Littlejohn

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Yandy Smith on How to be (or Not to be) a Successful Entrepreneur

The music industry manager goes beyond 'Love & Hip Hop' and shares her tips for entrepreneurial success

Music industry manager Yandy Smith, goes beyond ‘Love & Hip Hop’ and shares her tips…

By Yandy Smith

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Focus on Storytelling

What stories can you tell about your business. I spoke this week to a group of arts, tourism and cultural organizations at Cultural Tourism DC's annual conference in Washington, DC. (Members range from Smithsonian Institution Directors to jazz clubs to tiny art galleries and film festivals). When cultural organizations approach social media, they can't go for the hard sell because arts marketing is more about storytelling. Take a cue from these organizations and focus on the story behind your service or product. Can you give your audience a behind-the-scenes view?  Can you offer online previews to build buzz before a big event?

How to Generate Publicity for Your Business

Tips for finding the news hook that will create buzz for your business

Tips for finding the news hook that will create buzz and publicity for your business

By Amanda Miller Littlejohn

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E-Learning for Entrepreneurs

Dell and Black Enterprise team up to provide courses and solutions to startups

SBU is a free eight-week online video course. Topics include establishing a brand, hiring a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs: Do You Have What It Takes to Create Your Own Category?

How to boldly carve out a niche in business

How to boldly carve out a niche in business

By Jonathan Mead

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7 Ways to Measure the Value of Your Entrepreneur Network

How to know what business relationships to keep and which to let go as you become a better entrepreneur

How to know what business relationships to keep and which to let go as you…

By Lisa Nicole Bell

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