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Leading entrepreneurs and professionals empower women at Atlanta event

The Atlanta event welcomed women business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to an intensive overnight business…

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Entrepreneurship After 40: 5 Reasons It’s Never Too Late

Don't let age be a hindrance to following your dreams

Traditional images of successful entrepreneurs tend to be young, but those examples don’t fit the…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Five Steps to Own Your Dreams

Ona Brown, founder of World Impact Now shares how to turn vision into reality

Ona Brown, life coach and founder of World Impact Now (WIN), shares steps in order…

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How Kobe Bryant Used Business Strategies to Recruit Rajon Rondo

The Lakers star takes an entrepreneur's approach to get what he wants

We all know that Kobe Bryant has a magnificent basketball resume, but lately he has…

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How One Man’s Hustler’s Spirit Led to Silicon Valley Boss Moves

Dwight L. Peters, BackersHub founder, details his journey to spark his dream

From a bank account with barely a quarter in it to founding a company boasting…

By Michelle Y. Talbert, Esq.

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Curl Sistas Hair: Couple Talks Working Together to Launch Brand

Fashion stylist and her husband combine business savvy for hair line

A fashion stylist and blogger started Curl Sistas Hair, a textured hair line for naturals,…

By Essence Gant

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Jamaica’s Plan To Legalize Marijuana Could Open Doors for Black Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs hope to capitalize on multimillion-dollar green rush with plan for licensing authority

Jamaican bill plans to create licensing authority for farming, distribution and sale of marijuana for…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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7 Creative Ways Entrepreneurs Can Save Money

Try these steps to cut costs yet still increase your bottom line

These creative ost-cutting measures can save your company big bucks.

By Kandia Johnson

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Women of Power Summit: Social Media 101 for Senior Professionals

Tech leader and panelist Angela Pitter shares the 5 tough truths and strategy

Social media isn’t just a playground for millennials. Check out tips from Angela Pitter, a…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Sabrina Peterson Presents “GirlPower SleepOver” to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur pays it forward by unifying networks and providing insider tips

Presented in a business bootcamp format, attendees will attend a sleepover with 25 successful women…

By Chanel Martin

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Entrepreneur Overkill: 7 Reasons Your Business Needs Office Hours

More hours equal more money, but there needs to be a time limit at the office

As an entrepreneur, we work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and sometimes…

By Ella Rucker

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For Longterm Car Rentals, Collaborative Consumption Is the Name of the Game

Relay Rides is a peer-to-peer car rental service, with low prices

Its Collaborative Consumption that should be added to every entrepreneur’s toolkit who needs long-term car…

By Patricia Patton

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Make More Time for Social Media With These 4 Tips and Tools

Turn members of your online communities into customers

Mention social media to any small business owner and you’re likely to see folks cringe…

By Courtney Herring

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Shark Tank Investor Mark Cuban’s Rules For Startup Success

Do you have what it takes to launch a new enterprise?

Shark Tank investor and billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban shares his rules for startup success.

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[Part 5] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In this fifth and final part, successful global entrepreneurs talk more about booming sectors in…

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[Part 4] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

This is a special feature on conducting business in one of the …

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Intel’s $300 Million Pledge: Tech Giant Stamps Commitment to Diversity at Wall Street Project Summit

Business and tech leaders talk programmer parity, inclusion and urban tech boom

At the 18th Annual Rainbow PUSH Economic Summit, leaders in technology pledged millions to fighting…

By Patrick Austin

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[Part 3] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In the third part of the feature ‘Doing Business in Africa’ successful entrepreneur Tony Elumelu…

By Cristie Leondis

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[Part 2] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In part 2 of this series, Black Enterprise explores growth potential and areas for enterprise…

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The Power of Using Case Studies in Business

Learn the 3 key reasons to help utilize your success in business

If you’re looking for an excellent way to elevate the practice of collaboration, increase morale,…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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[Part 1] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

Learn more about the nuances of doing business in one of the world’s top frontiers:…

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Black Business Execs Raise Funds For Free ‘Selma’ Screening For Students Nationwide

New York City free screening offer now expanded to select cities nationwide

Following the free screening of “Selma” for NYC students, Paramount Pictures is expanding the offer…

By Courtney Connley

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Keep Your Health Resolutions With Eight Fitness Entrepreneurs on Instagram

Follow these health gurus on your fitness journey

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If you vowed to exercise more and make healthier choices this new year, then…

By Essence Gant

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5 Ways to Prepare For Your WorkWeek on Sunday

Starting your workweek on Sunday can lead to a productive work week

When it comes to having a productive workweek the old proverb “A Sunday well spent…

By Kandia Johnson

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$10,000 Elevator Pitch Competition: Are You a Winning Entrepreneur?

Submit a 2-3 minute video pitch to win

Many have watched Shark Tank, where contestants pitch products and businesses in hopes of garnering…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Black Enterprise Accepting Entries for 2015 Small Business Awards

The honors a major highlight at the Entrepreneur’s Summit

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Black businesses should be…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Skin, Mind, Body Essentials CEO on EcoPreneurship and Marketing “Green” Beauty

Learn the business of healthy beauty from this EcoPreneur

It makes perfect sense that Lake Louise would one day become an eco-conscious teacher and CEO. After all,…

By Essence Gant

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5 Seeds to Sow and Reap Big in 2015

If you want different results, you must plant different seeds

Have you ever read a book and received a profound take away? What about watching…

By Teri Harrison

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Houston Hip Hop Pioneer Bun B Expands Business Portfolio

The "Big Pimpin" rapper is an entrepreneur and businessman with an impressive career resume

Houston is synonymous with Bun B. Any hip hop enthusiast knows that Houston’s reputation on…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Busy Pro on the Go? Save Time with Dinner Kits Delivered To Your Door

Gain convenience and a time-saving option for dining

For busy professionals and families’ on-the-go, there’s a new wave of online companies delivering ready…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Useful Web Resources for Public Relations for Your Business

These tools will help you remain ahead of the pack and market your services or product effectively

With public relations and marketing becoming more closely aligned, you’ll need savvy online tools to…

By Kandia Johnson

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Women Angel Investing Bootcamp Seeks New Candidates to Help Startups

Helping more than 80 women invest more than $400,000 in women-owned businesses

The Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women, has announced an open call for…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneur To Entrepreneur: 3 Better Ways To Make Money In 2015

Start the new year off strong

For this entrepreneur, 2014 was a building year. I obtained more contracts than in previous…

By Ella Rucker

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World Travels Inspired Travelista Teri’s New Harlem Candle Co.

Entrepreneur details how global voyages led to entrepreneurial expansion

Teri Johnson has traveled to over 55 countries, is multi-lingual and is a true adventure…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Skincare Professional Kimo Bentley Talks Expanding Natural Beauty Brand

Bentley opens up about national television appearance and how she landed on the shelves of Walgreens

Skincare expert talks expanding her natural beauty brand from employee to home-based business to national…

By Courtney Connley

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7 Creative Ways to Cover Conference Expenses

Boost your marketability by using these tips to ensure you network toward success

Conferences can be expensive, but you don’t have to go broke to upgrade your marketability.…

By Michelle Y. Talbert, Esq.

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How to Use Social Media To Offer Savvy Customer Service

Incorporate a strategy that includes more than promotion and distribution

Given the enormous power of social media, there’s virtually no excuse not to create impeccable…

By Courtney Herring

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Women of Power Summit: Angela Pitter, Dr. Dorothy Terrell and Dara Richardson-Heron Confirmed Panelists

Three more dynamic power women are added to the lineup

Black Enterprise announced the addition of three new confirmed honorees at the 2015 Women of…

By Cristie Leondis

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How to Recharge Your Brand in 2015

Events CEO Tonya Coleman shares 5 steps to boost business in the new year

Want to boost your brand and business prospects on a dime in the new year?…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Run Your Business from Your Smartphone? Yes, There’s An App for that

Check out this infographic to help run your business via your cell phone

In case you haven’t noticed, the days of not handling your business because you don’t…

By Kandia Johnson

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7 Alternative Sources of Capital for Entrepreneurs

Tap these non-traditional financing sources to help jumpstart or grow your business

Financing continues to be a stumbling block for entrepreneurs, particularly African-American owned, with uncertain…

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Business Santa: 5 Ways to Tell if Your Startup Was Naughty or Nice

This checklist will reveal whether your enterprise is ready for growth in 2015

Entrepreneurs, get ready for 2015 by avoiding these common but costly mistakes.

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Skincare Entrepreneur Whips Up Products Good for the ‘Sol’

Shakyna Bolden is on the pursuit of a life filled with passion and purpose

Sometimes a leap of faith can be exactly the spark that’s needed for your next…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Cricket Wireless Awards Cash Prizes To Local Black Solopreneurs

Three entrepreneurs received recognition for giving back to their communities

Russell Hicks, founder of Ebony Suns Enterprises in Philadelphia, is a true social entrepreneur—meaning, he…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Hennessy Honoree: 3 Savvy Branding Tips from Daymond John

Shark Tank co-star and streetwear pioneer awarded with 11th annual Privilège Award

Shark Tank investor and streetwear pioneer Daymond John offers 3 branding strategies for small business…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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HerAgenda Founder and Karen Civil Share their Business Motivation

Two young leaders talked business innovation and motivation at AlleyNYC

Heragenda.com founder Rhonesha Byng and Karen Civil sat down at AlleyNYC for a discussion on…

By Cristie Leondis

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Sean Williams of El Primer Mundo Cigars Talks 3 Tips for Success in the Industry

Entrepreneur provides keys for entrepreneurial success

Sean Williams is one of the top African American brand owners in the cigar industry.…

By Aniesia Williams

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Do Your Career Resolutions Pack a Punch?

Follow these 3 strategies to get ahead of the game for 2015

Do your career resolutions inspire you to get up early or stay up to achieve…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Rules to the Game: 3 Essential Caveats for Business Success

Are you aware of the parameters that serve as safeguards to your success?

Growing up, we all had rules. We had necessary restrictions in place to keep us…

By Teri Harrison

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Uhasibu Presents Top Solution for All East African SMEs

The Project Based Accounting Module solves the issue

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv.com‘s Milicent Atieno:
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have demonstrated…

By Cristie Leondis

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From Prison to Purpose: 3 Steps to Owning Your Power

Find the key to unlock the door of determination and encouragement

Entrepreneur Lucinda Cross details how prison taught her valuable lessons about the human spirit and…

By Lucinda Cross

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TechWomen 2014: Providing Women with STEM Career Opportunities

The program helps those across Africa and the Middle East

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv.com‘s Milicent Atieno:
Started back in 2011, TechWomen is part…

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Stay-At-Home Moms Lead Million-Dollar Company

Virtually-run business Decision Toolbox makes firm ideal for family-focused women

Million-dollar company Decision Toolbox CEO says 60% of employees are stay-at-home working moms.

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Black Wealth: 4 Top Billionaires of Africa

These business tycoons' hard work paid off in a big way

Here are four leading African billionaires Africa who have built empires.

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Where Are They Now: 7 Powerful Business Leaders Who Changed the Game

Find out what these 'Future Leaders to Watch' of 1995 are up to today

Find out where these top “25 Future Leaders to Watch” are today. Were predictions correct?

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Keke Taught Us: 7 Power Moves We Can All Learn From the Young Star

The multi-talented celebrity proves she's just as bright as she is beautiful

Big star Keke Palmer has been getting much attention lately, and rightfully so. The actress…

By Essence Gant

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10 Things Black People Need To Know About Crowdfunding

Financial power for local minority-owned businesses

Before investing your time and resources creating a campaign, take heed to these tips to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Business Titan and Innovator William Mays Dies at 69

The "King of Chemicals" built one of the largest minority-owned companies

Business titan William Mays died on Dec. 4 at age 69 in Indianapolis. He leaves…

By Cristie Leondis

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AT&T Business Circle Offers Entrepreneurs Business Tips and Resources

Small business owners will gain inspiration and solutions from fellow enterprising professionals

AT&T’s Business Circle is a digital hub providing resources for small business owners to come…

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Behind the Lens with Celebrity Photographer Drexina Nelson

She's shot everyone from Ludacris to RHOA breakout star Nene Leakes

Celebrity photographer Drexina Nelson shares how to create a successful business in the arts, plus…

By Essence Gant

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Young Leaders: Karen Civil Talks Fighting Female Stereotypes in the Hip-Hop & Media Industries

Branding strategist gives tips for success for young women

Brand strategist and entertainment professional Karen Civil shares how young women can succeed in male-dominated…

By Daron Pressley

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4 Things To Do Before Quitting Your Day Job to Be an Entrepreneur

Becoming a full-time entrepreneur can be a reality if you first follow these 4 steps

Some dream of wanting to own their own business, full of fantasies about freedoms in…

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Entrepreneurs Win Big at the Bayou Classic

Elevator Pitch winners got the chance to present in front of business leaders including from Black Enterprise

Black Enterprise held the Elevator Pitch Competition, where the three winners were presented at The…

By Cristie Leondis

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New Report: Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy

Why You Should Never Go Completely Solo As a Solopreneur

Strategy for success

Even as a solopreneur, you should never go completely solo. Why it’s important to find…

By Courtney Herring

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From Passion to Nonprofit: How to Start a Philanthropic Organization

Take these steps to see success

Take these steps to see success in transitioning into philanthropy.

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Attorney Jo-Ná Williams Details How She Helps Artists Protect Their Art

Business adviser shares tips on the importance of trademarks and copyrights

Attorney and business adviser Jo-Ná A. Williams is passionate about helping entrepreneurs protect what they…

By Michelle Y. Talbert, Esq.

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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

5 Holiday Gifts for the Entrepreneur

Stress-free and savvy gifts for the small business owner.

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Black Girls Workout Too: Mother-Daughter Duo Promotes Fitness Among Minorities

Ellen and Lana Ector detail how they got started and tips for success

Ellen and Lana Ector detail their journey toward healthy lives and advocacy of fitness with…

By Essence Gant

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Tiphub Hosts Diaspora Demo Day at the World Bank

Entrepreneurs came together to pitch Africa-centered startups

Tiphub Hosted Diaspora Demo Day at the World Bank in Washington D.C., where entrepreneurs showcased…

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On Nov. 20, Black Enterprise celebrated 'The Good Life,' with a special VIP event in New York City, sponsored by Lexus.  The special interactive mixer hosted top influencers and entertainers, who detailed what it took to take their careers and lives to the next level via power networking and an exclusive Google hangout. Top-rated Power 105 radio host Angela Yee, seen, left, with Our World with Black Enterprise host, Paul C. Brunson, was the featured power woman who hosted an in-vehicle experience and chat.

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[PHOTOS] Black Enterprise and Lexus Celebrate ‘The Good Life’ With Industry Influencers

Black Enterprise hosted a special VIP event in New York City to celebrate “The Good…

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United Nations Names Cherae Robinson of Rare Customs as ‘Woman to Watch’

10 female leaders included to commemorate Women's Entrepreneurship Day

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To celebrate the first Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED), the United Nations…

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5 Savvy Books for Black Entrepreneurs

Here are the must reads for aspiring African American capitalists

These are the five books that every African American entrepreneur should have in their library…

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Innov8tiv Magazine Expands to Kenya with Hub East Africa Partnership

The social enterprise center is open for all entrepreneurs

Innov8tiv magazine has expanded from its U.S. base to Kenya with a partnership with The…

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7-Step Matchmaking Guide for Auto Suppliers

Check these tips for entrepreneurs looking to break into the big leagues

For small business owners in the shipping sector, making the entrepreneurial leap to the big…

By Raqiyah Mays

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From Prison to Power: 3 Steps to Reform and Revival

What being incarcerated taught me about the human spirit

Entrepreneur Lucinda Cross details how prison taught her valuable lessons about the human spirit and…

By Lucinda Cross

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Snapchat Now Sends Cash

Mobile payment company Square handling payment portion

Snapchat was recently hacked, leaking thousands of photos. (Image credit: Maurizio Pesce)
Snapchat wants you to…

By Patrick Austin

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United Nations Hosts Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Organization brings together female entrepreneurs in 144 countries Nov. 19

On Nov. 19, the UN celebrates female entrepreneurs of 144 countries.

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[RECAP] She Leads Africa Presents Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Tweet Chat

#WEDAfrica chat featured insights from three global female entrepreneurs

She Leads Africa, a global resource for women entrepreneurs, hosted a chat on Women’s Entrepreneurship…

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Bob Marley’s Family Helps Launch Global Marijuana Brand

Family works with private equity firm to expand business and cultural legacy

Rita Marley, widow of music legend Bob Marley, has helped launch a marijuana brand with…

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16 Startup Competitions for Boosting Your Business

Step up your capital-raising game with these options

Check out this list of 16 startup competitions to win funds for your businesses.

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How Ngozi Opara Is Transforming Black Hair & Beauty Culture

Entrepreneur offers extension options for women to wear natural curls and coils

Ngozi Opara, founder of the Heatfree Hair Movement, is offering options for women who wear…

By Kandia Johnson

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Gratitude for Entrepreneurs: 3 Reasons to be Thankful You Took the Leap

Need a bit of motivation to keep going? Look no further

It’s November and you already know what that means. Fried turkey, pecan pie, and of…

By Teri Harrison

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Create and Share Your Resume on the Fly

These tools will make your job search---or recruitment---a cinch

Whether you’re an administrative assistant, graphic designer, sales person or entrepreneur, these go-to resume apps…

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5 Steps to Growing Your Business After the Death of a Partner

Paula Penn-Nabrit of PN&A Inc. details coping with loss and continuing a legacy

Entrepreneur Paula Penn-Nabrit has continued to grow the business after the death of her partner.…

By Patricia Patton

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ColorComm NYC Hosts Dinner and Dialogue With Tricia Clarke-Stone

The innovator dished on her career and gave tips for inspiring entrepreneurs

Tricia Clarke-Stone, CEO and Co-founder of Narrative_, an entertainment and tech collaborative, talked success tips…

By Cristie Leondis

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EMERGE! Fashion Show Founder Talks Bringing Diversity and New Talent to the Industry

Dionne Williams details providing platform for next generation of designers and models

EMERGE! Fashion Show founder talks discovering new talent and adding diversity to the fashion industry.

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$1.7 Billion Raised: Data Shows Pitch Competitions Are Worthwhile

An alternative but viable source for entrepreneurs to raise capital

Since its inception in 2009, SXSW Accelerator (SXSWi’s pitch competition) alumni have collectively raised $1.748…

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Moon Meals Offers Healthy Choices for Time-Starved Professionals

Wanting to solve the problem of the lack of healthy late night food options in…

By Courtney Herring

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Industrial Bank Marks 80th Anniversary With Small Business Grant

Nation's 6th largest, black-owned financial institution to award $80,000

Industrial Bank announced its Small Business Grant initiative in an effort to continue to provide…

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From the Battlefield to Business: 5 Savvy Steps to Transition Into Entrepreneurship

Military vet details keys to applying service skills to an enterprise

Tabatha Turman, CEO of Integrated Finance and Accounting Solutions (IFAS), successfully transferred military experience to…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Entrepreneurial Inspiration: Top Ten Instagram Accounts to Follow

These celebs have the most entertaining Instagram's for any motivated entrepreneur

Social media has impacted our society in profound ways. Communicating has been made easier, and…

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SBA Announces Plans to Expand Post-Military Entrepreneurship Training

Working to help all veterans---not just transitioning troops---start businesses

SBA plans to expand its post-military entrepreneurship training to help all veterans.

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[RECAP] Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference Makes Waves in Miami

Check out highlights from the event

PlungeCon took place in Miami on the weekend of Nov. 6, and Black Enterprise hosted…

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Ming Lee: Turning her Snoblife into a Successful Venture

'I would not be where I am today without social media'

Entrepreneur Ming Lee went from turning her website, Snoblife.com, into a million-dollar venture and continues…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Meet the Winners: Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference Innovation Slam

Two inventors now eligible to attend Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Two winners of the Innovation Slam at PlungeCon were recognized for their creative innovations, as…

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Life After Service: How Veterans Can Live American Dream of Entrepreneurship

Three steps to getting started in running your own business

There are so many entrepreneurial opportunities available during life after service for military veterans. Here’s…

By Marquita Miller

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6 Signs You Have the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Find out if you're making moves of a boss---or at least embody the qualities

If you embody these traits or have these habits, you have the soul of a…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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4 Keys to Sparking Expansion For Your Tech Company

Sentel Corp.'s Clarence Wooten details strategy to stand out in a crowded market

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Clarence Wooten made his millions years ago. His claim to fame goes back to…

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Bevy Smith Talks Switching Careers, Becoming CEO and Bravo’s ‘Fashion Queens’

Television host says she's finally living out her dreams

Bravo’s Fashion Queens co-host, Bevy Smith, talks switching careers and becoming her own CEO

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American Express OPEN Inspires Women Entrepreneurs at CEO BootCamp

Event gathers business leaders and experts to discuss how to grow enterprises

American Express OPEN hosts CEO Bootcamp for female entrepreneurs in New York.

By Courtney Connley

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11 Questions You Should Be Asking Potential Hires

Here’s how to find the best employees to help build and grow your business

Don’t leave the interview without asking a job candidate these questions that truly get to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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4th Annual African Diaspora Awards Honoring International Leaders in New York City

Exemplary figures in business, fashion and music being honored for global work

Applause Africa will honor nine global leaders for the 4th Annual African Diaspora Awards taking…

By Cristie Leondis

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P.O.O.R. in Your Business? Using a Mastermind to Overcome Fear

How you can move your business to the next level

Whether starting a new business or positioning an existing business for growth, conquering fear can…

By Michelle Y. Talbert, Esq.

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New Win For Marijuana: Washington, D.C. and Oregon Vote to Legalize Marijuana

Activists set sights on Federal recognition as DC, Oregon says Yes to weed

Activists set sights on federal recognition as Washington D.C and Oregon say yes to legalizing…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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6 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Business

Strategist Carol Roth shares her advice for budding entrepreneurs

Author Carol Roth has made a successful career of giving business advice. Check out her…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Cigar Aficionado: Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars Sparking Business Success

Partners Yvonne and Yvette Rodriguez detail journey into the industry

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Whether you are a smoker or not, chances are at some point…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Rent a Coworking Space

Take heed and do your research for an optimal experience that's worth the investment

Before you sign a contract for a coworking space, consider a few vital questions to…

By Kandia Johnson

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Entrepreneurs Conference: 5 Tips to Hiring the Right Talent

SENTEL Corp.'s Russell Wright shares tips on building a great team

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Russell Wright knows a thing or two about turning a company…

By Raqiyah Mays

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4 Tips on Pitching Your Business in Public

A 2012 Entrepreneurs Conference Elevator Pitch finalist, shares advice

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Entrepreneur Quinn Myers may not have won Black Enterprise’s Elevator Pitch Competition at the…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Turning Passion into Enterprise: How a Graphic Designer Grew His T-shirt Brand

Seun Olubodun, founder of Duke & Winston, talks tips and his strategy for growth

Seun Olubodun, founder of Duke & Winston, details his journey in expanding his apparel brand…

By Jamila Payne

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Twitter Turn Up: 5 Easy Tips for Entrepreneurs to Upgrade Your Presence

Use these steps to boost exposure and gain more customers

Need to expand your marketing power and increase sales with Twitter? Try this strategy to…

By Teri Harrison

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6 Black-Owned Natural Beauty Brands You Should Know

These entrepreneurs of color lead brands that are changing the game

With the news of L’Oreal USA acquiring Carol’s Daughter, we’ve rounded up a list of…

By Courtney Connley

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Family Business of the Year: Barbara “Sky” Talks Why ‘Can’t’ Doesn’t Mean Impossible

This inspirational entrepreneur survived breast cancer and the death of a son

Barbara “Sky” Burrell is an entrepreneur’s inspiration after surviving personal tests and being honored as…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Executive Leadership Foundation Honors Hillary Clinton

Former First Lady addresses black business leaders

Hillary Clinton received an award from the Executive Leadership Foundation for all her work in…

By Cristie Leondis

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Doing Just What You Love May Be Hurting Your Business

Sometimes you have to take care of the not-so-great tasks to reach the larger goal

Entrepreneurs, focusing your energy on the wrong tasks can cost you productivity and money.

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15 Twitter Reactions To Beyoncé And TopShop’s Joint Venture Company

The company will be called Parkwood TopShop Athletic Ltd.

Consider your morning already blessed and highly favored, as Sir Philip Green announced a 50/50…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Celebrity Chef Jerome Brown Dishes On Culinary Leadership

Culinary professional is internationally acclaimed for his one-of-a-kind creations

Culinary professional Chef Rome details his career journey and shares lessons learned while cooking for…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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[OPINION] Carol’s Daughter is Our Daughter: The Pros and Cons of Being A Black Brand

Has the Brooklyn-bred brand sold out? Maybe not

Lisa Price, founder and president of Carol’s Daughter, proudly announced recently that her company “joins…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Jim Jones Launches Vamp Berry

Hip-Hop Entrepreneur Jim Jones to Launch Vamp Berry Soda

Star of Vh1's Chrissy & Mr. Jones starts a new business

Jim Jones, star of Vh1′s Chrissy & Mr. Jones and Dipset rapper, is launching a…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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In Business, It’s OK to Toot Your Own Horn

Vital reasons you should always ensure your skills are known

In business, it’s not bragging to let people know what you do. Here’s a wake-up…

By Michelle Y. Talbert, Esq.

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End-of-Year Checklist: 5 Steps to Make a Comeback When It Counts

Strategies you need to get that victory in the fourth quarter

Finish strong this year with these five steps to make a comeback and come out…

By Marquita Miller

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15 Business Quotes For Every Successful Entrepreneur

The feeling of winning has never felt better

Greatness requires work, skill, a bit of luck, and a whole lot of faith. As…

By Kevin L. Clark

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6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Freelancer

Sometimes the client isn't always right

Don’t find yourself as a client suddenly “fired” by your freelancer. Sometimes, the customer isn’t…

By Courtney Herring

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High Tech Haircare: Myavana Launches Personalized Picks For Women of Color

Myavana, a new hair analysis service, will help solve problem that many black women face

Myavana, created by the co-founders of Techturized Inc., has launched a new hair analysis service…

By Candace Mitchell

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Contest Open To Solo Entrepreneurs Who Give Back Their Communities

Prepaid wireless service provider Cricket to offer cash and mobile prizes

Sole proprietors who make it a priority to help their community are eligible to participate…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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From Frustration into Profit: Former Dancer Talks Journey to Launch Eco-Friendly Undergarments

Erin Carpenter, founder of Nude Barre, saw void in the market and decided to fill it

Erin Carpenter, CEO of Nude Barre, a specialty line of eco friendly undergarments, talks turning…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Reasons Working For Free Can Get You Paid

Sometimes it's worth the risk when you can get a return on your time investment

Working for free can be a gamble, but keeping these six things in mind will…

By Ella Rucker

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5 Empowering Tips For Women Entrepreneurs

Get over fear and face challenges head on with this strategy

This is a record breaking year for women in business and there’s no signs …

By Teri Harrison

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Last Man Standing: Entrepreneur Buys Building Where He Was Fired

Sequin City founder tells story of triumph over unemployment

Sequin City’s triumphant return is an African-American success story of an entrepreneur who triumphed over…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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More Than Just Your Resume: 6 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Network Your Way to Success

Use these key tips to optimize your career

Long thought of as a place to post a resume online, LinkedIn has evolved and…

By Courtney Herring

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Cool Jobs: Converse Exec Talks Recruitment and Career Strategy

Rodney Pratt, vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary details journey

Rodney Pratt, vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Converse, shares sage advice for…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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10 African Proverbs to Inspire Every Entrepreneur

From Xhosa to Ashanti, these quotes will inspire

In life and business, these African Proverbs can help you find motivation to achieve success.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Big-Box Boss Moves: How One Stylist Expanded Hair Salons Into Walmart

Instore leasing is a great way to expand your business

Entrepreneur Asia Seman has three Cleopatra Beauty Shops in Walmart, and here’s how she did…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[RECAP]: Circle of Sisters 2014 Empowers Women in New York City

Event brought celebrities, entrepreneurs, fun, and inspiration

Kicking off Oct. 4, and running through Oct. 5 Circle of Sisters celebrated its 10th…

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Black MBA Conference: How One Job Seeker Turned Challenges into Career Triumph

In times of difficulty, putting your best foot forward can lead to winning results

It’s up to entrepreneurs and executives to recognize when talented people are facing difficulty and…

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Young Entreprenuer Talks Educational Clothing Line and Kickstarter Success

Orane Barrett details how he's using his Kool Nerd brand to advocate for youth

Kool Nerd Clothing CEO, Orane Barrett, talks his new kickstarter campaign and how he’s using…

By Courtney Connley

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8 Vital Components of a Winning Entrepreneur’s Pitch

How to create a great pitch deck to raise capital

In terms of raising capital and support for your business, the proof is in the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Finding Success Behind the Runway: Sequin City Founder Talks Sustaining His Business

How one man has overcome diversity challenges and changes in the market

Entrepreneur talks how he started his embroidery business and secrets to success in fashion retail…

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BE 100s: Past ‘Company of the Year’ Honoree Still Shines in 2014

A 2010 'Company of the Year,' Thompson Hospitality Services hits Dulles Airport

Thompson Hospitality Services opens its first restaurants in airports beginning with brb burger and American…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Ex-NBA Baller Dennis ’3-D’ Scott Talks Longevity After the Game

Entrepreneur and Shavewise ambassador gives real deal on next act

Dennis Scott, NBA player turned broadcaster and businessman, gives advice to young athletes on longevity…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Black Enterprise and Walmart Host 20/20 Vision Forum

Experts share insights with minority entrepreneurs on forming profitable partnerships

On Oct. 1, Black Enterprise and Walmart hosted a forum on supplier diversity in Atlanta.

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How One Professional Turned Termination Into Entrepreneurial Adventure

Cherae Robinson, winner of She Leads Africa pitch competition details success

Cherae Robinson, winner of $10,000 She Leads Africa Business Pitch Competition, talks turning passion into…

By Kandia Johnson

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Tips for Expanding Your Business in Another City

Do’s and don’ts to help set up shop in new locations

Branching out geographically is a way to grow a business. But small business owners who…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Group Matches LGBT Startups With Angel Investors

StartOut helps entrepreneurs pitch angels and corporate buyers to grow their businesses

Entrepreneurs in the LGBT community seeking investment dollars to start or grow their businesses can…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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4 Savvy Tips For YouTube Marketing

This strategy will help you leverage the popular platform for branding success

Learn how to use the power of video to catapult your brand on popular platform…

By Teri Harrison

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4 Ways Search Engines Help Small Businesses

Appearing in local search results can affect sales and business growth

Knowing how search engines rank your business is key in driving growth and expanding exposure.

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‘Scandal’ Lesson: What Side Hustles and Relationships Have In Common

As Olivia Pope makes her TV return, tap into how extra obligations may not be ideal

Here are four issues that prevent side hustles from becoming primary ventures.

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WIE Symposium Inspires and Connects Female Power Players

Media and business leaders offer insights on success and advancement

WIE Symposium inspires NYC businesswomen with empowering event that includes insights from top power players…

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Top of the Upper Class: 155 New Billionaires Minted in 2014

Few people of color: 2 are African American and several hail from Africa

Michael Jordan and other new faces join the billionaire club, bringing total accumulated wealth to…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Myavana Day at Spelman College

Spelman College and Myavana Host Seminar on Hair, Health, Tech, and Entrepreneurship

Spelman College and Myavana have partnered with haircare brands Jane Carter Solution, DooBop and Frizzari…

By Candace Mitchell

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