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5 Success Tactics for Trailblazers in Business

Strategies for innovation business success

Ethel J. Davis, principal of VZD Capital Management, talks about five strategies business trailblazers employ.

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The High Cost of Riots: Part 2

Why economic distress fuels violence

Alana Chavez says feelings of being overwhelmed by economic distress and disaster prevent people from…

By Stacey Tisdale

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The High Cost of Riots: Part 1

Tragedy in Baltimore leaves financial toll on businesses and community members

We’ve seen how tragedy in a Baltimore community turned into an explosive situation. Here we…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Why All Startups Need Business Plans

Ensure the success and profitability of your venture

Contrary to popular opinion, business plans are alive and well. Not only do financial folks…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Dr. Hazel Glasper Speaks on the Dental Care Crisis

The owner of 'Revive Dental' shares her insights

Dr. Hazel Glasper was recently selected as the spokeswoman on oral health for the American…

By Roz A. Gee

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4 Tips for Moving From Employee to Entrepreneur

Transitioning from corporate America to entrepreneurship requires planning

In a perfect world, you’d be able to save up at least a year’s worth…

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[RECAP] First Annual theCurvyCon Conference to Celebrate Plus Size Style

Event brought more than 500 plus size women together to chat, shop, and embrace their curves

Here is a recap from theCurvyCon conference, bringing more than 500 plus size women together…

By Brittany Dandy

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3 Fundamental Affiliate Marketing Secrets From Rosetta Thurman

Make your business happy

Affiliate Marketing tips from Rosetta Thurman, Founder of Happy Black Woman.

By Courtney Herring

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MC2 Tech Summit Reaches Out to Caribbean-based Entrepreneurs

Speakers and sponsors help bring the community up to code

MC2 is a platform that will provide tools, education and the necessary resources to help…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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African American Festival: BE Empowerment Zone – Money, Love, and Inspiration

Proved to exceed expectations with informative and entertaining conversations

The BE Empowerment Zone proved to exceed expectations with informative and entertaining conversations on love,…

By Safon Floyd

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[RECAP] ‘Women Who Crush It’ Networking Mixer

Female entrepreneurs gathered to talk life, business, and professional growth

Female entrepreneurs gathered to talk startups, business planning, professional growth, and maintaining a healthy work/life…

By Brittany Dandy

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[WATCH] Franchesca Ramsey to Host MTV’s Decoded

YouTube sensation to tackle race in new online series

YouTube vlogger, Franchesca Ramsey, penned to tackle race in new online MTV series, “Decoded.”

By Brittany Dandy

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‘This is Her Way’ Founder Talks Accountability and Sisterhood

Sherry Williams says professional women crave spaces to celebrate who they are

Sherry Williams, founder of ‘This is Her Way’ talks accountability and sisterhood.

By Brittany Dandy

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BE Empowerment Zone: Food, Modern Man, and Leading Ladies

Black Enterprise dives into going the extra mile for success

Empowering black men and women share the goal of reclaiming and reframing the narrative of…

By Safon Floyd

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Cool Jobs: Meet Wine Director, Lee Campbell

Wine stewart curates lists at some of Brooklyn's most popular restaurants

Female wine stewart, Lee Campbell, is known for curating lists at some of Brooklyn’s most…

By Brittany Dandy

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Dr. Maurice Lee Makes Waves in Philanthropy

The successful African American pharmacist shares insights about millenials

Millennials are taking the lead on blazing bolder paths towards social justice, education, empowerment, and…

By Aniesia Williams

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Jenell R. Ross Discusses Father Bob Ross’ Auto Legacy

Continuing the vision

“sLearn all you can about your industry. No one can take your knowledge away from…

By Brittany Dandy

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Delatorro McNeal II Delivers Closing Keynote to 80 Countries

The professional speaker talks breaking into the industry

Delatorro was named the closing keynote speaker at The Million Dollar Round Table Annual Convention…

By Roz A. Gee

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Tenyse Williams Talks Fatherhood and Dapper Dads Magazine

Cofounder shares her inspiration and dedication

“Great dads deserve more than just one day of recognition.”

By Brittany Dandy

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Books All Young Entrepreneurs Should Read

See what's shaping some of today’s successful, young CEOs

Learning about business is an never-ending process. Books should be used as part of that…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Resources for Turning Veterans into Entrepreneurs

Are you ready to enter the world of entrepreneurship?

As a military veteran, are you ready to enter the world of entrepreneurship? Check out…

By Kandia Johnson

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Teacher Launches ‘I am Chocolatey Brown’ Movement

Author Stephanie Fleary hopes to empower children to love their brown skin

Stephanie Fleary writes a book to empower children to embrace their brown skin.

By Kandia Johnson

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3 Reasons Creative People Don’t Do Well in Corporate Jobs

Catherine Santino talks why routines challenge creatives

Elite Daily writer, Catherine Santino, gives three big reasons why creative people do not do…

By Brittany Dandy

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Seven Sisters Wine, From Poverty to Prosperity

How South African native Vivian Kleynhans, entered the wine market

How Vivian Kleynhan led seven sisters and one brother from poor fishing village in South…

By Kandia Johnson

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Industry Leaders Talk Diversity in Film, at 2nd Hollywood Creative Forum East

ABFF and Walter Katiz Foundation bring filmmakers and directors together

Filmmakers, directors, screen writers, content creators and producers of color all gathered at the 2nd…

By Cristie Leondis

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Entrepreneurship Is Tough. Don’t Go It Alone

If you want to keep your competitive edge, never forget that isolation is your enemy

As an entrepreneur, if you want to keep the competitive edge, never forget that isolation…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Morehouse College To Increase Pool of Minority Angel Investors

HBCU offers certification program in investing in startups and early stage firms

Historically Black College offers first ever certification program in investing in startups and early stage…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Gabrielle Jordan Sets the Bar High In Business

Teen author and multi-award winner paves the way for young entrepreneurs

The teen author, speaker, and multi-award winner paves the way for young entrepreneurs.

By Roz A Gee

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4 Tips for Moving From Corporate Employee to Entrepreneur

Here’s how to make the leap to starting your own company

A would-be entrepreneur should save at least a year’s worth of salary before quitting a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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25 Best Corporations For Vetpreneurs

Programs targeting veteran-owned small businesses for products and services

Here are the 25 top corporations that do business with veteran-owned companies.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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ABFF and AAF: A Celebration of Black Art

Festivals highlight music, film, life and culture of black American community

The African American Festival and the American Black Film Festival, uplifting the art and culture…

By Safon Floyd

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Successful Entrepreneurs Focus on Profitability

Businesses without money-making plans are like race cars without engines—they may look fast, but they only go downhill

Your main job as an entrepreneur is to make money. To achieve sustained entrepreneurial success,…

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SBA Putting $1 Million Towards Post-Riot Baltimore Business Recovery

Agency to provide rebuilding assistance including low-interest disaster loans

SBA to commit $1 million in low-interest disaster loans to help Baltimore businesses rebuild during…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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African American Festival Best Pitch Competition

Submit your video today

This year Black Enterprise brings back the much anticipated 2nd Annual Black Enterprise Best Pitch…

By Safon Floyd

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Creative Entrepreneurs Can Compete For $50,000

Creative Startups mentors include musicians, filmmakers, and more

Accelerator program offers mentoring and financing to filmmakers, musicians, visual artists and other creative entrepreneurs.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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BE Modern Man: Meet “The Executive” Santos Garcia

Distinguishing himself from the crowd led to his professional success

New York City’s own Santos Garcia is a man determined to get the best out…

By Cristie Leondis

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Carmelo Anthony Talks Sports Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The superstar shares his involvement with new MISSION brand

Carmelo Anthony shares his involvement with MISSION brand, an innovation-led brand focused on solving problems…

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BE Modern Man: Meet Author, Life Coach, and the 19th Child of 21, Paul Lamar Hunter

The entrepreneur proves that limits nor lineage can determine the quality of one’s life

Paul Lamar Hunter is living proof that neither limits nor lineage can determine the quality…

By Daron Pressley

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Parents Create Black Doll for Their Daughter

The Sweetings' raised over $50,000 on Kickstarter for their black, natural hair doll

The Sweetings created the Angelica Doll, a black doll with natural hair, for their daughter.

By Brittany Dandy

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BE Modern Man: Meet Lifestyle Expert Aaron Paxton Arnold

The founder of MusicIsMyBusiness talks 'Boss Moves'

The lifestyle expert and founder of MusicIsMyBusiness, talks #BossMoves.

By Daron Pressley

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Nonprofit

Jessica Sutherland, founder of Homeless to Higher Ed offers advice to entrepreneurs

Why are you doing it? Why this cause? Why should it be you? Why should…

By Brittany Dandy

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MyBookBag Offers Subscription-Based Book Program for Independent Authors

Jessica Greenhill launched myBOOKbag to bridge the gap between authors and interested readers

Jessica Greenhill recently launched myBOOKbag to bridge the gap between independent authors and interested readers.

By Daron Pressley

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Sheryl Underwood’s Tips for Success in Comedy and Business

Strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage

Sheryl Underwood offers several strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage.

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10 Best Cities To Start A Business

Jacksonville, Florida is the hot spot for aspiring entrepreneurs

Somewhere between 10 million and 43 million Americans are now working for themselves. There is…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Fitness Trainer and Entrepreneur Creates New Dance Class ‘Kerboomka’

Kershel Anthony's choreography-driven workout takes dance fitness to another level

Kershel Anthony says his choreography-driven workout, Kerboomka, takes dance fitness to another level.

By Brittany Dandy

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Ylleya Fields Talks Becoming an Author and How She Created Princess Cupcake Jones

How a search for identity became a children's book series

How Ylleya Fields search for identity became children’s book series, Princess Cupcake Jones.

By Brittany Dandy

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Erica Dias Offers Career-Chasers a Seat at Her Table of 20

The publicist and entrepreneur says she wants to meet others who are taking their goals to new heights

Publicist and entrepreneur Erica Dias says she wants to meet others who are taking their…

By Brittany Dandy

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Erica Douglas Helps Small Businesses Enter the Beauty Industry

An entrepreneur and chemist breaking down barriers-of-entry with her company, mSEED group

As an entrepreneur and chemist, Eric Douglas is breaking down barriers of entry in…

By Brittany Dandy

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Entrepreneurship Is Becoming Viable Option Only For The Wealthy

New data reveals 1 million missing entrepreneurs due to dwindling middle class

Research shows that the majority of American entrepreneurs no longer come from middle-class families.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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BE Modern Man: Check Out This Week’s Ambassador Dr. Kareem J. Merrick

Special program features today's male leaders of color---in their words, their way

BE Modern Man is an integrative 10-week Web initiative that honors the essence, image and…

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[WATCH] Syracuse University Named One of the Top Business Schools For Veterans

The school offers flexible educational programs for military veterans

Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, earned a top spot in the Military Times, 2015…

By Kandia Johnson

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Shark Tank Recipe For Success

Study shows formula for getting big investment on the show

Digital Exits produced a study which analyzed every business pitch from Shark Tank seasons 1-5…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Former BE Kidpreneur and Teenpreneur Attendees Discuss the Importance of Teaching Youth Entrepreneurship

Teenpreneurs reflect on lessons learned and impact of entrepreneurship workshops

Entrepreneurship is arguably the crux of wealth-building, but too often, particularly in the black community,…

By Christine Edmond

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12 Entrepreneurial Success Tips From Powerful Black Business Women

Here are some key lessons learned on starting and growing a successful enterprise

Here are some key lessons learned from the 20th annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Skincare Brand Flourishes After ‘Shark Tank’ Investors Say No

Owner of Swag Essentials says being turned down was the best thing that ever happened to her

Lydia Evans, owner of Swag Essentials, says being turned down by Shark Tank investors was…

By Brittany Dandy

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6 Ways To Protect Your Start-Up’s Most Valuable Asset: You

Ask yourself—what would happen to my company if I became ill or died, or even just functioned at less than my best?

As the founder, CEO and visionary of your new start-up, your company is dependent on…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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7 Skills You’ll Need To Start Any Business

No one’s ever really ready, but here are some startup skills to best prepare you for success

Most startups fail after years but you can improve your chance for survival by possessing…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Ways to Maintain Work-Life Balance as a Solopreneur

Mom and entrepreneur Alex Elle shares how she recharges and remains creative

Mom and serial entrepreneur Alex Elle shares 5 tips to recharge and maintain creative.

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Legal Secretary Leaves Corporate Rat Race and Launches Coaching Business

Transformation Coach, Cheryl Wood talks making the leap from employee to entrepreneur

After working as a legal secretary for nearly 15 years, entrepreneur Cheryl Wood, true calling…

By Kandia Johnson

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Top ‘Surprises’ You Will Encounter Your First Year of Business

If you're considering opening a business, be ready to learn these five lessons

The dream of opening a business is a fantasy that many people have. However, there…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Check Yourself: 3 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Never Stop Asking

Are you running your business? Or is it running you?

Entrepreneurship is not just about activity, but intended results, including growth, revenues and profits.

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Entrepreneur Dedicates Small Business to Children Obtaining Job Skills

Darlene Alston provides hands on work experience and a place for teens to grow

Entrepreneur Darlene Alston provides teens with hands on work experience in her quaint vintage tea…

By Brittany Dandy

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Marriott Offering $30,000 to Lucky Entrepreneur

Hotel chain seeks a food and beverage innovator to run Maryland bar

Marriott to give $30,000 in seed money to a food and beverage entrepreneur to run…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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10 Tips To Land A Small Business Bank Loan

Here how you can build a strong rapport with you banker, increasing your chances of getting financing

Here’s what you need to know to get a bank to grant you a small…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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New Study Shows Decline In Women Entrepreneurs

New data shows for the first time in 20 years fewer women are starting businesses

Women opened 36.8% of U.S. businesses in 2014, down from an average of 40.7% over…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 6 Books To Help Entrepreneurs Build Million Dollar Businesses

Here’s what some top black business owners say are must-reads

Here are five books the provide inspiration, practical advice and tools needed to stay the…

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Millennial CEO Latasha Kinnard Speaks To College Grads On Coping With Student Loans

Here are five smart ways new grads can reduce the burden of student loan debt

Millennial CEO Latasha Kinnard shares five smart ways that new college grads can reduce the…

By Roz A Gee

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The Art of Being a ‘One Woman Band’ Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Alex Elle shares why she chooses to do it all when it comes to her enterprises

Poet and entrepreneur Alex Elle shares why she chooses to do it all when it…

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Fundraising Success Story: How One Woman Raised $22,000 to Open Restaurant Doors

Brenda Beener of Seasoned Vegan used crowdfunding to launch a dream

The idea of tapping into your personal and professional networks for crowdfunding purposes, may seem…

By Brittany Dandy

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Maya Smith, Founder of the Doux, Talks International Entrepreneurship Success

How this master hairstylist was able to transition her brand from Europe to the States

Master hairstylist Maya Smith took her skills abroad to service naturals in Germany has successfully…

By Brittany Dandy

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U.S. Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER Winners Announced

Female entrepreneurs take home $30,000 in winnings at event

Female entrepreneurs took home $30,000 in winnings at Small Business Associations InnovateHER event.

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Seasoned Vegan Owner Talks Going into Business With Her Son

Chef Brenda Beener says she wouldn't have opened her dream business without him

Brenda Beener, owner of seasoned Vegan, talks going into business with her son Aaron.

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Invest In Results: How One Entrepreneur Is Making Productivity Easy

Monique Y. Wells, founder of three simultaneous enterprises, talks balancing it all

Monique Y. Wells, founder of Discover Paris! and creator of our Entrée to Black Paris…

By Patricia Patton

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Amplify4Good Addresses NonProfit Inefficiencies and Hacks Problems in Underserved Communities

Co-founders detail efforts to forge change and help small businesses

Amplify4Good is a nonprofit organization that helps underserved communities solve problems by using the resources…

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5 Tips To Better Prepare Your Family For Business

Don’t start a new career until you map out how it will affect your loved ones

Here’s what you can do to make sure you have the love and support of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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4 Resources To Turn Your Blog Into a Money-Making Business

Everything you need to know from content monetization to keyword rankings

To have a blog that makes money, here’s everything you need to know from content…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Obama Administration Addresses Top Issues Facing Small Businesses

Access to capital and technology among top concerns of owners

Small business owners to gather in nation’s capital to convince policymakers to address issues from…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Sweet 16: ‘Married to Medicine’ Star on Making Others Millionaires

Lisa Nicole Cloud talks her industry and empowering others

Self-made millionaire Lisa Nicole Cloud of Married to Medicine shares how she got her start,…

By Essence Gant

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‘Shark Tank’ Investor Daymond John Advises Minority Entrepreneurs

Another Shark Tank all-star will be at Entrepreneurs Summit

Shark Tank’s Daymond John helps minority entrepreneurs, and another power player of the show is…

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She Leads Africa Offering Up to $50,000 for Entrepreneurs

Organization hosting second business pitch competition

Founders of She Leads African announces 2nd business pitch competition. Finalists will be invited to…

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Generation X, Not Generation Y Is Still Most Entrepreneurial Group

Here are 10 lessons for success from the top-tier companies

Millennials are the most social generation but Gen-Xers are still the most entrepreneurial.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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‘R&B Diva’ Chrisette Michele is Creating Her Own Lane

Industry vet talks leaving reality TV and learning money side of music

Soul singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele details her departure from reality TV and learning the business side…

By Kandia Johnson

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Top 4 Industries for Entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneurs Summit will talk best businesses, raising capital and more

As we gear up for the Entrepreneurs Summit 2015, we review the top four industries…

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Wells Fargo Donates $25,000 To Black Female Social Entrepreneur

Bank supports local non-profits and small businesses through it initiatives

Wells Fargo support women- and minority-owned business through grants, loans, and resource centers.

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Stay in The Know with BE Events App

Keep one step ahead with the digital tool

Download the free Black Enterprise Events app to stay in the know of Entrepreneurs Summit.

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13 Biggest Business Mistakes You Can Make

Here’s how you can avoid some deep pitfalls

Here’s how you can avoid 13 of the deepest pitfalls to help you run a…

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Fashion Sense to Cents: RHOA Marlo Hampton and ‘The Art of Style’

The reality star finds a business angle in all her fierceness

Former RHOA star Marlo Hampton kicks off a fashion experience and a new tier to…

By Essence Gant

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Sam’s Club Commits $13.6 Million To Help Women and Minority Business Owners

New program set to increase access to capital and better borrower education

Small Business Economic Mobility initiative aims to enable nonprofit Community Development Financial Institutions to make…

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Maximize Your Skill Set Create Multiple Streams of Income

Fitness trainer Jonese Holloway talks how she turned a hobby into three successful revenues

Fitness trainer, Jonese Holloway, talks how she turned a hobby into three successful revenue streams.

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[RECAP] Influencer Coalition Presents ‘The Autopsy, Part 2: Our Money, Our Power, Our Politics’

Business and community leaders gather in Atlanta to talk strategy and solutions

“The Autopsy, Part 2: Our Money, Our Power, Our Politics” examined the wealth gap and…

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[RECAP] Twitter Chat with Wes Moore on Social Entrepreneurship and Education

The Army vet and best-selling author gives a peek into his session at Entrepreneurs Summit

Wes Moore gives us insight into social entrepreneurship and education before his Entrepreneurs Summit session.

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Fashion and Philanthropy: Bené Scarves is a Small Business With a Big Mission

How Sasha Matthews and Michelle Blue formed friendpreneurship to aid African girls

Bené is not a typical clothing company. It’s where fashion and philanthropy meet. Learn more…

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Sierra Rainge Says ‘Dance in the Rain’ and Leave Room For Growth

Entrepreneur, life coach and author talks new book and business strategy

Sierra Rainge is the founder and owner of Limitless Living LLC and author of To…

By Brittany Dandy

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Women Entrepreneurs: 3 Ways to Get Your Piece of the $44.9 Billion Pie

Leaders talk strategy and resources for growing demographic of enterprising females

Black women have generated $44.9 billion in revenue with businesses in 2013. How can they…

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Risingstars Founder to Speak at Entrepreneurs Summit

Tom Chikoore will share innovative insights and strategies in tech

The Risingstars, a program that mentors minorities in tech, founder will speak at Entrepreneurs Summit.

By Essence Gant

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Moms Made Millionaires with Facebook Commerce App Soldsie

F-Commerce may be the new money maker for entrepreneurs

Soldsie helped make these jewelry-selling moms into millionaires.

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The Game Changers of Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurs Summit embraces the future of business

As the Entrepreneurs Summit embraces the future of business, here are six game changers of…

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Jopwell Using Tech To Drive Workforce Diversity

Featured at 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit, startup helps companies recruit top minority candidates

Porter Braswell and Ryan Williams of Jopwell built a tech-based recruiting platform that links companies…

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#BmoreFriday: Baltimore Businesses Use Social Media to Pick Up the Pieces in Aftermath of Riots

Organizations and entrepreneurs promoting hashtag to boost foot traffic and customers

Baltimore businesses are still dealing with the aftermath of riots and a curfew, but have…

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Institute To Create Young Black Male Entrepreneurs Kicks Off In Washington D.C.

U.S. Black Chambers launch program to create more minority businesses and jobs in the capital

Institute prepares next generation of young black male business owners.

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Twitter Chat: Wes Moore to Talk Social Entrepreneurship and Education

The Army vet is using entrepreneurship to inspire young minds

Founder of BridgeEdU Wes Moore will join Black Enterprise in a Twitter Chat to talk…

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[RECAP] Twitter Chat with Rodney Sampson on Angel Investors

The Founder and CEO spreads the wealth with entrepreneurs

Rodney Sampson talks angel investors and entrepreneurship in our Twitter chat.

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Venus Opal Reese Teaches Black Women Entrepreneurs How to Break Million-Dollar Mark

Mentor and inspirational speaker shares insights on to monetizing a 'mess' into meaning and millions

Mentor and Inspirational Speaker teaches Black Women Entrepreneurs and Experts how to monetize their “mess”…

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Last Chance: Startups Can Win $50,000 From VISA

The credit card giant holds contest to partner with three companies with ideas and resources to solve three marketing challenges

VISA is running “The Everywhere Initiative” to discover and partner with three innovative startups, that…

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Twitter Chat: Rodney Sampson to Talk Securing Angel Investors

Join us to get the in on capital for your business.

Black Enterprise will talk getting Angel Investors for your business with Rodney Sampson.

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5 Key Trends In Online Marketing and How to Build Your Strategy

Toni Coleman Brown, CEO of the Network for Women in Business, shares tips

Toni Coleman Brown, CEO of the Network for Women in Business, shares latest trends in…

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Millennials Eyeing Millions: How to Sell Your Web Platform … Again and Again

Entrepreneur talks how he builds revenue and what niches are big money makers

Millennial entrepreneur details how to successfully sell Web properties and his venture to provide a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Black Women in Tech Bring Innovation To the Male-Led Industry

These five are leaving their mark in the secluded world

These black women in tech prove their spot in the male-dominated industry.

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NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter to Speak at Entrepreneurs Summit

The sports star and businessman will share his plays

NFL star Cris Carter will talk black men and entrepreneurship at the 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit.…

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Millennial ‘World Deeds’ Becoming a Way of Life

Small business owner Eric Whitaker talks his charitable clothing company, World Deeds

Small Business owner and millennial, Eric Whitaker talks his clothing company World Deeds and how…

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#BESMART: Check Out This Special Portal for Minority Students, Educators and Parents

Join the education conversation today

Black Enterprise BE Smart serves as the go-to sources for the latest in education news…

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How Self-Taught Handbag Designer Turned Hobby into Full-Time Business

Cortnie Hutchinson grandmother's sewing lessons inspired her to launch an enterprise

Self-taught, Handbag Designer, Cortnie Elizabeth on how grandma’s sewing lessons inspired her to launch her…

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Hollywood Powerbroker Charles Kings Talks Getting Paid For Your Craft

Entrepreneurs Summit focuses on the business of entertainment

Hollywood Powerbroker Charles King to discuss generating profits from multiple revenue streams for aspiring and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 5 Boss Moves of Roland Martin

The TV titan is on a roll

The award-winning journalist Roland Martin is joining Black Enterprise at the Entrepreneurs Summit.

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5 Digital Tools and Resources for Creative Entrepreneurs

Digital tools to help creative entrepreneurs market and sell their products

It’s super important for creative entrepreneurs to use digital tools that can help them market…

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Career Fitness: Baby Weight Loss Equals Entrepreneurial Gain

Jonese Holloway, owner of Johnnie Boi Fitness, talks transition from stay-at-home mom to fitness trainer

Jonese Holloway, owner of Johnnie Boi Fitness, talks her career change and fitness boutique.

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Entrepreneurs Summit Sneak Peek with Branding Guru Sherrod Shackleford

The award-winning CEO will share more of his branding expertise in Atlanta

Marketing and branding expert Sherrod Shackleford shares what we can look forward to at the…

By Essence Gant

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Black and Sexy: 5 Web Series You Should Be Watching

Entrepreneurs Summit's speaker Dennis Dortch revolutionizes web TV with these must-sees

We highlight five of our favorite Black and Sexy TV web series from the cahnnel’s…

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Fashion Designer Talks Juggling a Successful Small Business and Working Full-time Job

Malacia Anderson, Founder of Li’s Li's Creations explains how she manages full time job and client demands

Fashion Designer, Malacia Anderson, owner of Li’s Li’s Creations explains how she manages full…

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Entrepreneur Mines Memes for Millions

Tanisha Robinson, co-founder of Print Syndicate, mines trendy memes for money and social change

Trendsetting memes are worth million to this female flourishing entrepreneur Tanisha Robinson.

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Kim Kimble’s Celebrity Style Profile

This year's speaker has put her touch on everyone from Oprah to Taraji P. Henson

Entrepreneurs Summit speaker Kim Kimble has styled the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Taraji P.…

By Essence Gant

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Georgia TV and Filmmakers Get Hefty Tax Incentive

Atlanta may be the new Hollywood

Filmmakers may find Georgia to be the new Hollywood with the state’s film and tv…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 5 Resources for Business Owners in Atlanta

Learn how to maximize your network and resources at this year's Black Enterprise event

whether you’re an Atlanta resident or looking to do business there, take advantage of these…

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Curls Understood Founder, Talks Business Structure, Entrepreneurship, and Balance

Serial Entrepreneur Sylvia Kerali shares her love for natural hair and business mentality

Sylvia Kerali talks her business Curl Understood, and its heavy following.

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NYC Program to Reach 5,000 Underserved Women Entrepreneurs

A new initiative empowers women entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs are empowered and taught better business practices through WE NYC.

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5 Smart Millennial Entrepreneurs Using Instagram for Business

More talk about using digital voice for entrepreneurship at the Entrepreneurs Summit

These millennial entrepreneurs take advantage of the digital and social media age.

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Our 20-year Mission to Advance Black Business Achievement

This year marks the two decades of our annual small business conference, where you can build your network and grow your company

This year marks the two decades of our annual small business conference, where you can…

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3 Big Tips to Brand Following Success

Founder of Curls Understood, Sylvia Kerali, reveals her insights on building a successful following

Sylvia Kerali gives her three big tips on how to achieve brand following success.

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7-Year-Old Natalie McGriff Wins $16,000 for Comic Book About Natural Hair

Get tips for your biz kid at the Entrepreneurs Summit

Natalie McGriff is the seven year old author who won $16K for her natural hair…

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Black Women Owners Discuss How To Build A Million Dollar Business At The Entrepreneurs Summit

Lessons from the women of the BE 100s is the focus of this year's SisterInc panel

Entrepreneurs Summit showcases black women owning and operating billion and million dollar businesses.

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Morehouse Graduate Creates Virtual Talent Show with New App

Entrepreneurs Summit explores other millennials in tech

Henry Mason creates a new app that allows users to compete talents for cash prize.…

By Essence Gant

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1.5 Million Black Men Missing: Entrepreneurs Summit to Host Town Hall to Address Issues

Black Enterprise helming a solution-focused conversation during Atlanta event in May

Over one million black men are missing in the United States, and Black Enterprise hosts…

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Branding 101: Kenny Burns Offers Three Tips to Help Millennials Establish Career Success

Revolt's SVP of brand development offers career advice to today's millennials

Revolt’s SVP of brand development, Kenny Burns offers tips to help millennials establish a successful…

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How to Deliver an Effective Pitch to Get Investors

This strategy may mean the difference between getting capital or going home empty-handed

Learn what it takes to deliver a winning pitch with this step-by-step strategy, and boost…

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[JOIN US LIVE] Kenny Burns and Black Enterprise Celebrating the ‘Good Life’

Google Hangout to be hosted April 22 to talk ultimate success with Combs Enterprises executive

Lexus and Black Enterprise is hosting a Google Hangout with Combs Enterprises executive Kenny Burns…

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The South Proves to be Hub for Black Business Owners

Black entrepreneurs may want to make a move

Southern cities prove to be a good home for black business owners.

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Goodbye Corporate, Hello Cupcakes: Entrepreneur’s Life is as Sweet as It Looks

Chef and cupcake stylist Trina Monique talks changing lanes in business

Chef Trina Monique talks going from corporate life to the cupcake industry.

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Head Kid In Charge: 3 Awesome Child Entrepreneurs Who Can’t Even Drive Yet

We're confident that these kids are moguls in the making

These innovative child entrepreneurs inspire us and make us proud with their budding businesses.

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Smart Advice From 7 Savvy Black Enterprise Men Entrepreneurs

These savvy professionals and entrepreneurs share their wealthy wisdom

Seven men entrepreneurs share insight into their entrepreneurial success.

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Entrepreneur Takes Brooklyn-Bred Scents to the Next Level

How Sophia Sylvester taps into a hot market and a niche need

Brooklyn Flavors is a natural skincare line owned by entrepreneur, Sophia Sylvester.

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Fat Joe, Boyz II Men and Vernice Armour Take Over Our World with Black Enterprise

Hosts Paul C. Brunson and Patricia Cesaire talk life and careers with today's leading entrepreneurs

Fat Joe, Boyz II Men, Vernice Armour and more to appear on an all new…

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Smart Business Advice From 7 Savvy Black Enterprise Women Entrepreneurs

Take heed to these wise words from female powerhouses who've reached success

We highlight takeaways from seven of our most recent conversations with women entrepreneurs.

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: CHiCapital Founder Souny West Is Creating A Small Business Movement

A social platform built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs sharing first-hand advice

CHiC Capital is a social network of like-minded entrepreneurs sharing business information.

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Report: Repeat Crowdfunding Leads to More Successful Fundraising Campaigns

Kickstarter data shows increased success with each successive crowdfunding campaign

A recent report proves that repeat crowdfunding reaps returns for entrepreneurs.

By Joel Lyons

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Leading Through the Vines: Meet Wine Power Brokers Robin and Andréa McBride

Andréa and Robin McBride talk working as sisters in a luxe global partnership

Imagination and creativity led the way for Andréa and Robin McBride, sisters and business partners…

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Beauty Entrepreneur on Making Jump From Healthcare to Hair

Latoiya Roland talks faith over fear in search of success

Latoiya Roland, CEO of I Wear Glam talks becoming an beauty entrepreneur, how she got…

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How One Young Professional is Creating a Network to Connect Female Entrepreneurs

Patrice Cameau creates a platform to help female CEOs thrive

Washington, DC publicist and communications consultant creates a platform to help female entrepreneurs thrive.

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Soledad O’Brien, Desiree Rogers and India Arie Set to Speak at Dream Project Symposium

Elevator pitch winner will get chance to present at Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

Learn business insider tips from top industry professionals in business, media, music, and more at…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 5 Helpful Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Stay inspired and connected with these women-focused networks

As we get ready for Entrepreneurs Summit, Black Enterprise shares five resources available to women…

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3 Vital ‘Black Males Matter’ Moves by President Obama

As Black Enterprise gears up to broach issue at Entrepreneurs Summit, take a look at these POTUS efforts

As Black Enterprise gears up to address issues of black men at the Entrepreneurs Summit…

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