Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

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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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Entrepreneurship Success: What Is Your ‘Passion-to-Action’ Plan?

How to turn your business vision into reality and build a follow-through strategy

With a plan for action and a winning strategy, your business concept will not only…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 3 Funding Sources for Social Entrepreneurs

These organizations make changing the world a little easier

Social entrepreneurs can check out these resources to get their projects off the ground.

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Female Entrepreneur and ‘Maverick’ Jumpstarts Business with $500 and a Priceless Purpose

Taylar Barrington talks entrepreneurship and sowing seeds that matter

Taylar Barrington talks entrepreneurship and sowing seeds that matter.

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 3 Social Entrepreneurs Dedicated to Education

Be inspired by the works of these do-gooders

These social entrepreneurs will be at the Entrepreneurs Summit discussing the education crisis and solutions.

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Network: Expand Your Circle with 5 Organizations for Entrepreneurs

Elevate your business with these networks

Get connected with these organizations for entrepreneurs.

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 6 of Steve Harvey’s Most Epic Career Moments

The comic and entrepreneur is constantly raising the bar

Black Enterprise remembers six of Entrepreneurs Summit speaker Steve Harvey’s biggest career moments.

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 5 Power-Packed Quotes from Lisa Nichols

The millionaire entrepreneur motivates with social media

Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit speaker Lisa Nichols uses social media to motivate the masses.

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Speaking of Coachella: 3 More Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Network and party at these upcoming events

All the Coachella talk reminds us of three more good-time events you don’t want to…

By Essence Gant

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Dionne Warwick and Daughter-in-Law Luana Elliott Launch Activewear Line

Get beach-ready in fitness gear from the icon and expert trainer duo

Dionne Warwick and daughter-in-law Luana Elliott merge fashion and fitness with Healthy Gal active wear.

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Before Diddy: 5 Ways Quincy Jones Was an Early Music Industry Disrupter

A look at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit Trailblazer Award honoree's innovations

Here are seven facts you may or may not have known about our Entrepreneurs Summit…

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Self-Taught Chef Turns Passion into Profit with Exclusive Dining Experiences

Omar Walters talks monetizing passion for success

When it comes to monetizing your passion there are many paths to success. For Omar…

By Kandia Johnson

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13 Things You Must Know Before Forming A Strategic Alliance

Two smaller companies coming together can increase clientele, market share and revenue

Forming strategic alliances or partnerships can help take your business to the next level.

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Quincy Jones’ Still Got It: Icon Models in High-Fashion Buscemi Campaign

The music vet lends his style to the luxury fashion brand

Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit honoree Quincy Jones is the new face for high fashion sneaker…

By Essence Gant

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5 Awesome Crowdfunding Sites for Entrepreneurs

These sources have raised millions for entrepreneurs across the globe

These crowdfunding sites are a viable option for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to fund their ideas.…

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5 Power Plays Of Entrepreneurs Summit Speaker Jermaine Dupri

Here are some reasons why you should join BE and JD for the Entrepreneurs Summit

Her are five of So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri’s most teachable career moments.

By Essence Gant

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PR-In-A-Box: Brand Your Way to Stardom with this Money-Saving DIY System

What can you do when you want to get to the next level? Find out here

Seasoned PR guru develops money-saving PR & marketing system designed with small business owners in…

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Raising a Young Mogul? 3 Ways To Empower Financially Independent Kids

Here is advice for raising a young entrepreneur

Raising a young mogul? Here are three ways to empower financially independent kids.

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Girl Code: Teen Girls in Ghana Learn Coding at a Local Mosque

Girls in a slum community are empowered through tech

A tech entrepreneur teaches weekly courses on coding and tech to teen girls in Ghana.

By Essence Gant

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How 14-Year-Old Entrepreneur Turned Dads ‘No’ into a Profitable Beauty Business

Now the Teenpreneur runs Zandra Beauty

When 14-year-Old Zandra Azariah Cunningham couldn’t convince her dad to buy her more make-up—she literally…

By Kandia Johnson

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4 Apps for Small Business Owners to Sell Their Products

Sellers can pocket more of their profits with these apps

These apps for small business owners put sellers in direct contact with the buyer.

By Essence Gant

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Face2Face Africa Hosting Pan-African Weekend in New York City for Global Innovators

Attendees have the chance to meet celebrities and business moguls of pan-African affairs

Pan-African Weekend is set to take place from July 10-12 in New York City, and…

By Cristie Leondis

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5 Ways for Single Moms to Make Extra Money

These side jobs up your dollars without taking too much time

Single moms can lighten their financial load with these five ways to make extra money.

By Essence Gant

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Walmart Promotes Products from ‘Women Owned’ Businesses with Special Logo

This new logo makes it easier to shop women-owned businesses

Walmart makes supporting women entrepreneurs easier with a new logo.

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Local Entrepreneur Wants To Get DC Black Businesses On ABC Shark Tank

Phoebe Group conducts pitch competitions, watch parties, and Shark Tank themed workshops

Shark Tank producers tour major cities this spring and summer connecting to minority entrepreneurs.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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4 Tips to Teach Your Kids Entrepreneurship

Parents of 10 year old Shark Tank winner offers tips on raising CEO kids

Fostering an entrepreneurial mindset helps children focus on solutions rather than the problem.

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T.I. Opens his First Restaurant: Scales 925

The upscale eatery is located in downtown Atlanta

T.I. is opening his first restaurant, Scales 925, in downtown Atlanta on April 14.

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Amos Winbush Talks Forging Multimillion-Dollar Empire in Tech

2010’s Innovator of the Year is driven by a dream to bring STEM to all

Black Enterprise’s 2010’s Innovator of the Year was a self-made millionaire before 30. He’s driven…

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Jovian Zayne Talks Living on Purpose, Plus Partying with FLOTUS

The jovial expert helps others to live their best lives, purposely

Chances are that if you check in multiple times a day via Instagram to obsess…

By Essence Gant

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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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Lead or Lose Series Helps Bridge Gap Between Leadership and Behavior Healthcare Professionals

Rod Brown of OnceLogix L.L.C details business success in fulfilling a niche need

COO and co-founder of OnceLogix, Rod Brown hosts Lead or Lose series to help healthcare…

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Moziah Bridges, the Next Generation of Fashion Stars

Last year’s Teenpreneur of the Year is headed toward a takeover

Black Enterprise’s Teenpreneur of the Year at the 2014 Entrepreneurs Summit designs bow ties with…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Beauty Expert on Making the Leap From Corporate America to Entrepreneurship

Melissa Hibbert, Founder of SHEEQ Cosmetics & Host of Behind the Glam talks redefining success

For 14 years, Melissa Hibbert was a marketing and branding powerhouse. She started her…

By Kandia Johnson

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Black & Sexy TV Co-founders Share Advice on Monetizing Web Series

Numa Perrier and Dennis Dortch share tips on ruling the digital game

Set to appear on a panel at the American Black Film Festival as well as…

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The Resumator Founder and CEO Joins Black Enterprise for #Driven2Innovate Twitter Chat

Don Charlton talks funding, diversity in tech, and more

The Resumator founder and CEO joins Black Enterprise for #Driven2Innovate Twitter Chat.

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10 Yr. Old Gets $60,000 Investment on Shark Tank for BeeSweet Lemonade

Mikaila Ulmer turned two bee stings into a honey sweet deal

If you’re a fan of the show Shark Tank, then you know convincing the “sharks”…

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Affordable Care Act’s 5th Anniversary: Where Are We Now?

Dept. of Health reports the largest change in the uninsured in four decades

On this day, five years ago, President Obama signed landmark legislation into law, affording healthcare…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: David J. Grain’s Tips On Turning Passion into Enterprise

Private equity firm innovator shares his influences and lessons

Entrepreneur David J. Grain shares tips on success before his confirmed appearance at Black Enterprise’s…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit: 6 ROI Points For This Year’s Attendees

Register today for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for enterprising innovators

Here are six good reasons you should be attending a landmark event where innovation dynamically…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: TV and Radio Star Steve Harvey Confirmed as Speaker

Best-selling author, entrepreneur and motivator offering success insights for business

TV host, radio star, and best-selling author Steve Harvey will offer business insights at 2015…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: More All-Stars of Business, Hollywood and Academia Confirmed

Steve Harvey, Quincy Jones and Clarence Avant among who's who on the roster

Steve Harvey, Quincy Jones, Clarence Avant, and more industry leaders will gather in Atlanta May…

By Raqiyah Mays

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My Black is Beautiful Ambassador Talks Empowering Teen Girls to Recognize their Self-Worth

Project Beautify You, Inc. founder sheds light on the work they're doing to uplift young girls

My Black is Beautiful brand ambassador, Feyi Odukoya, talks empowering teen girls to recognize their…

By Courtney Connley

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Change Your Mind About Money and You’ll Change Everything

Five questions all Blacks must ask themselves

Here are five questions all black consumers must ask regarding attitude and money, and how…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Legendary Producer and Arranger Quincy Jones to Receive Trailblazer Award

The music legend to be honored with his mentor, Clarence Avant

Music legend Quincy Jones will be honored as an exemplary leader in entertainment with a…

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Kamerion Wimbley is Securing His Future One Business At a Time

Entrepreneur details commitment to giving back to his community and his businesses and to securing…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: R. Donahue Peebles’ 5 Tips for Real Estate Success

Confirmed to speak at the 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit, he shares career insights and advice

Confirmed to speak at Black Enterprise’s 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit May 13-16 in Atlanta, R. Donahue…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Profit Is the New Black: Tips to Seal Money Leaks and Break Income Barriers

Strategist Shontaye Hawkins shares steps to ensure success

Shontaye Hawkins, Bottom Line Strategist™ of Dallas, shares tips to seal money leaks and break…

By Roz A Gee

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The 4 Cs of Being a Powerbroker

Skilled negotiator and business leader Harold W. Johnson II shares secrets

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A powerbroker is defined as “a person or group having the ability…

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Working It Out: 4 Lean Tips To Keep Your Business Fit

Shameeka Hunt, CEO of KeepMeTight offers tips to strengthen your enterprise

Shameeka Hunt, CEO of KeepMeTight®, shares a few tips to “work the middle” in your…

By Roz A Gee

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Women’s History Month: 7 Fun, Enlightening Ways to Celebrate

Each year in March, organizations, schools and communities throughout the nation promote a multicultural women’s…

By Kandia Johnson

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Tax Time: Understanding Pros And Cons of a Refund and Bill

Sometimes what seems favorable may not be. Here's why

Consider these three quick guides for taxes, to assist you in the process of deciphering…

By Marquita Miller

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[RECAP] Innov8tiv Hosts Networking and Elevator Pitch Event for Millennial Women

Women of color had the opportunity to practice and connect with other entrepreneurs

On Tuesday Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Brooklyn, Innov8tiv hosted the event…

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College Student Wins Shark Tank Deal and Sets off Epic Argument Between Investors

Christopher Gray wins $40,000 deal and sets off epic debate between investors

On the latest episode of the hit ABC show Shark Tank, Drexel student Christopher…

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First Female President of Malawi On the Hardest Decisions She’s Ever Made

Dr. Joyce Banda reveals some of the toughest decisions faced during her career

As Malawi’s first female president and Africa’s second, Dr. Joyce Bander’s legacy and career make…

By Kandia Johnson

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5 Young Moguls of Color Paving the Way for Your Children

Exposing your kids to entrepreneurs is a great way to inspire creativity and build confidence

Black History is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the new generation of game changers. …

By Kandia Johnson

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Couple Launches International Black History Month in Hong Kong

Power beaus on mission to spread economic empowerment and multicultural awareness

Couple is on a mission to honor the extraordinary achievements and historic contributions of African-Americans…

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[Part 1] Entrepreneurs: How to Systemize Your Business

These steps will ensure your brand is polished and you're able to use tech to save time

Entrepreneurs, implementing systems and tools help make running your business easier.

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5 Boss Moves of Former UNC/Duke Basketball Players

From Michael Jordan to Grant Hill, these entrepreneurs know more than just how to play the game

Here are five boss moves of former UNC/Duke basketball players, such as Michael Jordan and…

By Cristie Leondis

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Business Strategy CEO Helps Professionals Become Industry Rock Stars

How Jennifer Ransaw-Smith works to expand leverage and success

If no one knows who you are it is incumbent upon you to become…

By Patricia Patton

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A Lesson in Business: Why Lebron James Is On My Entrepreneur All-Star Team

James may be revered for being an NBA baller, but he is also an All-Star…

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Show Me The Money: 7 Strategies On Monetizing Your Brand

Strategist LaMonica Moore details success steps for entrepreneurs

LaMonica Moore CEO of Monetize Your Brand shares business strategy for entrepreneurs to maximize brand…

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’72 Hours Of Power’: Business Reloaded At The Speed Of Results

Business leaders Trevor Otts and Che Brown detail premise and success of entrepreneurs' event

Business leaders Trevor Otts and Che Brown detail premise and success of entrepreneurs event ’72…

By Roz A Gee

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4 Sanity-Saving Apps for Entrepreneurs

From taxes to freelance talent, these tools help make things that much easier

These apps will save you time and money, from handling your taxes to finding talent…

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Entrepreneurs: 3 Reasons an Intellectual Property Strategy is Vital

Be sure valuable assets of your business are protected

Having a strategy that addresses how to protect and benefit from owning intellectual property is…

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Setting Intentions: How to Get Your Desired Outcome

This four-step strategy will help you focus and see results

Check out this four-step strategy to produce the ideal outcome in any situation—from home to…

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13 Worst Pieces Of Business Advice Ever Given

Here are mistakes to avoid starting or running an enterprise

Learn from the mistakes of others but be aware that not all advice will lead…

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15 Quotes to Inspire Business Growth and Leadership

Here are some words of wisdom from top leaders

Whether you’re a small business owner, corporate executive or new employee climbing the corporate ladder,…

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Celebrity Real Estate: 5 Fab Homes of Stars Under 30

From Kevin Durant to Rihanna, check out these amazing homes

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Being a successful homeowner, especially at a young age, is not an easy task…

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How To Hire And Manage Virtual Workers

PA for A Day's Charrell Star offers pros and cons

Learn how to hire temporary and virtual employees to help run your business.

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How Much Do Corporations Really Pay In Taxes?

Study shows that the U.S. is a prime candidate for corporate tax reform

Tax Foundation study shows U.S. need to change corporate taxation.

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Business Leader Wes Moore to Give Keynote Speech

The best-selling author, army veteran and business man is the latest ES confirmation

Business leader and military veteran Wes Moore has been confirmed to give a keynote speech…

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Comcast Celebrates Black History Month, Recognizing African American Innovators

The two-part series features past leaders and today's tech entrepreneurs

Comcast is honoring Black History Month by celebrating and recognizing various African American innovators in…

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[Infographic] Five of the Best Places in the World To Launch Your Startup

The US is still one of the best places to start a business

Although the U.S. is still one of the best places to start a business, Hong…

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Jump-Starting Your Global Business: Africa-America Institute Presenting Speaker Series

Panel of leading business professionals will offer tips, advice and insights for entrepreneurs

The Africa-America Institute’s Speaker Series seeks to help U.S.-based entrepreneurs learn how to build a…

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Black Enterprise Talks Taxes, Entreprenuership and More on Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club

Alfred Edmond, Jr. and Courtney Connley talk financial tips for the New Year

Black Enterprise’s Alfred Edmond, Jr. and Courtney Connley talk taxes, entrepreneurship and more on Power…

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Missy Taught Us: 3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Super Bowl Halftime

As entrepreneurs we should take every opportunity to learn what we can from titans like…

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Super Bowl Sunday: Four Plays To Blitz Your Business Forward

In business, it’s important for entrepreneurs to attack those enemies that threaten our progress to…

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Ifetayo Academy Celebrates 25 Years of African Culture in Brooklyn, NY

A young girls' dance routine inspires the development of a cultural academy

About 25 years ago, Kwayera Archer-Cunningham, a former professional dancer and choreographer, realized a young…

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Necole Parker, LeVon Lewis and Stacey Key Confirmed for Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit

ES continues to bring together the best and brightest of the business world

Celebrating 20 years, Black Enterprise’s 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit [ES] continues to bring together the best…

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The Black Enterprise–ABFF Partnership: Why Black Businesses Need Scale

Aligning, joint venturing, and merging with viable black-owned businesses is vital

When I speak before a group of black entrepreneurs, I often challenge my audience by…

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Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola Team Up for ‘Pay It Forward’

The program awards the next generation of African American leaders

This year, Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola are coming together to team up for the Pay…

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New Resource To Help Women Entrepreneurs Use Equity Crowdfunding

The Venture Crowd to train investors and entrepreneurs on new financing option

New platform to show women business owners how to raise capital through equity crowdfunding.

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Reports: Google Planning to Become Wireless Provider

Google may be your next mobile service provider

Google is looking to partner with Sprint and T-Mobile to offer mobile service.

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RECAP: GlamUniversity’s GirlPower Sleepover

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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

By Kandia Johnson

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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 …

By Cristie Leondis

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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…

By Cristie Leondis

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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:…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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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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…

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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…

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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?…

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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…

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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…

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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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