Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

Three Passion-to-Profit Myths Debunked

Atlanta entrepreneur Tiffini Gatlin tells why you shouldn't make the leap on a whim

Some have an epiphany. Others know from the get-go. Tiffini Gatlin says a combination of…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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What You Could Learn From … Soulja Boy’s Social Media Marketing Success

Using YouTube and Twitter, how a young entrepreneur took his strategy straight to the bank

Despite his controversial missteps, Soulja Boy’s Wall Street Journal talk brings to light social media…

By Janell Hazelwood

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A Lifetime of Giving

Food bank CEO fights hunger one mouth at a time

For Valerie Traore, giving back is a family tradition. “When most kids were in summer…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Code Name: Inventors

Go from golden idea to agent of invention

For most inventors, bringing their brainchild to market is a rewarding yet taxing process. From…

By Renita Burns

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Patents and Profits

Exploring a different kind of entrepreneurialism: inventions

Each November, BLACK ENTERPRISE dedicates the issue to small business. Considered the backbone of the…

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Celebrity Side Hustle: Caron Butler Scores With Burger King

The scoop on the entrepreneurial pursuits of athletes, entertainers and other stars

NBA Mavericks baller Caron Butler talks about why he chose the franchising route and how…

By Janell Hazelwood

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09FRANCHISE-KING1

The 40 Best Franchises for African Americans

Black Enterprise provides you entrepreneurial options that promise growth in any business environment

When Donald King retired from the Army in 2002, he looked at starting his own…

By Alan Hughes

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Mixing the Right Ingredients for Growth

CEO Tilmon Brown�s turnaround plan transformed New Horizons into a lean, mean baking machine

Operations are humming at the 56,000-square-foot Norwalk, Ohio, bakery. The facility’s 160 employees, nearly all…

By Alan Hughes

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Finding Your Fortune in Franchising

Franchising is hardly a new topic for our editors to tackle. This sector is and…

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Celebrity Side Hustle: WNBA Fashionista Cappie Pondexter

The scoop on the entrepreneurial pursuits of athletes, entertainers and other stars

WNBA All-star Cappie Pondexter talks entrepreneurship and her fashion styling business, 4 Season Style Management.

By Janell Hazelwood

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9 Steps for Working Smoothly With Friends and Family

What's the protocol for balancing business objectives with personal relationships?

Entrepreneurship is not an easy game – especially during an economic downturn. Most entrepreneurs are…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Backtalk with Daymond John

The "Godfather of Urban Fashion" shares key lessons on branding and entrepreneurial success

Businessman and self-made millionaire Daymond John is best known for his ’90s clothing line FUBU—“For…

By Sonia Alleyne

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How to Become a Personal Shopper

Turn a love of fashion into money in your pocket

Oftentimes, a passion for fashion can do more to drain your cash supply than boost…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Take it From Me: CamiCakes Cupcakes

Atlanta businesswoman shares the sweet and unsweetened sides of entrepreneurship

When CamiCakes Cupcakes (404-748-4288) opened its doors in 2006 in Orange Park, Florida, owner Andra…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The Entrepreneur in You

Before becoming a business owner, you have to think like one

There are no easy short-cuts to successful, sustainable entrepreneurship: being your own boss takes lots…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Why Today’s Leaders Must Surf, Not Sail

Our charge should no longer be "Steady as She Goes!," but "Hang Ten!"

Change happens. And once upon a time, all that was expected of business leaders was…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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WATCH: Transitioning Into Entrepreneurship

Felicia Joy, host of the Ms. CEO Show, discusses "hybrid" entrepreneurship: working a full-time job while running a business.

Felicia Joy, host of the Ms. CEO Show, discusses “hybrid” entrepreneurship: working a full-time job…

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Now Read This: Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months

If entrepreneurship is your objective, Melinda Emerson offers a step-by-step road map

Small-business consultant Melinda F. Emerson, founder and CEO of Quintessence Multimedia, a marketing video production…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Young Entrepreneurs Receive Top Honors

Entrepreneurship education group pays tribute to young business leaders

Young entrepreneurs were honored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) at its Dare to…

By Renita Burns

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

Panel explores ways to increase access to capital; Small business jobs bills; climate change; diversity on the Hill

The recession may be ebbing but minority-owned businesses are still caught in the grip of…

By Joyce Jones

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Tips From the Top of the Food Chain

Copreneurs offer three things every entrepreneur needs to know

Angela Cauley and Ian Blount discovered the perfect recipe for success. Mixing three tablespoons of…

By Renita Burns

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No Business Without Technology

You can�t credibly start any business today without having a strong online presence.

I received an e-mail recently from a pair of intrepid college graduates seeking my advice…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Investing Rules for Women

These tips will make your money grow

Sure, investing can be intimidating. And if you’re averse to what can appear to be…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Color Me Bold

Jewelry designer paints a daring sense of style

Sabrina Thompson has a long history of putting contrasting things together and somehow making them…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Positioning Yourself for an Opportunity

15 proven small-business action items to take advantage of the weak economy

With high unemployment, now is the time to position yourself as an authority in your…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Preparing for Startup Success

The right education, experience can be vital to your longevity

While it’s clear that amassing education and experience is helpful, there’s no right way to…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Savvy Solutions: How to Get Paid as a Consultant

Establishing (and sticking to) a pricing strategy is key

I presented a marketing proposal to a company where I formerly interned. We are into…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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In the Fast Lane

Despite the rocky economy, quick-service restaurants are holding their own. In the U.S., sales for…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Natural Born Hustler

Is entrepreneurship learned or innate?

Is entrepreneurship learned or innate? While working on a young entrepreneurs package slated to run…

By Renita Burns

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Banking on Our Own

Investing in black-owned financial institutions is investing in ourselves

It’s expensive to be black in America. Recent studies and lawsuits prove we are overcharged…

By Zachary Raynell Rinkins

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Establishing A Legacy of Wealth: Part 4

We must take control of our destinies

When all is said and done, we have the ability to take control of our…

By Ryan Mack

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My Beef With Black Business

Black-owned companies need to spend more money with black-owned media

Our businesses leave BE and other black media hanging. When Forbes, Business Week or The…

By Zachary Raynell Rinkins

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Establishing A Legacy of Wealth: Part 3

We must take stock of how we spend

Many African Americans are more concerned with what we are wearing, what we are driving…

By Ryan Mack

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Establishing A Legacy of Wealth: Part 2

It's time to take care of business

Yes, we have been oppressed, but we can do much more to help ourselves. Why…

By Ryan Mack

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Establishing A Legacy of Wealth: Part 1

We must work on taking the poverty out of the people

No, we haven’t had the best of times since arriving to this country. It…

By Ryan Mack

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Obama Congratulates SBA Award Winners

THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. Good afternoon, everybody.
AUDIENCE: Good afternoon.
THE…

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Encouragement for New Entrepreneurs

We’ve heard the numbers. For many of us, our family, friends, and colleagues are among…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Book Review: The Best Teacher Is Other People’s Experience

"My Biggest Mistake ..." is a must-read for smart aspiring�and repentant established�entrepreneurs

Smart aspiring entrepreneurs—and new business owners who’ve taken their lumps and are willing to change…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Encouragement for New Entrepreneurs

Your mission: to prove your mettle in a tough economic environment

We’ve heard the numbers. For many of us, our family, friends, and colleagues are among…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Memo to Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Learn Before You Launch

Nothing we tell you can take the place of your taking the time to know your industry

Entrepreneurship is one of the most important keys to wealth creation. However, too many people—laid-off…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Backtalk with Barrington Irving

On June 27, two world records were set in the field of aviation: For the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Network Marketing Or Pyramid Scheme?

Often considered a road to riches, direct selling can lead to financial disaster without the proper research. Consider these tips before you sign up.

Whether it’s lack of sales experience or bad luck, many people fail at network marketing,…

By Wendy Harris

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