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Franchise Profile: Sean and Shannon Verdun Become A Small Business Success Story

'We took a leap of faith and made an informed, educated decision'

Colbert-Ball is one of just a handful of black-owned successful franchise concepts. A entrepreneurial couple…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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3 Signs Your Spouse Is Not Compatible With Your Business

Running a successful enterprise could depend on how you address this issue

Check out these signs your spouse-business partner is incompatible with your enterprise.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[Part 1 ] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Work to Advance Youth STEM Education

Chicago-based duo propelling with 'Paige & Paxton' books

Mother-daughter duo, Rachel and Kelley Williams, talk with BlackEnterprise.com about their STEM-inspired characters — Paige…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Need a Family Loan? Here’s the Right Way to Get It

New service helps simplify personal loan request process

With many startups relying on loans from family and friends, a new service helps simplify…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Relatives

Here's how to hire and work harmoniously with family members to help run your business

Family members can be part owners of the business, but they don’t have to work…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Many Family Businesses Struggle to Survive Past the Second Generation

More than a quarter of family-owned businesses do not have a board of directors

By creating a governance and succession strategy, a family-owned business is much more likely to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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With Beyoncé at the forefront, the Knowles family has found their way to the top of entertainment’s food chain. As the pop diva has found herself traveling around the world to perform sell-out shows, her father, Matthew Knowles, was helping make all that happen as her manager until 2011. While those two were on the the road, Bey’s mother, Tina, didn’t just sit home alone, she got to the drawing board and designed clothing for her House of Dereon and Miss Tina by Tina Knowles fashion lines. And you can’t forget about Solange! From the bigscreen to the runway, the girl who used to be known as Beyoncé’s little sister is now turning out parties in the U.S. and across the pond as she rocks the 1s and 2s and looked up to as a fashion know-all.


So if you ever thought a family business couldn’t exist, take a note or two from the Knowles’ clan. Now that’s love on top!

Family Business: Beyoncé & the Knowles’ Clan

From music to movies, the Knowles family has unarguably taken over the entertainment business.

Over the years, the Knowles’ have usurped the movie industry, the fashion world and of…

By Amber McKynzie

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Homie, Coworker, Friend: Pros and Cons of Working with Loved Ones

It may be tricky to balance relationships, so consider all risks

It may seem like the job of your dreams working with people you already mesh…

By Sasha King

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Family Hustle: T.I. & Tiny Prove It’s Never Too Early to Pass on Healthy Work Ethic

Four ways parents can teach importance of the grind to children

Rapper T.I. and savvy wife, Tiny, ensure the Harris family is into the grind, showing…

By Courtney Connley

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Kin-Coworker Conflict: How to Manage Working with Family

Tips to help ensure business doesn't get personal

Here are three tips for successfully working with your next of kin.

By Jamie Harrison

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B.E. Exclusive: New Era for Johnson Publishing with Outside Investment

Sale of stake to JPMorgan Chase allows Chairman Linda Johnson Rice to retain control as she rebrands company

With the capitol investment of JPMorgan Chase to Johnson Publishing, Chairman Linda Johnson Rice sees…

By Alan Hughes

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Father-Daughter CEOs Strengthen Family Bond with New Publishing Company

Venture combines business, youth's talent to promote urban litaracy

Ephraim Benton and his daughter, Amber, combined her love for storytelling…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Behind the Music: Momager Sonja Norwood Grows ‘Family Business’ Tree

Industry vet has passion for cultivating careers and advocating for women executives

Industry vet has passion for cultivating careers and advocating for women executives

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Celebrity Moms: Setting the Stage for Their Children’s Success

For Mother's Day, we highlight famous moms whose kids are following in their star-studded career steps

BlackEnterprise.com honors celebrity mother’s who have set industry standards of excellence and passed the torch…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Hand Down the Family Business – Part 1

Your resource for working with parents, children, spouses, exes, and others

When passing a business down from an older to younger generation problems are sure to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Family Biz: 5 Conflict Resolution Tips for Spouses in Business

Your resource for working with parents, children, spouses, exes, and others

Husbands and wives need to create rules that they stand by before they get the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Family Biz: 3 Things to Include in Your Buy-Sell Agreement

Your resource for working with parents, children, spouses, exes, and others

If you or a member of your family dies or wants out of the business,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Family Biz: When Your Business Partner is Your Spouse

Your resource for working with parents, children, spouses, exes, and others

Husband and wife Brian and Autumn Merritt own a boutique and are raising their 8-month-old…

By Dale Coachman

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Family Biz: 5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Relatives

Your resource for working with parents, children, spouses, exes, and others

Hiring relatives to work for your Family Biz can get quite touchy. Even if you…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Family Biz: 5 Tips on Working With Family

How to create a comfortable and fair environment for all employees

Working with family can be a catch 22. Make sure you employ these five tactics…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Right on Track

An unconventional venture and smart partnership open doors for two brothers

For brothers Jamon and Taj Jones, entrepreneurship is in the blood. “Our grandfather started a…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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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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