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Top 3 Social Media Small Business Mistakes

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Social media is a breeding ground for poor marketing because of its dynamic…

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The Power of Tradeshow Marketing and Your Small Business

Think of it as a live performance for potential customers

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When considering marketing and advertising campaigns, many business owners immediately think radio, television,…

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Black Enterprise’s Ultimate Guide for Small Business (2017)

Our 2017 guide for small business owners

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It’s National Small Business Week! According to the Small Business Association (SBA), small businesses…

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small business success

Shonda Rhimes, Jessica Alba Share Their Small Business Success Secrets

American Express OPEN brings out top CEOs for its Success Makers event

American Express OPEN brings out Shonda Rhimes, Jessica Alba, and other top CEOs for its…

By Alisa Gumbs

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increase

How to Increase the Value of Your Business Before Selling

What you need to do before selling.

Sadly, many business owners wait too long to prepare the business and they do not…

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efficiency

Efficiency vs. Effectiveness: a Small Business Dilemma

A delicate balancing act

Small enterprise owners have a dilemma: How do I balance efficiency and effectiveness in my…

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small business

Here’s How I Got $80,000 In Revenue With My Small Business in Little Over a Year

Wendy Pace reveals how she managed to beat the odds as an entrepreneurial woman of color, earning a significant revenue with her small business in under 18 months

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If you had told me two years…

By Samara Lynn

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Black Entrepreneurs

7 Most Important Areas of Business Budding Entrepreneurs Should Focus On

What is the most important area to focus on when you're just getting your business off the ground and why?

Members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) share advice on the most important areas to focus…

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Social Mentions

8 Social Media Tips You Need To Try This Weekend

This small business owner shares her best practices for social media marketing

Many entrepreneurs are uncomfortable seeking the spotlight, yet a larger brand presence is important for…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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productivity

3 Ways You Can Boost Employee Productivity and Drive Profits in Your Business

Happy and productive workers means more money for your business

Like many business owners, you may be reviewing your budget in an effort to increase…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Instagram

4 Tips for Maximizing Instagram for Your Business

Here’s how to best use Instagram to help boost brand awareness and sales revenue

If you have a product, service, or company that you’re trying to market and you…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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leadership

3 Business Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From the Military

Justin Constantine's book on leadership outlines principles and tactics for business executives

There’s an old saying that no plan survives first contact with the enemy,” notes Constantine.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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New Team

3 Ideas for Choosing the Perfect Company Name

When it comes to company names, intention is everything

When choosing a company name, you want it to be creative and different—but don’t forget…

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Technology Team

3 Unconventional Ways to Inspire Your Team

When’s the last time that you inspired your team? If you can’t recall, then that’s a problem

When’s the last time that you inspired your team? If you can’t recall, then that’s a…

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Why Great Hires Don’t Always Have the ‘Right’ Background

Find out how coffee connoisseur Nick Bayer finds success by being “in the people business, not the product business.”

Discover why great hires don’t always have the perfect background.

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Accounting Mistakes Entrepreneurs Must Avoid To Succeed, Are You Guilty of the Top 5?

Don't let poor money management kill your chances for business success

Don’t let these top five common accounting mistakes kill your business and ruin your chances…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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6 Ways Growing Startups Can Hire Top Talent On a Small Budget

Here’s how you can afford the best and the brightest talent for your startup or small business

Every entrepreneur wants to attract top talent with outstanding capabilities to grow their enterprises. But…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Disturbing Lies Business Owners Tell Themselves

Don’t let yourself get caught in a trap of unproductive self-deception

Don’t let yourself get caught in a trap of unproductive self-deception. Here are five lies…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To Crush The Competition

Best and most surprising strategies for staying ahead and making more money in business

Best and most surprising strategies for staying ahead and making more money in business.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To Improve Your Business’ Top and Bottom Line

Advanced technology can help you reduce costs and increase profits

Advanced technology can help you reduce costs, increase profits, and improve your business.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To

change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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