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Everyone needs a network of people they can count on, in both in their personal lives, and in business. For entrepreneurs especially, these support networks can make the difference between feeling like you’re out there on your own, to being deeply connected to other entrepreneurs and having a team of friends, advisers or partners to turn to when you’re not sure which direction to go.

Here are seven tips for building the ultimate network to support your entrepreneurial goals.---Tina Wells

5 Important Questions You Should Ask Investors

You need to seize up potential angel investors and venture capitalists just as your company is being vetted by them

Startups and small business owners should evaluate potential angel investors just as they are to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Study: Small Business Owners Optimistic And Thriving

Millennial entrepreneurs view networking and working as one and the same

Small business owners are optimistic about the coming year, according to a new study released…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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PayPal Offers Small Business Loans Up To $60,000

PayPal Working Capital program has funded more than $150 million in loans to 20,000 retailers

PayPal Working Capital program has funded more than $150 million in loans to 20,000 retailers

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To Find Angel Investors For Your Business

Tips on attracting the right investors and then reeling them in with the right pitch

If you’re part of an accelerator or startup, the Securities Exchange Commission granted you a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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7 Expert Tips to Raise Startup Funds

Try these proven tips from entrepreneurs

Seven successful entrepreneurs offer advice on raising capital for your startup.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Know The Real Cost Of Asking For Money

Here are five common funding sources and their long-term implications

There’s no such thing as a free lunch. I mean that literally. If someone offers…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Need To Raise Startup Capital: Tell A Great Story

Storytelling is a powerful tool for entrepreneurs that needs to inform and inspire investors

Gerard Murphy is the co-founder / CEO of Mosaic, which helps photographers protect, organize, share and preserve…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Eric Cantor’s Loss Improves Crowdfunding Outlook

Republican congressman's defeats affects crowdfunding in several ways

The election results from Eric Cantor’s district are welcome news for crowdfunding advocates. Cantor’s defeat…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Report: Black and Hispanic Entrepreneurs Discriminated Against for Small Business Loans

Study follows experiences of businessmen seeking loans from same bank

Study that found discrimination followed experiences of white, black, Hispanic businessmen seeking loans from the…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Tips To Help Secure Funding For Your Startup

Learn seven secrets that they don’t teach in business school

Fundraising is arguably the most important issue for any entrepreneur. Without financial backing, even the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Love Being the Boss But Face Financial Challenges

Generating revenue and cash flow are the biggest issues starting out

Small business owners obviously like their choice of career, with 84% indicating that if they…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Wells Fargo To Create $100 Billion In Small Business Loans

Bank sets five-year lending goal to help more companies succeed

Wells Fargo has set a goal of lending $100 billion to small business owners over…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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2014 Entrepreneurs Conference: Capital Raising Moves to Help Start, Grow Your Business

This CEO secured a $5 million line of credit as a result of attending last year's event

In addition to accessing capital, conference topics will run the gamut from how to get…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How to Negotiate a Line of Credit

For most construction companies, winning a bid on a contract is just the beginning, since…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Inside Tips From ‘Shark’ Daymond John On Tapping Angel Capital

The multi-millionaire businessman, author, and star of ABC’s "Shark Tank" tells budding entrepreneurs how to hook private investors

Daymond John, founder of FUBU and co-star of ABC’s Shark Tank, and Minority Angel Investor…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Conference: 5 Keys To Sourcing Capital for Your Tech Company

Black tech companies from the popular NewMe accelator program tell startups how to go after their fair share of equity financing

NewMe co-founder Angela Benton, CEO of Black Media Web, L.L.C., along with NewMe participants Hank…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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3 Capital Raising Ideas

Every artist faces the daunting task of scraping together enough money to finance their pet…

By Pamela K. Johnson

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Holding the Purse Strings

Community developer helps small businesses get access to loans

Hicks’ job is to manage the client intake process, which entails researching what the potential…

By Dale Coachman

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7 Ways to Avoid a Cash Flow Crunch

Dodging these pitfalls can help your small business finances

Too often, small businesses end up in a cash flow crunch because the need to…

By Alan Hughes

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DreamIt! Funding for Startups Led By Minority Entrepreneurs

July 8 application deadline to gain access to financing and other resources offered by new partnership with Comcast Interactive Capital

The Minority Entrepreneur Accelerator Program MEAP is seeking minority-led start-up businesses to receive funding, business…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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How to Fund a Catering Business

Check out these resources that'll have you cooking in no time

My husband and I have opened a catering business. We’ve assisted several churches and local…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Get Money: Braving “Shark Tanks” for Cash

Expert advice and resources for entrepreneurs who want to raise financing for their business

Business is about competition—for customers, for market share, for employees and yes, for financing. When…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Get Money: 5 Things to Know About SBA Lending

Expert advice and resources for entrepreneurs who want to raise financing for their business

Todd Harrington is managing director and chief sales officer for CIT Group where he oversees…

By Alan Hughes

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Get Money: 5 Things to Know Before Seeking Venture Capital

Expert advice and resources for entrepreneurs who want to raise financing for their business

The old adage that it takes money to make money has always rung true. And…

By Alan Hughes

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Get Money: 4 Keys to Raising Capital for Your Small Business

Expert advice and resources for entrepreneurs who want to raise financing for their business

Beginning today and every Wednesday afternoon here on the Small Business channel at BlackEnterprise.com, you’ll…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Savvy Solutions: Franchise Deal Too Good To Be True?

What questions do I need to ask so I don't get taken advantage of?

I am looking into a franchise opportunity. They’re offering a special program where I would…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Poll: Show Me the Funding!

Tell us where you're finding the capital to sustain your business

Happy Small Business Week! As a small business owner/entrepreneur where have you found capital needed…

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10 Things to Remember Before Applying for a Business Loan

Maximize your chances of getting one

It’s a well-documented fact that banks are less risk tolerant than in years past. But…

By Alan Hughes

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