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Courtney Caldwell and Dr. Tye Caldwell

The ShearShare Power Couple Takes Their Startup to The Next Level

Since September 2016, Black Enterprise.com has followed the journey of ShearShare, a marketplace which allows salon and…

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Wonderffle Waffle Iron Creator Mike Bradford on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: Wonderffle Stuffed Waffle Iron Creator Mike Bradford

His gadget for creating stuffed waffles, earned him $50,000

On Episode 3 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Mike Bradford from Texas pitched his product, the…

By Brandon Andrews

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competitors

3 Ways to Learn From Your Competitors

You must study your competition in order to beat them

As you take your business to the next level, your competitors are a great source…

By Kandia Johnson

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Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: Tri Bow Tie Creator Marlon Rhodeman

Tri Bow Tie CEO Marlon Rhodeman pitched on Steve Harvey's Funderdome, winning capital for his business. He shares his story with Black Enterprise

Tri Bow Tie CEO Marlon Rhodeman pitched his fashion business on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. He…

By Brandon Andrews

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Baltimore Black-Owned Juice Bar Squeezes Its Way to Small Business Success

A family tragedy sparked a health-focused business idea

Black Enterprise caught up with Kenny Minor, owner of Xtract Juice Bar in Baltimore, Maryland…

By Nicole K. Webb

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Temper Tantrum

Entrepreneurs, Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable; Here’s How

Understanding the inevitable downsides to launching a business is key to being prepared

As an entrepreneur, your success depends on your ability to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.…

By Kandia Johnson

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Steve Harvey's Funderdome - Tanya Tibbs - VSmart Bar

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: V-Smart Bar Creator Tanya Tibbs

She won the pitch competition with an innovative woman's product

Tanya Tibbs won $10K to fund the V-Smart Bar on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. She shares…

By Brandon Andrews

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Why Some Black-Owned Businesses Fail

And how to avoid these mistakes

Some black-owned business owners fail because they get in their own way, while many others…

By Shakira M. Brown

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Better Manager

Want to Become a Better Manager? Make Sure You’re Doing These Things

The more effective you are as a manager, the happier your employees will be

Here are some great ways you can use new and emerging technology to be a…

By Selena Hill

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scale

Is It Time To Scale Your Business? Here’s How To Tell

5 signs that you may be ready to scale your business

Not everyone wants to scale and that’s okay. But for those of us that do,…

By Selena Hill

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Startup

If Your Startup Doesn’t Have These 5 Ingredients…

Then it probably won't be around for long -- just saying

It takes much more than hard work or determination alone to succeed with a new…

By Selena Hill

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SpenDebt Login

On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the CEO of SpenDebt

Micro-payment debt solution company seeks to help you become debt-free

For the seventh stop of the nationwide Shark Tank Diversity Tour, the casting team for ABC’s…

By Brandon Andrews

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home-based

New Business Idea? 3 Ways to Validate It Before Spending a Fortune

These tips can help you determine if you've struck gold ... or a rock

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If you can’t stop thinking about an idea, then it may be time…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Things to Watch Out for When Building a Fast-Growing Company

You're growing as a company, burning bright...don't trip up

As an entrepreneur, it’s exciting when things take off for your company.

Watching things move fast…

By Samara Lynn

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Meagan Ward Founder of Femology

Femology Business Lounge Plans to Help Women-Owned Businesses Thrive

A working space to accommodate the growing women-owned business scene in Detroit

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When Meagan Ward, founder and CEO of Creatively Flawless, met client-turned-business-partner…

By Kandia Johnson

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hashtag props

On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the Co-Founder of Hashtag Props

This producer of custom signs recently pitched his small business during the 'Shark Tank' Diversity Tour

Shark Tank Cast (Photo: ABC Television Group)
For the sixth stop of the nationwide Shark Tank Diversity Tour,…

By Brandon Andrews

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women in business

How Women in Business Can Help Other Women Break Barriers

Jessica Smith, a business counselor at the Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia, gives us some insight

Considering women of color are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States, BlackEnterprise.com…

By Kandia Johnson

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Nekisha Durrett Art Tank

Artist Nekisha Durrett Strikes Deals at Art Tank Pitch Competition

The visual artist got the go-ahead from real estate developers to create public art projects in Washington, DC

Public art has the power to transform mundane public spaces into dynamic canvases that make art…

By Brandon Andrews

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mobile bartending

Sumptuous Spirits Is Bringing Luxury Mobile Bartending to Metro Detroit

The one-year-old company targets “social professionals” in entrepreneurial, professional, and corporate communities

Sumptuous Spirits
As a college student at Miles College in Alabama, Lauren Daniels was always…

By Danielle D. Hughes

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influencer marketing

4 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Consider Influencer Marketing

How to harness the power of the influential

Influencer marketing includes content creation as well as distribution across social media channels, and this…

By Kandia Johnson

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How to Position Yourself As an Industry Authority

To build your authority, you’ll need a continuous message that tells the world who you…

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‘I See You’: The Power and Beauty of Building Multiple Tribes of Professional Women

Women that make the time to find their tribes of professional sisters have a competitive…

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