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

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

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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…

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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…

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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

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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

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Considering women of color are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the United…

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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Who Is on Your Dream Team? Meet 6 Key Players That Can Make Your Business a Success

Could you pick out a 'Dream Team' from your inner circle?

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The NFL Draft is the topic of the day. I don’t follow it,…

By Cameka Smith

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5 Ways to Scale Your Service-Based Business

A successful business can fail if it can't scale

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Whether you’re a solopreneur or small business owner, chances are you’ll reach a…

By Kandia Johnson

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On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the Founders of 3 Black Cats Café and Cakery

While on the road with 'Shark Tank' hopefuls, Brandon Andrews chats with the owners of 3 Black Cats Café and Cakery, located in Brooklyn, NY

Throughout 2017, Values Partnerships is leading a nationwide casting tour for ABC’s Shark Tank that is focused on bringing more…

By Brandon Andrews

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Letisha Royster, the founder of the Waterless Medi-Pedi & Nail Spa,

Why This Woman Launched a Waterless Medi-Pedi Nail Spa

Her innovative spa uses no water for a reason

For many of us, a trip to the nail salon means soaking your hands or…

By Kandia Johnson

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On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the Founder and CEO of Nude Barre

Q&A with Harlem casting call hopeful

Values Partnerships leads a nationwide casting tour for ABC’s Shark Tank, which is focused on bringing more diverse ideas…

By Brandon Andrews

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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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#MillionaireMovesMonday

#MillionaireMovesMonday: The Value of Your Talent in Building a Business

Without the right pool of talent, your business will never reach its maximum potential

This week in the #MillionaireMovesMonday series, Dr. Pickard shares an excerpt from his new book…

By Selena Hill

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Network

3 Networking Mistakes Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

Maintain a positive reputation for yourself and your business by avoiding these common networking errors

When it comes to growing your business, the right relationships can take you places that…

By Kandia Johnson

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money

Get Your Money Up With These Weekend Reads

Spend the weekend reading up on the best ways to make and save money

In addition to giving yourself some much-needed R&R, this weekend is also the perfect time…

By Selena Hill

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creativity

#MillionaireMovesMonday: Build Your Business With Creativity

Creativity is the best resource to build a business, says business leader William F. Pickard, Ph.D.

According to Dr. William F. Pickard, you don’t need to get a bank loan or…

By Selena Hill

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Follow Up

6 Reasons Why Business Owners Should Focus on Follow-Ups

A wise person once said, “the fortune is in the follow-up”

Don’t be afraid to follow up with someone several different times. Consistently following up with…

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“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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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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