Tag Archives: small business

Kobe

Will Kobe Bryant’s $100 Million Tech Fund Capitalize Black Entrepreneurs?

Sports icon turned venture capitalist, Kobe Bryant, has the potential to set a powerful, influential example for other investors by investing in black-owned businesses

After retiring earlier this year, Kobe Bryant, the former NBA MVP, announced the launch of…

By Jared Brown

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big-name contracts

How to Land Big-Name Contracts (Regardless of Your Company Size)

Trust is vital to business success

The secret to landing big contracts isn’t deeper pockets or more manpower—it’s getting prospects to…

By Black Enterprise

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Successful CTOs

8 Qualities All Successful CTOs Share

How to rise to the occasion as a great CTO

The most successful businesses I’ve worked with have one thing in common: excellent leadership. As…

By Black Enterprise

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business email

How to Send the Perfect Business Email Every Time

Present yourself via email in a way that lets the receiver know you are intelligent, professional, and to be taken seriously

People often view email as a less formal means of communication.
This can be true when…

By Black Enterprise

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Startup Costs

Follow These 7 Steps to Save Thousands in Business Startup Costs

Employ customer discovery to ensure you're on the right track

There is an age-old saying, “If you build it, they will come.” But that couldn’t…

By Chanel Martin

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Vision

How to Communicate Your Company’s Vision to Your Employees

Make sure your team is on the same page

Your vision is exactly that: yours. Not everyone has the luxury of immediately understanding the…

By Black Enterprise

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acknowledging others

Be Relentless With the Three R’s of Business

What separates seasoned, resilient, flexible employees with a timeless approach to business from those with less experience? It's all in how they leverage the three R’s of business

Good business leaders are like wine–we get better with age. We are relentless in pursuing our…

By Cristie Leondis

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Business Award

Do You Really Need to Apply for Another Business Award?

The pros and cons of applying for business awards

My childhood room was filled with trophies, plaques, and photos of my achievements. While I…

By Black Enterprise

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Truth

Live Your Truth [All Day, Every Day]

The secret to never getting tired in work and in life

My favorite question to ask people is, “What are you passionate about?” I’ve found that…

By John Hope Bryant

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next company

Why Your Next Company Doesn’t Have to (or Shouldn’t) Be a Unicorn

Why The Unicorn Formula isn't the only path to success for startups

“Buyers like us, we have a lot of options. It’s a buyer’s market,” said my…

By Black Enterprise

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Company culture

How to Foster a Company Culture That Values Creativity and Innovation

Advice for enhancing the quality of company culture at your job

As a startup founder and investor, it’s not enough for me to merely value innovation and…

By Black Enterprise

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sales

Increase Sales by Expanding Into New Markets

Things to consider when taking your company to the global marketplace

Congratulations!  You have taken care of satisfied customers from one side of the United States…

By Preston Charles

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Business

13 Small Changes That Can Make a Big Impact on Your Business

Refocus your business efforts onto the right business targets

Refocus your business efforts onto the right business targets.

By Black Enterprise

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Instagram

How This Woman Monetized Her Instagram Presence

Ready to monetize your Instagram presence? Check out these tips.

Ready to monetize your Instagram presence? Check out these tips.

By Kandia Johnson

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DC

This D.C. Clothing Brand Celebrates ‘Chocolate City’

Bailiwick Clothing lends voice to the gentrification conversation

The District of Columbia (D.C.) was the first major American city to achieve a black…

By Jared Brown

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Meaningful Relationships

How to Invest Time in Creating Meaningful Relationships

Get a schedule that allows you to invest in life at the highest level possible

Recently, I’ve been wrestling with some paradoxes. On the one hand, you can’t give others…

By Black Enterprise

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Startups

What Startups Can Learn About Marketing From the Food and Beverage Industry

Four tips from the food and beverage industry startups can use to launch a successful marketing campaign

Whether you’re trying to transform transportation in the tech industry or sling a new cocktail…

By Black Enterprise

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Real estate

Keeping It Real Estate

While African Americans have long known the benefits of home ownership, there is still much more to the real estate game beyond your home

Real estate investing is the art and science of buying real estate. African Americans have…

By Black Enterprise

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Assistant

Replace Yourself: How to Hire Your First Virtual Assistant

Don't think you need an assistant? Answer these four questions

Does this sound like you?
Your alarm goes off at 6:00 a.m., and you head to…

By Black Enterprise

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career

Things You Tell Yourself About Your Career That Are Wrong

To do good work, it still takes the basic building blocks: dedication, honing your skill set, listening to constructive feedback, improving and growing

To do good work, it still takes the basic building blocks: dedication, honing your skill…

By Black Enterprise

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