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LC Johnson is creating a space for black women entrepreneurs

Newsflash: Funding Black Women Entrepreneurs Is A Social Justice Issue

Founder of co-working space for women of color shares her struggle to find adequate funding

LC Johnson, founder of Zora’s Place, a coworking space for women of color, says funding…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Father Figure CEO Andrew Bentley pitches Father Figure on Shark Tank

This Young Entrepreneur’s Startup Focuses on the New Father Experience

This dad is using his lifestyle brand to change the perception of black fathers

Andrew Bentley pitched Father Figure – a lifestyle brand for new dads on Season 9…

By Brandon Andrews

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Game Bag creators on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

These Founders Create The Only Way You Should Carry a Basketball

An innovative basketball carrying system

Medin Gebrezgier and his business partner Jonathan Santos pitched their product, Game Bag on Steve Harvey’s…

By Brandon Andrews

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

'The voice-over platforms have expanded for people of color'

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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The Secret To a Wildly Successful Product Launch? Focus Groups

Opinion studies provide valuable insight

Insights obtained from focus groups have the potential to change your life forever whether the…

By Shakira M. Brown

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The Journey of Franchisee Bettina McGriggler: A Story of ‘Firsts’

The first-time business owner has achieved several "firsts" among her family

Bettina McGriggler shares how to be successful in the challenging world of senior care as…

By Nancy E Williams

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12 Traps to Avoid When Finding a Manufacturer

Many entrepreneurs seek out manufacturers to get their products to market; here's how to find one

If a company sells itself as a manufacturer but describes its business as “Import/Export,”…

By Samara Lynn

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Equity Crowdfunding - multicultural hands raised with dollars to invest

The Best New Way for African Americans to Invest In or Start a Business

A guide to equity crowdfunding

Professors, politicians, and prognosticators have—for years—implored the black community to “take all the money you spend…

By Brandon Andrews

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Trippie App Founder/CEO Ryan Diew Pitches on ABC's Shark Tank

Black Tech Founder on Pitching to the Sharks and Cuban’s Remark on ‘Entitled Millennials’

Millennial entrepreneur receives 'tough love' from the Sharks

Ryan Diew pitched Trippie on the Season 9 premiere of ABC’s Shark Tank. After the…

By Brandon Andrews

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Black Women About Business (BWAB): A Soon-to-Come New Resource

The black-women-in-business organization will begin accepting members next month

“At BWAB, we will be evaluating the success of the program throughout and there will…

By Rochelle Soetan

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truCrowd Illinois CEO Florence Hardy - Equity Crowdfunding

Black Female Crowdfunding Executive On Opportunities for Black Founders

The Howard University grad on opportunities for black investors and entrepreneurs

truCrowd Illinois CEO Florence Hardy shares her thoughts on equity crowdfunding and the opportunities for…

By Brandon Andrews

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JPMorgan Chase Invests $10 Million to Expand Black Businesses and Growth in D.C.

Sparking economic growth and combating gentrification part of commitment

Banking giant JP Morgan Chase aims to lessen the economic disparity dilemma by investing $10…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Pitch and Present Your Business Idea With Confidence

Take a deep breath and then read this...

Feeling uncertain and nervous about pitching your business idea to a room full of investors…

By Kandia Johnson

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These 5 Passive Investments Earn You Money and Let You Keep Your Day Job

You need to know about passive and semi-absentee franchises

Passive business ownership (also known as absentee or semi-absentee) is a excellent option for the…

By Nancy E Williams

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How to “Go Viral” Like The #BeardGameMatters Facebook Group

Great marketing lessons from bearded guys

If you were on social media during the past two weeks, you likely saw references…

By Michelle Y. Talbert, Esq.

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brand loyalty

Life Coach Offers Holistic Approach to Brand Loyalty

Don't just build brand loyalty; retain it

Discover how entrepreneurs and employers can mitigate conflict in business relationships without destroying brand loyalty.…

By Roz A Gee

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Are You Really Listening? 7 Simple Ways to Find out What Your Customers Really Think

Cheap and easy methods to garner customer feedback and enhance your business

You don’t have to spend a fortune to figure out what your customers think about…

By Kandia Johnson

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Molly Maid Franchisee Is Cleaning Up With Her House Cleaning Service

This Molly Maid owner shares her keys to success in the competitive field of residential cleaning

Even in the competitive field of residential cleaning, an owner can thrive. Lisa Johnson shares…

By Nancy E Williams

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Funderdome - Tara Darnley - Yummy Mitt

Mamapreneur Invents Innovative and Eco-Friendly Baby Teething Solution

The self-professed "introvert entrepreneur" just landed $20,000 in funding for her invention

Tara Darnley pitched her Yummy Mitt teether on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, winning $20,000 for her…

By Brandon Andrews

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Pink Rubber Tires creators - the Pruitte Sisters - with Steve Harvey on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Sisters Launch Way For Women to Buy Car Tires and Auto Services Without Getting Ripped Off

Twin sisters launch service to help empower women with auto repair and maintenance

Marcia Pruitte-Coleman and Marla Pruitte are the co-founders of Pink Rubber Tires, a service that sells…

By Brandon Andrews

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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