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5 Success Tactics for Trailblazers in Business

Strategies for innovation business success

Ethel J. Davis, principal of VZD Capital Management, talks about five strategies business trailblazers employ.

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The High Cost of Riots: Part 1

Tragedy in Baltimore leaves financial toll on businesses and community members

We’ve seen how tragedy in a Baltimore community turned into an explosive situation. Here we…

By Stacey Tisdale

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4 Tips for Moving From Employee to Entrepreneur

Transitioning from corporate America to entrepreneurship requires planning

In a perfect world, you’d be able to save up at least a year’s worth…

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3 Nontraditional Marketing Strategies That Work

Less traditional forms of marketing may be your best bet

No matter what kind of business you have, you need more customers, clients, leads, website…

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‘This is Her Way’ Founder Talks Accountability and Sisterhood

Sherry Williams says professional women crave spaces to celebrate who they are

Sherry Williams, founder of ‘This is Her Way’ talks accountability and sisterhood.

By Brittany Dandy

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4 Traditional Habits Every Small Business Should Break

It could be advantageous to break the mold

Many businesses have traditional habits and standard operational procedures, but small businesses may want to…

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4 Tips For Financing a Franchise

Before you attempt to finance any business, here's what you need to know

Plan on needing to have a credit score of at least 680 and a net…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Tips For Starting Your Own Magazine

Tenyse Williams, co-founder of Dapper Dads Magazine, shares her secrets

Many niche writers have dreams of one day starting their own magazine or publication but…

By Brittany Dandy

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[RECAP] ‘Leadership Her Way’ Event Continues in Washington D.C.

Sherry Williams' brings together dynamic, female entrepreneurs

Leadership Her Way featured dynamic female entrepreneurs with a wealth of knowledge to share.

By Brittany Dandy

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Chicago’s Oldest Black Bank in Jeopardy

Two black-owned financial institutions left standing, oldest is in need of rescuing

Chicago has two black-owned financial institutions left standing, the oldest is in need of rescuing.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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25 Best Corporations For Vetpreneurs

Programs targeting veteran-owned small businesses for products and services

Here are the 25 top corporations that do business with veteran-owned companies.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Meet the Brains and Beauty Behind The CurvyCon

Bloggers, Chastity Garner and Cece Olisa, host plus-size women's conference

Bloggers Chastity Garner and Cece Olisa come together to host plus size women’s conference the…

By Brittany Dandy

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Changes In Franchising Model To Hit Minorities The Hardest

New labor ruling could affect nearly 20% of all franchises that are minority-owned

New labor ruling could negatively impact minority businesses which represent 20% of all franchisees.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Tips for Becoming a Better Author

Ylleya Fields, author of the Princess Cupcake Jones series, offers her entrepreneurial advice

The life of an author is more than just creative stories and exciting characters. Aside…

By Brittany Dandy

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SBA Putting $1 Million Towards Post-Riot Baltimore Business Recovery

Agency to provide rebuilding assistance including low-interest disaster loans

SBA to commit $1 million in low-interest disaster loans to help Baltimore businesses rebuild during…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Parents Create Black Doll for Their Daughter

The Sweetings' raised over $50,000 on Kickstarter for their black, natural hair doll

The Sweetings created the Angelica Doll, a black doll with natural hair, for their daughter.

By Brittany Dandy

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Nonprofit

Jessica Sutherland, founder of Homeless to Higher Ed offers advice to entrepreneurs

Why are you doing it? Why this cause? Why should it be you? Why should…

By Brittany Dandy

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10 Ways to Become More Likeable in Business

If you want people do business with you or invest in your firm check your likeability factor

If you want people to do business with you, you have to be perceived as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[REPORT] 15% of Small Businesses Have Mobile Apps

And at least 40% of small business have no plans to launch one in the future

About 15% of small businesses have mobile apps, according to the results of a new…

By Joel Lyons

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[WATCH] Hillary Clinton Meets with S.C. Female Minority Small Business Owners

Presidential hopeful sits down with women to talk entrepreneurial concerns

Presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, sits down with African American women to talk small business concerns.

By Brittany Dandy

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10 Best Cities To Start A Business

Jacksonville, Florida is the hot spot for aspiring entrepreneurs

Somewhere between 10 million and 43 million Americans are now working for themselves. There is…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Fitness Trainer and Entrepreneur Creates New Dance Class ‘Kerboomka’

Kershel Anthony's choreography-driven workout takes dance fitness to another level

Kershel Anthony says his choreography-driven workout, Kerboomka, takes dance fitness to another level.

By Brittany Dandy

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Ylleya Fields Talks Becoming an Author and How She Created Princess Cupcake Jones

How a search for identity became a children's book series

How Ylleya Fields search for identity became children’s book series, Princess Cupcake Jones.

By Brittany Dandy

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Erica Douglas Helps Small Businesses Enter the Beauty Industry

An entrepreneur and chemist breaking down barriers-of-entry with her company, mSEED group

As an entrepreneur and chemist, Eric Douglas is breaking down barriers of entry in…

By Brittany Dandy

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Entrepreneurship Is Becoming Viable Option Only For The Wealthy

New data reveals 1 million missing entrepreneurs due to dwindling middle class

Research shows that the majority of American entrepreneurs no longer come from middle-class families.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Farmers Shut Out Of $10 Billion Legal Marijuana Business

States laws may prevent black farmers from growing medical marijuana

New states laws could keep black farmers and black businesses out of the budding $10…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why The Post Office Wants To Be Your Banker

Community bankers criticize US Postal Service’s proposal to offer financial services

Community banks oppose Post Office’s proposal to expand the number of financial products it offers…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Hillary Clinton Wants To Be The Nation’s Small Business President

The Democratic presidential candidate is turning to social media to lay out her policies for helping entrepreneurs

Hillary Clinton takes to social media to promote her policies for the nation’s small business…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Jessica Sutherland Talks Homeless to Higher Ed Nonprofit

An organization striving to change the stigma of homelessness one college grad at a time

Jessica Sutherland talks her nonprofit organization thats striving to change the stigma of homelessness one…

By Brittany Dandy

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7 Skills You’ll Need To Start Any Business

No one’s ever really ready, but here are some startup skills to best prepare you for success

Most startups fail after years but you can improve your chance for survival by possessing…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Ways to Maintain Work-Life Balance as a Solopreneur

Mom and entrepreneur Alex Elle shares how she recharges and remains creative

Mom and serial entrepreneur Alex Elle shares 5 tips to recharge and maintain creative.

By Brittany Dandy

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Check Yourself: 3 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Never Stop Asking

Are you running your business? Or is it running you?

Entrepreneurship is not just about activity, but intended results, including growth, revenues and profits.

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Marriott Offering $30,000 to Lucky Entrepreneur

Hotel chain seeks a food and beverage innovator to run Maryland bar

Marriott to give $30,000 in seed money to a food and beverage entrepreneur to run…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[SURVEY] Optimism Among Business Owners Drops

A decline in revenues and access to credit influencing small business owners views of current business climate

Small Business owners felt much better about doing business at start of the new year…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Tips To Better Prepare Your Family For Business

Don’t start a new career until you map out how it will affect your loved ones

Here’s what you can do to make sure you have the love and support of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Obama Administration Addresses Top Issues Facing Small Businesses

Access to capital and technology among top concerns of owners

Small business owners to gather in nation’s capital to convince policymakers to address issues from…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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‘Shark Tank’ Investor Daymond John Advises Minority Entrepreneurs

Another Shark Tank all-star will be at Entrepreneurs Summit

Shark Tank’s Daymond John helps minority entrepreneurs, and another power player of the show is…

By Essence Gant

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[REPORT] 25% of Small Businesses Don’t Use Social Media

Many of the 53% that do plan to devote more time and dollars to their accounts

Nearly 1/2 of small businesses don’t actively use social media to promote their business. 25%…

By Joel Lyons

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Top 4 Industries for Entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneurs Summit will talk best businesses, raising capital and more

As we gear up for the Entrepreneurs Summit 2015, we review the top four industries…

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13 Biggest Business Mistakes You Can Make

Here’s how you can avoid some deep pitfalls

Here’s how you can avoid 13 of the deepest pitfalls to help you run a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Sam’s Club Commits $13.6 Million To Help Women and Minority Business Owners

New program set to increase access to capital and better borrower education

Small Business Economic Mobility initiative aims to enable nonprofit Community Development Financial Institutions to make…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Maximize Your Skill Set Create Multiple Streams of Income

Fitness trainer Jonese Holloway talks how she turned a hobby into three successful revenues

Fitness trainer, Jonese Holloway, talks how she turned a hobby into three successful revenue streams.

By Brittany Dandy

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Risingstars Founder to Speak at Entrepreneurs Summit

Tom Chikoore will share innovative insights and strategies in tech

The Risingstars, a program that mentors minorities in tech, founder will speak at Entrepreneurs Summit.

By Essence Gant

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12 Traits of a Great Events Planner

Here are some key characteristics to look for when hiring someone who run your occasion

Here’s how hiring a fantastic events planner can save you time and money.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Need a Loan for Your Small Business? Try A Community Banker

Independent owned banks provide more than 50% of all loans to small businesses

The bulk of small business loans come these days from smaller community banks.

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Moms Made Millionaires with Facebook Commerce App Soldsie

F-Commerce may be the new money maker for entrepreneurs

Soldsie helped make these jewelry-selling moms into millionaires.

By Essence Gant

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The Game Changers of Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurs Summit embraces the future of business

As the Entrepreneurs Summit embraces the future of business, here are six game changers of…

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[RECAP] Twitter Chat with Rodney Sampson on Angel Investors

The Founder and CEO spreads the wealth with entrepreneurs

Rodney Sampson talks angel investors and entrepreneurship in our Twitter chat.

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[WATCH] Female Creatives Talk How They Make a Passionate Living

These entrepreneurs left their nine to fives behind to build businesses they love

Her Agenda hosted a discussion with female creatives, who figured out how to go against…

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Twitter Chat: Rodney Sampson to Talk Securing Angel Investors

Join us to get the in on capital for your business.

Black Enterprise will talk getting Angel Investors for your business with Rodney Sampson.

By Essence Gant

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5 Black Women in Tech Bring Innovation To the Male-Led Industry

These five are leaving their mark in the secluded world

These black women in tech prove their spot in the male-dominated industry.

By Essence Gant

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Legal Terms Every Business Owner Should Know

Top 3 Legal Issues Affecting Small Businesses

Here’s how you can save time and money on some common pitfalls that can lead to problems

Here are three common pitfalls small business owners need to avoid and stay out of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Gang Members Protected Black Businesses During Baltimore Riots

Three gangs reportedly came together in solidarity to safeguard black-owned companies

Members of three Baltimore street gangs reportedly came together in unity during Monday’s unrest to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter to Speak at Entrepreneurs Summit

The sports star and businessman will share his plays

NFL star Cris Carter will talk black men and entrepreneurship at the 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit.…

By Essence Gant

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Millennial ‘World Deeds’ Becoming a Way of Life

Small business owner Eric Whitaker talks his charitable clothing company, World Deeds

Small Business owner and millennial, Eric Whitaker talks his clothing company World Deeds and how…

By Brittany Dandy

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Entrepreneurs Summit Sneak Peek with Branding Guru Sherrod Shackleford

The award-winning CEO will share more of his branding expertise in Atlanta

Marketing and branding expert Sherrod Shackleford shares what we can look forward to at the…

By Essence Gant

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Fashion Designer Talks Juggling a Successful Small Business and Working Full-time Job

Malacia Anderson, Founder of Li’s Li's Creations explains how she manages full time job and client demands

Fashion Designer, Malacia Anderson, owner of Li’s Li’s Creations explains how she manages full…

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Entrepreneur Mines Memes for Millions

Tanisha Robinson, co-founder of Print Syndicate, mines trendy memes for money and social change

Trendsetting memes are worth million to this female flourishing entrepreneur Tanisha Robinson.

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Kim Kimble’s Celebrity Style Profile

This year's speaker has put her touch on everyone from Oprah to Taraji P. Henson

Entrepreneurs Summit speaker Kim Kimble has styled the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Taraji P.…

By Essence Gant

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 5 Resources for Business Owners in Atlanta

Learn how to maximize your network and resources at this year's Black Enterprise event

whether you’re an Atlanta resident or looking to do business there, take advantage of these…

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Bridesmaid for Hire: Monetize Your Place at the Alter

Jen Glantz took her wedding party role and made it her business

Jen Glantz’s start-up, allows brides to hire her as a bridesmaid for wedding party needs.…

By Brittany Dandy

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NYC Program to Reach 5,000 Underserved Women Entrepreneurs

A new initiative empowers women entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs are empowered and taught better business practices through WE NYC.

By Essence Gant

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7-Year-Old Natalie McGriff Wins $16,000 for Comic Book About Natural Hair

Get tips for your biz kid at the Entrepreneurs Summit

Natalie McGriff is the seven year old author who won $16K for her natural hair…

By Essence Gant

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How to Deliver an Effective Pitch to Get Investors

This strategy may mean the difference between getting capital or going home empty-handed

Learn what it takes to deliver a winning pitch with this step-by-step strategy, and boost…

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The South Proves to be Hub for Black Business Owners

Black entrepreneurs may want to make a move

Southern cities prove to be a good home for black business owners.

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Head Kid In Charge: 3 Awesome Child Entrepreneurs Who Can’t Even Drive Yet

We're confident that these kids are moguls in the making

These innovative child entrepreneurs inspire us and make us proud with their budding businesses.

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Beauty Entrepreneur on Making Jump From Healthcare to Hair

Latoiya Roland talks faith over fear in search of success

Latoiya Roland, CEO of I Wear Glam talks becoming an beauty entrepreneur, how she got…

By Brittany Dandy

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Collection Tips For Getting Paid Faster By Customers or Business Clients

Here’s how to improve earlier and more successful accounts receivables

Here’s how to begin your company’s collection efforts before the due date.

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Report: 25% of Small Businesses Don’t Have Websites

According to a study from Clutch, 10% of small business owners don't plan to build one

According to a recent report, a shocking 25% of small businesses don’t have websites.

By Joel Lyons

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Female Entrepreneur and ‘Maverick’ Jumpstarts Business with $500 and a Priceless Purpose

Taylar Barrington talks entrepreneurship and sowing seeds that matter

Taylar Barrington talks entrepreneurship and sowing seeds that matter.

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 3 Social Entrepreneurs Dedicated to Education

Be inspired by the works of these do-gooders

These social entrepreneurs will be at the Entrepreneurs Summit discussing the education crisis and solutions.

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Network: Expand Your Circle with 5 Organizations for Entrepreneurs

Elevate your business with these networks

Get connected with these organizations for entrepreneurs.

By Essence Gant

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13 Things You Must Know Before Forming A Strategic Alliance

Two smaller companies coming together can increase clientele, market share and revenue

Forming strategic alliances or partnerships can help take your business to the next level.

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5 Awesome Crowdfunding Sites for Entrepreneurs

These sources have raised millions for entrepreneurs across the globe

These crowdfunding sites are a viable option for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to fund their ideas.…

By Essence Gant

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PR-In-A-Box: Brand Your Way to Stardom with this Money-Saving DIY System

What can you do when you want to get to the next level? Find out here

Seasoned PR guru develops money-saving PR & marketing system designed with small business owners in…

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4 Apps for Small Business Owners to Sell Their Products

Sellers can pocket more of their profits with these apps

These apps for small business owners put sellers in direct contact with the buyer.

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5 Ways for Single Moms to Make Extra Money

These side jobs up your dollars without taking too much time

Single moms can lighten their financial load with these five ways to make extra money.

By Essence Gant

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Small Business Awards Hall of Fame: 5 Winning Business Principles from Billionaire Techpreneur

How HopStop Chinedu Echeruo sold his company and made $1 billion

The techpreneur set out to bring products to market that solve problems and make a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Walmart Promotes Products from ‘Women Owned’ Businesses with Special Logo

This new logo makes it easier to shop women-owned businesses

Walmart makes supporting women entrepreneurs easier with a new logo.

By Essence Gant

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Local Entrepreneur Wants To Get DC Black Businesses On ABC Shark Tank

Phoebe Group conducts pitch competitions, watch parties, and Shark Tank themed workshops

Shark Tank producers tour major cities this spring and summer connecting to minority entrepreneurs.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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9 Steps To Secure A Corporate Sponsor For Your Next Company Event

Here's how entrepreneurs are getting big companies to support small local events

Here are nine tips to help you secure corporate sponsors for your next company event.

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Jovian Zayne Talks Living on Purpose, Plus Partying with FLOTUS

The jovial expert helps others to live their best lives, purposely

Chances are that if you check in multiple times a day via Instagram to obsess…

By Essence Gant

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5 Black Women Making Moves in PR

These fab five show us how branding is done

Publicists are a brand’s best friend. They’re the ones who shape the perception of companies…

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10 Yr. Old Gets $60,000 Investment on Shark Tank for BeeSweet Lemonade

Mikaila Ulmer turned two bee stings into a honey sweet deal

If you’re a fan of the show Shark Tank, then you know convincing the “sharks”…

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Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit: 6 ROI Points For This Year’s Attendees

Register today for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for enterprising innovators

Here are six good reasons you should be attending a landmark event where innovation dynamically…

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Change Your Mind About Money and You’ll Change Everything

Five questions all Blacks must ask themselves

Here are five questions all black consumers must ask regarding attitude and money, and how…

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Setting Financial Goals: Where to Begin Part 1

3 questions that can change your life

As a financial journalist for more than 20 years, I’ve had a unique …

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Mobile App Entrepreneur on How to Move From Idea to Execution

Khyrie Alleyne launched Selfie Faze, allowing users to create their own Emoji's

When 24-year-old Khyrie Alleyne was instant messaging his friend, the legendary Serena Williams, he had…

By Kandia Johnson

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13 Ways To Tap LinkedIn For More Leads and Sales

Here's how you can use the social networking platform as a viable business marketing tool

Many people see LinkedIn as mainly as a mainly a professional social networking site. But…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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6 Kinds of Small Businesses That Don’t Qualify for Bank Loans

Do your research to find alternatives if starting one of these

Funding a new business is not something that most people can do on their own,…

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6 Tips for Starting a Nonprofit Organization

If you have a desire to change the world, check out these tips

Do you have a desire to start a non-profit organization? If so, beyond your passion…

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5 Steps For Preparing Your Business For Valentine’s Day Consumers

Special offers are a great way to boost business but can you handle the rush?

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. Millions of Americans are buying gifts galore to show their…

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The Million Dollar Cut: 6 Success Secrets of a Barber

Here are the factors that enabled him to build his empire

Need help getting from where you are to where you want to be? That’s…

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[Infographic] Five of the Best Places in the World To Launch Your Startup

The US is still one of the best places to start a business

Although the U.S. is still one of the best places to start a business, Hong…

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Best Practices Using Social Media Usage For Your Business

Finding platforms to garner your 'social street cred' takes planning and consistency

The days of “willy nilly” practices on social media are gone. You have to be…

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Jump-Starting Your Global Business: Africa-America Institute Presenting Speaker Series

Panel of leading business professionals will offer tips, advice and insights for entrepreneurs

The Africa-America Institute’s Speaker Series seeks to help U.S.-based entrepreneurs learn how to build a…

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Shake Shack Goes Public

The company is valued at $745 million

Shake Shack will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange today. The company, which…

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5 Keys To Managing A Profitable Partnership

Here's how these frat brothers began running their multimillion dollar business

Sherman Wright and Ahmad Islam launched Chicago-based Commonground, an integrated multicultural and general market advertising…

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Small Business Owners’ Optimism At All Time High

Survey shows entrepreneurs expect to grow their revenue in 2015

New research from Atlanta-based Kabbage, Inc., an online provider of small business loans, shows that…

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Entrepreneur Overkill: 7 Reasons Your Business Needs Office Hours

More hours equal more money, but there needs to be a time limit at the office

As an entrepreneur, we work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and sometimes…

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How One Question Fostered Business Opportunities for Budding Female Entrepreneurs in Africa

Founders of She Leads Africa talk business opportunities in Africa

Founders of She Leads Africa, Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei, talk business opportunities in…

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Donna Sims Wilson: One of the Most Powerful Women in Business

The business executive shares 5 tips for small business owners

Named by Black Enterprise in 2010 as one of the most powerful women in…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Make More Time for Social Media With These 4 Tips and Tools

Turn members of your online communities into customers

Mention social media to any small business owner and you’re likely to see folks cringe…

By Courtney Herring

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Is Working With a Remote Staff Right for Your Business?

9 Social Media Fails to Avoid for Small Businesses

Avoid these mistakes that can cost you money

From not updating your social media account regularly to using automated direct messages, social media…

By Kandia Johnson

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Shark Tank Investor Mark Cuban’s Rules For Startup Success

Do you have what it takes to launch a new enterprise?

Shark Tank investor and billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban shares his rules for startup success.

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[Part 5] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In this fifth and final part, successful global entrepreneurs talk more about booming sectors in…

By Cristie Leondis

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[Part 4] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

This is a special feature on conducting business in one of the …

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PayPal Offers New Services To Help Merchants Boost Revenues

Credit installments for customers and business consulting services for merchants

There have been many bold predictions for 2015 and beyond including mobile payments tripling in…

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[Part 3] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In the third part of the feature ‘Doing Business in Africa’ successful entrepreneur Tony Elumelu…

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Sam's Club Giving Program Grants $700k to Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to Educate Future Business Leaders

Sam’s Club, SCORE Announce $700,000 Small Business Grant

Open call for applications with 102 awards to be given nationwide

The American Small Business Championship Award provides funding, training, and mentoring to entrepreneurs in all…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Simple Ways To Boost Sales On Twitter

Tweeting is proving to be a better platform for marketing business

Last year, Facebook celebrated its 10-year anniversary. It is still heralded as the biggest name…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[Part 2] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In part 2 of this series, Black Enterprise explores growth potential and areas for enterprise…

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The Power of Using Case Studies in Business

Learn the 3 key reasons to help utilize your success in business

If you’re looking for an excellent way to elevate the practice of collaboration, increase morale,…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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[Part 1] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

Learn more about the nuances of doing business in one of the world’s top frontiers:…

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From “No” To “Yes”: Making Rejection Work For Your Business Ideas

Here are five actions you can take when you feel like giving up

In August of 2013 I was scrambling. I’d lost my blogging job and needed to…

By Ella Rucker

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10 Social Media Resolutions To Keep Your Brand On Track

Building a brand online isn't the easiest thing to do

While most of us make New Year resolutions to eat healthier, travel more or simply…

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Top Hollywood Black Agent Seeks To Bolster Black, Latino Films And TV Shows

Charles King is leaving William Morris to form multicultural multimedia firm

One of Hollywood’s most powerful black agents is taking on a new entrepreneurial endeavor.  Charles…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Chase Offers $150,000 In Small Business Grants

Grow your small business with a grant and marketing guidance from Chase and Google

Chase continues its ongoing commitment to to provide $3 million to local small businesses…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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No More Excuses: Steps to Get Better Business Results

Here are five tips to better your business

Congratulations. You took the giant step of launching your business. According to the SBA you…

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Infographic: How Well Are Small Business Websites Meeting Your Needs?

Shoppers desire more web interaction

Are small business websites meeting your online shopping needs?

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Run Your Business from Your Smartphone? Yes, There’s An App for that

Check out this infographic to help run your business via your cell phone

In case you haven’t noticed, the days of not handling your business because you don’t…

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Alternative Business Funds: Borrow $500 to $100,000 Within Minutes

Kabbage provides entrepreneurs flexible working capital

It’s borrowing season. Leading up to the holiday season, more small businesses take out cash…

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Uhasibu Presents Top Solution for All East African SMEs

The Project Based Accounting Module solves the issue

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv.com‘s Milicent Atieno:
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have demonstrated…

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10 Tools You Need to Launch Your Freelance Business

These apps provide time management and can increase your productivity

If you’re ready to join 53 million Americans working as a Freelancer, you should have…

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New Report: Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy

Why You Should Never Go Completely Solo As a Solopreneur

Strategy for success

Even as a solopreneur, you should never go completely solo. Why it’s important to find…

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Tiphub Hosts Diaspora Demo Day at the World Bank

Entrepreneurs came together to pitch Africa-centered startups

Tiphub Hosted Diaspora Demo Day at the World Bank in Washington D.C., where entrepreneurs showcased…

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Innov8tiv Magazine Expands to Kenya with Hub East Africa Partnership

The social enterprise center is open for all entrepreneurs

Innov8tiv magazine has expanded from its U.S. base to Kenya with a partnership with The…

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7-Step Matchmaking Guide for Auto Suppliers

Check these tips for entrepreneurs looking to break into the big leagues

For small business owners in the shipping sector, making the entrepreneurial leap to the big…

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Moon Meals Offers Healthy Choices for Time-Starved Professionals

Wanting to solve the problem of the lack of healthy late night food options in…

By Courtney Herring

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Black MBA Conference: How One Job Seeker Turned Challenges into Career Triumph

In times of difficulty, putting your best foot forward can lead to winning results

It’s up to entrepreneurs and executives to recognize when talented people are facing difficulty and…

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6 Habits of Ineffective Entrepreneurs

Here’s the list of habits you don’t need if your goal is business success.

By Teri Harrison

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HAVE A SINCERE & COHESIVE TEAM 

“The saying, ‘It takes a village’ is something that I live every single day. And having a team that really believes in the brand, really understands me—we sit at the table together as a family and work on this together—is what carries that vision forward and makes it less difficult. It’s more challenging when everybody at the table has a different agenda.”

Best of Breed: 4 Fundamental Benefits of Leveraging Expert Advisers

It’s better to hire a specialized team of experts (even if only on a contract…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Government Agencies Miss the Mark in Hiring Women-Owned Businesses

Agencies fail to meet contract goal for female-owned enterprises

Reports show that government agencies have failed yet again to award at least 5 percent…

By Courtney Connley

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Fashion on Wheels: Entrepreneur Talks Owning D.C.’s First Plus Size Fashion Truck

Donna Hundley talks curvy girl fashion, entrepreneurship challenges, and future business plans

D.C.’s first plus size fashion truck owner talks the challenges of running a small business…

By Courtney Connley

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US vs. Portugal World Game Game, Highest Rated on ESPN

Productivity: American Businesses Take Million-Dollar Losses in World Cup Fever

Embracing sporting events during work hours may be a bad idea

Yahoo Finance reports that the World Cup has cost American businesses $682 million in labor…

By Courtney Connley

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Harvard Business Review Argues Female Entrepreneurship Isn’t Always Good

Compares the inequalities in corporate America with the risk of starting your own business

Harvard Business Review is arguing that the increase in women-owned businesses isn’t necessarily a good…

By Courtney Connley

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Winning Results: Restauranteur Went From Pizza Joint to Expanded Franchise

FUEL Pizza founder talks winning strategy at International Franchise Expo

FUEL pizza owner explains why his pizza spot does so well in urban communities and…

By Courtney Connley

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Top 21 Worst States for Minority-Owned Businesses

Iowa comes in as the worst state for minority entrepreneurs

Data from the SBA’s Office of Advocacy and Bloomberg Businessweek show the worst states offering…

By Courtney Connley

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Report: U.S. Economy Contracted 2.9% In First Quarter

Data 'show growth rebounding in the second quarter, with improvements in home and auto sales'

According to forecasts, the U.S. economy is ripe for a boon, as numbers suggest that…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Washington D.C. Council Approves ‘Yoga Tax’

Getting your bikram on will now cost you if you're a business

If you enjoy your bikram yoga in Washington D.C., be prepared to fork out money…

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New Study: Banks Making It Easier for Small Businesses to Get Loans

Banks lending more loans with lower interest rates

With most small businesses being healthier than they were during the recession, banks are making…

By Courtney Connley

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Dame Dash and Cam’ron to Open New Restaurant in New York

Harlem entrepreneurs collaborate on venture

Dame Dash took to his Instagram to reveal details of the new restaurant that he…

By Courtney Connley

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PayPal Launches PassPort Website to Help Small Businesses

PayPal's latest website helps small businesses go global

Paypal launches their PassPort website to help small businesses increase their global sales

By Courtney Connley

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Selling Your Small Business? Here’s What You Need To Know

Seven recommendations to make sure you don't get low-balled

Seven recommendations to ensure you get what your business is worth.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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SBA to Update Small Business Size Limits for Nearly 500 Industries

Thousands of large companies to become small businesses in July

The Small Business Administration has announced plans to expand the size standards for companies eligible…

By Courtney Connley

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Women of Color Are Driving Entrepreneurship

Black and Latina women are overcoming significant obstacles to start their own businesses

Women of color are a principal force within the U.S. entrepreneurship community, according to a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The 20 Best Kanye-Fidence Quotes To Build Self-Confidence

Use these inspirational words to boost your business acumen.

Being a businessman requires deft skills, intellect, charisma, showmanship, and confidence.
If you are lacking any…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Top Seven Apps For Busy Moms & Dads To Help Run Their Small Business

Smartphone and tablet applications for small business owners that will do some of the heavy lifting

Running a small business today can be a herculean task for moms and moms-to-be trying…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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John Kerry Calls Graduating Yale Class ‘Donald Sterling’s Worst Nightmare’

The most diverse class in Yale's history serves as a notice to corporations in America.

Leaving higher education to go into the real world can be an awfully scary place.…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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The 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Harlem Haberdashery

Guy and Shay Wood have all the goods to stand out. We take a look at why they're small biz trendsetters.

You would never know from looking at it from the outside, but Harlem Haberdashery is…

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