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While the end of a year is a great time to make plans and goals for the upcoming year, it is also the perfect time to reflect on events and accomplishments of the past year.

2015 was a remarkable year for us at Black Enterprise. We kicked off our first Tech ConneXt Summit in Silicon Valley, celebrated 10 years of empowering women with our annual Women of Power Summit, and marked 20 years of grooming entrepreneurs and businessmen and women with our annual Entrepreneurs Summit. We also partnered with the American Black Film Festival for their annual event in June, hosted the African American Festival in Baltimore, and had our annual Golf & Tennis Challenge in Florida.

But outside of 2015 being a great year for our events, our readers have helped us to be the leaders in delivering dynamic content pertaining to black business, careers, and wealth-building for African Americans. From Grant Hill purchasing the Atlanta Hawks to black farmers being shut out of the marijuana business to Gloria Steinem's declaration that black women invented the feminist movement, here are BlackEnterprise.com's top 20 stories of 2015.

Top 20 Black Enterprise Stories of 2015

Here are BlackEnterprise.com's top 20 stories of 2015

2015 was a remarkable year for us at Black Enterprise. We kicked off our first…

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CEO of It's Not Complicated Tutoring Jay Veal

Business–It’s Not Complicated: 4 Strategic Steps For Success

Entrepreneur and businessman Jay Veal shares his formula for a successful business

Keep in mind, you cannot do everything by yourself. You can’t go into any type…

By Marquita Miller

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The Ultimate 2016 Branding Guide

5 tips to launch your brand to the next level

If you haven’t begun to think about what your driving force will be in the…

By Aniesia Williams

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How to Determine Whether You’re Hiring the Right Fit

How to fix the trend of hiring fast and firing fast

Many companies espouse the mantra “hire fast, fire fast.” Because every day a position is…

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5 Holiday Gifts to Simplify the Life of An Entrepreneur

Check out these gift ideas for the entrepreneur in your life

Entrepreneurs live, eat, sleep, and breathe their businesses. So if you’re stuck on what to…

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Raleigh-Durham Is Startup Capital of the South

American Underground leads nation in funding, jobs, and minority-led businesses

Raleigh-Durham is the startup capital of the South. American Underground leads nation in year in…

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5 Easy Tips For Finding Your Perfect Mentor

Take time to learn from others’ mistakes

Having a mentor is good – but having the right mentor is incredible.

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Cloud Computing

Study Confirms How Most Small Businesses Use Cloud Computing

Small businesses eagerly embrace cloud backup solutions

In a nutshell, cloud computing is the access to a variety of computing resources, including…

By Samara Lynn

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Goodway Bakery’s Sweet Success for School

What started as a Christian school fundraiser turned into a business success

Goodway Bakery expands its online presence and opens another non-profit school through the wild success…

By Samara Lynn

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#BEBizChat: Jai Stone Talks Building a Successful Business Without Compromising Your Happiness

Founder of Emotional Nudity providing tips for women entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur and Periscope star Jai Stone will share tips for women to build successful businesses…

By Cristie Leondis

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Women Entrepreneurs Turn Frustration Into a Successful Business

Sorority sisters found opportunity in catering to a select audience

When the dynamic duo noticed it was hard to find unique and stylish Greek apparel,…

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Small Business Holiday Gift Guide

Give thoughtful items from small retailers

Enjoy the shopping season with these small business retailers. Their products are offered through their…

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Fredrick McKinney: Creating a Path For Minority Business Owners

Helping diamonds shine in the rough

“I started a lawnmower business with a friend in junior high school because money was…

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Responsive Web Design 101 for Small Business

5 ways to optimize your site for mobile

Responsive Web design is a set of techniques used to make a website adjust for…

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5 Relatively Inexpensive Ways to Do PR in Small Business

There are plenty of ways to get your name out there without a big investment

Writing a blog for your PR company website can help you gain traffic to your…

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Does Your Business Need a Mobile App? Let’s Get Some Facts

In this digital age, all businesses could use one

mobile.earth provides mobile apps, mobile outreach/marketing and custom software development. In an effort to improve…

By Marquita Miller

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Cloud Computing

Nearly Half of All Small Businesses Not Using Cloud Storage

Study reveals that many small businesses are not leveraging the benefits of cloud storage

A new study shows that almost half of all small businesses are not using cloud…

By Samara Lynn

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How 3 Business Owners Are Keeping Black Dollars in the Black Community

It empowers businesses as well as the overall community

When you buy from black-owned businesses you create a chain reaction of events, empowering that…

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Entrepreneurs Should Plan Big For This Upcoming Small Business Saturday

Survey shows 77% of U.S. consumers are planning to 'Shop Small' this holiday season

According to the fourth-annual Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, released by the National Federation…

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Brian Williams Makes it Easy For Consumers to Buy Black

PurchaseBlack.com is an e-commerce hub for black businesses

“Buying black” became popular in the African American community as an economic self-help goal just…

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