Tag Archives: Small Business

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Let’s Hear it For Small Business Saturday

Support small businesses this holiday season.

Large retailers have counted on Black Friday to boost year-end sales for decades, and now…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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How to Get Honest Insight Through Usability Testing

Developers need feedback on their products and services

When I first started usability tests, sample size was the hottest topic in the UX…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Equifax and Kingonomics Bring Innovative Program to Atlanta’s Westside Community

Program seeks to hack poverty and close growing wealth gap

Through a series of events such as #StartupHigh, #StartupLounge, and Idea Hackathon, attendees will have…

By Kandia Johnson

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Localize Your Small Business Marketing Strategies

Boost your small-business profile in unexpected ways

More often than not, a small business may feel that it can’t compete against larger…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Black Farmers Shut Out Of $10 Billion Medical 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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7 Courses to Help Step Up Your Marketing Game

Grow your company with social media, email marketing, and Google Analytics

Whether you’re a new small business owner looking for ways to get customers to notice…

By Kandia Johnson

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How to Make Sure Your Business Is Sustainable

Creating a long-term vision for your business is essential for future growth

Sometimes, in their haste to identify and seize opportunities, many entrepreneurs rush into their business…

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3 Essentials of Cause Marketing For Your Small Business

Touting your company's social responsibility is good for your bottom line

According to the Cone Communications Social Impact Study, 90% of U.S. consumers are likely to…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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5 Ways to Revamp Your E-Commerce Brand

Create a one-of-a-kind consumer experience to set yourself apart from the competition

Here are five ways you can give your e-commerce brand a boost.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Minority Business Development Agency Puts $7.7 Million Toward New Business Centers

New grants will spur innovation and collaboration

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency launched a search for prospective partners…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Tips for Running a Small Business From Anywhere

Apps and processes to help manage a virtual business

If you’re an entrepreneur operating a virtual company, having a location-independent lifestyle sounds good, but…

By Kandia Johnson

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4 Pieces of Conventional Hiring Wisdom You Should Ignore

Your company culture will influence how you find employees

There are certain hiring practices that are better left ignored if you want to find…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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4 Crucial Factors for Successful Self-Employment

Tips for transitioning into entrepreneurship

The self-employment transition involves going from being an employee to learning how to manage it…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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How to Master the Art of the Follow-Up

Follow these steps to follow-up like a pro

A networking event is just the jumping-off point for starting a new professional relationship…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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4 Sacrifices Every Entrepreneur Must Make When Starting a New Business

An honest look at setting out on your own

Nowadays, social media has given a lot of people a false sense of reality on…

By Kandia Johnson

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3 Initial Steps to Raising a Seed Round

How one successful entrepreneur planned his search for startup capital

The most important step to raising your seed round is finding your first investor. This…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Study: Startups More Likely to Have Crazier Company Names

What exactly is an Etsy, anyway?

An interesting takeaway from the study: 75% of the companies founded prior to 2012 had…

By Samara Lynn

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6 Tried and True Marketing Tips for Your Small Business

Your marketing strategy drives your company's success

Periscope is a new mobile app that allows you to livestream video right from your…

By Kandia Johnson

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JPMorgan Chase Launches Loan Fund For African American-Owned Small Businesses

Financial services firm teams with VEDC to support businesses servicing low-income communities

The National African American Small Business Loan Fund will boost economic opportunity for minority-owned businesses…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Cultivate Emotional Intelligence

Think business smarts is all you need to succeed as an entrepreneur? Think again.

Emotional blind spots impair perception, especially during interpersonal interactions. Cultivating a better understanding of emotions,…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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