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80 Low-Cost Franchises You Can Buy For Under $100,000

“One of the key things a prospective franchise owner should look at before investing in…

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gas prices

8 Ways Small Businesses Can Fight Rising Gas Prices

You may not even be aware how rising gas prices can cripple your business. Here's how to survive

Often faced with multiple challenges to turn a profit, small businesses can add navigating rising…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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The Big Question for Trump’s Tax Cut Plan: How Will the Tab Be Covered?

While Trump's proposed plan for tax reform does have the potential to aid the economic development of small businesses, exactly how these cuts will be paid for still remains unclear

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If approved, President Trump’s tax cut plan could bear an eye-popping price tag.…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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bill

New Bill Aims to Boost Diversity and Black Broadcast Station Ownership

G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, is sponsoring the Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act of 2017, which could increase ownership prospects for minorities and women in the broadcasting industry, should it become a law.

Rep. G.K. Butterfield is pushing for a bill that could increase the number of African…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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bill

New Bill Could Double the Number of Investors for Startups

Find out about the potential impact of this bill on small businesses and startups, should it become a law

“This bill will mean that businesses that have traditionally struggled to secure capital will have…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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federal contracts

Cost of Doing Business With the Federal Government on the Rise

Minority-owned firms are investing more time and money seeking government contracts

Each year federal agencies spend billions of dollars purchasing goods and services from small businesses…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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fund

Entrepreneurs of Color Fund Awards Nearly $3 Million to Detroit Businesses

JPMorgan Chase helps 30 small businesses in Detroit since fund's launch last year

Since the launch of Entrepreneurs of Colors Fund last year, JPMorgan Chase Awards has awarded…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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cybersecurity

Three Essential Cybersecurity Questions

Businesses should take action to protect themselves and their customers

Cybersecurity is increasingly important to businesses of all sizes. Businesses should consider three questions to…

By Stephen L. Ball

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Trump

How A Trump Presidency Will Impact Small Businesses

What’s likely in store for owners come January when Trump enters the White House

After an extremely divisive election and close presidential race the final winner was Republican candidate…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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young entrepreneur

Angels and Unicorns: Black Women-Owned Businesses Grow But Raise Very Little Seed Money

A number of groups now cater to women investors and entrepreneurs

Black women represent the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., with the number of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Young Trailblazers Create Empowerment Movement For Entrepreneurs

Atlanta-based empowerment movement creates series of events for current and aspiring entrepreneurs

Atlanta-based empowerment movement creates series of events for current and aspiring entrepreneurs.

By Kandia Johnson

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Odyssey Media Blazed The Country With ‘In The Black’ Tour

Women across the country were equipped with relevant, cutting-edge tools for success

Odyssey Media wrapped up their fall tour, ‘In the Black,’ a 15-city tour of high-end,…

By Roz A Gee

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Personal Brand

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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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The High Cost of Riots: Part 2

Why economic distress fuels violence

Alana Chavez says feelings of being overwhelmed by economic distress and disaster prevent people from…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Cyber Risks a Growing Concern for Businesses

Hacking, human error and system glitches were among the top concerns

Businesses are most concerned with malicious or criminal attacks on their websites and data, but…

By Joel Lyons

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Majority Of Business Owners Hesitant To Visit Healthcare Exchanges

The Myth About Obamacare And Small Businesses

The new rules for providing employees health insurance only apply to a very tiny group of small firms

Nearly every opponent of health care reform has argued that the Affordable Care Act, known…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Businesses Say “No” to Outsourcing and Redefine Success

After the recession, some small businesses are still finding ways to keep their product 100% American-made.

Small businesses fight to keep their doors open in a diminishing economy.

By Amber McKynzie

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SBA Webinar Series Part II: Top Reasons for Returns and Declines of Applications

Small Business Index Shows a Decline in Employment

The October decrease in employment continues a mild decline that began in May.

The October decrease in employment continues a mild decline that began in May.

By C. Daniel Baker

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3 Ways to Think Big About Starting Your Small Business

These steps can take the mystery out of how to come up with your next big idea

Want to make your side-hustle a full-time deal?

By Ashley R. Harris

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How to Position Yourself As an Industry Authority

To build your authority, you’ll need a continuous message that tells the world who you…

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‘I See You’: The Power and Beauty of Building Multiple Tribes of Professional Women

Women that make the time to find their tribes of professional sisters have a competitive…

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