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Successful Doula on Why Starting a Business Is Like Giving Birth

As a doula, she seeks to help all women make the process progressive, beautiful and…

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Cut Buddy CEO Joshua Esnard pitches on ABC's Shark Tank

His Invention, ‘The Cut Buddy,’ Keep Edges Looking So Sharp, Daymond John Just Invested In It

Pitch participant makes the cut on 'Shark Tank'

Cut Buddy CEO and BE Modern Man Joshua Esnard pitched his unique grooming tool on…

By Brandon Andrews

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Squire Founders, Dave Salvant and Songe LaRon (Image: 43North)

Squire and Femi Secrets Score over $1 Million at 43North Pitch Competition

Two African American-led founding teams win top prizes

Recently, 43North hosted their annual pitch competition and two African-American led teams came out on…

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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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Spendwith (Image: C. Jibril Sulaiman II)

Spendwith Is Allowing You to Become An Investor

Title III, Regulation CF rules, allows a private company to raise money from anyone through equity crowdfunding

Not only is the company allowing its users to spend with culturally relevant companies, but…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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tasks

7 Tasks Solopreneurs Can Safely Outsource

Trying to do it all can hurt your business

If you do absolutely everything for your business as a solo entrepreneur, then it may…

By Selena Hill

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AfriDate: The Dating App for Black People Worldwide

Bringing love to the African diaspora through tech

Created in response to a lack of culture-specific matchmaking resources, the Afridate app strives to…

By Dr. Dionne Mahaffey

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Tizeti

Startup Acquires $2.1 Million in Seed Funding to Bring Wi-Fi to Africa

Tizeti will offer unlimited, uncapped internet service across Lagos, Nigeria

The numbers are astounding. 26% of Africans are online, however, only 6% have an internet…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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scale

Is It Time To Scale Your Business? Here’s How To Tell

5 signs that you may be ready to scale your business

Not everyone wants to scale and that’s okay. But for those of us that do,…

By Selena Hill

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Startup

If Your Startup Doesn’t Have These 5 Ingredients…

Then it probably won't be around for long -- just saying

It takes much more than hard work or determination alone to succeed with a new…

By Selena Hill

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blog

Turning Your Blog Into A Business

Don't just blog for fun. Get paid for it.

Are you serious about blogging and want to turn your hobby blog into a business?…

By Selena Hill

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next startup

Learn from Experience: Making Your Next Startup as Successful as Your First

Launching another company? Apply the lessons you learned from your first venture

Thinking about launching another startup? Here are a few tips to help you replicate success…

By Selena Hill

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pricing

How to Fix These Big Things Businesses Keep Getting Wrong

Inconsistent and improper pricing can be fatal for your business

Business owners tend to make mistakes in pricing. To be the change you want to…

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black finance

How to Prepare for Your First 5 Business Milestones

The “firsts” of your business can be nerve-wracking. Here’s how to make sure everything goes smoothly

Educating yourself on common milestones in your startup will give you a better chance of…

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college admissions

3 Hiring Lessons From the College Admission Process

When hiring a new staff member, think back to the college admissions process for inspiration on how to identify the best fit

The college admissions process is far from a perfect system, but it actually has a…

By Black Enterprise

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startup

4 Startup Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2017

This year, competition will increase. Find your niche and own it

These are the startup insights to keep these in mind whether you’re looking to partner…

By Black Enterprise

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starting

BE FAITH: 3 Secrets to Handle the Stress of Starting a Company

Family and faith help weather storms

Some of the best counters to anxiety rely on family and faith. Here are three…

By Neil Ahlsten

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startup week

The Nation’s Capital Kicks Off Techstars’ Startup Week

Washington, D.C. is the latest city to launch Startup Week, a global initiative to help entrepreneurs created by Techstars, a mentorship-driven startup accelerator program

Washington, DC is the latest city to launch Startup Week, a Techstars created global initiative…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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unknown

Embrace the Unknown: How I Founded My Own Company

When Cory von Wallenstein’s employer changed from a startup to a growth company, he realized it was time to leave

Here are a few questions you should ask yourself along with steps you can take…

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power of broke

The Power of Broke: Making Success Your Only Option

Being broke can be the biggest driver for reaching success

The latest book by Shark Tank star Daymond John preaches the power of broke as…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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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