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Cheryl Contee (Image: File)

Cheryl Contee Talks Facebook Acquisition, Co-Founding ‘Yes We Code’, and More

To be a part of two successful startups exits, particularly as a black woman, it…

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Enjoy-A-Bowl Creator Dr. Joe J. Owens on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Black Vet Invents Innovative Pet Food Bowl After His Dog Begged For Pasta

He invented a unique pet feeding system

On Episode 13 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Dr. Joe J. Owens pitched his product, Enjoy-A-Bowl, in…

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#BFF Co-founders (l-r): Sibyl Edwards, Xina Eiland, Erin Horne McKinney, and Melissa Bradley (photo: Brandon Luong)

#BFF is Helping Black Female Founders Succeed in Tech

A unique and positive community to help women thrive in the tech industry

We are a global membership-based organization that offers education and information to help and support…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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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…

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Every Business Needs a Mobile App—Including Yours; Here’s How to Make One

You don't even have to know how to code

In case you haven’t noticed, these days, nearly every business has a mobile app. And…

By Kandia Johnson

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mobile bartending

Sumptuous Spirits Is Bringing Luxury Mobile Bartending to Metro Detroit

The one-year-old company targets “social professionals” in entrepreneurial, professional, and corporate communities

Sumptuous Spirits
As a college student at Miles College in Alabama, Lauren Daniels was always…

By Danielle D. Hughes

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Universal Basic Income

What Is Universal Basic Income, and Can It Help Black America?

If you didn't have to worry about money, what could you accomplish?

Universal Basic Income is the idea that the gov should provide all people a sufficient…

By Samara Lynn

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productivity

Efficiency vs. Effectiveness: a Small Business Dilemma

A delicate balancing act

Small enterprise owners have a dilemma: How do I balance efficiency and effectiveness in my…

By Black Enterprise

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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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marriage

5 Marital Lessons That Apply to Every Startup

Take your startup out of the honeymoon period and into sustainable growth by following these pillars of successful marriages

The pillars of a successful marriage can pave the road to taking a startup from…

By Selena Hill

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women business owners

Global #BlackGirlMagic: 5 International Female Biz Stars to Watch

Here's how five women of color from across the globe are creating entrepreneurial #BlackGirlMagic

It’s Women’s History Month, and as such, it is a great time to be a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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millipreneurs

Millennipreneurs Generate Serious Cash—but Peers Are Mostly Dreamers, Not Doers

Millennials think about and like the idea of starting their own businesses, however most struggle to find ways to effectively become their own bosses

The reality is that millennials think about starting business more than they actual go about…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Jay Z

Jay Z Launches Venture Capital Fund to Invest in Startups

Hip hop mogul joins list of celebrity angel investors starting VC funds

Jay Z is launching a new venture capital fund according to a new report from…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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India

#TechieTips: 4 Things to Consider When Working With Remote Developers in India

Four things to remember when opting to use an international remote development team

India is one of the top countries where startups and other businesses look for talent…

By Nathaniel J.

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funding

Get Your Startup in These Funding Programs, Now!

'Tis the season to apply for funding

F6S—an online network of over 1.5 million tech founders, released its year-end list of funding…

By Samara Lynn

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Mark Zuckerberg

Dave Scott’s 10 Tips for Becoming the Black Mark Zuckerberg

Dave Scott, serial entrepreneur and founder/CEO of Laugh.ly, outlines how black entrepreneurs can achieve the same level of success as Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

Leave behind the notion that black people only achieve success on a field or a…

By Black Enterprise

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Bionic Bird

All I Want for Xmas is a Bionic Bird Drone

This is the future of drones

A French startup has released the Bionic Bird, a drone that actually looks like a…

By Samara Lynn

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Groundwork

How Groundwork is Diversifying the Entrepreneurial Landscape

Part 2, Jason Town's continues to share his story on how he has helped diversify the venture capitalist sphere

Jason Towns, the founder of Groundwork, tells BE how he got involved in the investment…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Groundwork

How Groundwork is Diversifying the Entrepreneurial Landscape [Part 1]

Jason Towns' Groundwork Accelerator program and venture fund is supporting untapped excellence in the innovation space

Jason Towns tells BE how his Groundwork Accelerator program and venture fund is helping minorities…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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