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Morehouse College To Increase Pool of Minority Angel Investors

HBCU offers certification program in investing in startups and early stage firms

Historically Black College offers first ever certification program in investing in startups and early stage…

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Creative Entrepreneurs Can Compete For $50,000

Creative Startups mentors include musicians, filmmakers, and more

Accelerator program offers mentoring and financing to filmmakers, musicians, visual artists and other creative entrepreneurs.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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10 Best Cities To Start A Business

Jacksonville, Florida is the hot spot for aspiring entrepreneurs

Somewhere between 10 million and 43 million Americans are now working for themselves. There is…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurship Is Becoming Viable Option Only For The Wealthy

New data reveals 1 million missing entrepreneurs due to dwindling middle class

Research shows that the majority of American entrepreneurs no longer come from middle-class families.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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When Business Planning, Don’t Fake The Financials

Even if a company exists only on paper, your numbers should be real

As a judge of business plan competitions, I am amazed the aspiring moguls, many with…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Shark Tank Recipe For Success

Study shows formula for getting big investment on the show

Digital Exits produced a study which analyzed every business pitch from Shark Tank seasons 1-5…

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Coca-Cola Founders Program Invests in Tech Startups

The program seeks out established entrepreneurs to develop innovations for its business

Coca-Cola is recruiting established entrepreneurs to the Coke side of life.

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Skincare Brand Flourishes After ‘Shark Tank’ Investors Say No

Owner of Swag Essentials says being turned down was the best thing that ever happened to her

Lydia Evans, owner of Swag Essentials, says being turned down by Shark Tank investors was…

By Brittany Dandy

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7 Skills You’ll Need To Start Any Business

No one’s ever really ready, but here are some startup skills to best prepare you for success

Most startups fail after years but you can improve your chance for survival by possessing…

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Top ‘Surprises’ You Will Encounter Your First Year of Business

If you're considering opening a business, be ready to learn these five lessons

The dream of opening a business is a fantasy that many people have. However, there…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Check Yourself: 3 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Never Stop Asking

Are you running your business? Or is it running you?

Entrepreneurship is not just about activity, but intended results, including growth, revenues and profits.

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Entrepreneur Dedicates Small Business to Children Obtaining Job Skills

Darlene Alston provides hands on work experience and a place for teens to grow

Entrepreneur Darlene Alston provides teens with hands on work experience in her quaint vintage tea…

By Brittany Dandy

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Fundraising Success Story: How One Woman Raised $22,000 to Open Restaurant Doors

Brenda Beener of Seasoned Vegan used crowdfunding to launch a dream

The idea of tapping into your personal and professional networks for crowdfunding purposes, may seem…

By Brittany Dandy

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Maya Smith, Founder of the Doux, Talks International Entrepreneurship Success

How this master hairstylist was able to transition her brand from Europe to the States

Master hairstylist Maya Smith took her skills abroad to service naturals in Germany has successfully…

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Seasoned Vegan Owner Talks Going into Business With Her Son

Chef Brenda Beener says she wouldn't have opened her dream business without him

Brenda Beener, owner of seasoned Vegan, talks going into business with her son Aaron.

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Invest In Results: How One Entrepreneur Is Making Productivity Easy

Monique Y. Wells, founder of three simultaneous enterprises, talks balancing it all

Monique Y. Wells, founder of Discover Paris! and creator of our Entrée to Black Paris…

By Patricia Patton

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Amplify4Good Addresses NonProfit Inefficiencies and Hacks Problems in Underserved Communities

Co-founders detail efforts to forge change and help small businesses

Amplify4Good is a nonprofit organization that helps underserved communities solve problems by using the resources…

By Courtney Herring

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5 Tips To Better Prepare Your Family For Business

Don’t start a new career until you map out how it will affect your loved ones

Here’s what you can do to make sure you have the love and support of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Generation X, Not Generation Y Is Still Most Entrepreneurial Group

Here are 10 lessons for success from the top-tier companies

Millennials are the most social generation but Gen-Xers are still the most entrepreneurial.

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Sam’s Club Commits $13.6 Million To Help Women and Minority Business Owners

New program set to increase access to capital and better borrower education

Small Business Economic Mobility initiative aims to enable nonprofit Community Development Financial Institutions to make…

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