Smart Business Advice From 7 Savvy Black Enterprise Women Entrepreneurs

As the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans, gets a front row seat to the experiences and lessons learned from seasoned entrepreneurs, as well as those who are just taking off. In every interview and conversation with professionals, we always leave with an insightful takeaway to challenge our readers. Here are seven words of advice from some of our latest women entrepreneurs. Get the inspiration you need to move your business forward, and learn more at the Entrepreneurs Summit in Atlanta, May 13-16.

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Karen Civil

On social media and making things happen: “Don’t bring negative attention to yourself on any platform, from Twitter to Instagram to Facebook. We always want to continue to carry ourselves as classy women and the queens that we are.

“Never be overzealous. When you are meeting someone, always keep your professionalism. Don’t get excited and pull out your camera to take pictures and get in people’s personal space.

“Don’t be the victim. Phrases like, ‘I can’t do it,’ or ‘I’m too tired,’ or ‘Nobody believes in me,’ have no place in this business. Be your own hero and make things happen.”