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New Startup Accelerator Addresses Needs of Minority and Women Entrepreneurs Who Have Limited Access

Tech accelerator provides access to contacts and capital

Limited access to private equity and debt financing remain factors which inhibit the growth of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Coca-Cola Teams Up With Women’s Organization to Offer Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Multiple city-wide program provides resources to women business owners

WFF and The Coca-Cola Co. first partnered in October 2015 to present the Entrepreneur Boot…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Sephora Launches Program For Female Founders of Beauty Startups

Sephora seeks to bridge the gap between male and female founders in the beauty industry

Sephora seeks to bridge the gap between male and female founders in the beauty industry.…

By Kandia Johnson

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Marketing and Branding Tips For Freelancers

Creative agency Four Thirty talks building a standout brand

While a few years of experience and a strong network of contacts would be ideal,…

By Kandia Johnson

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The One Question You Should Ask Your Small Business Mentor

Having a mentor is like having an EZ pass on the road to retail success

Having a business mentor is like having an EZ pass on the road to retail…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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4 Fascinating Start-Up Entrepreneurs I Met In 2015

I am a geek for smart entrepreneurs and interesting start-ups. Here are four of the most impressive I connected with last year.

Every year, in part through my role as a judge for a number of annual…

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10 Startup Celebrities and What You Can Learn From Their Success

Learning from the top startup celebrities is a sure way to get ahead in business

Learning from the top startup celebrities is a sure way to get ahead in business.

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Raleigh-Durham Is Startup Capital of the South

American Underground leads nation in funding, jobs, and minority-led businesses

Raleigh-Durham is the startup capital of the South. American Underground leads nation in year in…

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Solo Entrepreneurs: 4 Tips to Help You Thrive, Not Flop

There are pros and cons to operating as a sole proprietorship

There are pros and cons to operating as a sole proprietorship. Here are four vital…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Startups: 3 Quick Tips to Get Influencers to Tout Your Products

Monique Rodriguez of Mielle Organics shares secrets to getting celebrity ambassadors

Monique Rodriquez of Mielle Cosmetics has built an international presence for her beauty brand and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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My Brother’s Keeper: Beyoncé’s Stylist Shares Star-Studded Business Journey

SBA series includes stories from millennial entrepreneurs in music, fashion, and tech

Small Business Administration’s latest initiative includes success stories from millennial entrepreneurs in the world of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How to Master Your ‘To Do’ List As a Solopreneur

Learn how to plan and delegate tasks to position your business for success.

Solopreneurs, are you ready to grow your business? Learn how to plan and delegate to…

By Kandia Johnson

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Generation Boss: How Millennials Can Use Creative Talents to Fund Dreams

Photography entrepreneur Oye Diran shares three quick tips for success

Despite challenges, students find creative ways to succeed in their career goals while pursuing their…

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 Courses to Help Step Up Your Marketing Game

Grow your company with social media, email marketing, and Google Analytics

Whether you’re a new small business owner looking for ways to get customers to notice…

By Kandia Johnson

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Two Atlanta Startup Hubs Merge to Diversify Tech Sector

Opportunity Hub and TechSquare Labs aim to grow black tech companies

Opportunity Hub’s Founder and CEO Rodney Sampson, together with TechSquare Labs co-founder and angel investor…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Excuses Entrepreneurs Use That Derail Their Businesses

Are these common myths keeping you from starting your dream business?

Realize that there is never a right time to strike out on your own and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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4 Sacrifices Every Entrepreneur Must Make When Starting a New Business

An honest look at setting out on your own

Nowadays, social media has given a lot of people a false sense of reality on…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Tried and True Marketing Tips for Your Small Business

Your marketing strategy drives your company's success

Periscope is a new mobile app that allows you to livestream video right from your…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Questions to Ask Before Saying ‘I Do’ to a Business Partner

Here’s what you need to consider when choosing a co-founder

Here’s what you need to know when choosing a partner or co-founder to help run…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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500 Startups To Raise $200 Million For Fourth Fund

Co-founder Dave McClure acknowledges Silicon Valley's diversity problem

This year alone McClure has had some tough conversations around Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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