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17 Capital Funds for Black and Women Entrepreneurs

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Business incubators, capital funds and pitch competitions are launching nation-wide as part of a growing design thinking movement and startup culture.  These initiatives are helping to close the funding gap for Black women entrepreneurs! One of the biggest obstacles that Black women entrepreneurs face is gaining access to capital and business development support. Impacted by…

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7 Must-Attend Conferences for Black Women Entrepreneurs

Black women business conference

A weekend full of inspiration and motivation can do wonders for Black women that own their own businesses! Being around a village of dreamers and doers filled with #blackgirlmagic could be just what you need. Whether you are ready to start your entrepreneurial journey or have been in the game for a few years, here…

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Logo Creation

Entrepreneurs who get over-consumed with building a website and logo are often putting the cart before the horse. You should map out your brand promise, brand personality, ideal customer, and product value first before worrying about visual design. However, once your foundation is laid and it’s time to produce a logo, make us all proud,…

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6 Moves to Position Yourself to Hire a Rock Star Team

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The worst time to prepare to hire is when you badly need help. You should always operate your business as if someone else is going to run it without you present. This means you put structures in place to systematize, train and manage a team over time – not when the house is on fire.…

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Networking While Black: Building a Cross-Cultural Power Network

Networking While Black

Building a power network is about making a name for yourself and building a community of people who know and support you and your brand, who are willing to do business and enter partnerships with you, and who send business your way. Oftentimes, building this kind of power network this means that stepping outside of…

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Black Hair, Skin and Body Care Businesses in Denver

Black Hair Salons in Denver

Denver Metro is consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation. We continue to outperform the U.S. as whole with an unemployment rate is 3%, one of the lowest in the country. Great! Especially for the Black professional escaping the hustle of the urban cities in the east and north. Well…great until…

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Secrets for Testing Your Business Idea

Black Woman Business Owner Serving

Too often, I see our sistahs seeking the traditional method of business startup: get an idea, write a business plan, get funding, launch the business, and get ready for the bumpy drive and possible crash. Sounds pessimistic, but I’ve got some encouraging words of wisdom for the aspiring sistahpreneurs that might increase your chances of…

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5 Business Model Changes that Can Generate More Revenues

Black women business training

The business idea is a very important part of a business but you’re idea is going nowhere fast without a profitable and sustainable business model. Thinking more about the model – the value proposition, customer avatar, channels, revenue streams and other model components is key to your success. Many great business ideas die because the…

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5-Step Formula for Pricing Your Product

Black Woman Entrepreneur Farmers Market

I personally know the anxiety that comes with pricing your product and having to negotiate that price. If you’re not a born saleswoman who lives for the challenge of negotiation, easily finds your way to the best price with a customer, and has no problem raising prices, you GO girl. For many of us, though,…

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6 Ways to Quit Flying Solo and Leverage Partnerships

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Strategic business partnerships give your business life! Are you on the grind daily to build your business and feeling the weight of that lonely and sometimes rough entrepreneurial journey? Stop flying solo, Sis. There are many ways to connect with other professionals and entrepreneurs to lighten the load, streamline efforts, share resources, and find others who…

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