Business

  • Sam’s Club Awards Small Family Business A $25,000 Grand Prize
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    Sam’s Club and SCORE, a national organization of small business mentors were the sponsors of the American Small Business Championship, which offered a grand prize of $25,000. Ninja Park Obstacle and Fitness Training Gym has been named the grand prize winner. Ninja Park provides clients of all ages and fitness levels... Read more »
  • Your Guide to Creating a Unified Remote Work Culture
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    The remote working environment has become increasingly common at many startups and small businesses, and even at larger established companies, as the benefits become greater and the talent pool becomes larger. But with the number of remote workers steadily growing, so too are the challenges of making your team feel cohesive and connected despite the distance. As... Read more »
  • 4 Reasons We’re So Tempted by Success
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    By all counts and measures, the desire to be successful is deep within our psyches. At the dawn of human civilization, during the time of untreatable epidemics and short life spans, success meant simply surviving. As humans became more sophisticated, the meaning of success transformed into indicators we could actually quantify:... Read more »
  • 6 Successful Tips Crowdfunding Tip for Entrepreneurs
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    Reward-based crowdfunding has taken off in the last couple of years. A number of campaigns have reached million dollar goals. Pebble Time–a smartwatch that manages calls and emails, plus tracks one’s steps and sleep patterns–raised more than $20 million on Kickstarter with nearly 80,000 backers. Named after Martin Luther King Jr., the King... Read more »
  • 6 Tips for Startup Success From MIT Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
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    Reports show that at least eight out of 10 businesses fail within a year after opening, and roughly 96% will close in 10 years. This summer, MIT held its regular Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, where entrepreneurs from around the world underwent the most challenging week of their lives while learning how to... Read more »
  • 11 Black Owned Businesses That You Should Know and Support
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    This is a continuation from part I in this 2-part series. Dyron J. Stephens, DrPH, CPH is president and senior partner, along with Richard Stephens II, MBA, who is the vice president and managing partner of Pierian Spring Innovations, L.L.C., located in Decatur, G.A. Pierian Spring Innovations, L.L.C. is the premier... Read more »
  • Skinphorea Facial Bar Offers Facial Cocktails with a “Happy Hour” Feel
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    As day spas and beauty bars develop throughout the metropolitan Detroit area, this one has drawn the attention of Royal Oak’s rising beauty and retail community. Skinphorea Facial Bar is metro Detroit’s first and only high-concept facial bar, offering customers a facial with a “Happy Hour” feel including add-on services... Read more »
  • Top 3 Skills Necessary for Effective Leadership
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    Leaders are not born, they are made. From our commitment to creating next generation leaders through the Leaders of Tomorrow program to working to refine current leaders through the Leadership Institute, the National Black MBA Association has become a breeding ground for some of the top African American leaders in the... Read more »
  • 11 Black-Owned Businesses That You Should Know and Support
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    Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart, especially as a minority, given all of the competition. In fact, it takes diligence, perseverance, follow through, hard work, and a lot of it to be successful in any business. The thought of pursuing your dream is nice, but putting action behind... Read more »
  • Business Owners Should Factor Retirement Into Their Financial Planning
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    As business owners and entrepreneurs, you may want to reinvest profits back into your business. However, don’t forget about your personal retirement planning. Entrepreneurs and business owners who are baby boomers (over the age of 50) are not well prepared for retirement, according to a Small Business Administration report, Retirement, Recessions,... Read more »