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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Get Funded! Part 5 – Getting Money from Angel Investors.

August 19, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Shark Tank! Most of us have seen or heard about the show. An inventor goes in front of three very wealthy investors and pitches the business or product. The investors, if they like the business, bid against each other to make the offer to the owner. The inventor says YES I like the offer or NO, it isn’t enough! This makes... [Read more...]

Seeking a Shared Black Vision – Part II.

August 19, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Today, if you ask African Americans if they would like to see black owned businesses enlarge their footprint through employing a significantly large number of workers, the overwhelming majority would say, yes. This is, without a doubt, a shared vision of the African American community. African Americans largely, at minimum, would... [Read more...]

Startup Mania! Keeping Your Costs Down after Closing Capital.

August 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Business, News, Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The tech and investor mania is cranking up again! Leafly.com (think AngiesList plus marijuana stores) recently closed $50MM in investment capital. Another fly-by-night app, YO (an app the pulls your contacts and merely text them, you guessed it, ‘Yo!’) recently closed $1.5MM in VC money. So whether you are getting seed money,... [Read more...]

Tradeshows: They Work if You Follow these Guidelines.

August 13, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A trade show is your big chance to show off your newest innovations to industry insiders, potential clients, and the competition. The most important thing to remember about a trade show is that presentation is just as important as the product you are selling. If you want to really impress important people at your next trade show... [Read more...]

Part 4 – Getting Money from Family and Friends.

August 12, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Outside of your own wallet, one of the most common places you and other entrepreneurs can go to get funding are people close to you. Your family and friends can provide a fast, bureaucracy free way of getting money for your business. In this article we will cover four very important things that will help you determine if this... [Read more...]

Seeking a Shared Black Vision – Part I.

August 12, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When we look back through the years and examine the black race’s march toward freedom in the United States, we see a singularity of focus that is missing today. In the past, all black people shared a singularity of focus generally when it came to freedom and civil rights. The reasons are relatively simple why the focus of African... [Read more...]

Yes, Blacks Missing from U.S.-Africa Business Forum.

August 12, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)President Obama hosted the first ever U.S.-Africa Business forum last week here in Washington, DC.  Leading up to the conference, the U.S. Commerce Department announced:, “On August 5, 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Department of Commerce will co-host the first-ever U.S.-Africa Business Forum, a day focused on... [Read more...]

Seven Reasons Hip Hop Has NO Billionaires!

August 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Money, Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When it was announced that Apple was acquiring Beats for $3 Billion, the hip hop blogosphere exploded with talks of Dre being hip hop’s first billionaire. Being the nerd that I am and having followed the acquisitions of tech companies like Instagram and Whatsapp, I understood that there were finer financial intricacies at play... [Read more...]

Is Success Better Seen or Felt?

August 1, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’ve crossed paths with many within the last month or so discussing the topic of success. Now generally success, in this society, is acknowledged through that which is visible to the eye. That which is tangible. We view those who have attained their college degree, married, have a well paying job, purchased a nice size home... [Read more...]

Business Funding Part III – 3 Basic Keys to Getting to Investors and Lenders to Consider Your Business.

July 30, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Your business needs money. You don’t have money. They have money. How do you get them to give it to you? Before we move on to how to get money from specific types of investors and lenders THIS IS A MUST READ TOPIC SO DON’T SKIP IT. Getting funded is really about sales. You may have not heard it put that way before... [Read more...]

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