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BlackConnect.com is the missing link in social media that connects social interaction and business networking for millennials and connects Black business owners, entrepreneurs, and consumers in a universal way. BlackConnect.com is a distinct business community that provides tools for business owners, consumers, professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs to engage across all areas of the network to promote their business, sell products and services, build partnerships and more while connecting on a professional and personal level. The mission of Black Connect is to elevate existing Black-owned businesses and to encourage millennials and successive generations to pursue entrepreneurship.The network fills the void left by other social media platforms by connecting business owners, entrepreneurs, and consumers in a holistic way. Download the Black Connect mobile app for Android in Google Play and IOS in the App Store.
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My work is dedicated to leveling the economic playing field for African-American entrepreneurs and business owners by making it easier to meaningfully connect, collaborate and compete in the American market on a local and national level. Whether through my litigation management firm or my philanthropy, I enjoy helping others WIN.
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by August 12, 2019
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Why You Need These 7 Personalities On Your Team If You're an Entrepreneur Every entrepreneur and business owner needs the right people on their team to be successful. It doesn't matter how viable your business idea is. Without the right team, your idea could never come to fruition, or your business might not reach its maximum potential. A winning team has the right mixture of individuals with different personalities, skills, resources, and work styles. For a team to be successful, each person ...
by March 10, 2019
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Are we done chasing those conjoined twin unicorns known as Diversity & Inclusion? Or nah?  For those of us that never fell for the okey-doke and cringe every time those two words are uttered together like peanut butter & jelly, you will breathe a breath of fresh air to know that an attorney in North Carolina has called bullshit on the facade that is called diversity and inclusion at her workplace. The lawsuit filed by a Black attorney, Sharika Robinson, against her Charlotte, North Carolina fir...
by September 9, 2019
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I stumbled upon the internship opportunity with Black Connect while I was surfing different internship websites to find something to fill up my summer. I hoped that I would not only valuable to the company — in fact, I was looking for an opportunity that would be of equal value to me.  I am a recent graduate of Chapman University, receiving my B.A. in English and journalism. I have taken on many challenging roles throughout college. What I loved about interning at Black Connect, is that I was a...
by December 31, 2019
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Integration of the races and placating tactics like affirmative action, diversity & inclusion, and body cameras for police officers have led Black America to become complacent or turn a blind eye to the disparities that the civil rights movement vowed to eradicate.   The racial wealth gap is persistently widening, police brutality and racial animus is on the rise, and schools are becoming increasingly segregated to the detriment of our Black students. These disparities in economics, education, ...
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by July 27, 2019
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Luxury brands are associated with a high price and superior quality.  Brands like Gucci, Porshe, and Rolex come to mind when someone mentions luxury brands. Because of their high price tags, consumers often align with luxury brands as a pronouncement of their financial success or social strata.  A brand is termed luxury when it is desirable more than necessary.  Luxury brands offer exclusivity, superior craftsmanship, sophistication, and innovation with careful attention paid to details in desig...
by March 19, 2019
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By:  Angela Majette Owner of Just Write Legal www.justwritelegal.com   I’m a mom, creative spirit, analytical thinker, beach bum, and introvert.  All of these realities contribute to the fact that for the last 17 years, I have been a proud member of the micro business club.  It’s an affordable club anyone with focus and determination can easily join.  If you have just started your new micro business – welcome to the club!  If you have been thinking about making the move, the good news is tha...
by March 10, 2019
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Are we done chasing those conjoined twin unicorns known as Diversity & Inclusion? Or nah?  For those of us that never fell for the okey-doke and cringe every time those two words are uttered together like peanut butter & jelly, you will breathe a breath of fresh air to know that an attorney in North Carolina has called bullshit on the facade that is called diversity and inclusion at her workplace. The lawsuit filed by a Black attorney, Sharika Robinson, against her Charlotte, North Carolina fir...
by June 5, 2020
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Right now, America is seeing its most dramatic shift in its social climate within modern American History. For the first time, people of all races are stepping up on the frontlines of nationwide protests in order to protest police brutality against African Americans. Also for the first time, people of other races and especially white people, are witnessing first hand the sinister nature of police brutality, as since protests began police have been documented using extreme force against peaceful ...
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by August 12, 2019
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Why You Need These 7 Personalities On Your Team If You're an Entrepreneur Every entrepreneur and business owner needs the right people on their team to be successful. It doesn't matter how viable your business idea is. Without the right team, your idea could never come to fruition, or your business might not reach its maximum potential. A winning team has the right mixture of individuals with different personalities, skills, resources, and work styles. For a team to be successful, each person ...
by September 9, 2019
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I stumbled upon the internship opportunity with Black Connect while I was surfing different internship websites to find something to fill up my summer. I hoped that I would not only valuable to the company — in fact, I was looking for an opportunity that would be of equal value to me.  I am a recent graduate of Chapman University, receiving my B.A. in English and journalism. I have taken on many challenging roles throughout college. What I loved about interning at Black Connect, is that I was a...
by June 10, 2020
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Enslaved by a color that condemns human life to accept unpaid labor, racial slurs and, aggression as the only reality of the Black life in America, the pressure is building to break free, breathe easy and be whole. It has been a long wait since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr led the historic non-violent protests for civil rights in the 1960s. Mobility inched upwards at snail’s pace and it has always been a tight bargain for life, dignity, and a righteous share of prosperity. The world makes progress...
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by July 8, 2019
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We have all heard the phrase, "work smarter, not harder." This nugget of wisdom should be the credo of every small business owner.  Forming strategic partnerships is one way that small businesses can work smarter.  Strategic partnerships can have a significant impact on small businesses.   Forming partnerships (or alliances) is a business strategy that every business should consider. It is often challenging for small businesses to gain traction in the market, but if you are strategic in your m...
by June 9, 2020
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If you want a healthy dose of #BlackExcellence, just visit Black Connect’s new freelancer platform, FreelanceMe.  Black Connect’s freelance feature serves at the point of contact between qualified professionals and business owners in need of assistance. Increase in African-American Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship amongst African Americans has been steadily increasing.  Even before the COVID19 pandemic caused the Black community to suffer loss of life and employment, many Black Americans ...
by December 25, 2020
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Starting a business is 90% strategy, 2% luck, and 8% trial and error. How do we, as entrepreneurs, prepare for the unknown? What option do we have but to remain level-headed in the thick of it all, and life makes whatever turns it wants? What skills can an entrepreneur embody to help them become more successful? As Black business owners, there are a few entrepreneurial characteristics we can possess that will benefit the business, develop leadership, improve communication, and much more. Below i...
by June 6, 2021
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New and growing businesses often lack the funds necessary to expand their marketing efforts in order to reach new customers and connect with customers in meaningful ways.  Social Commerce is Black Connect's new series of initiatives that helps close the gap by providing Black Connect members with an e-commerce platform and by promoting Black entrepreneurs and Black-owned businesses at no additional cost to Black Connect members. E-Commerce encourages innovation and creative ideas, which are the...
by August 8, 2021
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Disclaimer: The views, opinions, and content expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Black Connect.  Feel free to express your thoughts on this subject in the comments. Written by Jack Strongman ME: CDC, should I get poked if I already had Covid? CDC: “Yes, you should be poked regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. That’s because experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19.” ME: Oh, okay, we ...
by August 8, 2021
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A contract is a legally binding and enforceable agreement.  The main purpose of a contract is to provide guidance to the contracting parties by clearly stating the terms and conditions of their promises. So having a written contract is great, but what’s most important is that you fully understand the terms of the agreement that you are signing because breaching a contract can very costly and damage your business reputation.   An attorney can help you negotiate the terms of the contract, explain...
by September 6, 2021
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Black Connect has partnered with NorthOne  to drive better money management for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and freelancers. We sat down with the team at NorthOne to discuss their approach to banking for small businesses. Black Connect:  Let's talk about the problem.   What are the current pain points in the corporate banking industry? NorthOne:  Our Co-Founder and CEO, Eytan Bensoussan, grew up in a family of small business owners. As a child, he remembered that they’d work nights and we...