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I am a legal and business writer, legal analyst, litigation strategist and business manager. You can find my business, Just Write Legal in the Black Connect Business Directory.
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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 per...
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 f...
by August 26, 2019
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  Last week we shared 5  Tips to Grow Your Network and Build Your Team as an Entrepreneur.  The central theme woven throughout that article was integrity - "your character becomes your business reputation."  Integrity has been at the heart of recent events that have been the subject of national discussion and debate. Jay'Z's recent announcement of a partnership with the NFL and statement that "we're past kneeling" appeared to many to be an about-face from his widely publicized allegiance t...
by March 16, 2019
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You know, without a doubt, that you are ready to kiss your 9 to 5 goodbye and be the boss of you.  You are ready to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to start your own business.  There’s only one problem:  you need a business idea. If you are having trouble coming up with a business idea, don’t sweat it.  It doesn’t mean that you cannot or should not be an entrepreneur. Sometimes knowing what business to start does not come naturally or easily.  Often, it takes focus, analysis, and ca...
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by March 19, 2019
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By:  Angela Majette Owner of Just Write Legal www.justwritelegal.com ...
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 f...
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...
by October 21, 2019
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Purposeful people act in ways that are personally meaningful and socially beneficial.  It gives a unique feeling of accomplishment when you contribute to a cause that aims to transform lives. And there’s no better way of achieving this than volunteering for a nonprofit organization. As little as an hour of your time devoted to volunteerism could have a positive effect on your community, career, and sense of purpose. Volunteering for a nonprofit organization goes beyond a single donation to su...
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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...
by October 4, 2019
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Before we get started, here’s the bottom line. Social responsibility practices can play a monumental role in growing your small business and instilling trust among your customers. However, in our profit-driven society, many decisions are made based on how they will impact the bottom line, and social responsibility often gets the same scrutiny. With that said, I’d like to introduce another way of measuring the return on investment of your social responsibility practices: by the local problems you...
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by October 4, 2019
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Before we get started, here’s the bottom line. Social responsibility practices can play a monumental role in growing your small business and instilling trust among your customers. However, in our profit-driven society, many decisions are made based on how they will impact the bottom line, and social responsibility often gets the same scrutiny. With that said, I’d like to introduce another way of measuring the return on investment of your social responsibility practices: by the local problems you...
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...
by September 3, 2019
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In last week's blog, we asked: "Are We Past Integrity?" We posed this question, in part, because of Jay-Z's announcement of a partnership with the NFL and the ensuing backlash.  Previously, Jay-Z declined to perform at the Super Bowl and encouraged other entertainers to do the same after the NFL's mistreatment of Colin Kaepernick.  Kaepernick protested police brutality against African-Americans by kneeling on the football field during the national anthem. ...
by September 2, 2019
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Networking in business is not just desirable but a necessity, especially for entrepreneurs. They are new to the world of business, usually have fewer connections, less experience of facing diverse challenges, and step into the market with big dreams. So, online networking for entrepreneurs is a great way of allowing blooming businessmen to build relationships around the world, growing business, tapping into resources, reaching a wider market, developing business skills, and branding themselves. ...
by August 26, 2019
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  Last week we shared 5  Tips to Grow Your Network and Build Your Team as an Entrepreneur.  The central theme woven throughout that article was integrity - "your character becomes your business reputation."  Integrity has been at the heart of recent events that have been the subject of national discussion and debate. Jay'Z's recent announcement of a partnership with the NFL and statement that "we're past kneeling" appeared to many to be an about-face from his widely publicized allegiance t...
by August 19, 2019
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Last week we discussed the 7 personalities you need on your team to grow your business.  Now you're amped and ready to start putting your dream team together.  However, if you're asking yourself:  Where do I start?  How do I find these different personalities and persuade them to join my team?  Start here. Networking is one of the currencies of the 21st century. If you want to be successful as an entrepreneur, you need to grow your network. Your network is as essential as your business itself...
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 per...
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...
by July 1, 2019
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Starting a business is always very exciting. There is a sense of fulfillment and freedom that comes with being your own boss and bringing your ideas to life that every person should have the opportunity to experience. Although, along with great reward, entrepreneurship comes with considerable risk. The risks can be costly and take a mental, emotional, and financial toll on the brave souls who dare to blaze their own trail. The average time it takes an entrepreneur to start earning profit from...
by June 17, 2019
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Launching a startup is a daunting undertaking. Even if you have the best product or idea, it is challenging to bring your idea to the market, gain traction and attract the attention of investors. The two most common challenges entrepreneurs face when launching or growing a startup are limited capital and exposure in the market. Participating in pitch competitions is one way to overcome these challenges.   ...