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Accenture Ventures Leader Says Time Is Now for Black Entrepreneurs

Accenture Ventures leader Kathryn Ross has advice for black founders that could be initially deemed counter-intuitive. In the middle of the pandemic, Ross says it’s time to actually buckle in and accelerate. And she tells Ramon Ray exactly why she thinks that and how that should be done. Kathryn is well-placed to shares insights about...

She Became CEO of Her Husband’s Company and Grew it

Running a small business is one thing, and making it a success another. Ramon Ray recently talked to Nancy Vargas, who successfully pivoted her business amid COVID-19. During the interview, she shared how she started the chauffeured transportation company and what she was doing to succeed. They say - the road to entrepreneurial success is...

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When To Scale and Automate Your Small Business Marketing (but Remain Personable)

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Save Time By Automating Your Financial Process (Interview & Bonus Tips from Bill.Com Founder)

Are you struggling to grow your business? The ongoing pandemic has hurt most small businesses. And many of these affected businesses are still finding it difficult to stay afloat. However, there are some entrepreneurs whose grit never let them give up. Ramon Ray recently interviewed René Lacerte, the founder of Bill.com - one of the nation’s...

2 Dominant Small Business Trends for 2020

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She Solved Her Hair Challenge Now She’s Selling It Online

Selling products online is nothing new. Many businesses function 100% from online sales. But how do they make it happen? What are the first steps they take? Keziah Dhamma started her business by solving a problem. It was a problem she had herself and realized other women were facing the same thing. Selling Products Online:...

Want to Be a Great Speaker? Public Speaking Advice from an Expert

Have you ever stepped up to the podium to give a presentation or make a speech? You might have felt a bit shaky, sweaty, or even considered bailing at the last minute. But there are people who are actual professional public speakers and do it on a regular basis. We’ve got some great tips...

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How Keap Encourages Success During COVID-19 [Bonus Tips Included]

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From Behind the Register to Owning a Chick-fil-A Franchise

Some entrepreneurs start a business out of an idea. Others start a business that's already been successfully built. In some cases, this is a franchise business. The owner is in charge and manages the location, but the brand is already well-known. Is this kind of business right for you? Let's look at a Chick-fil-A...

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