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Meryanne Loum-Martin is a Parisian lawyer turned entrepreneur and founder of Jnane Tamsna, a boutique hotel located in Marrakech, Morocco. Beyond the fact that she has the only black woman-owned hotel in the area, she and her husband purchased land in 2000 and in less than one year, they built the hotel from the ground up.

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Tech entrepreneurs Jamie and Jilea Hemmings have launched a mobile platform called Best Tyme, helping physicians and medical sales reps coordinate meetings. The app allows clinicians to set preferences for when and how sales reps meet with them, and sales reps to structure their day by zip-code with an automatic calendar, meals and even routing function!

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Patterson gives back to Compton by providing low-cost groceries and owning Grocery Outlet in Compton.  The post Kia Patterson Takes Over Ownership of Grocery Outlet in Compton  appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel....

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) was recently awarded a contract for $90.8 million to Kal Krishnan Consulting Services/Triunity Engineering & Management Joint Venture for program management support services. The post Metro Board Awards Largest Contract Ever to Small, Minority-Owned Businesses appeared...

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Webb creates a family business through encouraging, preparing and mentoring his children.  The post Reginald Webb Passes Business Down to His Children  appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel....

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Friends and family of new entrepreneurs are the greatest single source of outside funding but just because it's common, doesn't mean you shouldn't use caution....

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The idea of tapping into your personal and professional networks for crowdfunding purposes, may seem like a humbling approach to business for some but for many entrepreneurs this is a more than acceptable way to build the initial capital for an upcoming business venture.Brenda Beener, owner of Seasoned Vegan restaurant in Harlem New York, said...

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Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:00

Jerk chicken gurus go big

Eighteen years ago, the couple scored a secret jerk chicken recipe from Chris’s mother and began cooking the Jamaican dish for family and neighborhood gatherings. Soon, their chicken was legendary among neighbors, inspiring them to take their product to market. After conducting market research and building their customer base, they launched Fort H...

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Empire co-creator Lee Daniels describes his new FOX television show as his “Black Dynasty,” in reference to the 1980s popular ABC primetime soap opera, Dynasty. The show centers around a hip hop entertainment business, Empire Enterprises, and the drama among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of the company. The...

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Strategies for dealing with family employees who've become too much to bear....

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