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Spain Eases Path for Expat Entrepreneurs

A growing number of expat entrepreneurs are making the most of new Spanish laws designed to breathe life into small businesses and promote foreign investment. Here, Andrea Maltman speaks to Spain’s new crop of expat self-starters. Spain hasn’t always been famous for its entrepreneurial spirit. In the 30-plus years since the country took brave strides from dictatorship to democracy, work was often viewed as something to be done, not enjoyed, and a common ambition was…

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Is Spain a good place for foreign entrepreneurs to launch start-ups?

It’s often been a dream for people from cooler, northern countries, to move to Spain and work and live under the sun, and enjoy a different lifestyle. After doing your day’s work you can relax on the beach, visit the Prado museum or stroll down the Ramblas (depending on location). To be followed by some tasty tapas and cool drinks in a local bar. That’s the dream, and the growing influence of the internet, now…

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Black Female Entrepreneurs Score BIG on Shark Tank!

Angels and Tomboys Last year, Memphis-based Angels and Tomboys® secured a deal with Sharks, Daymond Johnand Mark Cuban. A few weeks later, Philadelphia-based LuLu Bang will pitch their business to the Sharks.  Co-founded by two kid-entrepreneur sisters, nine-year-old Mallory (the tomboy) and 11-year-old Madison (the angel), Angels and Tomboys® is a beauty and body care company for “tween and teen girls.” The current line employs a paraben free, patent pending, and vegan friendly formula. Scents include Candy Star Glam™, Frozen Hot Chocolate™,…

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Small And Minority-Owned Businesses: Seven Tips To Rebound And Rebuild After Unrest

It is no secret, small businesses play a vital role in the United States by generating approximately 66% of new jobs and contributing hundreds of millions of dollars into our nation’s economy. Black-owned businesses in particular, such as those in Ferguson, Missouri, where a Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown has led to rioting and looting, are critical to building prosperity in their communities. To encourage and…

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A Positive Brand Identity Turns Consumers Into ‘Frands’

Franding is a new and exciting concept, and it will help you develop your brand into a consumer loyalty magnet. Simply defined, a frand is a loyal fan of your brand. While the definition is elementary, the results can be dramatic. Everyone has read stories where consumers line up for hours, even overnight, to purchase a sale-priced popular brand item. Because of the product’s brand, a loyal following of “frands” appear whenever there are new…

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Why I Left a 6 Figure Job to Become an Entrepreneur

I did everything that they tell you to do. I had the degree, the condo, the six-figure salary, and the prestige of working at one of the world’s top consulting firms. I was also absolutely miserable. Sunday was always the worst day because Sunday meant that Monday was just around the corner. On Monday the countdown began – four days until Friday, three days, and so on. At the age of 27, being this unfulfilled…

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Philly Is Home to the First Black Woman-Owned Comic Book Store

I was on Facebook when I saw this link about this black woman in Philly that has opened a comic book and coffee shop. I was elated myself. Can you say, “road trip?” I saw the link from Comic Beats first, but the initial interview was on Philly.com. Philadelphia now has a comic book store owned by a Black woman! As the comic/nerd culture increases in popularity, black comic book writers, artists and enthusiasts are increasing in numbers…

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A Branch of Hope

Integrating technology into classrooms has been on the rise the last few years. Students have access to laptops, tablets, and smartboards to help assist their learning experience. All of these devices have certainly helped the visual aspect in the classroom, but one woman has tackled the challenges facing students with hearing disabilities. Renee Kakareka, a recent graduate of Philadelphia University, launched Olive Devices to start getting help for those in the classroom who need it.…

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A Genius Idea

At some point in man’s life he and a friend will get together and talk about their dream of owning a bar. For most men this just stays as an idea, but for Luke Bowen and Trevor Hayward, they made their idea a reality. Evil Genius Beer Company is the result of their efforts and determination to reach their potential and not settle for anything less. Luke and Trevor were friends who attended graduate school…

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Making Media

Not everyone would choose to work with family or close friends, however this young entrepreneur began his own company doing just that. Beau Rosario, along with his twin brother and some of their closest friends, are the team that makes up Philamedia. Philamedia is a media production company that do a variety of work, such as photography, videography, and editing. The company has a vast client base that extends all across the country. This young…