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All about entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, ideas, innovation, and small business. Launches Small Business University Online Video Entrepreneurship Course

Small business resource for African Americans Black Enterprise has launched the Black Enterprise Small Business University Powered by Dell, an eight-week, online video course offering expert advice to entrepreneurs looking to start and grow profitable small businesses. With videos covering topics such as technology, marketing, leadership and putting together an exit strategy, the Small Business University is targeted at the aspiring start-up, the part-time entrepreneur, and those with an already established enterprise.

The eight-week course will consist of three original tutorials per week featuring a rotating team of business, marketing and technology experts including ‘SmallBizLady’ Melinda Emerson, Buzz Marketing Group CEO Tina Wells, Young Entrepreneurs Council founder Scott Gerber, ‘The Money Coach’ and personal finance expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, founder James Andrews, as well asdigital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong, amongst others.

Black Enterprise remains as committed as ever to our core mission of encouraging minority entrepreneurship,” said Black Enterprise President & CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. “The path to entrepreneurship can be a difficult one to navigate, and many get lost along the way.  With the enthusiastic support of Dell, we’re able to share the vital lessons of our Small Business University by way of a virtual classroom. We’re excited to partner with Dell on this opportunity to assist our audience in achieving their dream of starting a new business or taking their existing enterprise to the next level.”

The Small Business University includes customized gamification features, powered by Bunchball, that allow registrants to compete for a total of more than US$50,000 in cash and prizes throughout the program. Registration is now open.

Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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