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Literary Icon And Beloved Author Toni Morrison Passes Away At 88

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The world is mourning the loss of beloved author and literary icon Toni Morrison.

Morrison’s family confirmed through publisher, Knopf Doubleday, early Tuesday morning that she passed away on Monday evening following a brief illness. She was 88 years old.

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How Entrepreneurs Are Connecting the World With IoT

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Some have dubbed the Internet of Things, or IoT, the “Intelligence of Things,” and even the “Internet of Everything.” Whatever they call it, there is no doubt that IoT has been steadily emerging and shaping our future. Put simply, IoT eliminates the need for human interaction with other humans or computers to transfer data. 

IoT already has numerous uses — smart homes, connected cars and smart retail to name a few — and it is expected to have an even larger impact on our lives in the future. Gartner reports that in the year 2017, there were more than eight billion IoT-connected devices in the world, while in 2018, that figure surpassed nine billion. It is expected that in 2020, IoT-connected devices worldwide will close to 21 billion.

Read full story @ Entrepreneuer here >>> https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/341451

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These Are The Top 5 Cities With The Most Female Entrepreneurs

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When it comes to entrepreneurship in the United States, women comprise a smaller percentage of entrepreneurs and start fewer businesses than men. According to the American Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE), only 24.5% of startups in their first two years are owned by women. Female entrepreneurs, however, have made impressive strides in recent years, showing substantial growth in both the number of female-owned businesses and number of paid employees at female-owned businesses, outpacing their male counterparts.

Seek Capital conducted a study that analyzed the largest metro areas in the U.S. in terms of the percentage of startups owned by women, the number of startups owned by women, the number of employees at female-owned startups and gross sales and receipts of female-owned startups, as well as the most active industry for female entrepreneurs. All data was sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau American Survey of Entrepreneurs.

Read on to find out which U.S. cities have the most female entrepreneurs.

20 U.S. Cities With the Most Female Entrepreneurs.

Read fell story at Forbes here @ https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewdepietro/2019/10/31/cities-female-entrepreneurs/#7b0559ce6589

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VIVICA A. FOX SHARES TIPS ABOUT HER HUSTLE

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Vivica A. Fox opened up about her illustrious career in Hollywood, running a business, and her unbeatable hustle earlier this month at the Enterprising Women of Color Forum, an event powered by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and Essence magazine.

The forum, which served to empower women entrepreneurs with wealth-building resources, was held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislature Conference. The half-day event included an interactive workshop facilitated by Irene Walker, the program manager at Facebook’s Level Up, and a panel discussion moderated by reality star and entrepreneur Robyn Dixon of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Potomac.

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