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African American businesses can well compete with established venues and news resources like www.tnj.com can reinforce this message on a daily basis with a wealth of ever expanding resources to assist business owners with meeting and exceeding their market objectives. When it comes to overtaking established venues and beating them at their own game, African American businesses have the advantage in synergy. This synergy can be found by staying connected across industries and around the world to other like minded business owners with similar business goals and objectives. From political trends to economic shifts, technology breakthroughs to new fashion concepts, arts and entertainment happenings to new key learning in personal and business finance management, the competition begins with accessing the right kind of knowledge and information to successfully compete for loyal customers and bottom line profits. African American businesses that keep abreast of the shifts, changes, and opportunities locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally will find that the tables have turned on established venues, with every market advantage now lying in their court.