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Growth Strategies Black-Owned Businesses Must Explore

Customer Experience
Entrepreneurship Op-eds

How Black Business Owners Can Improve Customer Experience

Let’s be honest, Black business owners face a lot of negative stigma when it comes to how they view and handle customer service. Yet most of the noise is based on one or two bad experiences that have traveled across many lips. Because of this, it is an problem that we, as Black business owners, […]

Business
Entrepreneurship Op-eds

Buying or Starting a Black-Owned Business… Which is for You?

I want to preface this article by telling you there is no right or wrong answer to this question.  Entrepreneurship isn’t a cookie cutter mold and Black entrepreneurs, just like the Black community, are not monolithic. Choosing to buy or start your Black-owned business is going to be based on your personal lifestyle, your research, […]

Salt Flats
Business Spotlights Community Op-eds

How to Buy Black While Visiting Utah’s Salt Flats

The Bonneville Salt Flats are a vast and breathtaking landscape in northwestern Utah. The flats are a remnant of the Pleistocene epoch, and were formed when the nearby Lake Bonneville dried up. True to their name, the Bonneville Salt Flats are a natural formation made from salt pans, or areas of ground covered with salt and other minerals. Today, […]

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Wekeza

Black Woman Launches Investing Mobile App, Wekeza

Meet Sabrina Lamb, the Founder and CEO of Wekeza, the first Black-owned and Black woman-led trading and investing mobile app. Wekeza means “invest” in Swahili. Together with Wekeza’s experienced team of Wall Street experts, Sabrina is determined to close the widening wealth gap in the Black community by democratizing access to trading and investor education – […]

Tiffany James

Tiffany James Helps Black Women Invest with Modern BLK Girl

— Tiffany James used investing to turn $10,000 in $2 million. Now she wants to help Black girls do the same. Like most college graduates, Tiffany James left school with a degree and student loan debt which had her struggling. However, in 2019, a coworker suggested she buy stock in a company named Tesla when shares were […]

Jay-Z

Jay-Z Participates in $33 Million Investment of Beauty Brand

Jay-Z just backed premier beauty brand Madison Reed in an investment totaling $33 million, Forbes reports. The round was led by Sandbridge Capital and Jay-Z’s Marcy Venture Partners also participated in the round. What’s more, the investment brings the San Francisco-based company’s total capital to nearly $220 million, according to Bloomberg. How The Funding Will Further Beauty Brand […]

Community

Derek Richardson
Community Entrepreneurship News

Veteran NBA Referee Derek Richardson Buys Private Elementary School

NBA veteran referee Derek Richardson is turning his attention toward another calling to enlighten underserved children. School named in honor of his mother: According to a press release, Richardson has purchased the K. Anthony School in Inglewood, CA. The school will be renamed in honor of his mother Dolores T. Richardson, who is described as the “most important teacher throughout his […]

Salt Flats
Business Spotlights Community Op-eds

How to Buy Black While Visiting Utah’s Salt Flats

The Bonneville Salt Flats are a vast and breathtaking landscape in northwestern Utah. The flats are a remnant of the Pleistocene epoch, and were formed when the nearby Lake Bonneville dried up. True to their name, the Bonneville Salt Flats are a natural formation made from salt pans, or areas of ground covered with salt and other minerals. Today, […]

Fort Myers
Community Entrepreneurship News

Black Developers Approved to Restore Famous Black Historic Center in Fort Myers, Florida

McCollum Hall, a historical site and commercial center in Dunbar, was built in 1938 by Clifford McCollum. Within the vicinity of Fort Myers, Florida, this property has been regarded as an essential landmark for the Black community. For several decades, the place has been a centerpiece of commerce, music, and entertainment that attracted some big-name […]

Community Op-eds

5 Ways Black Business Owners Can Give Back with Purpose

Your business is your “baby.”  You started it for a reason: you had a why and a passion that you wanted to turn into profit. If you inaugurated your business before 2021, the difference then and now is that the pandemic has brought on a spirit of giving this country has never seen before and […]

Stellantis
Community Entrepreneurship News

Stellantis is Leveling the Playing Field for Black Suppliers

Stellantis and the National Business League (NBL) today launched the inaugural collective of the National Black Supplier Development Program, a group of 15 Black-owned businesses representing geographic diversity and a range of disciplines and commodities. The program also announced the addition of a diverse group of eight corporate partners that will enhance the development and business […]