How black employees unknowingly hold back black businesses

As we know, business start-up funding is often short in the black community. With only 19 black banks in the country, black entrepreneurs are often forced to seek funding from other sources, including major banks that mostly prefer working with entrepreneurs who are already well capitalized. Catch 22. The thing about any new business is […]

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Interview: Wess Walters Helps Entrepreneurs With their Digital Presence

Wess Walters is what some would call a 21st Century Digital Guru. From videography, digital production, social media and webinars, he has embraced the digital space with open arms. Wess started his company because he saw that there was a need to not just create remarkable videos for his clients’ product or services, but also […]

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Interview: Hair Products Manufacturer Starts Black Chamber of Commerce in Georgia

Sabrina Newby is no stranger to business. She is the owner of BouGie Natural®Salons and the maker of BouGie Natural® Hair Products. So it’s no surprise that she was led to form the Liberty County Minority Chamber of Commerce located in Hinesville, GA. She took some time out of her busy schedule to discuss this […]

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Beauty conference opens industry doors for black women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2016   CONTACT: Ashanti West admin@beautysupplyinstitute.com (Atlanta, GA) – Beauty conference opens industry doors for black women. Despite black women being the fastest growing entrepreneurial group in America, they continue to find difficulty becoming Beauty Supply store owners.   The sizeable problem in this $15 billion-dollar industry is one that […]

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#BlackBusinessesMatter Movement canvasses cities across the Southeast

#BlackBusinessesMatter Movement canvasses cities across the Southeast (Nationwide) – #BlackBusinessesMatter began as a hashtag campaign but has emerged into a conglomerate of activists, speakers, trainers, economists, counselors, politicians and strategists who are steadfast about bringing economic sustainability to black communities by holding a series of events that includes speeches on strategy, a movie screening, a […]

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Lessons From A Female Entrepreneur: How To Work On Your Business While You Work In it

It may seem strange to some that in my article headline I specifically described the entrepreneur as “female.” Well, for me, growing up I did not know or “see” any female entrepreneurs. I grew up in the hills and mountains of West Virginia where most of the work was defined as industrious labor and blue […]

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Entrepreneurship Requires Emotional Intelligence

Building a successful business is an emotional journey.  From vision to manifestation, entrepreneurial efforts teach us so much about ourselves.  It awakens things within us that we didn’t know existed, and challenges us in ways we never thought possible.   While everyone wants to succeed, the struggles of entrepreneurship can sideline the best of us at […]

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If Companies Can Reinvent Themselves, So Can We…

For nearly a decade we’ve lived what Charles Dickens penned as “the best of times and the worst of times” in his 1859 novel: A Tale of Two Cities. Americans are recovering from one of the worst economic recessions since the Great Depression of the 1930s; major corporations have collapsed; people are being devastated by […]

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