Tax

5 FREE Tax Preparation Resources for Black-Owned Businesses

Don’t let the stress of tax season get you down. I know, I know. You have to get your receipts gathered and organized by date and find all those invoices from old clients. Not to mention all the other documents and information that need to be collated and deciphered.  Because of this, your tax situation […]

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Google

How Black Businesses Can Benefit From Understanding the Google Algorithm

We live in the digital information age where every day brings a new trend, a new development, or a new algorithm. All these things are necessary to assist in advancing the digital landscape for both business and personal use. For business owners trying to stay competitive, this can often be confusing and difficult to understand. […]

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Black Business

The Black Business Surge: Why Ownership is on the Rise

In 2021 alone, there were more new Black-owned businesses launched than at any other time in the last quarter-century, according to a recent Kauffman Foundation Annual Study. Just over 1.2 million African Americans were self-employed in February 2022, compared to slightly under 1.1 million in February 2020. There are several major reasons for the recent emergence […]

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Cybersecurity

4 Cybersecurity Programs That Support Black Business Owners

You might be surprised to learn that cybercrime is the most successful activity on the planet, with more than 6 trillion in damages caused by the profitability of this illegal business in 2021 alone. That number is expected to reach more than $10 trillion dollars by the year 2025. It’s safe to say that cybercrime […]

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Black-Owned Businesses

Numbers Don’t Lie: Exciting Facts & Figures About Black-Owned Businesses

In the Black community, especially for descendants of slaves, entrepreneurship amounts to much more than simply calling yourself a CEO or even owning the business itself. Having your own business is more than just achieving some part of a fallacious “American Dream” that never included us.   For us, as Black-owned business owners, the power to […]

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Community Giving

Create a Thriving Black-Owned Business Through Community Giving

Is it possible to be both the receiver and the giver of community charity?  For the Black entrepreneur, the answer is always a resounding “Yes!.”  If we are the first line of defense for our own community, then whether or not access to resources are equal and fair outside of it won’t technically matter too […]

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Stew's Hardwood LLC

Stew’s Hardwood LLC: A Family Tradition of Entrepreneurship

Kansas City native Christopher Vernon Stewart is a jack of all trades. The “do it all” carpenter/handyman/businessman, etc., is the founder of his own home improvement company, Stew’s Hardwood LLC, which opened in 2011. He is also co-owner of real estate investment firm KCS Culture. Typical of young men in the area, Chris grew up […]

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OneUnited

Loan Approved: The Largest Black-Owned Bank in the US Gives Black Business Borrowers a Chance

OneUnited Bank, the world’s largest Black-owned bank in America, has recently joined forces with Lendistry, a technology company – also Black owned –  to help Black Business owners access capital and build generational wealth with loans ranging from $50,000 to $5 million through the “OneTransaction Program.” The bank was initially established in 1968 (as Unity […]

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