Mom Gifts Daughter A Business Instead Of A Car For Her Sweet 16

Every kid wants a shiny, new car for their Sweet 16th but Dedra Phillips had other plans. Her daughter Nia had actually expressed a desire for a car but the two had also talked Nia’s desire to sell lip gloss, after watching a YouTube video on how to make the product. Cars depreciate but businesses […]

24-Year-Old CEO Has Tax Franchise With Over 200 Offices

Prince Donnell calls himself “The Pastor of Business” and these days his congregation includes over 200 offices. His company, Jumping Jack Taxes, is a tax franchise that offers personal and business tax preparation services. More importantly, the company’s business model allows for everyday people to benefit from a service that we all need. The company […]

She Was Making $9/hr, Now Her Cupcake Business Takes in Millions

Black women start businesses at a higher rate than any other group but it’s not always because they’re brave. They are underpaid in the workforce and often lack personal support systems, thus entrepreneurship is an effort to survive. After Andra Hall’s daughter became ill she had to quit her job. She took a night job […]

What Do Jadakiss, Styles P and Angela Yee Share In Common? Juice!

There weren’t many healthy food options in the Bronx. Styles P didn’t complain, he did something about it. Juices for Life is a local juice bar that serves up natural and healthy beverages. Styles has considered juicing a lifestyle for many years and he wanted to share the benefits of it with his community. Juices […]

Black Mom Started With 1 Hair Product, Now She Has 46

Monique Rodriguez always wanted to be an entrepreneur but her mother encouraged her to get a “stable” career. She became a nurse but just wasn’t fulfilled. While pregnant with her third child Monique suffered a uterine rupture and her son was born brain dead. Monique was devastated and needed to find meaning. She began mixing […]

Get Hair Color Without Chemicals Or Bleach From This Black Owned Company

Nothing can make you stand out like a well executed hair coloring. The right color can transform your look from dull to daring in a flash. But the chemicals, bleach and other abrasive ingredients used in standard dyes are a real threat to your hair’s health. Further, most dyes are formulated for straight or curly […]

Serena Williams Launches Venture Capital Fund For Women, People Of Color

Less than 1% of American venture capital-backed founders are Black. In 2018 firms led by women received only 2.2% of all venture funds. There is a serious problem in the venture capital space and ultimately, Black people are suffering because of it. As always, a Black woman is stepping up to do something about it. […]

Don’t Ignore The Kids Selling Water On The Block

It’s the most basic form of entrepreneurship and just maybe the most overlooked — kids hustling water, Gatorade or lemonade on the block during the summer months. Some find them annoying while others simply ignore them. But look closer and you’ll see aspiring entrepreneurs who, with our support, can grow to bigger and better things. […]

PBS Airing Film On The History of Black Business April 23

Say the name Steve Jobs and one can conjure his trademark turtleneck, rattle off facts of his life story, and point to several of his inventions in your home. But what comes to mind when you hear the name, John H. Johnson? Can you picture his face? Can you describe his life story and rich […]

Black Woman Is Helping Hundreds of Black Teens Start Businesses In Chicago

Would you like to move to Chicago? Some believe the Chi is the greatest city in America but others choose to see the negative. Homicides are far too frequent and the perception is that the city is simply a bloodbath. At the root is Black unemployment — historically twice that of whites and in Chicago, […]