We had a sit down with Google's Head Of Black Community Engagement, Valeisha Butterfield Jones, to help your business succeed from the start.

Starting a business takes a lot of prayer, planning, confidence, and, most important, money. Some entrepreneurs have been able to start from literally nothing and build empires from the ground up. Others have come out of the gate looking for, and securing, small business loans to assist with the expenses associated with starting their own […]

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The lemonade business has an adorable new entrepreneur who’s only ten-years-old! As the founder of her own BeeSweet Lemonade line, Mikaila Ulmer on confidently represented her brand on the TV series Shark Tank on March 20 (where aspiring businesses go to compete for coveted investments). Ulmer impressed the judges so much that she got Daymond John, clothing brand […]

NewME Accelerator, a nationally recognized Startup Accelerator for minorities and women based in San Francisco, has hit the road and is making its rounds in Brooklyn, New York (October 26-28); Durham, North Carolina (November 9-11); Kansas City, Missouri (November 16-17) and Oakland, California (November 23-26). As a part of their tour, they are looking for […]

“Fake it til you make it, only if you can back it up,” advised Simone Smalls, Founder & CEO of Simone Smalls Pr, Inc.  In a lively discussion focused on entrepreneurship, Smalls, Bevy Smith, Dinner With Bevy; Ginger Johnson & Liz Pickett, Ginger and Liz Nail Polish, Blake Scotland, Blake Scotland Boutique; Winsome Sinclair, WSA […]

Every day I coach women who are waiting for more time, waiting for children to grow up, waiting to get married or waiting for some person, place or thing outside of themselves to make their dreams come to fruition. When I ask why not go after their dreams NOW, the number one answer is that […]

Kwanzaa’s fourth principle is Ujamaa or Cooperative Economics.  So many African American entrepreneurs have built businesses that provide jobs, products and information that benefit our communities.  We thought we’d highlight some of them today.  We hope they inspire you. 1st Principle Umoja: Recipes 2nd Principle Kujichagulia:Self Determined Women Gallery 3rd Principle Ujima: Community Organization Gallery