Business

Investor Roundtable Focuses on Creating Economic Shift for POC

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Over the past week, Head and Heart Philanthropy, a social impact agency, got together to discuss how they could be more effective in closing gaps in the African American community. Founder Christal Jackson felt that it was time to focus their efforts on the Bay Area, given the rich growing tech...

4 Ways Blacks Can Thrive Under Trump’s Presidency

By: Shawn Baldwin

As the electoral counts rolled in, many minorities sat in disbelief as Donald J. Trump was determined to be the President–elect of the United States of America. However, after a year when so many unarmed, Black men were shot to death with zero repercussions or remorse—some didn’t find it so...

ESPN 26-Year-Old Senior Publicist Talks Being Young & Successful

By: Safon Floyd

When you think of a senior publicist, you likely imagine someone, you know, “senior.” At sports media conglomerate, ESPN, this isn’t necessarily the case. Working for the country’s largest sports network, 26-year-old Gianina Thompson, senior publicist for ESPN’s NBA & MLB properties, where she creates publicity opportunities for on-air personalities and studio shows on...

5 Tips for Surviving Work after Inauguration Day

By: Toni Howard Lowe

Every presidential election cycle brings with it the challenge of navigating several tense “morning after” conversations and situations–the morning after a heated debate, the morning after a scandal, the morning after the election, and even the morning after the inauguration. The 2016 campaign season was no different except that it...

Should You Go Into Business With Your Family

By: Black Enterprise

Starting a business can be an exciting but challenging experience. Going into business with your family members or adding someone from your family to your team after you expand can seem like a good idea on the surface since you may feel like you can trust them more and be...

Does My Personal Credit Score Impact My Business?

By: Black Enterprise

As a business owner, credit may be a tool that can help your business grow to new heights, but it can also be a difficult concept to master. Making things even more challenging, your business may not be able to stand on its own, when it comes to applying for credit....

How Business Owners Can Make Time For Self-Care

By: Black Enterprise

We all need self-care. As a business owner, it’s harder to make time care for yourself because your to-do list never ends. You may feel like you need to be everywhere, do everything, meet every deadline, but you also need to prioritize taking care of yourself as well. Without your...

This Entrepreneur Is Helping Women Everywhere Achieve Their Best Hair

By: Kimberly Wilson

Women everywhere have one common goal: healthy hair. For Elizabeth Davis, she wanted to help her fellow comrades achieve that goal with the creation of Shedavi Hair. Having learned healthy hair care techniques for over eight years, Davis was able to combine her engineering and project management background with her...

Selling Out or Building Bridges? Blacks Face Backlash for Aligning With Trump

By: Selena Hill

Singer and songwriter Chrisette Michele is the latest target of black Twitter’s wrath after it was revealed Wednesday that she will perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. As a result, the 34-year-old singer has been added to the list of black entertainers and athletes who have been lambasted as “sellouts” after...

What You Need To Know Before Buying a Franchise

By: Nancy E Williams

“What’s the hottest franchise?” is the question I get the most. When someone asks me that, I often wonder if it’s just out of curiosity, or perhaps, they somehow think I have access to big secrets in the franchise world, and like a stock tip, I’ll tell them, they’ll buy...

Your Child Can Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

By: Robin White Goode

Have you heard about the 1,000 Books Foundation? I love this idea—read 1,000 books to your preschooler, before the little one starts kindergarten. It’s okay to count books that you re-read. That’s great, because kids—like adults—grow attached to books and want to re-read familiar ones over and over. I learned...

Here’s How To Make Your Child Love to Read

By: Robin White Goode

I tend to write a bit about reading because it’s such a fundamental learning skill and also because it can be a lifelong pleasure. However, I’ve learned a few things about reading in my role as education editor at BLACK ENTERPRISE and also as a parent: chiefly that you need...

4 Hurdles to Overcome When Applying for a Small Business Loan

By: Black Enterprise

Very few businesses are able to successfully get off the ground without some form of financing. With so many financing options available, it’s often difficult to know which route is best for your business. Small business loans are often enticing as they are generally quick to obtain. However, a small...

6 Money Hacks You Need for the New Year

By: Black Enterprise

Two characteristics commonly found in the quintessential motivated individual are: Goal Setting Persistent Drive When it comes to personal finance, they are always looking for a strategy to take their money game to the next level. Their drive will be given a path through the goals that they set. Without a...

How to Get a Good Business Credit Score Without the Stress

By: Black Enterprise

It’s no secret that lack of or improper financing can surely kill your business. With plenty of financing options available, it’s often difficult to decide which is the best option for you. That being said, you definitely want the ability to take advantage of every option. A great alternative financing...

Dear Donald Trump: We Shall Not Be Moved

By: Selena Hill

[The We Shall Not Be Moved March on Washington, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (Image: Black Enterprise/Selena Hill)]   It was cold and wet. My fingers were numb. I could feel my boots sink into the mud, as I stood with thousands of Americans at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial...

JPMorgan Chase To Settle Mortgage Discrimination Suit for $55M

By: Carolyn M. Brown

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $55 million to settle a lawsuit filed by U.S. Justice Department, accusing the bank of discriminating against minority borrowers by allowing mortgage brokers to charge them more for home loans, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The Justice Department...

How to Successfully Pitch a Venture Capitalist in One Minute

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Ok, let’s paint a picture: You are sitting in the audience of your favorite conference—hmmm, I don’t know… we’ll call it TechConneXt—thinking about how to pitch your hot, new product. You just watched prolific venture capitalist Monique Woodard get off stage, and your eyes are gunning for her, ready to...