Business

6 Key College Experiences Students Need to Succeed

By: Robin White Goode

Through the Gallup-Purdue Index, Gallup has learned a lot about well-being—specifically the six key undergraduate experiences students must have to succeed after college. Gallup lists the experiences: I had at least one professor at [college] who made me excited about learning. My professor(s) at [college] cared about me as a...

5 Soft Skills You Need to Master to Stand Out as a Leader

By: Kandia Johnson

While the importance of learning hard skills such as math, web design, writing, and computer programming is often emphasized as a requirement for success, don’t underestimate the importance of mastering soft skills—especially if you want to stand out as a leader in your career. Just think, some of the world’s greatest...

Millennial Moves: Luvvie Ajayi shares some of her money lessons

By: Lisa Fraser

If you’re serious about managing your money and taking actionable steps to reaching your financial goals, it might help to get some insight from Luvvie Ajayi. The New York Times best-selling author, advocate, blogger, TED speaker, award-winning writer, and now, podcaster, chatted finances on the “MAKERS Money” series last week,...

National Geographic Confronts Its 130-Year History of Racist Reporting

By: Selena Hill

After decades of publishing content that demeaned, overlooked, and stereotyped people of color, National Geographic is making an attempt to right its wrongs. The century-old magazine, known for its exploration of geography, science, history, nature, and world cultures, announced last week that its April 2018 issue includes a scathing report...

She Who Invests, Levels Up

By: Lydia Blanco

It is a known fact that black women are about their business. And, Kyra Hardwick, founder of The Kyra Co., a business development services firm based in Houston, is one of them. Not only are black women the fastest growing group of female entrepreneurs in the country, they have economic,...

The Best Books For Entrepreneurs of Color

By: Cristie Leondis

Successful entrepreneurs understand that the way to success is to be a lifelong learner. From staying abreast on latest trends to reading up on tried-and-true strategy, leaders win by seeking knowledge. Here are seven top best books for entrepreneurs of color that will help any business owner do just that:...

45 Great Moments in Black Business: With $1500 in Cash She Becomes First Black Woman to Own a Billion-Dollar Company

By: Samara Lynn

Greatest Moment No. 16: 2011: Janice Bryant Howroyd becomes the first black woman to break the billion-dollar revenue threshold when her staffing solution firm, Act-1, hits No. 3 on the 2011 industrial/service companies list with $1.4 billion in revenues. Self-confidence, willingness to take risks, and faith are among traits that have served Janice Bryant Howroyd extremely well...

Best Buy Appoints Former eBay Executive To Its Board of Directors

By: Adedamola Agboola

Best Buy Co. Inc. announced that it had appointed Richelle Parham to its board of directors, effective immediately. Parham, named to BE’s 2015 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America, is a partner at Baltimore-based Camden Partners Holdings, a private equity firm that provides growth and seed capital to lower-middle-market companies...

JPMorgan Chase to Invest $1 Million in Women Entrepreneurs of Color

By: Selena Hill

Black women are showing up and sprinkling their magic in all sectors of society, especially in business. Since 1997, the number of African American women entrepreneurs in the U.S. rose by 322%. Yet, despite the fact that black women are the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs in the country and...

Byron Allen’s Company Acquires the Weather Channel for $300 Million

By: Selena Hill

Bryon Allen, a comedian-turned-business mogul, acquired the Weather Channel for $300 million through his company Entertainment Studios, according to reports. Entertainment Studios purchased the TV network’s parent company, Weather Group, from its previous owners: Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal and private equity firms Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. Those companies picked up...

Ph.D. Nicole Cutts to Black Women: Let Go Of Fear of Your Own Power

By: Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

Nicole Cutts, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, success coach, and organizational consultant who empowers clients to achieve more balanced and successful lives in her multifaceted practice, Cutts Consulting. Black Enterprise Contributor Karima Mariama Arthur, Esq., caught up with Cutts to learn more about the unique challenges women face in...