Business

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...

[Opinion] Dear Executive Men, Your Sexual Behavior Is Costing Us Both

By: Alisa Gumbs

As a black woman executive in a largely white male-dominated field, I’ve certainly had uncomfortable sexual moments at work. Especially when alcohol is involved. The more the cocktails flowed, the more inappropriate the conversation became with my male colleagues. I’ve been kissed on the cheek by colleagues and clients; had...

10 Takeaways from Donna Brazile at Women of Power

By: Lydia Blanco

If you know anything about Donna Brazile, you know that she does not play any games! Earlier this month at the Women of Power Summit, she took the stage for a powerful one-one-one conversation with Caroline Clarke, chief brand officer of Women of Power, about her journey (as a veteran...

Make More Money on Your Uber or Lyft Side Hustle With Mystro

By: Sequoia Blodgett

There has been lots of controversy in the news about Uber and Lyft drivers not being paid fair wages. And of course, many are becoming on-demand drivers as a side hustle. Mystro is an app that makes on-demand drivers more money, almost 30% according to their site, by allowing them to safely and...

Why Gentrified Neighborhoods Have Segregated Schools

By: Robin White Goode

I live in the house I grew up in, and as a result have seen many demographic changes in the neighborhood over the years. I was 6 years old when my family moved into our house, and now I’m … a lot older than 6. I remember when the neighborhood...

Jay-Z Teaches Blue Ivy $19,000 Lesson in Shrewd Financial Savvy

By: Janell Hazelwood

Talk about a family lesson in art bidding and financial frugality. A video featuring Blue Ivy Carter went viral last weekend, giving all children and parents a lesson in keen money moves. Blue Ivy, the offspring of hip-hop and R&B royalty Beyoncé and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, set a bid at...

Meet Wacoinda: The Fastest-Growing Black Economic Group on Facebook

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Black Panther has sparked a cultural renaissance among African Americans pushing for more positive images and supporting afro-futurism. From an increase in sales of traditional African dress to events and applications centered around the movie, Black Panther has energized the African American community, but what we haven’t seen is its...