Born Sarah Breedlove in 1867, the woman who came to be known as Madam C.J. Walker made her fortune in hair care products for black women.Read More
Elevator pitches are a short, quick way to explain what your business does and why that’s important. They should be short enough that you can get your idea across in a very small amount of time – say, around the time of a short elevator ride.Read More
BragMeUp is a career consulting business based on Alain’s experience keeping a record of all his accomplishments to differentiate himself in job interviews.Read More
You’ve probably never heard of Thomas Jennings, but chances are, you’ve benefited from his expertise. Jennings was a dry cleaner who developed a process called dry scouring, which is still used in dry cleaning today. Dry scouring removes stains from garments without damaging the fabric. Jennings received a patent for dry scouring and became the first black man to hold a patent in the United States.Read More
Watching a person and business evolve is a rewarding experience. It’s also helping me grow and continue to be able to give more each time I work with someone.Read More
Alex love started Motivate with Love to inspire and encourage individuals to be the best version of themselves. Whether you are looking to author your first book, seeking mentorship, need daily motivation or looking to purchase products with positive affirmations, Alexis can help!
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You probably don’t need to be convinced that your business should have some sort of social media presence. You’re there, and your customers are there, too. You get that. You may not know exactly how to go about starting and building a social media following for your business, though, and that’s where we can help. Here are some points to consider when you’re getting started.Read More
You can probably get more customers like the ones you already have so let’s start there. Identify who your top three customers are, and then analyze their characteristics.
Not all the aspects of starting and owning a business are about ideas and inspiration. You still have to pay the bills, and starting a business comes with new bills to pay. Here are three things to remember if you want to keep your business and personal finances straight in order.
Joshe’s business, Encargos y Envios, is a peer-to-peer international delivery service inspired by immigrants and built by two young Ecuadorians based in the US. Travelers monetize the empty space in their luggage while they deliver goods to shoppers in developing countries who want to get a product from the US.
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Mary Kay who? The first black female millionaire, Annie Malone started a school to teach black women about cosmetics and made $14 million by 1920.Read More
You could get a storefront in New York for $500 in 1927. Victoria did just that, setting up shop on Madison Avenue and opening the first Puerto Rican music store in New York City. Her shop served as more than just a place to page through sheet music or check out the latest records, though, it was a gathering place for the entire music scene.Read More
Think through these four questions to develop a stronger idea of exactly who you plan on selling to – and how you’ll make them fall in love with your idea, just like you have.Read More
Whether you’re selling tacos, launching a clothing line, or walking dogs, if you have a smartphone, there’s a good chance you can take credit card payments for your work.
So, what’s the best fit for your business? That’s up to you, but let’s take a look at two of the biggest competitors.Read More
Run The World helps MOC (Millennials of color) impact the world around them by creating socially conscious apparel, curating community events and providing resources that support their personal and professional goals so that they can use their passions to give back to world.
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Maker Studio is an education company that empowers K-8 students to become creative technologists. Our educational programs pave the way for to choose a creative path that provides technical literacy for all students, regardless of gender, race, nationality, and ability.
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Kaitlyn started KB Brows and Lashes to help clients feel good in the skin they’re. With the help of Skysthelimit.org and our partners, she’s currently working to expand to a full-service beauty bar, specializing in eyebrow shaping/waxing and bringing West Coast beauty to upstate New York.
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Conducting market research and competitive analysis can help set your business apart from the competition. Check out our tips on how to put these information trends to work for your business.Read More