#OGEntrepreneurs: Thomas Jennings

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.

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Alex Jonathan Brown
Plz RT: Setting Up Your Social Accounts

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.

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Common People United
#OGEntrepreneurs: Victoria Hernandez

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.

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Alex Jonathan Brown