Category: Business/Tech

Sip & Savor Coffee House 1

Sip & Savor Coffee House

Black Entrepreneur Spotlight Series We would greatly appreciate it if you could tell us a little about your company. Sip & Savor is a community based Coffee house, that caters to all people from all walks of life.  Our tagline is “Where Coffee and Community Meet.”  Our shop offers coffees from the continents of Africa […]

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Russell's Coffee 4

Russell’s Coffee

  Black Entrepreneur Spotlight Series We would greatly appreciate it if you could tell us a little about your company I am a Black owned Coffee Company that started in San Francisco and relocated to Atlanta Georgia. I have imported 100% Arabica beans from all over the bean belt and then masterfully roasted for optimum […]

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47 Black Owned Coffee/Tea Shops in the U.S. 7

47 Black Owned Coffee/Tea Shops in the U.S.

Christopher Rashard and mother, Orgena Keener, co-owners of Kaffeine Coffee As black people, we constantly endure various challenges. Although not as serious as other challenges in life, venturing around department stores, shopping malls, and coffee shops can be a difficult situation at times. We continue to worry if a store employee is stalking us, if they […]

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Lady Fruition 9

Lady Fruition

Black Entrepreneur Spotlight Series We would greatly appreciate it if you could tell us a little about your company. Fruition N- a: the state of bearing fruit b: realization by definition, the point at which a plan or project is realized. Lady Fruition is a reflecting culmination of my life lessons, my realization of self-worth, and […]

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Black Women That Rock 12

Black Women That Rock

Black Entrepreneur Spotlight Series             www.bwtrphx.org We would greatly appreciate it if you could tell us a little about your company Black Women That Rock, Inc. is a charity non-profit organization. Our mission is selfless service, we join hands and partner with a variety of organizations in support of our […]

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6 Perfect Ways to Grab Attention of Your Customers 14

6 Perfect Ways to Grab Attention of Your Customers

  With today’s social media-frenzied world it can be hard to stand out against your competition. What makes people want to click is ever evolving and staying up to date on the latest marketing trends is just as important as knowing how to implement tried and true strategies. Here are five perfect ways to grab […]

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3 Ways to Hook Your Podcast Listener’s Attention 16

3 Ways to Hook Your Podcast Listener’s Attention

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion right? By starting with title that phases both the positive and negative sides of your audience, you need to provide them with a topic that is both argumentative and agreeable. I know that once I have read the title (although I never usually judge a podcast by it’s […]

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Shea Moisture Founder, Richelieu Dennis, Acquires Essence From Time Inc. 18

Shea Moisture Founder, Richelieu Dennis, Acquires Essence From Time Inc.

CEO of SheaMoisture Richelieu Dennis on Feb. 15, 2015, in New York City. (Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for SheaMoisture) Essence Communications Inc., the 47-year-old mutliplatform brand that owns Essence magazine and the annual Essence Festival, has gone back to black (ownership), having been acquired by Essence Ventures LLC, an independent African-American-owned company, Essence Ventures announced in a […]

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3 Ways To Grow Your Audience 20

3 Ways To Grow Your Audience

Promote your content Promoting your content can be a tedious task, but I advise you to promote your post everywhere.  It is vital that you share all of your post on your social media outlets, facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube, & google plus etc. This will also help you generate more readers to your blog/website. Emailing […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Support Small Businesses 21

3 Reasons Why You Should Support Small Businesses

By Dr. Tyra Seldon It’s that time of the year when many of us are looking forward to quality time with our families and being able to just relax. Couple that with gift lists, large crowds at the mall, and hectic shoppers, the holiday season can be a time of great joy and anticipation, but […]

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Better Business Practices “ LA Soul Music Festival” 23

Better Business Practices “ LA Soul Music Festival”

To be honest, where do I start? We as black people must learn how to handle our business. It is imperative that we learn to work together diligently for the betterment of our people. As far as concerts and promoters, we seem to keep going down the same road, repeating the same cycles. Professional common […]

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Black Female Tech Entrepreneurs Launch First Ever Peer-to-Peer Identity Verification and Background Check Platform 27

Black Female Tech Entrepreneurs Launch First Ever Peer-to-Peer Identity Verification and Background Check Platform

Safe2Meet.com, a local Atlanta company announced today that it has launched “the world’s first peer-to-peer identity verification and background check platform.” The company is headed by founder and CEO Patricia Wilson-Smith, and co-founder Tavonia Evans, two African American technology professionals who came up with the idea a few years ago. “Safe2Meet.com is the first of […]

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Gentrification Of A Black Business 29

Gentrification Of A Black Business

Black businesses are on the rise as of late. Of course, there has always been black businesses that were successful and widely known. Many inventions, hair care products, and a variety of items were created for and by African-Americans. Many African-American millennials are also coming into entrepreneurship. Black businesses have been in our communities for […]

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Google Partners With Howard University 31

Google Partners With Howard University

Google announced a new program partnered with Howard University in an effort to recruit more young minds from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Howard has opened a campus at the Googleplex, called Howard West, “a physical space on campus where Howard students and Googlers can grow together,” and hopefully will encourage diversity in a field […]

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Computer Work from Home for a Convenient Way to Earn Income 32

Computer Work from Home for a Convenient Way to Earn Income

Individuals across the globe today are seeking opportunities that allow them to earn income online. Millions across the world are working online and making a good income out of it. There are plenty of options where you can do computer work from home and support your family with extra income. However, finding such work can […]

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Are you Sure You Want to be an Entrepreneur? 34

Are you Sure You Want to be an Entrepreneur?

“Are you Sure You Want to be an Entrepreneur?” By Tyra Seldon There is quite a bit of hype surrounding entrepreneurship, especially in Black communities. Many of us see it as a chance to claim our slice of the American pie and live the quintessential American Dream. But, if you are not careful, your dream […]

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Lessons We Should Learn From Cathy Hughes 36

Lessons We Should Learn From Cathy Hughes

After listening to Cathy Hughes on NPRs “How I built this” Podcast. I couldn’t have been more inspired with her remarkable story. A lot of lessons were learned during her illustrious journey to becoming the first African-American woman to head a publicly traded corporation. Visualize Your Dreams Cathy Hughes had a vision of what she wanted […]

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4 Advantages of Mobile Advertising 37

4 Advantages of Mobile Advertising

Did you know there are over 2 billion Smart phone users in the World. Mobile is a big resource for users while purchasing products over the internet. Most executives and higher ups lack experience and knowledge in Mobile advertising. Here are 4 advantages of mobile advertising that will help improve your business. Mobile Ads Are More Accepted […]

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8 Home Businesses You Can Start with No Money 38

8 Home Businesses You Can Start with No Money

  Whenever we think of business, we think of money. Business is all about making money, but much before that entrepreneurs and investors need to think about investing money. For many entrepreneurs and business minded people and work at home moms, this is the most critical reason that stops them from heading forward and accomplishing […]

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Uncle Rush Sells RushCard to Rival GreenDot for $147 Million 40

Uncle Rush Sells RushCard to Rival GreenDot for $147 Million

Uncle Russ has agreed to sell his RushCard company to competitor Green Dot for $147 million. Green Dot said Monday it will buy UniRush, the parent company of RushCard as well as the Rapid! payroll debit card. Simmons started RushCard in 2003 as one of the first prepaid cards to focus on minority customers and […]

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Credit Card Fraud Stats - Protect Yourself from Being Scammed 41

Credit Card Fraud Stats – Protect Yourself from Being Scammed

The number of credit card owners is on the rise as it is easier to carry card than cash when going out. In the same manner, the number of credit card fraud incidents has also increased in number. These days, criminals are getting more and more creative in finding ways to acquire information from their […]

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GOODR 42

GOODR

GoodrApp.com Black Entrepreneur Spotlight Series We would greatly appreciate it if you could tell us a little about your company. Compassionate, Zealous, Visionary and Inspiring are just a few of the words that describe Jasmine Crowe, an MBA graduate who is working to make the world a better place one cause at a time. Born […]

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Four ways to show customer appreciation 44

Four ways to show customer appreciation

Gone are the days when the customer was treated like a royal. Having said that, some smart businessmen have retained this fading art and have managed to win people over with simplicity and genuine care. These small gestures mean a lot to the loyal customer and go a long way in making him feel comfortable […]

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My Black People "Let's Start Working Together In 2017" 45

My Black People “Let’s Start Working Together In 2017”

  Trust me. I know as a race, there are some of us that are working and networking with together, but not as nearly enough. It is imperative that we start pulling all of our resources, talents, strenths and expertise together as one. We must start our own businesses and help lean on each other […]

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