Hash tags, tweets, sharing posts and blogging promote products and services instantaneously. Historically Black College and University graduates continue to use their collegiate experience, network and social media—while building net worth. They have extended their marketing beyond print media by using platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Linked In. “The HBCU love is real on […]
Black Entrepreneurship, Black-Owned Businesses: Building Black Wealth
For many, life after college means getting a good job with the ideal company. But for others, entrepreneurship calls, with all its perks: Managing your own time, keeping most of your money and enjoying the benefit of owning your own business. Black entrepreneurs are on the rise as more and more HBCU graduates decide to be their own bosses. And HBCU Lifestyle is here to shed light on their successes.
Read about business leaders working to create wealth and spread business ownership in the community or get tips about how to become an entrepreneur yourself. And some black entrepreneurs don’t wait until after college to pursue their dream: We often write about student entrepreneurs! Keep up with HBCU alumni by sharing their stories of business growth and success. Maybe you’ll be inspired!
Many Americans dream of entrepreneurship. To be your own boss, make your own hours, and reap all the rewards of your hard work for yourself and your family — that’s the American Dream. But U.S. Census data indicates that only 48.8 percent of new small businesses started between 1977 and 2000 lasted five years. Of […]
Founded in 2011, Black Founders is an organization dedicated to promote diversity in the technology industry and is focused on increasing black tech entrepreneurship. By the means of hackathons entitled HBCUHacks, they provide African-American college students interested in technology, design, and engineering an opportunity to take their ideas to the next level. At Hackathons, students […]
I am pretty sure you all have heard of the idiom “march to the beat of your own drum” a social life metaphor for being independent or individualized. But, how has this catechism distorted our personal views on the association of community in which has always been a collaborative effort? What has happened over the […]
Entrepreneurship has always been apart of the African-America social construct; but never referred to as “Social Entrepreneurship” a concept steeped in creating social value. In order that we continue this legacy of creating value for others we have to look outside of our communities and see the bigger picture in terms of the causes that […]
As our political and financial systems run rampantly out of control, a new wave of innovative thinking bold experimentation and creative leadership is quietly sweeping away outdated economic models. Our world is changing right before our eyes and you must be able to discern the season in which we are operating in to make the […]
Let’s get this party started! A launch party for new and innovative ideas that create businesses and foster economic development. So where is this launch party? Maybe at an HBCU near you. Since their inception in the late 1800’s, HBCUs have built their mode of being around the concept of being “teaching institutions”. It was […]
The idea of owning and operating your own business is daunting, but if you have a clear image of what kind of business you want to work on after graduation. College is the perfect time to nurture your inner entrepreneur. This is the time to learn what you can about starting a business. Conceptualizing your […]