An entrepreneur is person who is quick thinking and can adapt to market an idea or product to make money. Entrepreneurs are natural leaders and usually have a unique skill-set that drives them to become successful business owners that manage their business in a streamlined manner. They are not afraid of risks, and often their […]
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!
Skinny Nutritional Corp. , the maker of Skinny Water(R) and a leader in the zero-calorie enhanced water category, announced today that entrepreneur and visionary Russell Simmons has made a significant investment in Skinny Nutritional Corp. The investment by Mr. Simmons follows his agreement to work with Skinny Nutritional as a consultant to assist Skinny Nutritional […]
When I started on the entrepreneurial journey over two years ago, I had this naive notion that I could do everything on my own and that I needed to keep my ideas a secret.Three websites and a startup incubator program later, I learned some lessons I wish I knew at the beginning as an entrepreneur. […]
Part-time Palm Beacher Blair Brandt is part of a group of entrepreneurs under the age of 30 gathering in Washington today to launch Buy Young, a collective effort to promote businesses owned by young people and boost their profile with policymakers. Brandt, 23, said he and other business owners hope lawmakers will listen as they […]
Article courtesy of Fast Company: Ah, the joy of long holiday weekends. They re-energize, revitalize and send you back to work…feeling you like you’ve slept in late and got a term paper due at noon. The reasons for this are unclear — vacations are planned for, coworkers notified to pick up the slack, email generally […]
The decision to write full-time is an aggressive endeavor despite talent or drive. Writing is a multi-billion dollar industry that is news-necessary, the cutting-edge of entertainment, and the pivotal intersect of social survival: Tweet or die. African Americans have infiltrated the literary scene with riveting stories nestled inside book jackets donning sultry bodies and titles […]
BLACK ENTERPRISE will kick off its 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by Nationwide Insurance on Sunday, May 22, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel. The three-day power conference, which brings together more than 1,000 of the country’s leading entrepreneurs and corporate executives, is designed to provide attendees with the innovative strategies and networking opportunities […]
Dante Lee, the 29 year old Internet media mogul who is the founder of Diversity City Media and the co-founder of Lee Moss Media. These award-winning companies help clients reach African American consumers through online advertising and public relations. As owners of the largest network of premium African American web properties (including BlackNews.com, HBCUconnect.com, BlackHistory.com, […]