Florida A&M University alumna Zenzile “Zenzi” Powell is the owner of Zberry Frozen Yogurt & Treats the first Fro-Yo shop opened by a Black woman in Chicago.
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 […]
College is a fantastic life experience, it’s great fun and it’s a great way to get a head start on your career so that you can land the best jobs and start earning a decent salary a little earlier than your peers. But all that comes at a cost – a very literal and expensive […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Entry #19, December 2, 2010 Article from HBCU Digest: Aerial Ellis is a fast-rising personality in the public relations industry, having lent her marketing and publicity expertise to non-profit, entertainment and fashion entities around the nation. The alumnae of Tennessee State University and Chief PR Consultant for Urbane Imagery recently took time to discuss PR […]
Entry #5, November 18, 2010 Article from Brandmaker News Thanks to the entrepreneurs who blazed the trail before us, there are tons of tips and lessons that small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can apply to their businesses. BrandMakerNews recently asked business owners, from different walks of life, to share critical tips that every entrepreneur […]