Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Suzie Beauty was created by entrepreneur Suzie Wokabi, a US-trained makeup artist who runs her business in Kenya and initially found it hard to source quality makeup for her work. This motivated her to create her own makeup line. She struggled to receive financing for several years, using her home as a laboratory for her makeup collection. But now, her company is worth over $1 million.
Monday, March 20, 2017
|Dominique Shawn Norwood, founder of Dom's Dessert Candles|
|Yemi Osunkoya, founder of Kosibah Creations|
Friday, March 17, 2017
|Taofick Okoya, founder of Queens of Africa dolls|
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
21-Year Old Kenyan Entrepreneur Launches Safi Pads - Affordable Reusable Sanitary Pads For Low Income Women
In 2013, 21-year-old Kenyan entrepreneur Barclay Paul Okari noticed problems caused by the unavailability of sanitary pads for teenage girls in the rural settlements of Western Kenya, Eastern Uganda and Southern Sudan. So, he decided to make a product that was half the market price of commercial sanitary pads on the market.
Monday, March 13, 2017
The fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America today are African American women. Businesses owned by black women have increased to over 300 percent since 1997, according to American Express Open's 2015 State of Women-Owned Business Report. What makes this group so successful? They do some things differently.
Stormy Wellington was raised in Miami, Florida, where her mother worked the streets for a living, leaving her to be raised by others, including her brothers, family and friends. She was in and out of foster homes, even dealt in drugs and worked as a stripper. But all that ended for her the day she realized she could do better - much better.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
|Previous Black Enterprise Small Business awards winner|
Black Enterprise is seeking entries for its annual Small Business Awards, which provides special recognition to African American entrepreneurs who embody the entrepreneurial spirit. The magazine wants to honor companies and individuals who are bringing new products to the forefront, redefining sales strategies, and discovering new and profitable markets.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Snazzy's Barbershop sits right on Barnwell Ave NE in Aiken, South Carolina. It's the oldest Black-owned business in Aiken County and will soon be in business for 40 years. But it's more than just a place to get your hair cut. Snazzy's is a historic landmark in the local community.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
In 2016, during a comptition Google Code-In, Google rewarded hackers more than $3 million in 2016 for reporting vulnerabilities in the tech giant's software and devices. At just 17 years old, Collins Nji from Cameroon was the first Black student to win the competition.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
New Black-Owned Smart Shoe Line Has Bluetooth Capabilities That Can Connect to Smart Phones and Tablets
|(center) Entrepreneur Jide Ipaye, founder of the Keexs smart shoe|
Move over Nike and make room for Keexs, an Africa-inspired unisex footwear brand and the first smart shoe in Africa that has a Bluetooth connection to your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Even more importantly, the new sneakers brand creates jobs and also helps poor people in Nigeria.
Almost every little girl wants a Barbie doll, but not all little girls can afford them. It took one creative and inspired little girl to solve this problem by donating Barbie dolls to homeless shelters and other places where girls are not as fortunate. The sweet gesture turned 10-year-old Gianni Graham into an entrepreneur, and she is loving it.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
|Founders of Stopoint.com|
(left to right) Ally Simbert, Marc Estinville, and Steeve Simbert
Technology moves so fast that consumer products are outdated just as quickly as they are purchased. So, what do you do with your outdated electronics? Three young Black entrepreneurs have created a way for people to safely buy and sell used electronics online.
Monday, February 13, 2017
There are millions of women entrepreneurs in the United Statess that are running successful businesses, and many of them have even reached millionaire status. In fact, according a study by The American College, up to 45 percent of American millionaires are women. Few of these, however, are African American. But success runs in our race. Meet Annie Malone, the first Black woman millionaire.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
|Trez Pugh (center), founder of Sip & Savor in Chicago|
Monday, February 6, 2017
Green Dot and RushCard are two of the oldest prepaid debit cards in the marketplace. Russell Simmons’ RushCard increased popularity for prepaid cards while Green Dot pioneered the reloadable prepaid card and is the largest provider in the U.S., according to Forbes Magazine.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Thirteen-year-old Ukoma Michael from Nigeria is one of the youngest and best upcoming tech entrepreneurs in the world. He invented a battery-operated fan that will last for up to 19 hours. He calls them “Blue Wind Fans,” and they come in different shapes and sizes from table top to free standing. Once the fans are charged, they can run for up to 19 hours!
Monday, January 30, 2017
Surely, you've heard before that "diamonds are a girl's best friend," but diamonds can also become a lucrative business. Just ask gemologist and custom jewelry designer, Zenobia Morrow, who is now up to her elbows in diamonds as a professional gemologist.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
He is just 16 years old, but Warren Cassell, Jr. is being called one of the Caribbean region’s most prominent, respected and influential figures in the world of business. He has already written a book and now has his own series called "Teen Tycoon." In the show, Cassell interviews multimillionaire entrepreneurs, asking them to share their stories of how they got to be so successful.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Barack Obama served his last day as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. Although his annual salary was only $400,000 a year, during his presidency, he made $20 million dollars. But how?
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
|Darryl and Fylynne Crawford, owners of Kimbark Laundry in Chicago|
Currently, there are about 35,000 coin laundries in the United States, generating nearly $5 billion in gross revenue annually. This 70-year old business concept is especially popular in the country's inner cities, but very few laundrymats are owned by African American entrepreneurs.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
13-Year Old Entrepreneur Making $100K a Year Doing This -- And She's Training Other Girls to Do the Same!
|Asia Newson (left) and her friends|
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Jason and Angelica Sweeting, who live in Miami, Florida with their two young daughters, are the founders of Naturally Perfect Dolls, which sells high-end baby dolls with multicultural skin tones, hair styles, and body structures. The dolls are washable with styleable hair, and encourage self-acceptance and diversity - but they are not cheap. They retail for $84.99.
Monday, January 9, 2017
|Saffron Jackson, founder of Zuree Dolls, with her daughter|
Friday, January 6, 2017
Black British entrepreneur Sadia Sisay has created a beautiful line of lingerie called BeingU that women of color everywhere will love. Not only are her creations sexy and comfortable, but they are also designed to match a variety of skin tones. What a great idea!
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