This week, the African American Chamber of Commerce honored business leader Cory Nettles, founder and managing director of Milwaukee-based Generation Growth Capital Inc, whose peers regard him as someone who is passionate about economic development and wealth creation. In recognition of Small Business Week, we interviewed Nettles. Here, he shares advice for aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs.
This week, EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is excited to announce major developments in two of its core initiatives: the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Regional Innovation Strategies Program.
There is no denying the Black haircare industry big business. It is after all a $684-million industry. And according to market research firm Mintel, one that would be worth an estimated $761 million by 2017. But until recently, the industry retail outlets were dominated by Korean immigrants. But now more and more Black entrepreneurs are getting in on the action.
A new mobile app is harnessing the $1.3 Trillion buying power of the African-American community. Now, Shopping Black (aka buying exclusively from African American owned businesses) has recently become more accessible thanks to the new “Where You Came From” app. Here, we speak to app creator and serial entrepreneur Dionne Mahaffey.
Research shows that a lack of sponsorship is the single most critical factor keeping qualified women of color from entering the C-suite. Cynt Marshall, AT&T’s Chief Diversity Officer, recently spoke about this and the importance of mentorship for black women in corporate America. Here, we caught up with Marshall to explore “executive sponsorship,” and how women can leverage their networks and skills to close the gap in the number of women of color entering the C-suite.
Private-sector job growth unexpectedly stumbled last month, with U.S. companies hiring workers at the slowest pace in three years.
Fashion designer B. Michael will be honored next week for his work in the fashion industry. The legendary Cicely Tyson will present the award.
When it comes to teaching children about the value of finances and saving money, the earlier you can do so, the better.
For many companies, the goal to treat customers better is important, but hard to justify in the context of a business.
Facebook now wants to expand your social circle in its messaging app, Messenger, beyond friends to include robots — or chatbots.
During this busy month, many retailers will make room for new inventory by getting rid of old inventory — which means potential sales.