With Black spending power expected to reach $1.1 trillion by year’s end,
hundreds of African Americans boycotted upscale stores in Chicago on Black Friday, in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement, and took their business elsewhere. Activist and teacher Aquillia Mikel is one of those people. Here, Mikel tells TNJ.com about her efforts to promote black entrepreneurship in the Windy City.
This week, the Local Development Corporation of East New York (LDCENY)
and the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) held
an informative technology event designed to help small businesses thrive
and survive in today’s digital driven environment.
Holding job fairs in churches is an innovative idea. Several companies
get together and sponsor a fair at a church. But a South Windsor,
Conn.-based TicketNetwork took their concept to another level by hosting
its own job outreach recently at New Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
to fill TicketNetwork job openings at its headquarters.