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.
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
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.
The name alone is intriguing--H.I.M-istry. What H.I.M-istry
provides is even more so intriguing: it’s a unique line of skincare and
grooming products for men targeting at multicultural men. Here, we caught up with Darnell Henderson who created it in 2004 in South
There’s a new food movement in Englewood, Chicago. Howard Bailey is
bringing healthier food options to the area. Bailey, an Inglewood
resident, found it difficult to locate fresh food in the area, so he
opened up the Dream Cafe & Grille, serving up healthier alternatives
with the help of Chef Russell Moore, who was a finalist on the PBS
show, “Cooking Under Fire,” in 2005.