For MWBEs, getting certified is no easy task. Vanessa Best, guest writer and business consultant (and TNJ 2010 "25 Influential Black Women in Business" honoree!), breaks down the ins and outs of working with the SBA, getting certified and growing your business.
When Nneka Brown decided to make Black-inspired notebooks for 2016’s
back-to-school market, she had no idea she would get 8,000 orders the
first day she advertised them through an online marketplace. But then
again, these are the days of social media. Here, we speak with Brown about the enterprise and her commitment to making a difference in her community.