Entrepreneur, author and philanthropist Chris Gardner is no stranger to struggle. But he did build a multimillion‑dollar brokerage firm in the face of a turbulent stock market and the ever‑changing
demands of running a business. His story was even brought to the big screen in "The Pursuit of Happyness," starring Will Smith. Today, he's in town to promote a small business campaign with AT&T. Here, we share with our readers this business veteran’s take on the road to entrepreneurship.
According to the U.S. Travel Association, $296.3 billion a year is spent
on business travel while $650.8 billion is spent on leisure travel.
Further, U.S. residents logged 455 million person‑trips for business
purposes in 2015, and 1.7 billion person‑trips for leisure purposes the
same year. This is good news for Elizabeth Blount McCormick, president
and co-owner of UNIGLOBE Travel Designers.
A mere 4 percent of female-led startups are run by Black women. One of
those women is Sarah Kunst. But discouraging stats aside, Kunst is not
letting the numbers stop her. After building a more than impressive
career in the tech world, Kunst has launched a new fitness app called