After years of working as a corporate trainer for a major financial
services company, Marsha Barnes of Charlotte, N.C., bought a school bus on
Craigslist for $3,500 and hired an interior designer to create comfy
work stations where Barnes could consult with people on their finances.
Thus, The Finance Bar was born in November 2014.
Capital is the foundation of any business, large or small. However,
money is especially critical for a small business that's ready to get off the
ground. If you own and operate such a business, read up on what you need to know
before getting a loan.
African-American women spend a whopping $7.5 billion annually on beauty
products and spent 80 percent more on cosmetics and skin-care products
than the general market, according to Essence’s Smart Beauty research
study in 2013. Obviously, Black women love their cosmetics and
more and more are looking to flex their spending power on Black- owned
beauty companies, such as A Maven’s World. It was founded in 2014 by Anna Foster.
It's easy for any business to lose its creative focus among day-to-day
minutiae. One way to keep this from happening is to have strategies that
continuously increase innovation. Here are a few tips to keep those
creative juices flowing.
Studies show that building a relationship with industry influencers
allows businesses to earn an average of $6.85 for every dollar spent on
paid media. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are still a number of
good reasons why you need to reach out and engage with the top
influencers in your industry.