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.
According to a study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud
Examiners, 28.8% of businesses in the U.S. have been victimized by fraud. The average loss suffered
by these companies amounted to $154,000. Since there is an increasing trend in fraudulent practices among small businesses, take some precautionary steps to protect your business.
The best new restaurant in America, according to Esquire magazine, not
only is in Harlem but is African-American owned. The Cecil is NYC's first Afro-Asian-American brasserie and was opened by NY businessman Richard Parsons, former
chairman of Citigroup and former chairman and CEO of Time Warner,
and Alexander Smalls, famed restaurateur and chef. Recently, TNJ.com caught up with Smalls.
Jason Dukes has a unique approach when it comes to business coaching. And through Captains Chair Coaching, he offers personal, business, and
executive life coaching from his NJ/NY/NYC location, but has clients
Janine N. Truitt is Chief Innovations Officer at a company she founded
called Talent Think Innovations, LLC. It’s a talent management
consulting firm dedicated to helping start-ups as well as small to
mid-size businesses. Here, she tells us a bit about her road to launching the business.
Liquid Soul Media has been
creating some of the most dynamic and effective integrated marketing
campaigns of late. Most recently, they crafted the successful campaigns
for both the films 12 Years The Slave and Selma. Their client list includes the NBA, CNN, Warner Bros., Walmart and Fox
Searchlight. The two men behind the thriving boutique, lifestyle
marketing agency, CEO Tirrell Whittley and CMO Nick Nelson, talk to TNJ.com.