Black Girls Code was created to “provide young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn
in-demand skills in technology and computer programming at a time when
they are naturally thinking about what they want to be when they grow
up.” Recently, the nonprofit has garnered the attention of search giant Google. Last month, Google gave the organization teaching space valued at $2.8 million at its headquarters in NYC.
The ability to sell a product, service or an idea to customers
and investors can help determine the difference between the success and
failure of a business. Understand and master the science of selling since it can help improve profits.
LaChena Clark loves being in business. So much so she has started
several companies. She owns two locations of laundry and dry cleaning
service Sudsy Waters, that picks up and delivers. She is also part-owner
of the location in White Plains. Now, her latest venture is Mia's
Bathhouse for Pets, located in Central Harlem.
Talk about taking the lemonade stand concept to a new level. Mr. Cory's
Cookies, which kidpreneur Cory began selling in front of his home, has
gone from zero to 1,000 fast. Now after he and his mother incorporated the business in 2012, he's
selling more than 1,000 baked goods every weekend. The new goal: save
money to attend Princeton University. Here, Mr. Cory talks to TNJ.com.