In an effort to expand its presence in the rapidly growing wine
industry, the nation’s largest African American wine exporter hosted an
exclusive wine tasting reception in New York City in May to announce its
bold foray into the South American market of the multi-billion dollar
As one of the top performers at one of the nation’s Big 4 accounting
firms, Kevin Basden undoubtedly has a penchant for business and, more
importantly, a knack for bringing other people of color into a socially
conscious and globally numeric world. Here, TNJ.com talks with Basden.
Ironically, it was career switch that prompted Jackie Jones to launch
her own career transformation business, Jones Coaching, based in
Washington, D.C. There are many professional coaches out there, so Jones knew she had to offer something different. Here, she shares her story with TNJ.com.
Skilled people tend to get promoted to the corner offices or deluxe cubicles of management—yet management requires a special set of skills that are often different from the skills that earned the promotion in the first place.
Finding the sweet spot for success is not a predictable process but there are actions entrepreneurs can take to help boost the probability of being the next big thing, rather than the next big flop. One of the simplest steps is product testing.
The name alone sounds like fun! Oscar William's Gourmet Cotton Candy. Based in Apex, NC, the company is owned by husband and wife team, William
and Tasha Kornegay, and sells cotton candy that is made with all-natural
ingredients and comes in such mouthwatering and unique flavor as sour
apple, cheesecake, carrot cake and-pina colada.
Launched in 2004, Forward Options takes a unique approach to executive
coaching. Its founder, Karen Elizaga, employs a holistic approach to
executive coaching and believes in living within your "sweet spot,"
which she describes as "you on your best day."