Carmen Blackmon’s road to entrepreneurship started with a nonprofit. In 1999, she left her lucrative corporate job to start the Above and Beyond Learning Center, a community-based
after-school program to help students who needed additional support but
whose parents couldn’t afford private tutoring. Fourteen years later, the program has grown exponentially.
In a recent article from The Root, writer Melinda Emerson says African
American business owners should use every occasion, parties included, to
build networks. Check out this list of "network building" techniques.
So things didn't go as planned last year. Now is the time to take a
fresh look at your business's plans, goals and the setbacks of the past
year. Experts suggest that a plan to achieve your New Year's resolutions with regard to your business is priceless.
The fashion industry is hard to break into but Mimi Plange has done the
impossible. First Lady Michelle Obama wore a Mimi Plange A-line skirt to
an appearance on the "The View." Today, Plange's designs can be seen on
celebrities and fashionable women worldwide.