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.
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.
The name itself is intriguing--Royal Jelly Harlem. But the products are
even more so--clothing for men, women and babies crafted into using
fabulous African fabric. The idea came to Maya Gorgoni after a visit to West Africa.