Even though every business, brand and public person should have one, many
people are still confused by what a public relations person does. PR guru Rakia Reynolds’ gift is storytelling. And she tells
the stories of her clients in such an effective and unique way that the
world has taken note.
According to the Silicon Valley Bank's 2016 annual State of the Wine
Industry Report—an industry benchmark, sales of some domestic wines and
fine wines will increase by as much as 13 percent. This is good news for entrepreneur Marcus Johnson and his
businesses FLO Brands and FLO Wines in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Yes, women of color do attend yoga retreats. But there weren't any in
the UK that catered specifically to them. This is where OYA Retreats steps
in. Here, founder Stacie Graham gave TNJ.com more insight into the startup and what they offer.
Jaunique Sealey has led a varied and exciting career. She is an attorney and engineer who, in addition to her corporate
achievements, has also assisted in the launch and management of The
Adventures of Ai, a global philanthropic transmedia endeavor. But now her major focus is making Cosmedicine the first company beauty customers turn to.
Ogo Ekweozor may have a law degree but her heart is in fashion. In fact,
she began her career in fashion at the age of 22. She not only has she
got her own fashion -based company called OGONYC, which started off in
the United Kingdom and is now selling in the United States, she has
started a fashion movement--Fashion For Freedom movement--in 2013. THe
goal of the movement is to provide women an opportunity to run their own
OGONYC fashion business.
Successful enclaves in urban areas in America have seen a reverse
migration of black residents within the past six years. After nearly a
century of migrating out of the South to forage a better source of
income, black Americans are beginning an exodus back to their hometowns. Michiel Perry, recently
returned to her hometown to pursue her own business after quitting her
job in Washington with Google. We
caught up with Perry to talk about her business, Black Southern Belle,
and to find out what’s so southern about it.
Tina D. Howell, a mother of three, became a brand new Wingstop
franchisee in 2002. Today, she is raking in $1.5 million annually making
her a top production franchisee for the chain In South Florida. Howell, a former school teacher who also owns home agency Virtual Home
Care Inc. in Dallas, opened her first Wingstop location in Miami in
2003. In 2016, she opened a second. Howell told TNJ.com how and why she got into the franchise business and what’s ahead for her.
Nothing tops off an outfit like jewelry, and when Traci Lilly could not
find the style of jewelry she wanted, she started her own jewelry
company. In spring of 1984, Traci and her mother, Norma Lilly, went into
the jewelry business--Imani Jewelry.
Young Gabrielle Goodwin has joined the growing roster of today’s
“kidpreneurs.” At just 9 years old, she is the CEO of her own hair
accessory company, GaBBy Bows, which was launched when she was 7 years
old. TNJ Senior Editor Sergie Willoughby recently spoke to Gabrielle and her mother, Rozalynn Goodwin, about the business.