There are nearly 28 million small businesses in the United States, and
more than a few of them have been staked by serial entrepreneurs such as
Crystal Glass Warner, CEO of Lor' Dour Design LLC, Crystal Glass
Cosmetics, and ACE Film Productions. Once Warner got the entrepreneurial bug, she was on a roll.
With retail sales of women's handbags in the United States reaching
approximately $9.2 billion in 2014, Cheryl Williams owner of Double
Clutched, a Columbus, Ohio, handbag company, is in the right business.
According to the SBA, 70% of new
businesses survive just two years. What’s worse, only 50% make it to five years in business and a mere 33% are
able to hit the 10-year mark. Here, author and PR professional/media
strategist/branding expert Karen Taylor Bass of TaylorMade Media LLC talks survival.
Imagine a place where you can get away from the stresses of work and blow off steam by engaging in activities with others. This
is what Michele Ware has created with Hoodwinked Escape in Harlem.
Ware’s Escape rooms let people spend 60 minutes in a space where they
can get together with friends to solve puzzles and discover hidden doors
It’s kind of hard to describe The Silver Room, now located in Chicago’s
Hyde Park. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone who walks
through its doors. It’s a hodgepodge that founder/owner Eric Williams is proud of.
There are a lot of lawyers in the United States, but according to a 2014
study, only 3 percent of the lawyers at large law firms are African American.
And only 1.9 percent of the partners are African American, found the
American Lawyer’s Diversity Scorecard. So creating your own law firm is
one way to ensure career advancement in the legal profession.
DeShuna Spencer has many titles attached to her name--social
entrepreneur, storyteller, journalist, publisher, producer, radio and TV
host. She is also the Founder/CEO of kweliTV, which has been nicknamed
the Black Netflix. The streaming
network will roll out in 2016 and will air independent films, news, fashion, documentaries and Black history programming.