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May 29, 2020

Black Entrepreneur Used His Grandmother's Secret Recipe to Launch His Own Chocolate Brand

Patrick Glanville, founder of 3 Some Chocolates

Meet Patrick Glanville, founder of 3 Some Chocolates, one of the only such Black-owned and operated companies in the country. As a chocolatier and culinary artist, his company fulfills their clients' chocolate fantasies by combining three flavors into one, offering it in a pack of three and calling it a "3 Some" that can be shared with everyone.

Virtual Black Fitness Trainer Receives $400K Investment From Two Private Equity Firms

James Fisher Jr, founder and CEO of Mission Fit Fitness

Meet James Fisher Jr, founder and CEO of Mission Fit Fitness, which has just received a $400K investment from two private equity firms - Wellvest Capital and the Green Health Firm. James, who is a personal trainer and fitness instructor, helps employers who are turning to online and virtual options to help meet their employees' health and wellness needs.

May 28, 2020

Mompreneur Strikes Deal With Walmart Just 2 Years After Launching Her Beauty Products

Ebony Robert, founder and CEO of Ebony's Beauty Hair and Skin Care

Meet Ebony Robert, founder and CEO of Ebony's Beauty Hair and Skin Care, whose handcrafted all-natural hair and skincare products are now available in Walmart stores nationwide. Ebony, a mother of five boys, launched the business two years ago, but says that her love for the beauty industry started at a very young age.

Black Woman Founder Secures $1 Million in Funding Despite Pandemic

Shontay Lundy, founder and CEO of Black Girl Sunscreen

Shontay Lundy, founder and CEO of Black Girl Sunscreen, has become the latest African American woman founder to secure a $1 million dollar investment from a private funding source. What's amazing is that she was able to do so during a down economy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that her brand is currently the only Black-owned brand that is carried full time in Target’s sun care section.

May 27, 2020

Black Woman Founder of Streaming Service Launches Live 24-Hour Movie Channel

DeShuna Spencer, founder and CEO of KweliTV

DeShuna Spencer, founder and CEO of KweliTV, one of the first Black woman-owned digital networks that celebrates Black stories and culture from the US and across the globe, has expanded her distribution by launching a 24-hour movie channel.

May 26, 2020

Black PR and Media Strategist Recognized For Work in Case Against R. Kelly


Meet Dontaye Carter, founder of Carter Media Group (CMG), who has received international recognition for his firm's work in raising awareness about the crimes allegedly committed by singer Robert Sylvester Kelly, also known as R. Kelly.

May 25, 2020

Black Woman Entrepreneur Now Manufacturing Her Own Line of Hand Sanitizer

Gwen Jimmere, founder of Naturalicious now manufacturing hand sanitizer

Gwen Jimmere, founder and CEO of Naturalicious and the first Black woman to own a patent for a natural hair care product, is making history again as one of the first to launched a Black-owned hand sanitizer brand.


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Top Black Business Conferences, Workshops, and Seminars:
Every year, many Black business conferences are held across the country that specifically cater to established or aspiring African American business owners, professionals, authors, bloggers, and more. Literally thousands of people travel to network and do business at such events. These events are usually held in cities like Atlanta, Chicago, and New York, and typically include extensive training workshops, powerful speeches, power networking sessions, grand hall expos, and more. [Find an event to attend...]



Top Black and Minority Business Grants and Funding Opportunities:
From time to time, there are Black and minority business grants available to help African American and other minority entrepreneurs. Sometimes, they grants are offered by major companies, non-profit organizations, and even government agencies. Admittedly, such opportunities can be very difficult to find as many have been discontinued. Others in the past were offered as one or two year programs and did not renew. Despite this, such opportunities are real and are more often offered through local programs compared to national. [Get funded...]



Top Black and Minority Business Organizations:
There are many non-profit Black and Minority business organizations that aim to be of assistance to African American business owners. They are very helpful resources that offer valuable assets including grants, seminars, literature, consulting, and professional networking opportunities. There are also several government agencies that aim to assist minority business owners, including Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and even women of all ethnic backgrounds. [Find the right organization for you...]



Top Black Business Magazines, Publications and Blogs:
Believe it or not, there are hundreds of Black business magazines - that is, business-focused magazines that target African American readers. There are also many publications that are focused on professional career development. Some are local, some are national, and some are even international. Many are even available as digital publications via your laptop, tablet or smartphone. There are also many blogs that can be very helpful and resourceful to both aspiring and established Black business owners. [Find a publication that meets your needs...]



Interesting Facts & Statistics About Black-Owned Businesses:
Black-owned businesses accounted for about 28% percent of all businesses in Washington, DC, the highest ratio in the nation. Second, was the state of Georgia, where 20% of businesses were Black-owned, and the state of Maryland, with about 19% in Illinois. The state of New York, however, has the most Black-owned firms at 204,093 but this only accounts for 10.6% of the businesses in the state. Second is the state of Georgia, third is the state of Florida, and fourth is the state of Texas with the most Black-owned businesses but not necessarily the highest ratios. [Learn more...]