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June 27, 2022

Three Siblings Open First Ever Black-Owned Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Owners of Keystone Inn in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Meet the three entrepreneurial siblings — Patrick, Christine, and Stephen Campbell — who have purchased a century-old home and transformed it into what is now Keystone Inn, the first-ever Black-owned bed & breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

June 20, 2022

One of the Nation’s Oldest Black-Owned Bookstores is Closing After 40 Years

Owners of Eso Won Books

Eso Won Books, one of the oldest and most popular Black-owned independent bookstores in Los Angeles, California founded by co-owners James Fugate and Tom Hamilton in the 1980s, has announced that it will be closing its physical store at the end of the year.

June 16, 2022

39-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Makes History, Awarded $13.4 Billion Dollar Defense Contract

Isaac Barnes, founder of Eminent Future

Meet Isaac Barnes, the young founder and President of Eminent Future, whose Black-owned tech firm has been awarded a $13.4 billion dollar defense contract with the U.S. Airforce and the U.S. Spaceforce. Isaac is a marvel, reminiscent of young Black leaders transcending generations of relevant and personable individuals who have made such an extraordinary mark in history.

June 10, 2022

Black-Owned Sea Moss Brand Secures $600K 'Shark Tank' Deal With Kevin Hart and Mark Cuban

Alexiou Gibson

Alexiou Gibson, the 30-year-old CEO and founder of The Transformation Factory, has landed a $600,000 deal on Shark Tank. He also made history by being the first entrepreneur in the show's history to ever pitch a sea moss brand that features a unique line of vegan health supplements available in different exciting flavors.

June 1, 2022

Meet the 11-Year Old Pool-Playing/ Billiards Champion From PG County, Maryland

D'Angelo Spain

D’Angelo Spain is an 11-year-old African American boy from Bowie, Maryland that has already established himself as a professional pool player. He now plays in billiards tournaments all over the country and is already the top-ranked player in the 13 and under division of the Junior International Championship (JIC).

May 27, 2022

Meet the Female Founder of a Black-Owned Tax Firm That Grossed $1.5M in Three Months

Dr. Shawanda S. Moore

Dr. Shawanda S. Moore, also known as The Tax Doctor, is the founder and CEO of Royal Financial Services, where she has diligently worked and coached her team to their most successful year. She says that she is very proud of their accomplishments but is not surprised. After experiencing the loss of her business partner and son, Shaun, she pulled herself together by implementing new strategies, procedures, and policies to reflect growth in the company. She says that she also used the daily motivation and encouragement that her son gave her.

May 26, 2022

Two Sisters Who Own 25-Year Old Black-Owned Hair Salon Launch All-Natural Hair Moisturizer and Protective Style Products

Glynnis and Shelly Smith, founders of Meme Natural You

Meet Glynnis and Shelly Smith, two siblings who own a successful hair salon in Kansas City, Missouri and are assisting thousands of clients worldwide with their individual hair care needs. They are also the founders of a hair care product line called Meme Natural You, a fusion of their Guyanese-American culture, and their resilience as women. Their product line combines exotic ingredients harvested from plants and botanicals found in their homeland in the Amazonian rain forest of South America along with our countless hours of field experience supplying professional hair care services to their clientele.

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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...]