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August 18, 2022

Black Female Accountant Featured in Forbes Magazine Twice For Helping to Grow 1,000 Minority-Owned Businesses

Robin Boyd, founder of Essential Accounting Consultants

For more than 20 years, Robin Boyd, founder and CEO of Essential Accounting Consultants based in Cleveland, Ohio, has been transforming Black-owned businesses into million-dollar enterprises by helping them implement strategic tax strategies that corporations utilized to accelerate business growth.

July 10, 2022

Meet the Formerly Homeless Mom of Two Who is Now the CEO of 8 Successful Companies

Janay White

Janay White, affectionately known as “The GOAT” of entrepreneurship is the CEO of eight successful companies including J White Enterprises. A mother of two from Jacksonville, Florida, Janay cultivates and creates opportunities for individuals to attain financial freedom and become prosperous in generational welfare.

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.

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.

April 27, 2022

The State of Minnesota Has Never Had a Black-Owned Bank, Until Now

In a historic move, Michigan-based First Independence Bank has opened new locations across Minnesota, becoming the first-ever Black-owned bank in the state.

April 21, 2022

Top 8 Black-Owned Start-Up Tech Companies to Invest in For 2022

Founders of Black-owned tech startups

There are thousands of Black-owned businesses that are seeking venture capital and investors. The industries vary greatly, as well the locations and the amount of capital needed. Below, we've published a list of this year's top eight Black-owned businesses to invest in. All of them are start-up tech firms, and all of them are already experiencing some level of success.

March 28, 2022

Meet the 2 Women Giving Black-Owned Businesses a Winning Edge Through Free Digital Marketing Training

Danielle McGhee and Tee Wilson of Black Business Boom

Danielle McGee, the founder and CEO of a social entreprise called Black Business Boom, and Tee Wilson, the company's Creative Director and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), have formed major partnerships to launch a training initiative that provides entrepreneurs with the strategies and services to not just survive but thrive in today's digital economy.

March 11, 2022

Black Mompreneur Gives Her 16-Year Old Son Three Homes and $10K to Teach Him Business

Charlise Freeman and her son

Charlise Freeman, a single mother and an entrepreneur from Cleveland, Ohio, gifted her son three properties and $10,000 cash for his 16th birthday to help set up his generational wealth. A video she posted of the moment when she surprised him has since gone viral has been well-praised by people on social media.

March 4, 2022

Two Cousins Launch Black-Owned Academy and Entrepreneurship Bootcamps to Help 10,000 Minorities Start a Business

Dovev Weaver and Elliot Martin, founders of Closer To Our Dreams LLC

Meet Dovév Weaver and his cousin, Elliot Martin, the co-founders of Closer To Our Dreams LLC, a business development and marketing consulting company based in St. Petersburg, Florida, that is on a mission to help 10,000 aspiring Black entrepreneurs successfully launch a business this year. Their company will be mentoring and coaching success-oriented individuals for 12 weeks through their Dreams to Reality Academy, and also taking their entrepreneurship bootcamps to ten states across the country.

February 9, 2022

Founders of Black-Owned Plant-Based Food Manufacturer Close $6M Series A Funding Round

The investment round will fuel their revolutionary, plant-based food company’s rapid expansion.

Duane Myko Cheers and Danita Claytor, founders of Everything Legendary

Meet Duane “Myko” Cheers and Danita Claytor, the co-founders of Everything Legendary, a Black-owned plant-based food brand with legendary flavor, that have just closed $6 million dollars in Series A funding. The round was led by CircleUp Growth Partners with additional investments from the venture capital arm of General Mills, 301 INC, and Mark Cuban. Also, International Entrepreneur and Record Executive, Russell Simmons joined the all-star team as a Senior Advisor.

January 17, 2022

Black Entrepreneurs Raise $1.4M for New Plant-Based Hair Startup

Founders of Rebundle

Meet Danielle Washington and Ciara Imani May, the founders of Rebundle, a St. Louis-based Black-owned startup that creates and sells plant-based hair extensions. They have recently raised $1.4 million in a pre-seed round and the funds will be used to invest in the startup's supply chain to meet the high demand for the products.

January 11, 2022

Black-Owned Animation Studio Secures $500K Deal on Shark Tank With Kevin Hart and Mark Cuban

Founders of Black Sands Entertainment on Shark Tank

Black Sands Entertainment, a Black-owned comic publishing house and budding animation company founded by married couple Manuel and Geiszel Godoy and their associate, Teunis De Raat, were able to successfully close a $500,000 deal with comedian Kevin Hart and serial investor Mark Cuban on a recent episode of Shark Tank.

November 24, 2021

Two Siblings Become First Black Women in Kansas to Raise $1M in Capital

Founders of QuickHire

Deborah Gladney and Angela Muhwezi-Hall, two sisters who founded an innovative career development platform called QuickHire, have raised more than $1 million in funding for the startup. They are the first Black women in the state of Kansas to ever achieve this.

November 10, 2021

15-Year-Old and His Mom Land $300K Deal on Shark Tank With Daymond John

Trey Brown and his mom on Shark Tank

Trey Brown, the 15-year old founder and CEO of clothing brand Spergo, recently pitched his business idea on Shark Tank and inked a deal with businessman and investor Daymond John for $300,000.

October 27, 2021

11-Year Old Black Entrepreneur to Teach Financial Literacy in His Newly Acquired School Bus

Caden Harris has purchased a 54-seat passenger bus and is now raising funds to convert it into a mobile financial literacy center that will visit schools and create a money educational experience for young people.

Caden Harris

At just 11-years old, Caden Harris from Atlanta, Georgia, has already amassed a wealth of knowledge. His supportive parents nurtured his natural gifts and helped him launch his first business at seven years old. They encouraged him to write his first book by age eight. Caden recently purchased a 54-seat passenger bus that he is raising funds to convert the bus into his financial literacy traveling mobile unit to visit schools and create a money educational experience for area youth.

September 12, 2021

Black-Owned Company, Novae, Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies in America

Novae team

It’s been a big year for Novae, LLC, the first Black-owned FinTech company to offer 'Buy Now Pay Later' services for small businesses nationwide. In July, the company was recognized by Black Enterprise and Yahoo Finance, and the company’s CEO, Reco McCambry was named to Marquis Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Business and Finance over the summer. And earlier this year, Mr. McCambry received a proclamation naming January 19th Mr. Reco McDaniel McCambry Day in his hometown of McDonough, Georgia for his business accomplishments and contributions to the community.

August 30, 2021

Rapper Young Thug to Build His Own City on 100 Acres of Land in Atlanta

Young Thug

Rapper Young Thug plans to build his own city with the 100 acres of land in Atlanta that was gifted to him by his manager Geoff Ogunlesi when he turned 30-years old.

August 2, 2021

The First Black-Owned FinTech Company to Offer 'Buy Now Pay Later' Services to Small Businesses Nationwide

Founders of Novae LLC

Meet the founders of Novae LLC, the first Black-owned fintech company to offer Buy Now, Pay Later services to online and offline merchants under the brand Novae Financing. CEO Reco McCambry believes that these services — which are designed to fight inequality faced by minority entrepreneurs by drastically increasing sales for these partner merchants — are the first of their kind.

July 19, 2021

Meet the HBCU Grad Who Just Bought the TV Station Where She Once Worked as an Intern

April Ross, reporter turned TV station owner

Meet April Ross, an HBCU graduate of Alabama State University who is now the owner of WJCN TV-33, a local television station based in LaGrange, Georgia. As an entrepreneur, she is especially proud of her success because she used to work at the same station as an intern!

July 15, 2021

Gayle King Surprises 14-Year Old Black CEO With $50K Investment

Gabby Goodwin, a 14-year old girl from Columbia, South Carolina who is the CEO of and founder of GaBBY Bows, is extremely grateful after receiving an investment worth $200,000, of which $50,000 is from broadcast journalist Gayle King.