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November 9, 2022

Meet the Entrepreneur Behind the Newest Black Woman-Owned Boxing and Fitness Gym Franchise

Kathy Davis

Kathy Davis, an entrepreneur who is now in her 50s, is the owner of a Brentwood, Tennessee-based Mayweather Boxing + Fitness franchise, a high-intensity fitness center experience developed by Floyd Mayweather himself. She launched in 2019 right before the pandemic began, but she was still able to dodge her way to success.

November 8, 2022

Shante R. Roddy Creates She Boss Up Grants For Minority Women After Securing Funding For Over 10,000 Businesses

Shante R. Roddy

After helping over 10,000 businesses secure millions in funding and generating thousands for herself as a passive income earner during the pandemic, Ohio-based entrepreneur Shante R. Roddy has created the She Boss Up Grants for women. Now in its third year, the application period runs from November 1-15 and submissions can be completed online.

November 7, 2022

Career Growth Strategist, Isi Aladejobi, Has Helped Black Women Increase Their Salaries by $1.9 Million

Isi Aladejobi

Days like "National Black Women's Equal Pay Day" on September 21 and "Black Women's Day" on March 1 aren't based on theory. The days were created because Black women have been underpaid and unrecognized for the genius they bring to the workplace and the world for far too long. Fortunately enough, Isi Aladejobi gets it and has made it her mission to help Black women to secure the bag and then some.

November 6, 2022

Father Dies, Leaves Black-Owned Batteries Plus Franchise to His Kids

Victor and Netanya Lewis

Meet Victor Lewis Jr. and his sister, Netanya, the owners of a Batteries Plus franchise based in Huntington Station, New York. Their father, Victor Sr., had always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur and was making his dream come true after signing a Batteries Plus franchise deal but, unfortunately, he passed away. His family, however, have come together to keep his dream alive and are now running the business together even as they grieve his death.

November 4, 2022

Young Couple Makes History as the First Black Owners of a Business Park in PG County, Maryland

Wyevetra & Jarriel Jordan Sr

Wyevetra & Jarriel Jordan Sr., a married entrepreneurial couple, have made history after purchasing Fort Washington Professional Park in PG County, Maryland. The Jordans, who have been residents in the area for over 40 years, made the historic purchase in August 2022 and are the business park's first Black owners. They have since renamed it to Fort Washington Business Complex.

November 3, 2022

Meet the Founder on a Mission to Unmute 1,000 Black Women Execs in Corporate America and Beyond

Deandra Coleman

From a struggling single mom to running a premium brand consultancy, Deandra Coleman, a former c-suite Black executive, has mastered the nuisances and strategies of personal brand elevation. Now, via her company, Beyond The C-Suite, she's disrupting the careers of top leading Black executive women inside her new program, The Seen & Heard Experience.

October 27, 2022

Black Female Entrepreneur Makes History as the Co-Founder of a $1.6 Billion Tech Startup

Iman Abuzeid

Iman Abuzeid, a medical doctor turned entrepreneur and CEO, is making history as one of very few Black women to lead a billion-dollar company. Her health tech startup, Incredible Health, is currently valued at $1.65 billion. She is only the fourth Black woman in history to have accomplished this.

October 20, 2022

Black Woman Makes History in Michigan as the Owner of a Little Caesars Pizza Franchise

Ebony Cochran

Ebony Cochran, a mompreneur from Michigan, has made history as the newest African American woman in her state to own a Little Caesars Pizza franchise. She purchased one as a gift to herself on her birthday.

October 19, 2022

Rapper Jadakiss Launches Newest Black-Owned Coffee Brand With His Dad and Son

Jadakiss with his father and son

Rapper and entrepreneur Jadakiss has launched a new coffee brand called Kiss Café. He teamed up with his father, Bob Phillips, and his son, Jaewon, to create a brand that boasts three generations of legacy, loyalty, and the love of coffee.

October 18, 2022

Black-Owned Doll Brand, Orijin Bees, Featured in Amazon’s Holiday Kids Gift Book and "Toys We Love" List

Founded by mother-daughter duo, Melissa and Esi Orijin, Orijin Bees' Baby Bee Doll collection is now being featured in Amazon’s newly-released Holiday Kids Gift Book and recognized in their "Toys We Love" List for 2022. The collection is available in an array of skin tones and curl patterns representing features of Black and Brown children.

October 17, 2022

Young Black Lawyer Giving Away Free Trademark Services to Help Women Entrepreneurs Own Their Brands

Shymane Robinson

32-year-old Shymane Robinson, an esteemed African-American Attorney and the founder and CEO of True Lawyer, has launched a trademark law firm to help transform communities by helping small businesses gain ownership of their brand and leverage their assets with real estate.

October 14, 2022

Black Woman, Former Corporate Auditor Turned Book Illustrator, Launches Coloring Books For Children and Adults

Jazmine McFadden

Meet Jazmine McFadden, a former internal auditor turned artist who is the founder and CEO of her very own online gallery and art store called Art of Jaz. As a painter, writer, and illustrator, she has created her company with a mission to bring back creativity and exploration of life’s abundance for all ages within the African American community.

October 13, 2022

Meet the Accountant Helping 100’s of Black-Owned Businesses Get Access to Funding and Resolve Tax Issues

Roshonda Franklin, founder of Limitless Financial

Meet Roshonda Franklin, founder and CEO of Limitless Financial based in Little Rock, Arkansas, who has been helping hundreds of African American entrepreneurs nationwide over the last ten years get access to much-needed funding and capital. She is also a federally-authorized tax practitioner that helps with tax preparation, audits, collections, and appeals.

October 12, 2022

Black Entrepreneur Eliminates Bad Hair Days With Headband Wigs That Install in Seconds

Ashley Williams

Meet Ashley Williams, the founder and CEO of HeadbandWigs.com, the largest Black-owned retailer of high-quality, luxury headband wigs with 100% human hair and custom colors blended for the best natural look. Headband wigs, unlike traditional wigs, can be installed in seconds with no glue, gel, or lace needed.

October 11, 2022

Black Doctor Partners With His Esthetician Wife to Launch Holistic Skincare Brand

Their formula is a unique combination of internal and topical organic ingredients.

Olunife Ofomata and Dr. Johnson Ofomata

Olunife Ofomata, an expert Aesthetician, and her husband, Dr. Johnson Ofomata, founders of a Black-owned holistic skincare brand called Sweeter Juice Skin, have reimagined skincare to offer first-of-its-kind Inner + Outer Beauty Systems. These rituals combine the synergy of identical superstar ingredients in both the internal and topical product sets within each system for maximum benefits, optimal skin health, and results.

October 10, 2022

18-Year-Old Black Entrepreneur Lands Deal With Major Grocery Retailer With 73 Stores in 11 States

Meet Anaya Fernando, the 18-year-old CEO and founder of Sugar Sweet Bath + Body Treats, an emerging Black-owned bath and beauty self-care brand. Her company, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is expanding its product production in response to a brand-new retail deal with Fresh Thyme.

October 9, 2022

Black Chef Makes History, Triples Orders of All-Natural Soul Food Seasoning Mix, From 3,000 to 10,000 Bottles

Darren Campbell

Meet Darren Campbell, a chef entrepreneur from Charleston, South Carolina who is the founder and CEO of Palmetto Blend, a Black-owned soul food seasoning product that offers an authentic taste to food with no artificial preservatives.

October 8, 2022

Meet the 11-Year-Old Boy From Ohio Running His Own Lawn Care Business

Tre'shawn Pittard

Tre'shawn Pittard, an 11-year-old boy from Toledo, Ohio, is successfully running his own lawn and gardening services business. He is a 5th grader at Riverside Elementary in North Toledo but makes time to manage and operate the business after school.

October 6, 2022

Black Woman Recovers from Life Support, Wins 2022 Miss Female Entrepreneur International Title

To celebrate her comeback, Felicia Jeffries has also reactivated her new book on small business funding

Felicia Jeffries

Felicia Jeffries, founder and CEO of Moore Financial Services and the Biz Credit Movement, and her team have been busy helping entrepreneurs build their businesses and their business credit. She was crowned Miss Female Entrepreneur International in August 2022, but not without going through a trial that would test her very ability to stay alive.

October 5, 2022

Black Woman Appointed As CEO of Higher Ed's Leading Data Integration and EdTech Company

Laqwacia Simpkins

AMSimpkins & Associates has announced the appointment of Laqwacia Simpkins as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, she was Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations with AMSA.

September 30, 2022

Woman Formally on Welfare Quits 6-Figure Corporate Career to Help Black-Owned Businesses For Free

Robin Rogers, founder of 4BEBO

Meet Robin Rogers, the founder and CEO of 4BEBO, an online directory that makes finding and supporting Black-owned businesses easy and free. Robin, who grew up with seven siblings and a single mom on welfare, says that she quit her 6-figure job working for a Fortune 500 company for almost 20 years because she wanted to do all she could to help create and sustain more Black-owned businesses.

September 26, 2022

31-Year-Old Black Entrepreneur’s Vending Machine Business to Earn Him $500K This Year

Marcus Gram, founder of Joyner Vending

Marcus Gram, a 31-year-old entrepreneur from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the founder of Joyner Vending, a Black-owned vending machine business that is one of the fastest-growing companies in the US. In fact, it is projected to make $500,000 in sales in 2022 alone just 4 years since it was launched.

September 22, 2022

Developers Make History, Sell Out Black-Owned Micro Home Community in Less Than 2 Months

Developers of South Park Cottages

The group of African American real estate developers who are building a Black-owned micro home community called South Park Cottages in College Park, Georgia, were able to sell out all of their award-winning-designed, technologically-advanced micro homes in just 50 days.

September 19, 2022

Young Software Engineer Launches Successful Black-Owned Plant-Based, Vegan Cheese Brand

Dianna King, co-founder of Eat UNrestricted

Meet Dianna King, a software engineer and food connoisseur from Atlanta, Georgia, who is also the co-founder and CEO of Eat UNrestricted, one of few lines of plant-based vegan cheese products owned by an African American woman.

September 9, 2022

21-Year-Old Black Autistic Woman Makes History, Opens New Beauty Bar in Georgia

Aaliyah Alicia Thompson, owner of Aaliyah's Beauty Bar

Aaliyah Alicia Thompson, a 21-year-old African American woman from Stockbridge, Georgia, has made history as the first woman with autism in the country to open her very own beauty bar. She recently opened Aaliyah's Beauty Bar in Clayton County (just 15 miles from Atlanta) to provide hair and beauty care services.