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March 18, 2023

Black Couple Secures $250K Deal on 'Shark Tank' For $2.4M Frozen Yogurt Startup

Ehime Eigbe and Michael, founders of Sweetkiwi

Ehime Eigbe and her husband, Michael, the founders of a Black-owned frozen greek yogurt brand called Sweetkiwi, have successfully secured a deal for $250,000 on Shark Tank. The idea was inspired by the healthy dessert alternatives that Ehime discovered when she was battling uterine fibroids.

March 17, 2023

Couple Secures $250K Deal on Shark Tank for Black-Owned Virtual Bridal Company

Meet Charles and Ashley Young, a married couple who are the co-founders of a virtual bridal company called Bridal Babes that designs bridesmaids' dresses that are body-flattering catered for curvy Black women. After appearing on Shark Tank and securing a $250,000 deal, their Maryland-based company has become one of the fastest-growing brands in the wedding industry.

March 16, 2023

Founder of Award-Winning Black, Woman-Owned Branding Agency Makes History with Buy with Prime Partnership

Diamond Spikes

Diamond Spikes, founder and CEO of DS Creative Design Studio, an award-winning Black woman-owned branding studio, has announced an amazing partnership with Amazon's Buy with Prime program. The partnership brings comprehensive branding workshops to Black-owned businesses, helping them to take actionable steps to grow and improve their overall brands.

March 15, 2023

Founder of Black-Owned Vegan Nail Polish Brand Wins Pitch Competition

Kemah Duopu

Kemah Duopu, Founder and CEO at Harmon Polish, is celebrating having won $5,000 at the Heaven Center Pitch Competition at Awakening Trade & Conference held in Plano, Texas. The Awakening Africa Hub, a one-stop-shop resource for helping today’s entrepreneurs build tomorrow.

March 14, 2023

Black Entrepreneur Expands Vending Machine Company to Include Travel Product Kits For Babies, Children, and Families

Jasmin Smith, founder of Babyvend

Jasmin Smith, the founder and CEO of Babyvend LLC, has expanded her network of vending machines to include custom travel and activity kits. The kits known as “Go Boxes” have been curated and customized for travel essentials and activity essentials.

March 13, 2023

Founder Gets Emotional After Becoming the Largest Black-Owned Makeup Brand in Target Stores

Melissa Butler, founder and CEO of The Lip Bar

Melissa Butler, the founder and CEO of The Lip Bar, recently become emotional in an Instagram post after revealing that her brand is the largest Black-owned makeup brand available in Target. Her brand's continuous massive success comes years after being harshly rejected on Shark Tank.

This Black Entrepreneur Made $40K From a Cookie Vending Machine, Then Opened a Storefront

Mike Evans, founder of Alibi Cookies

Mike Evans, a 33-year-old Black entrepreneur from St. Louis, Missouri, is the founder of Alibi Cookies which he started by selling cookies through a vending machine and has eventually scaled up to multiple storefronts. Evans, who used to work in the restaurant industry, was among the numerous people who lost their jobs due to the pandemic. During that time, he sat down and thought of other income sources. That's when he recalled his previous idea of a Japanese vending machine so he invested in one that dispenses cookies.