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Arsha Jones on Entrepreneurship & Building Her Million Dollar Businesses

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According to Washington, D.C. native, Arsha Jones, she’s not an entrepreneur. She simply makes the things she wants to see in the world. According to Black Enterprise, The Washington Post, and a rapidly growing Facebook group with over 20, 000 active members, she’s the go to source for heavily demanded products as well as advice…

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This 9yr Old Kidpreneur Has Built a Bath Bomb Business

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Lani Boo Bath is a business that uses natural ingredients to make Bath Bomb ‘s. What’s different about this particular business is that the entrepreneur that created it is only 9 years old! You know we had to find out more about Jelani Jones of Fredericksburg, Virginia. We chatted with her and her mother, Crystal…

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Sister Scientist: Helping Entrepreneurs Create & Develop Beauty Brands

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Most Black entrepreneurs in the Beauty industry are involved in the retail part of the supply chain. Because its important that we also manufacture and sell wholesale, I wanted to speak with Erica Douglas, aka Sister Scientist. Not only is Erica a cosmetic chemist, she is also the co founder of mSEED Group, a team of…

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22 Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Black Owned Businesses

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Sunday, June 18th is Father’s Day. This is the day we celebrate and honor fathers, fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. One of the ways we celebrate this day is through gift giving. Here are some great options from Black owned businesses. Father’s Day Gift Ideas Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy…

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I moved from the U.S. to Nigeria and Launched a Fashion Brand

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Leilani Lawani was born in New York, lived in Cameroon for several years before returning to the U.S. for college.  She eventually moved to Lagos, Nigeria and founded her fashion brand, Koélé. What inspired you to start your business? I have a multicultural background in that I have lived in different countries throughout my childhood and adult life.…

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HU Grad Opens Online Organic Food “SÜPRMARKT”

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Olympia Auset, a 26 year old Howard University alumna, has founded SÜPRMARKT, a low cost grocer that provides 100% organic food in low income communities in LA. Olympia got the idea in 2009 while attending college. During that time she became vegan and soon became interested in creating solutions for food deserts. According to the USDA, food deserts can…

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First Black Owned Grocery Store Franchise Opens in Compton

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The first Black owned grocery store franchise opened in Compton a few months ago. This “Grocery Outlet” franchise is owned and operated by 36 year old, Kia Patterson. In March of 2013, the USDA officially labeled Compton as a food desert. Residents have not had adequate access to essential dietary foods such as fruits and vegetables.…

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Mother Creates Swimming Cap for Black Hairstyles

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Nomvuyo Treffers is the creator of Swimma, a brand of swimming caps designed specifically for hairstyles like dreadlocks, braids, Afros as well as weaves. The best business ideas solve a problem. Nomvuyo’s problem was that whenever she got in the pool with her two daughters that love to swim, it took forever for her dreadlocks to dry. She couldn’t…

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Black Bank To Receive $1 Million From Billionaire

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Billionaire Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker is making a $1 million deposit in Chicago’s last remaining Black owned bank. As we reported earlier this year, Chicago’s Seaway Bank & Trust failed, leaving Illinois Service Federal Savings as the last Black owned bank left in Chicago. The Announcement Pritzker hinted towards the investment earlier this week…

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15 Black Owned Businesses in Paris (Pt2)

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Since Paris is a favorite and we are advocates of #ShoppeBlackGlobally, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’ve got another list of Black owned businesses you can support while abroad! Black Owned Businesses in Paris Maison Chateu Rouge uses wax clothes that divert the traditional African dress in a contemporary spirit. Le tricycle is a vegetarian hot…

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