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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Meet the Husband and Wife Who Own Their Own Dental Practice in Missouri

Dr. Keith Robinson and Dr. Ashley Robinson, founders of The Smile Company

Dr. Keith Robinson and Dr. Ashley Robinson, a Black power couple who are both dentists and entrepreneurs, have always wanted to make people smile. In 2015, this husband and wife team opened The Smile Company, their own dental practice in Maryland Heights, Missouri and based on the positive feedback they receive from their clients, they definitely made them smile!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Magic Johnson and Ice Cube to Acquire Sports Networks From Disney

Magic Johnson and Ice Cube

Basketball legend and entrepreneur, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, is joining the bidding group of rapper, actor, and entrepreneur, O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson Sr. to acquire 21 Regional Sports Networks  (RSN) from Walt Disney Co.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

4 Inspiring Black Men and Women of Wall Street

Lauren Simmons, youngest woman working at the NYSE
Lauren Simmons, youngest woman working at the NYSE
When you think of Wall Street you probably imagine economic success. Wall Street is considered by many to be the world’s financial capital, a place of suits and paychecks. There are several members of the Black community who have achieved considerable success in the area. Here we introduce some Black men and women who have made their mark on Wall Street.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Forbes Says This Black Real Estate Mogul is Worth $700 Million

Don Peebles, Black real estate mogul

Recognized as one of the most successful real estate moguls in the nation, Don Peebles is founder, chairman and CEO of The Peebles Corporation, one of the country’s few privately held national real estate investment and development companies. Forbes says that he is worth more than $700 million, and Black Enterprise reports that he owns more than 6 million square feet of real estate worth more than $5 billion.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

5 Critically-Acclaimed Black-Owned Wineries

Dr. Bassett Brown, founder of Brown Estate Vineyards
Dr. Bassett Brown, founder of Brown Estate Vineyards

Wine has been a part of American history since colonization began. There is an abundance of wineries in America which produce high-quality wines. Below you’ll find five critically-acclaimed Black-owned wineries that are sure to impress.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Detroit's Only Black-Owned Grocery Store May Be Opening Sooner Than Later!

Raphael Wright, founder of Detroit's first Black-owned grocery store

Although there are a lot of Black-owned businesses in the city of Detroit, there are no known Black-owned grocery stores. But one local entrepreneur, Raphael Wright, is planning to open what he says will be the first and only grocery store in the city owned by an African American.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Meet the Only Black Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills Who is Making Millions

Dr. Michael Obeng

Dr. Michael Obeng is the only Black plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills that makes millions working with clients ranging from royals to celebrities and rich socialites. His company is called Miko Plastic Surgery, and is located at 435 North Roxbury Drive, Suite #205. Despite his celebrity status, however, he still gives back to the community in a major way. He is also the founder of R.E.S.T.O.R.E. Worldwide, a non-profit organization that performs free reconstructive surgeries for children and adults in African countries.

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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...]