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From Homeless and Incarcerated to Becoming a Super Chef That Owns Three Restaurants!

Darnell Ferguson, founder and owner of Super Chef's Restaurant, knew early on what he enjoyed and wanted to do. It was while attending vocational school that he realized how much he enjoyed cooking. His inspiration was watching celebrity chef, Emeril, on TV, and that's when he decided he wanted to own his own restaurant. But getting there was a...

This Entrepreneur is Raising $10 Million to Fund Black-Owned Tech Companies

Marceau Michel, a goal-oriented African-American entrepreneur, is raising funds not only for his own company but also for other Black-owned start-up companies. Through his company that promotes the hashtag #BlackFoundersMatter, he aims to raise $10 million of funds to help minority entrepreneurs with their business. Starting out a business as a minority in the United States has seemed to be challenging...

6 Sales and Marketing Tips & Ideas to Grow Your Business

To grow a business these days, one needs to understand why traditional sales and marketing strategies are failing and how to develop a sales marketing strategy that works. What is Sales Marketing? A well-crafted combination of sales and marketing is necessary for successful business growth. Sales entail the direct one-on-one interactions, those interpersonal connections that directly add revenue to the bank accounts. Telephone calls,...

Insurance Cover for a Criminal

As evident in my other articles, money laundering and/or terrorist financing can happen in any industry, which the insurance industry is not an exception. Because money laundering/ terrorist financing is gaining popularity in Ghana, the Financial Intelligence Center (FIC) and the National Insurance Commission (NIC) jointly issued guidelines on Anti Money Laundering/ Combating Terrorist financing (AML/CFT). But the question...

Entrepreneur Creates Doll Collection to Help Black Girls Overcome Depression

TiffanyJ, an artist and entrepreneur, suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts when she was young. So, in hopes of helping young Black girls that are battling depression, she has created an avenue to boost their confidence and self-esteem through a new superhero doll called "Super Beauty". At 12-years old, TiffanyJ started to experience depression that is considered common to young...

Meet the Only Black Woman in the U.S. Who Owns Her Own Bank

48-year old Kiko Davis is the majority stockholder of Detroit-based First Independence Bank, one of the top 10 largest Black-owned banks in the United States. This makes her the only Black woman in the country who owns a bank. During an interview with Rolling Out, she said that what makes her unique as an African American female leader is her ability...

Once Homeless, This Entrepreneur Just Launched a $36 Million Fund to Invest in Black Women Founders

Arlan Hamilton was once broke and homeless, but now she's the founder of Backstage Capital - a venture capital firm that promotes underrepresented founders such as people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community has launched a new $36 million fund that will specifically invest in Black female founders. Hamilton herself confirmed the announcement when she tweeted: “The rumors...

This Nigerian Company Makes a Fortune Turning Trash into Treasure

Waste management is one of today's largest environmental problems, especially in poverty-stricken areas. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, a Nigerian social entrepreneur, found a favorable solution and launched WeCyclers which offers waste collection and recycling services. What's more, it has proven to be a productive social enterprise! As the most populous city in Africa, Lagos City is most likely to be prone to urban challenges including...

10-Year Old Raises $50K for His Invention That Prevents Child Hot Car Deaths

Bishop Curry is a 10-year old 5th grader from McKinney, Texas, and he's also the inventor of a prototype device that is designed to prevent children from dying in hot cars. His lifesaving device is called Oasis, and it attaches to children's car seats. If it senses that a child has been left behind in the seat, it will...

He Started Out in College, and Now This 26-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Manages $25 Million in Real Estate Assets

Victor E. Bomi is a Nigerian-born, US-based entrepreneur, real estate advisor, philanthropist, and the founder/CEO of ATLCO Real Estate, Inc. Based in Atlanta, his company provides real estate investment and advisory services to help investors make smarter, and more profitable, decisions in all areas of real estate. Not only does Victor and his team serve as trusted advisors, they also...

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