Seven ways to refresh your small business

Successful business models tend to hinge on delivering what consumers need, when they need it – a moving target that can be difficult to attain. As your consumers’ wants and needs continue to evolve, consider these ways to refresh your ...

Government shutdown hits Blacks hard

With over 50,000 federal employees, the fourth congressional district in Maryland represents the fifth largest number of workers, and Maryland likely counts as the third-largest impacted state by the government shutdown, according to Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown.

Tips to help launch a successful business

Entrepreneurship is alive and well, even if the face of small business is evolving with the times. Autonomy in management and making dreams a reality are the reasons most cited by entrepreneurs looking to open a small business.

The DEC @ Redbird now open to entrepreneurs

Resources for entrepreneurs are now available in Dallas’ southern sector with the opening of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center at the Southwest Center Mall in Oak Cliff. More than 450 individuals recently toured the new offices at Redbird and talked with ...

Caseworkers feel ‘treated like a stepchild’

Charla Gilliam has her morning routine down pat, complete with her gospel music, sermons and reading case files for vulnerable older adults and disabled people she needs to see.

New Jersey bill untangles braiders from licensing

By a vote of 34-0, the New Jersey Senate approved a bill Sunday that would eliminate the state’s expensive and time-consuming license requirement for African-style natural hair braiders.

Mind, Body and Business: The foundation of Black female entrepreneurship

Women own 30 percent of all businesses in the U.S. – with Black women becoming the fasting growing economic force owning 14 percent of U.S. businesses, according 2015 State of Women-owned Businesses Report conducted by American Express Open.

Ignite Ambition: How women can inspire other women

Having “it all” is a concept women have discussed and aspired to attain for nearly 40 years. Still, the conversation continues because no one has determined what having it all actually means.

Black women entrepreneurs developing new app to empower economic growth

The Vivian’s Door Initiative, along with the support of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, has launched a crowd funding campaign for their Vivian’s Door App on Indiegogo.

Dedicated franchisee reinvests in local community

Golden Chick, known for its classic and chef-inspired chicken dishes, announced May 14 the reopening of its newly renovated restaurant at 410 W. Kiest Blvd. The restaurant closed five months ago to allow a complete renovation process. The transformation includes ...

Johnson, Pelosi lead roundtable on solutions for better jobs

On May 12, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson hosted a roundtable discussion on implementing effective strategies that prepare our workforce for a new, 21st century economy for community leaders and education, transportation, finance and labor advocates.

Mortgage leader battles Black homeownership crisis

As America commemorates the 50th year of the Fair Housing Act, the unpromising numbers have been repeated often: “The gap between White and Black homeownership is wider now than it was in 1960,” PBS reported earlier this year.

New recipe for culinary success

Since the shutdown of highly-praised culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu in September 2017, there has been a void for the many food makers who were left scattered by its departure.

Blacks largely left out of high-paying jobs

Jonathan Garland’s fascination with architecture started early: He spent much of his childhood designing Lego houses and gazing at Boston buildings on rides with his father away from their largely minority neighborhood.

Promoting gender equality in the workplace

Although women are making strides in the corporate world, there is still work that can be done to level the landscape.