IAM087 – Best-Selling Author & Workshop Facilitator Helps People Transition from Timid to Tenacious

Phyllis G. Williams is a workshop facilitator, best-selling author of the book, Thee Art of Me, and blogger. She went from timid to tenacious and now she’s helping others do the same through speaking and writing. She’s a small town girl with big dreams and an even bigger heart. CEO Hack: One Word the Will Change Your Life CEO Nugget: ...

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IAM048 – Entrepreneur’s Business is Dedicated to Raising the Small Business Success Rate

Frank Goodman is an entrepreneur from Washington, DC dedicated to raising the small business success rate through strategy, websites and apps. He went from trouble-maker to an accomplished Engineer and business owner. He has a BS in Computer Engineering (ODU) and a MS in Systems Engineering (GWU). His company, Bleeding Bulb, was inspired by his reputation for having tons of ...

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5 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thoughts on The Future of Black Business

Black businesses are said to be the number one employer of African-Americans which demonstrates their growing importance in the economy. However, often these businesses are faced with struggles such as inadequate funding.  Some of these factors have contributed to the collapse of their existing businesses but many will argue that there’s still hope especially with the rise in technology. We ...

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IAM035 – Former Athlete Becomes Personal Trainer Helping Clients Meet Health & Fitness Goals

Maurice D. Williams, MS NASM Master Instructor & Trainer CPT, CES, PES, SFS & WLS, FNS, NSCA-CSCS, BTS Level 1 & Pn1 Owner & Personal Trainer, Move Well Fitness, LLC. Owner & Lead Educator, Move Well Fit Academy Maurice Williams offers a rare combination of advanced academic training, personal experience as a competitive athlete, and seventeen years of experience in ...

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IAM007 – Entrepreneur Builds Her Skin Care Line Focusing on Quality Products

After booking numerous modeling jobs for billion-dollar companies such as Merz, Best Buy and Pfizer, Zondra Wilson decided to launch a USDA certified organic skin care line. “Blu” manufacturers the only American-made USDA certified organic powdered facial cleanser sold in the United States. Zondra is also the only female, African American owner, manufacturer & distributor of a skin care company with USDA ...

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IAM001 – How This CEO & Founder of an Embroidery Company Starts Her Day with the Word

Cathy H Harkless, is the founder of Yhtack in Stitches. Yhtack in Stitches is an embroidery company offering embroidery & digitizing of logos, designs and images. They personalize, individualize and customize products for their clients. Their talented team consists of needle arts have a passion for crochet and embroidery personalizing gifts with bling and embellishment for gift giving for life ...

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8 Entrepreneurs Reveal the African-American/Black Entrepreneur (even historical) That Inspires Them

Many African-American/Black Entrepreneur stand out as an inspiration or mentors due to their accomplishments in various fields. A mentor is someone who is more knowledgeable in your area of expertise and he/she may help you through various ways such as in career guidance. It’s from this that many entrepreneurs draw their inspiration from them. We asked entrepreneurs and business owners ...

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Local Teens Get Business Advice from a 19 Year Old Entrepreneur

At the 8th Annual African American Summit in Ohio, teen entrepreneurs had the opportunity to hear motivational words from Jaylen Bledsoe, the CEO of Jaylen D Bledsoe Global Group, started his company at the age of 12 and taught himself 7 different programming languages. His company valued at $3.5M provides digital strategies and branding for businesses like Ford Motor Company ...

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What is Black Wall Street?

There has not been a lot written about Black Wall Street and what it means. Finding some posts across the internet which I compiled below, Black Wall Street was an affluent and thriving community of African-American Businesses located in Tulsa, Oklahoma during the early 20th century. In 1921, there was a race riot and massacre that included dropping firebombs on ...

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Jay-Z Speaks About Business

  Check out this video posted on Hearpreneur as a Monday Monday Motivation where Jay-Z was speaking about Nike, branding, LaVar Ball, empowerment and how his business got started. Why do we get so upset when we–us– want to start our own thing? Nike had to start somewhere. We built the brand. Our culture…Nothing moves without us. We just continue ...

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