Black Businesses

Kimberly Kimble is an LA native who initially wanted to be a fashion stylist. However, working in her mother’s beauty salon helped shift her interest to hair styling. This resulted in Kim attending Dudley Cosmetology University and the Vidal Sassoon Academy. In 1995, Kim opened ‘Phaze II’, her first beauty parlor. She became more successful when she […]

The last time we’ve featured Mikaila Ulmer, she struck an investment deal with the folks from ‘Shark Tank’ for her lemonade business, Bee-Sweet Lemonade. Well, Bee-Sweet will become a bigger success with Mikaila’s multi-million expansion deal with ‘Wholefoods’.    According to CNBC, scored a contract with Whole Foods, which initially agreed to sell the product in […]

It’s a great feeling when we hear of former gang members exiting their violent lifestyle and do positive things. It’s not often that we hear of former gang rivals who come together to start a business, and that’s what makes this story so special. Malachi Jenkins (left) was a member of the Crips and Roberto Smith […]

ELLE recently published a featured article on these beautiful women, and I was so intrigued and inspired, I had to share the story. It’s awesome when ANYONE starts a business. It’s fantastic when the business owner is a woman. It’s sensational when the business owner is a woman of color! This story of three African-American women […]

Meet Sha Kilkenny! Sha is a native of Brooklyn, New York and the owner of Adoremi Teez, L.L.C,  an online shop with adorable & trendy embroidered T-shirts, hats and other Accessories. A self-proclaimed “momtrepreneur”, Sha dedicates a lot of her time promoting not only her business but the business of other women who are doing the damn […]

Reporting about teenaged  entrepreneurs always fills my heart! When I read about Essynce Moore in Black News, I was totally impressed. This young lady started her career as an entrepreneur at the tender age of six. Now, as a teenager, she is the owner of Essynce Couture, LLC, Essynce Couture University (ECU), Essynce Couture Publishing, and the […]