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 […]

Remember when we were in school and out teacher placed a “gold star” sticker on our best work? Well, Lupe Fiasco’s latest project was graded a 100%, so he definitely deserves his gold star! The accomplished Hip-Hop artist has teamed up with business entrepreneur Di-Ann Eisnor and a tech executive to help those aspiring entrepreneurs […]

Meet Judian and Kadeian Brown! Judian and Kadeian are sisters and owners of Black Girls Divine Beauty Supply Store! According to News One, the sisters decided to open their own beauty supply store in Brooklyn, New York  when they realized the industry was saturated with Korean storeowners. Courtesy of Kirsten Luce for The New York Times […]

If you’re ever in the Atlanta are, you must visit Nubian Bookstore! Owned by this gentleman, Marcus Williams, Nubian Bookstore caters to the reader in YOU! According to Black Business List, Nubian has shelved every black author you could think of. The bookstore also offer clothes, gifts, and more! Follow them on Twitter @nubianbookstore Address: […]

Gregory Miller is the owner of Tru Inc., a Baltimore-based home improvement business that specializes in landscaping and interior painting/design. If you are in the DMV area and in need of an interior or landscaping upgrade, you can contact Gregory here In the meantime, check out his awesome work!    

Deshuna Spencer is possibly one of Social Media’s greatest entrepreneurs alongside Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook and Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Deshuna has created Kweli TV, an internet video streaming network for the black consumer. Dubbed “The black Netflix”, Kweli TV streams all indie films, documentaries, and web shows for the African-American community. Read more […]

Meet Devin Trent! “I’ve always been into photography. I even had a video camera that I would carry around for my high school video yearbook. Photography Is fun for me. It’s not work at all. There’s power in pictures. You can tell a compelling story with wedding photos. A story that can make you laugh, […]