Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

BTB Spotlight: Raymond Paul Lewis, RP Lewis & Associates

  Raymond Lewis is a business mogul in the truest sense of the word. This Harlem native is charismatic, sharp, professional and a jazz lover who never forgets a name. Lewis’ larger than life persona is what draws so many … Continue reading

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McBride Sisters Collections, Inc. Launches #SheCanThrive2020 Grant Program

Supports Black-Women Owned Small Businesses During COVID-19 This year, the global impact of COVID-19 has hit all businesses but has been especially destructive to Black-owned small businesses. At the beginning of February 2020, there were more than 1 million Black-owned businesses … Continue reading

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Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance, 4thMVMT and PepsiCo Collaborate to Increase Pathways to Black Franchise Ownership

The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), 4thMVMT, and PepsiCo announced a formal collaboration to provide leadership development and increase business ownership opportunities for Black people in the restaurant industry. Together, they are launching the Pathways to Black Franchise Ownership program, … Continue reading

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BTB Spotlight: Benita Johnson, The Vine Wine Club

Benita Johnson founded The Vine Wine Club in 2014. Johnson’s The Vine Wine Club is a subscription-based company that offers wine, education and lifestyle events to its members. In 2005, Johnson became the first Black woman-owned wine shop in Richmond, … Continue reading

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Vegan Women Summit™ Launches World’s First Female Founder Summit

VWS Pathfinder will feature a global summit and pitch competition on Dec. 5 Vegan Women Summit™, a media and events organization dedicated to inspiring, educating, and empowering rising female-identifying leaders to bring compassion to their career and industry, will continue … Continue reading

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Crowns & Hops Launch ‘The 8 Trill Pils Initiative

Initiative will promote that closing the racial equity gap has the potential to generate a $8 trillion GDP increase in the U.S. by 2050 Crowns & Hops, the LA-based Black-owned craft beer brand that founded the #BlackPeopleLoveBeer movement, is announcing … Continue reading

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DISCOVER Commits $5 Million to Support Black-Owned Restaurants

Discover announced today a $5 million commitment to Black-owned restaurants. From now through Oct. 31, 2020, anyone can go to Discover’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to nominate their favorite Black-owned restaurant, and 200 nominees will be randomly selected to … Continue reading

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Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Commits $7k In Grants To Small Businesses Owned By African American Women

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc, in partnership with the Lola M. Parker Foundation is committed to empowering youth and women to achieve financial independence through entrepreneurship and business education. Small businesses owned by African American women are being adversely affected … Continue reading

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