Category: Business

22 Life Hacks for 2022

By Zondra Hughes, Six Brown Chicks Stay alive and thrive. Here are 22 life hacks for 2022, for your mind, body, soul and bank account. 1. Find your HAPPY. When was the last time you did something that made you happy? Inspire yourself; it’s time to think about your needs. 2. Fight the gaslight. The... Read more »

Ronnell & Keianna Burns: Tragic End for a Young Power Couple

Young Black power couple meets a tragic end. Photo: Ear to the Streets STL Facebook group. By Zondra Hughes On social media, Ronnell and Keianna Burns had it all: Wealth. Beauty. Influence. A loving blended family, and a network of ambitious mentees who were willing to grow old (and rich) with them. The successful duo... Read more »

Photos: Besties Open BABS Salon and Wellness Spa

We love it when friends can come together to create a beautiful business opportunity. In Detroit, Vivian Pickard and Bernadette Blanchard have joined forces to create BABS Salon and Wellness Spa. BABS (Beauty and Body Services) is a fusion of beauty and wellness. “Vivian and I have been talking for years about partnering,” says Bernadette.... Read more »
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Photos: Chicago's Movers & Shakers Make Millionaire Moves

Cheryl Grace, Nielsen Senior Vice President, U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement,  hosted the event.
Dr. William F. Pickard is Chairman of Global Automotive Alliance, Co-Managing Partner of MGM Grand Detroit Casino, CEO of Beanwood Management Company, and co-owner of five Black-owned newspapers. Dr. Pickard has also penned an Amazon #1 Bestseller, Millionaire Moves: Seven Principles of Entrepreneurship. Dr. Pickard is dedicated to creating the next generation of entrepreneurs, and... Read more »

Vunzai's Story: Bouncing Back from Health Crisis and a Bad Marriage

Vunzai's Story: Bouncing Back from Health Crisis and a Bad Marriage
“I Had To Fight For Every Inch” by Vunzai Yeazel In 2008 in my late 20’s, I went for a regular annual visit and was informed that I had three small fibroids developing. So when I thought I met the man of my dreams in 2010 and got married, I always knew I had some things... Read more »

Social Media Reality Check: Your Fans & Followers May Not Like You

Social Media Reality Check: Your Fans & Followers May Not Like You
By Angela T.  Jones Social media is not going away; it is truly embedded into our culture and it redefines  how we communicate with one another. That can be both good and bad. Social media can be good thing because it allows us to communicate with people that we may normally have not had access... Read more »
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Steve Harvey, Lisa Nichols and Yolanda Adams: Top 3 Rules for Success

Steve Harvey, Lisa Nichols and Yolanda Adams: Top 3 Rules for Success
By Zondra Hughes Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine’s Disney Dreamers Academy 2015 is a success bootcamp for 100 lucky students; the event also provided some sage advice for parents as well. Here are three rules for success from Steve Harvey, motivational speaker and best-selling author Lisa Nichols and gospel sensation Yolanda Adams. Wake up with... Read more »

Three Things You Must Do to Build an Authentic Brand

Three Things You Must Do to Build an Authentic Brand
A Busy Woman’s Guide to Building an Authentic Brand By Jean Usen Who are you behind the glossy business cards and neatly arranged website? What does your business stand for? In a world of super-brands like Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Geico you may be doubting your ability to stand out among the fray. Nelson Jackson says... Read more »

PHOTOS: Chicago's Top 40 Game Changers

PHOTOS: Chicago's Top 40 Game Changers
  by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster- Chicago’s elite showed up to support the Urban Business Roundtable’s 2014 Class of Game Changers in Chicago. Held at the beautiful Arts Club of Chicago, this event was not one to be missed. Hosted by Pepper Miller of WVON’s Urban Business Roundtable, this event highlights 40 individuals under the... Read more »
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Do Us a Favor, and Just Stop Lying

Do Us a Favor, and Just Stop Lying
By Shameeka Hunt Lying holds us back. As an entrepreneur, I know I’m not alone when I tell you that broken promises and outright lies are maddening. There comes a point in everyone’s life when you should just be honest with yourself and others about what you are interested in—or not. Don’t be fake; choose... Read more »