Tyler Perry Supports Urban Entrepreneurs in Pitch Competition

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In search of role models, some 400 young — and mostly black –Atlanta entrepreneurs found one Friday in the form of Tyler Perry. First and foremost, Perry is a movie star and one of Hollywood’s most bankable commodities. But Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the White House also noted to the audience that he is […]

Danielle Douglas: How to do Business with a Fortune 500 Company

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We can either talk about how opportunities are not being handed to us or we can discuss how to take advantage of the opportunities that are being given?   As a small business owner, I want to be part of a dialogue about how money can be made NOT about how I am being hindered from […]

Danielle Douglas: You Will Never Accidentally Own Your Own Business

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Some bad news! The unemployment rate continues to plague us. African Americans have been the hardest hit with unemployment. According to a survey that was done by Dr. Boyce Watkins, 38% of you have experienced a lay off in the past three years. If you haven’t personally experienced a lay off, you know a friend or […]

Campaign Posturing? White House Holds Black Business Summit

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Yesterday in New Jersey, the Obama administration hosted the Urban Entrepreneurship Summit at Rutgers University. The matter at hand was the devastating 16% unemployment rate of African Americans, and this event was held to talk of ways to help alleviate this predicament. People present included government officials, private and non-profit […]