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AFRICANGLOBE - Black British entrepreneur Sadia Sisay has created a beautiful line of lingerie called BeingU that Black women everywhere will love. Not only are her creations sexy and comfortable, but they are also designed to match a variety of skin tones. What a great idea!
AFRICANGLOBE - When Chris Gardner and his young son were sleeping rough on the floor of a public toilet, he could never have dreamt that his life story would be turned into a hit Hollywood movie. It was back in the early 1980s that Mr Gardner, then aged 27, and his toddler son were homeless for a year in San Francisco.
AFRICANGLOBE - Entrepreneurship does take a toll on your social life. You are always focused on the business, thinking about work, even when you’ve taken time off to unwind… You need to be passionate about what you are doing. Then you need to have a purpose – for me it’s building a legacy and having a positive influence in society. Then you need perseverance to stick through the tough times; a plan to get you where you want to go; and good people to walk with you.
AFRICANGLOBE - He says that “we should not make the mistake of generalising and expecting that every Black business will fail as there are a few players who have made it, although the relative majority are less influential in the economic sector at the moment.
AFRICANGLOBE - It may have been no more than a knee jerk reaction to actions in Ferguson, Missouri. However, calls for Black boycotts of White businesses were music to the ears of Memphis Black business owners. They often complain of being ignored in their own communities.
AFRICANGLOBE - Europe’s largest business, culture and lifestyle show for Black business and entrepreneurs BEX LIVE International coming to Birmingham Eastside on Saturday, 4th October, 2014.
AFRICANGLOBE - Without the active support of Black consumers, some companies can’t survive. If that’s the case for your particular line of business, then the only way people will know you’re Black-owned is if you tell them through your advertisements or other communication.
AFRICANGLOBE - The ANC will use its fresh electoral mandate to "radically" boost Black business, according to a top party member tipped to one day lead the party. "The fact of the matter is Black South Africans continue to feel a sense of social injustice in terms of economic ownership patterns as well as the ownership of the land,"
AFRICANGLOBE - Looking at the history of Black business success, Chicago has no equal. Unfortunately, the past has not been prologue. No other city has birthed Black business icons as notable as John Johnson, Ed Gardner and, of course, Oprah Winfrey.
The decision taken at South Africa's Black Business Summit to revive the Black Business Council (BBC) to represent the voice of organised black business has been welcomed by analysts.