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Akinwande Durojaye: Building A Business Empire One Idea At A Time

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigerian serial entrepreneur, Akinwande Durojaye is the founder and co-founder of six thriving businesses. These businesses were started out of Durojaye’s quest for financial independence and employment creation. “Passion is very key. As cliché as that sounds, passion is very important because it will keep you going no matter the challenges – passion first, and money follows. Don’t force yourself to turn your business into passion. You can even be in the 9 to 5 workspace and still have your own business.”

Woman Rejected By Airline Decides To Start Her Own Airline —...

AFRICANGLOBE - When Sibongile Sambo, a 42-year old woman from South Africa, was told by South African Airways that she did not qualify for a flight attendant position because she did not meet their minimum height requirement, she decided to take matters into her own hands. She became an entrepreneur, and started her very own airline called SRS Aviation, and until this day, her company is the only Black woman-owned and operated aviation company in Africa.

This 7-Year-Old Is Making $22 Million A Year Reviewing Toys On...

AFRICANGLOBE - The highest-earning YouTube star in the world is an elementary-school kid who makes millions reviewing toys. Ryan, the 7-year-old "host" of Ryan ToysReview, a popular toy-review channel on YouTube, jumped from No. 8 to No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of YouTube stars who are making the most money.

Meet The Only Black Woman In America Who Owns Her Own...

AFRICANGLOBE - 48-year old Kiko Davis is the majority stockholder of Detroit-based First Independence Bank, one of the top 10 largest Black-owned banks in the United States. This makes her the only Black woman in the country who owns a bank.

The CEO Behind Akon’s $80 Million Dollar Brand… Is His Sister!

AFRICANGLOBE - Multi-platinum R&B singer Akon has been famous for his music career and unique business projects. His brand is reportedly worth $80 million. But not many people know about his sister, Khady Thiam Gueye, who was actually the woman behind the global acknowledgment and success of Akon's successful brand. Moreover, she is the founder of her own consulting firm, TMI Worldwide, and she aspires to put up more business ventures in the future!

This NBA Hall-Of-Famer Could Have Owned $12 Billion Worth Of Nike…...

AFRICANGLOBE - At the peak of his NBA career, Spencer Haywood earned around $350,000 per season which is the same as around $1.5 million today. In the early 1970s Nike, then an upstart company, approached Haywood with an offer. The company wanted him to be a spokesperson for its shoes. Haywood was very interested. Nike presented Spencer with two options for compensation.

Once Homeless, This Entrepreneur Now Owns A $20 Million Trucking Company

AFRICANGLOBE - 34-year old Amari Ruff had a rough start growing up. As a teenager, he had to balance studies and work to help his mother make ends meet while moving between homeless shelters. But now, he owns a multi-million dollar trucking company called Sudu that connects underserved entrepreneurs to giant companies such as Walmart and UPS.

Black-Owned Lingerie Brand Spices Up The Market

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!

How Chris Gardner Went From Being Homeless To Becoming A Multi-Millionaire...

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.

21 Quotes On Entrepreneurship: By Africans For Africans

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.

‘Historical Inhibitions Scuttle Black Business In Namibia’

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.

Black Business Owners Ignored In Their Own Community

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.

Europe’s Largest Business Event For Black Business And Entrepreneurs

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.

Doing Business While Black: Many Firms Wonder If Race Really Matters

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.

ANC Set For ‘Radical’ Black Business Boost

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,"

Why Chicago’s History Of Black Business Success Is Fading

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.
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