Grow Your business, Expand Your Circles


Quite often, we are surrounded as black entrepreneurs by people who don’t see what we see. They mean well, they love us but they don’t understand running your own business. If you remain around these types too long you will start to feel overwhelmed, under appreciated under appreciated under appreciated frustrated. You MUST find ways to get around other MORE SUCCESSFUL business owners and check sites like to see if there are black entrepreneur meetings or happy hours in your area. The best way to grow is to expand your sphere of influence. We can ‘t wait for it to happen, we have to do it ourselves. Finally, I strongly suggest that you read the Sunday paper or check your area online for small business seminars or perhaps you may consider taking a class in marketing at your local community college to brush up on your sales skills. If you have more ideas feel free to let us know so we can tell the other readers. My best in business



The BFM Fund (Black Founders Matter), a Portland-based, seed-stage venture fund focused on Black and innovative founders, is slated to receive investment from Bank of America. The BFM Fund Logo Led by a full women of color leadership team, The BFM Fund will allocate Bank of America's investment into Black founders across various verticals within the United States. [...]

HBCU Grads Behind America’s Fastest-Growing Pizza Chain

The famed Black-owned hip-hop-inspired gourmet pizza chain Slim + Husky’s is ranked #5 in The Daily Meal's "101 Best Pizzas in America." The three remarkable owners dish out innovative pizza creations to underserved communities. [...]

Kaleidoscope X Da Brat Styling Collection Sells Out in Just Six Minutes!

One of the largest Black-owned hair-care brands in the U.S. [...]

National Alliance for Black Business (NABB) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Form a Historic Alliance to Develop Black-Owned...

On Wednesday, February 22, 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), and the National Alliance for Black Business (NABB) signed a historic MOU during the NABB's first annual National Black Business Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. [...]
Kevin Ross
Kevin Ross
Kevin "KevRoss" Ross is a music and radio industry expert. He is a 20 -plus year entrepreneur with the leading most successful industry trade publication and site Radio Facts ( He has also published various books, magazines, performed marketing and promotions for major corporations and recording artists and he is on the advisory board of several industry organizations. This year Ross introduced his non profit organization LOMARI (Leaders of the Music and Recording Industry) to help teach young minority students how to market and manage their music and products.


Robinhood’s 4 New Crypto Tokens: Shiba Inu, Solana, Polygon, and Compound

In the early hours of the morning, the popular stock and crypto trading giant Robinhood quietly added a few more tokens to its offerings, rounding it out to 11. Included in the new offerings are the ever-progressing innovator Solana (SOL), the Ethereum-based token and technological platform Polygon (MATIC), the beloved, dog-themed meme-coin Shiba Inu (SHIB), and the original defi token Compound (COMP). Robinhood's support of these 4 tokens has had an immediate effect on stocks, with SHIB rising almost 25% an hour (5:00 AM EST) following the news and the others rising just as rapidly. Robinhood Making [...]

How to Stop Wasting Time and GROW YOUR business TD Jakes Video

I have included a link to an EXCELLENT video by TD Jakes about leveraging your time. [...]

Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital to Create THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF HIP HOP

Russell Simmons' All Def Digital, the fastest growing platform in hip hop and urban youth culture ... and Emmy award-winning producers Stephen David Entertainment announced today a partnership with GroupM Entertainment, a global content investment and rights management company, to develop and produce THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF HIP HOP, a sweeping documentary series that tells the exhaustive story of hip hop, from its seminal, underground roots to its now most iconic, global artists. Stephen David will Executive Produce the series, along with GME's Richard Foster and Simmons himself. [...]

Entrepreneurs: Heed the Warnings, We Always Get Them

Have you ever had that feeling that danger is approaching and if you don’t do something NOW the inevitable will happen. I like to say that we always and I mean ALWAYS get warnings in life and business. A friend came by to visit last night and informed me that she is going to have to move back to a city she left seven months ago to make her life and job situation better.  Move Past the Past She didn’t plan and things happened that she did not anticipate. [...]

Jay-Z Invests in sLabs and 24 Year-Old Founder

JAY-Z (L) and spatial LABS Founder, Iddris Sandu (R) JAY-Z's Venture Capital Firm, Marcy Venture Partners (MVP) invests in 24-Year-old Founder Iddris Sandu on an innovative tech incubator shaping the metaverse spatial LABS (sLABS), a Venture Capital studio, will debut with a launch called LNQ, a new blockchain-enabled platform changing the way artists mobilize and create new physical and digital formats of media Marcy Venture Partners (MVP) invests in 24 year-old technologist Iddris Sandu's impact-driven tech incubator: spatial LABS (sLABS). [...]


Fans Can Wear Digital Fashion Lines Created by WMG's Roster of Artists Warner Music Group today announced a partnership and investment in DRESSX. [...]

Manage a Business: The Top 10 Places to Set Up Shop as a Black-Owned Business

Less than 3% of companies nationwide are owned by people of color who manage a business. However, according to Census Bureau data, the proportion of Black-owned firms has increased by 8.52% over the previous two years. This is faster than the 0.46 percent growth rate experienced by all enterprises. [...]

Supplier Success Leads Expansion of Facebook’s Invoice Fast Track Program, Providing Up to $100 Million for Diverse-Owned Businesses

 Supplier Success, a black-owned supplier finance consultancy, recently celebrated the expansion of the Facebook Invoice Fast Track program to financially support diverse-owned businesses across the United States. The program, set to relaunch on October 1, 2021, will now provide tens of thousands diverse -owned companies with immediate payment for the goods and services they've invoiced their customers for — but would otherwise have waited months to get paid. The announced expansion follows the completion of a successful pilot program with Supplier Success and its technology partner, Crowdz. [...]

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