Business

side hustle
As a black woman working in finance, Rebecca Allen found herself in a bit of a conundrum. She could not find a quality nude shoe that was appropriate for a work setting. Rebecca would quickly come to realize that the problem wasn’t that she had not been looking hard enough. It...
Years ago when we started Emilycottontop, it was a personal blog written from my perspective about my hair.   Those of you that know me personally, know that I prefer to be in the background. Unless you dig for dear life you probably won't find a ton of pictures or videos...
THIS IS IT! This is why representation matters! I started following fashion blogger and influencer Hayet Rida just over a month ago, not because she works at Instagram but because her content is FIRE!! I casually realized she worked on Instagram only because she mentioned it in a story one day...
Most of us understand that the secret to generational wealth is owning assets that have compounding value! Real estate is just one of the many ways you can really take care of your family and loved ones to create the wealth our parents tried to give to us. On Instagram business...
The Lazy Hat
Yall, I legit just discovered the Lazy Hat on Instagram while stalking Instagram stories and had to share it with you all here. The Lazy Hat is a black woman-owned brand founded by natural hair influencer and YouTuber Jade (@simplyjade_101). She created the hat as a solution for those quick errand...
instant edges
Ever heard the term "fake it till you make it"? Well, this company just went viral for its "Instant Edges" and keeping the dream alive for women who like to well.. "fake it till they make it". Watch this video:             View this post on Instagram                     Tap Tap Tap In! ❤️... www.InstantEdges.net❤️ ....
Olympia
Recently on Instagram Serena Willaims shared that her daughter Olympia is part owner of a new Women's soccer franchise. I couldn't help but think about that infamous saying "we are our ancestors wildest dreams" as I wrapped my head around how our generation and our parents have been trying to...
Philadelphia chef
What would you do if a potential employer pulled up to your job where you worked and told you to walk off the job because they can pay you more money? This is exactly what happened to two young women who were working their shift at a McDonald's drive thru...
Black Girls With Gardens
Founded by Jasmine Jefferson, Black Girls With Gardens, or BGWG, is an online platform for gardeners, entrepreneurs, and plant mamas to connect and further inspire interest in gardening and other forms of growing and harvesting. Their website is an incredible tool to expand your knowledge of gardening and caring for...
Michele Hoskins founder of Michele Food Inc. (and black woman-owned syrup brand Michele Syrup) experienced a huge increase in sales since Aunt Jemima was pulled from grocery shelves and we love to see it. Talk about staying ready so you do not have to get ready! Michele Hoskins has products...
Black-owned 7-Eleven
According to Fox 4 News, a black-owned 7-Eleven is setting massive sales records by supporting black-owned businesses. Alyson Rae Lawson started selling McBride’s newest collection of wines called ‘Black Girl Magic.’ I do not know if you have tried this line, but word on the street is that they are...
Wanga
It's a new day and a big moment for black female leadership as Caroline A. Wanga is named the new interim CEO of Essence. The decision comes on the heels of Essence magazine owner, Richelieu Dennis, choosing to resign from his position amid claims that he, as well as other...
Black-Owned Beauty Brands
By now, we are well aware that shopping from black-owned beauty brands is the key to see growth and success for black entrepreneurs and beauty professionals. In today's political and social climate, it's critical that we put our dollar behind brands and businesses that not only cater to our needs...
Streamlytics
Angela Benton is the founder of the groundbreaking tech company Streamlytics. Yesterday I watched with my own two eyes as her team raised over 200K from the time of their announcement that they were going public until the close of the fundraiser in the evening. It was beyond epic! Streamlytics is...
The Mane Choice
Well, known hair care brand The Mane Choice was acquired by Canadian Beauty Group MAV Beauty Brands back in 2019. There has been a ton of chatter online about this acquisition recently for a number of reasons, some of which I will outline further. Courtney Adeleye founded the brand in...