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24 Shades of Business: A Coloring Book for the Black Entrepreneur’s Soul

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Book illustration by Shakira Rivers By Michelby Coco-Whitehead As a single 30-something with no children, I sometimes feel like I’m in my second childhood. I still watch cartoons and collect baby dolls that exude black girl magic with absolutely no shame. But coloring has never excited me as a kid, and it didn’t appeal to me in adulthood when my…

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This Harlem Woman Loved Hats So Much She Bought a Hat Factory

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Photo of Georgiette Morgan-Thomas by Hillary Swift for TheNewYorkTimes By Winnie Gaturu Georgiette Morgan-Thomas is a woman who wears many hats, literally. She is a pastor, an entrepreneur and a pretty good manager. Over the years, Georgiette has been able to seamlessly incorporate hats into her daily lifestyle, and has a hat for every occasion and wears them just about…

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Everything You Need to Know About PR From Publicist Deidre Palode

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Deidre Palode By Michelby Coco Whitehead A publicist’s job is quite fascinating, especially as it relates to the beauty industry. From your favorite hair care commercials and even the infamous Dove and Shea Moisture ads that made consumers of color say “Girl, bye!” you can bet your good wig that a publicist was involved somewhere in the process. Having a…

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7 Things To Know Before Starting Your Own Business

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By Michelby Coco Whitehead January is all about new beginnings and executing ideas. For many women, that means finally saying bye-bye to the 9 to 5 and starting their own business. The National Women’s Business Council reports that there are over 1,500,000 black-owned female businesses in the United States. While sisters have always been capable of doing it for themselves,…

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Black Friday Fact: This Could Be Why Your Small Business Is Failing.

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  By Michelby Whitehead Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. It takes expertise in your industry, patience, tough skin, and excellent time management skills to see the profits you desire. If you are putting these things into practice but still haven’t garnered desirable outcomes in your small business, I have a question for you. Do you support other…

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