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These 10 Books Will Transform Your Business

Starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur is an option for anyone regardless of their education level, socioeconomic status and more. It may be hard for some to believe, but there is legitimacy to becoming successful with just a dollar and a dream . There are many testimonials out there of people who have gone from rags to riches, sharing stories on how they turned their ideas into a real business with hard work and determination. The best business books are the ones that not only share a success story, but also teach the reader how they can write a success story of their own. Many of the books below are also written by Black authors who specifically highlight the past and present struggles of Black Americans leading successful businesses. Discover which of these books is the most inspiring or resonates the most or combine the knowledge from them all to put to good use in the industry. Here are 10 of the best business books that tell these stories and help inspire anyone to...

Leah Jones

Jan 26, 2024

Dr. Rashae Barnes Announces National Black Funding Day To Recognize Black Founders And Entrepreneurs

It’s time to celebrate because a new national holiday is on the way.

Ngozi Nwanji

Apr 26, 2023

After Not Being Hired For Management Roles Due To His Autism, Marcus Moore Launched His Own Pretzel Business

A budding entrepreneur is defying all odds while running his own business.

Ngozi Nwanji

Apr 10, 2023

Jayda Cheaves On Raking In Seven Figures Before Turning 21-Years-Old — 'I Made $2.5 Million, And That Was Just Off Of Hair'

Jayda Cheaves has been on boss moves for years — even before stepping into the limelight.

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 5, 2022

According To 1863 Ventures' Melissa Bradley, 'Black People Are Still Popular,' But She's Not Sure How Long It's Going To Last

Since launching 1863 Ventures in 2016, Founder and Managing Partner Melissa Bradley has learned all about what it means to make changes to create an even greater impact. As previously reported by AfroTech, the D.C. -based company is on a mission to create $100 billion in new wealth by 2030 through its nonprofit programming and venture fund. Following her session titled, “Owning your Growth Trajectory in Today’ s Economy,” at Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit, Bradley spoke about her own company’s shift in its course in an exclusive interview with AfroTech.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 29, 2022

Baron Davis Joins The Board For Hennessy’s 'Never Stop Never Settle Society' In An Effort To Pay It Forward To Black Entrepreneurs

As a prominent businessman and investor, Baron Davis’ latest partnership is on a mission to support those who look like him. The former NBA star has joined forces with Hennessy for its “Never Stop Never Settle Society” under the role of Board member.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 28, 2022

How 25-Year-Old Terzel Ron Earns $150K A Year — And Invests 50 Percent Of What He Earns

Terzel Ron understands that if nothing else, the entertainment industry is volatile. So, after he graduated from New York University in 2018, he spent nine months looking for a job — only to finally land a job as a production assistant at ViacomCBS. Thanks to that job, he was able to pay off $5,000 in student loans — but according to CNBC, he wanted more. In 2021, he got a job at a “large television network” where he makes $110,000 per year. Terzel Ron subsequently got a second part-time job, where he makes an additional $40,000 per year, for a grand total of $150,000 per year. And, he says, it was imperative to save — and invest — as much of it as he could. “I invest most of what I make and try to forget the amount of money in my accounts. Jobs come and go, and when they go, the only thing left to show for it is the amount of money you have saved and invested from it,” he said to the outlet. What’s more, Terzel Ron said he works a lot, too. He told CNBC that he works seven days a...

Entrepreneur Tera Carissa Hodges Is Amplifying Women Empowerment With Black-Owned Greeting Cards

There are a plethora of ways to help empower others, and Black entrepreneur Tera Carissa Hodges has created a way that’s both sentimental and personal. The empowerment coach teamed up with Culture Greetings, a female and Black-owned greeting card brand, to empower women, according to Black News. Hodges’ collaboration is an example of how holidays and celebrations shouldn’t be the only time to show love to those around you. The 10 greeting cards within the brand’s breakthrough and empowerment line revolve around trials and tribulations such as breakups and job loss — tough times where one needs support most. “I help people heal from their past by embracing their past and pain and seeing it as purposeful. Everyone has made mistakes, been lied to, endured unfair treatment, etc. But, when you own your story, your story can never own you,” the Black entrepreneur shared. Culture Greetings’ customers can pick a card online and customize it with a personalized message. The cards will then...

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 7, 2022

Antonio Brown's Viral Meltdown Could Go For $1.5M As An NFT, But Is This Business, Or Exploitation?

About a week ago, Antonio Brown had a rather infamous meltdown. As fans of football already know, the meltdown ended with the former Tampa Bay Buccaneer stripping down to his pants and stomping off the field. Now, this infamous meltdown is being made into a non-fungible token (NFT). TMZ is reporting that the so-called “Antonio Brown meltdown” is going up for auction on Jan. 13, on the ViralHeir website, and could go for a reported $1.5 million. Plus, the site is already boasting the NFT as something that “will change” the face of “sports memorabilia.” “On January 2, during an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets, wide receiver Antonio Brown removed his jersey, tossed his uniform into the crowd, and abruptly left the field,” reports the site. “The moment, captured by a Jets fan, has now been shared millions of times in one of the most viral moments in recent sports history. You can now own that viral moment in an NFT auction that will forever change the...

This Couple Paid Off Over $100K In Debt In Under Two Years — Here's How

The art of the side hustle is working out in a huge way for this couple. According to Good Morning America (GMA), Anthony and Jhanilka Hartzog managed to pay off $114,151 over the span of two years thanks to those extra streams of income. They set a goal in 2017 with a plan to pay off their debt in whole by Jhanilka’s 30th birthday and the couple delivered.

Shanique Yates

Jan 11, 2022

Missouri Mom Gifts Her Kids A Vending Machine In An Effort To Lead Them Down An Entrepreneurial Path

Ciearra Baker probably never thought she’d become known as the “Vending Machine Mom” when she made a Christmas Eve post on Facebook. The single mother from St. Louis, MO, quickly went viral when she posted a photo of her children with a rather unconventional “present.” “Let’s not handicap these kids making their lives easy,” wrote the woman who would become known as the Vending Machine Mom. “I’m not buying toys my kids most definitely will understand. Life is not easy and making the right choices with money & etc… So I came up with the idea to invest in a vending machine for the kids as Christmas gift #Young bosses in the making 👌💪🏽👏🏽🤑 MERRY XMAS!” Some commenters thought the idea was a good one. “I love this so much! I started selling candy at school when I was little to make my money and now I’m 24 and have a small business and I love it!” wrote one woman. Others, however, weren’t as welcoming to the idea. “Not you shaming other parents for getting their kids gifts instead of...

Byron Allen Buys Fox Affiliate Alabama WCOV-TV Station For $28.5M In Cash

Byron Allen continues to prove he’s the man with a plan. According to The Grio, The Allen Media Group — which also, incidentally, owns the outlet — has just signed a deal to acquire a local Fox affiliate in Montgomery, AL. The acquisition, which will cost $28.5 million in pure cash, means that Byron Allen will own 36 television stations in 21 markets. “WCOV-TV is an excellent asset and has been extremely well-managed for decades by the Woods family, who I’ve known for over 35 years,” Byron Allen, the chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios, said in an exclusive statement to the outlet. “Over the past two years, we’ve invested approximately $1 billion to acquire best-in-class, top-tier, Big 4 broadcast network affiliates, and we plan to invest significantly more to acquire additional ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX television stations with the goal of being the largest broadcast television group in America. All of our media assets work in concert to amplify our...

James Brown's Estate Sells For $90M To Primary Wave Music To Carry On His Legacy

Growing up in poverty, James Brown understood — perhaps better than anyone — t he importance of education. He also knew that for many Black men and women like him, college was an impossibility due to finances. That’s why, in his lifetime, the Godfather of Soul wanted to use his estate to fund scholarships for those who needed it. Now, 15 years after James Brown passed away, that dream has become a reality thanks to a new deal made with Primary Wave Music. Bloomberg reports that the company — which has made similar deals with the likes of Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, and Prince’s estate — has just agreed to purchase Brown’s estate for an estimated $90 million. But this deal is not without its issues. For the past 15 years, several people — including five children of James Brown — have been battling it out in probate court to gain control of the estate. Before any money can be paid out, lawsuits must be decided and settled between current and former executors of the estate. It’s...

Kelauni Jasmyn’s Raises $25M To Invest In Black-Led Tech Startups

Navigating the tech space as a Black entrepreneur requires a certain level of perseverance to ultimately see their innovative ideas turn into reality. It’s this relentless determination that took Kelauni Jasmyn’s paper napkin idea to recently closing in on $25 million for her national technology venture fund — Black Tech Nation Ventures ( — in under a year.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 13, 2021

Meet 24-Year-Old Lana Denina, A Creative Who Has Made Over $300K Selling Her Art Through NFTs

Lana Denina is a Black woman artist who has made over $300,000 just in selling NFTs, CNBC reports. And not just any NFTs — but NFTs of her original artwork. By now, everyone is familiar with the NFT, or Non-Fungible Token, and its growing popularity in the tech world. Their popularity has sparked a revolution, especially among celebrities and creatives, too. And for this Montreal, Canada-based creative, NFTs has made her quite a pretty penny. And she told CNBC that she hopes her success story inspires other creatives of color to follow in her footsteps. “I hope to inspire more creatives who look like me to step a foot into tech,” she said. “When they saw the Mona Lana, they really wanted to buy an NFT. Before that, they were looking at other projects, and they didn’t feel fully represented maybe.” She also said that she plans to donate a portion of her sales to a charity that supports African artists, and to various women’s shelters in Canada. So, what else should we know about this...