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This Mother and Her Two Daughters Own Every McDonald's in the City of Compton

Patricia Williams opened her first McDonald’s franchise store in 1984. Today, Williams and her daughters Nicole Enearu and Kerri Harper-Howie own every McDonald’s in the city of Compton, according to Black Business. Williams and her daughters, who began working with her in 2000, have successfully opened 13 stores, generated almost $50 million in revenue and have employed over 700 people. Williams’ journey started over 30 years ago. She and her husband — inspired by family members who already owned McDonald’s franchises — cashed out their retirement plans and set out to open their first store. Their risk reaped major rewards, as the McDonald’s brand grew throughout the 1980s, Williams and her husband were able to purchase a second store before making another bold business move. When her marriage ended, Williams bought her husband’s share in their business, sold their stores and opened five more. This leap of faith required her to take out a small business loan, attend the required...

Mar 23, 2021

Audra Robinson Launches Bath and Body Brand Promoting Self-Love For Black Girls Everywhere

Who said there was an age requirement to practicing self-love? Minnesota entrepreneur and visionary Audra Robinson created the ultimate bath and body line to promote self-love for young Black girls all over. According to KMSP-TV, products include lip balm, shower gel, lotion, and hand sanitizer as a part of her animated brand “Rocky Robinson” — an energetic Black princess that all girls can not only look up to but she’s relatable too.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Rocky Robinson (@youresocuterocky) The brand comes after Robinson saw the need for more inclusion having spent years working in the retail marketing industry. “I saw a gap and opportunity to create a brand that was unmistakably a Black girl, with deep skin stones, highly textured hair,” she expressed in an interview with KMSP-TV. “When you walk down the shelf in those aisles, you don’t see brands that really are authentic and speak to that consumer.” Launched in March 2020, Rocky Robinson’s mottos is...

Jan 8, 2021

Get to Know the 8-Year-Old She-EO Encouraging Black Girls to Be 'Curly & Confident'

Young entrepreneurs are taking the world by storm and 8-year-old, Zoe Oli is no different as she uses her line of dolls, books, and accessories to encourage little Black girls around the world. According to Black Business, after struggling with her hair being “different” from her classmates,’ Zoe’s mother, Evana, purchased her a Black doll. However, there was one problem, her hair still did not look like Zoe’s. It was then that she took matters into her own hands telling her mother: “I want to make them [dolls] and start a business!” The rest was history and from that moment, Beautiful Curly Me was born!   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Beautiful Curly Me ™️ (@beautifulcurlyme) Within the past two years, Zoe has authored two books and created hair care products along with the creation of her beloved dolls. Beautiful Curly Me is on a mission to not only empower young girls but prioritize community service by giving back 10 percent of the proceeds to organizations like...

Dec 2, 2020