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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...

Jan 26, 2024

Holiday Gift Guide: Last-Minute But Totally Perfect Black-Owned Gifts For Your Favorite People

By now, you’re probably scrambling to find the perfect holiday gift for several people in your life—your tech-obsessed bestie, your book-loving bae, and your neighbor who helped you stay sane during the pandemic. Either way, here’s a list of last-minute gifts from Black-owned businesses that you can shop right now (except Telfar, of course!).   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by kimberly not kim (@museummammy) Black Futures, $40 Authors Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have curated a collection of Black works—from compelling essays to dazzling art to provocative memes—to present what it means to be a Black creator today. Get one for you and your fav book lover.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Yo Soy AfroLatina (@yosoyafrolatina) Yo Soy Afro Latina Negrita Mug, $20 Coffee, tea, or eggnog, this ceramic mug is the best way to drink your beverages.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Moonlight Roller (@moonlightroller) Moonlight Roller Skates,...

Dec 15, 2020

Four Must-Read Books for Black Millennial Entrepreneurs

Many entrepreneurs attribute a part of their success to their commitment to learning — and not just learning through formal business education. In fact, a minority of business owners have a college degree . Entrepreneurs learn through their own experiences, and they seek knowledge that will help them grow their business. This knowledge can take many forms, such as conversations with other entrepreneurs and experts, formal education, and reading. To help you grow your business, here are four books you should check out today: “Rise and Grind” by Daymond John From FUBU to Shark Tank , Daymond John’s entrepreneurial journey has blessed him with a wealth of experience and insights, many of which he imparts in “Rise and Grind: Out-Perform, Out-Work, and Out-Hustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life.” Focusing on how to maximize your time to get the best possible outcome from your efforts, John’s work is filled with practical and hard-won insights perfect for aspiring and...

Sep 7, 2020

Nicholas Buamah, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

The holiday season has arrived, and perhaps, no one knows the joy of giving more than Nicholas Buamah. The eight-year-old phenom has recently developed an app to help children broaden their educational horizons through their vocabulary. The app serves as an extension of Buamah’s book series, “Kayla and Kyle the Walking Dictionaries,” enabling young readers to experience animated versions of their favorite twin characters. Buamah’s new app is one of many firsts for the young Georgia native, who was inducted into the Library of Congress Catalog for his first book of the series, “Kayla and Kyle, the Walking Dictionaries: Election Day.” Since then, Buamah has joined the daytime television show circuit, appearing on ABC’s “The View” and NBC’s “Steve Harvey,” and has met other famous faces, such as former President Jimmy Carter. Buamah was also recognized in his hometown when he received a proclamation from the Mayor of Snellville and Snellville’s City Council last August. Buamah wrote...

Dec 18, 2019

How Black Women Get A Seat At The Table: 'The Memo' Excerpt

For many women of color, getting into professional settings is only half of the battle. From wage gaps to lack of opportunities for advancement, many women continue to experience combinations of racism and sexism. Although the tech industry is often thought of as a new haven, those same issues can be found here as well. A report by Reveal found that ten large Silicon Valley companies failed to hire any Black women in the year of 2016. It went on to refer to gender and racial disparities as “grave.” Meanwhile, Google’s 2019 Diversity Annual Report found that Black women “were not experiencing Google as positively as other groups.” Often, the advice given to women navigating professional settings ignores how the intersection of race impacts people’s experiences. With her new book, The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table , Minda Harts sets out to end the one-size-fits-all approach to business books. Minda Harts Book Signing Photo Courtesy: Luminary,...

Sep 12, 2019

7 Books By African American Authors You Should Read

Black-American books and literature are rich in history, context, life lessons, sexual distinction, humility, and presentation of racism. If you want to understand Black and American history and its relationship, there is always a book where you can pick learnings written by African-American authors. If you want to learn life lessons and struggles, books written by African-American authors are always good reads. Go Tell It On The Mountain – James Baldwin View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gabrielle (@punkygabz) James Baldwin’s Go Tell It On The Mountain (1953), a semi-autobiographical novel, was ranked 39th in the Modern List’s 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The story centered on the hardship of its main character John Grimes -a very intelligent fourteen years old boy, the lives of his parents, aunt, and his slave grandmother. The novel is also a good read for contemplating because words from the Bible are constant in the characters’ lives. Annie...

Mar 9, 2019