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It's Tax Season, Entrepreneurs — Are You Ready?

Whether you like it or not, tax time is here. For W-2 workers, tax season can be less stressful since your employer deducts your taxes each pay period. In most cases, you will receive a refund from the government after tax season. As for entrepreneurs, taxes are tricky since you pocket all your profits and must keep track of expenses to file them accurately. On the upside, there are various perks available to entrepreneurs that can help them pay less in taxes. Duke Alexander Moore, founder of Duke Tax, shared some helpful practices for entrepreneurs to file effectively.

Apr 5, 2023

Exclusive: Content Creator LaLa Milan On How Technology Changed Her Life — 'I Went From Allstate ... To Living My Dream'

If “started from the bottom, now we’re here,” was a person, it just might be LaLa Milan. She went from providing the culture with laughs on social media to landing acting roles in hit series like BET’s “Boomerang” and the Zeus comedy series, “TiTi Do You Love Me.” Fast forward to now and she continues to carve her own lane and was even announced as a Dream in Black Future Maker with AT&T. View this post on Instagram A post shared by LaLa: Free Medicinal Laughter (@lalamilan) One thing Milan can surely attest to is the fact that technology has created a whirlwind of opportunities for her. “Cell phones and the laptop are two of the main ways that I’m able to produce the content that I do, and because of that, my life has changed tremendously,” Milan told AfroTech during an interview at the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture. “Long story short — I went from working at Allstate, at a desk, at a job — that I hated personally — to living my dream, traveling the world, and being able to just...

Jul 20, 2022

According To This Founder, With His Streaming Platform Disctopia, 'If You Make A Million Dollars ... You Get A Million Dollars'

Disctopia Founder Patrick Hill is working to ensure artists receive their respective dues. After successfully helping a close friend rack in thousands of dollars within a few hours of dropping music in 2016, ​​the University of North Carolina at Charlotte grad realized there was a tangible solution for other artists to monetize their work more effectively. Disctopia was a byproduct of Hill’s efforts.

Jun 30, 2022

On Top Of His African Crypto-City Empire, Akon Sets Sights On Releasing An Album As An NFT

Akon is merging the world of crypto with the music scene, announcing that his next album will be sold as a non-fungible token (NFT) , Esquire reports. “Throughout my career, I have always believed that artists never really got their fair share of the profits for the work they produced and people listen to,” Akon told Esquire. “So with the idea of owning a piece of digital art, via an NFT, it allows the creator to benefit more and actually get more of the pie.” While his plans further affirm cryptocurrency’s ability to allow artists to maximize earnings from their content, it appears profit is not the only interest to Akon as he cites the NFT drop will allow for transparency and access to information from album buyers. “ My next album is going to be an NFT album. With that, I’ll be able to monetize it from the day it drops on every platform that exists. What that means is that it opens the door to full transparency where your music is being played, who’s playing it, where they’re...

Jan 13, 2022

Gabby Beckford Ditched Her Engineering Job Then Raked In Nearly $200K As A Content Creator

“I first heard the word ‘entrepreneur’ when I was in college, where I studied biomedical engineering. I never thought I’d actually become one,” Gabby Beckford, 26, said via CNBC. Since that moment, she’s gone from a career in engineering to traveling the world as not only an entrepreneur but a full-time entrepreneur. And, the best part is that Gabby is paid. CNBC reports that Gabby Beckford completely ditched her corporate engineering job to travel the world as a full-time content creator. @packslight the daily salsa lessons in Parque Mexico tho 💃🏽 te amo CDMX #remotework #digitalnomad ♬ original sound – ⭐️ Beckford shares that despite starting her career at age 23, it was actually her travel blog, Packs Light that truly ignited her passion. “I found that writing Packs Light, the travel blog [that] I started in college, was what I most looked forward to each day,” said Beckford. “I realized then that I wanted to travel the world and create content for a living.”

Jan 11, 2022