Showing 5 results for:

family business

by Topic

All results

Wearing Scarves For Years To Support Their Daughter's Lupus Diagnosis Leads Snoop Dogg And Shante Broadus To Turn It Into A Business

Snoop Dogg and his wife Shante Broadus have launched a new business. ESSENCE reports that the family now has the Broadus Collection of luxury silk scarves under their belt.

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 15, 2022

Meet The Teen Mogul Behind A Successful Cookie Business

If you can dream it you can achieve it! Heading a business with popular sweet treats is seventeen year old entrepreneur Cory Nieves. After taking one bite into Nieves’ brand you will soon realize why many are racing to try the cookie made from all-natural and high-quality ingredients. Mr. Cory’s Cookies carries Double Dark, Oatmeal Raisin, Sugar, and luckily the list will be expanding! If you thought leading a company as a teen was impressive, wait until you find out Mr. Cory’s Cookies was launched while Nieves was only six years of age! Nieves never imagined he would be running a successful cookie business. Rather the idea came because Nieves was tired of riding public transportation in his local town of Englewood, New Jersey and he also wanted to help his mother secure a car. “While this all started out as a way for a son to help his mom, it’s become so much bigger. I know it’s hard for the fatherless kids out there, but he has a drive and a tenacity that prevents him from giving...

Samantha Dorisca

Apr 15, 2022

This Mother-Daughter Duo Created a Children's Travel Book Series That's Now Available in Nordstrom Stores

This mother-daughter duo is sharing their love of traveling with the world! Serena Minott and Asha Gore are the real-life stories behind “The Amazing Adventures of Aya & Pete,” an amazing children’s travel book series that shows the adventures of a little girl in some of her favorite cities alongside her stuffed sloth, Pete. Completely self-published and owned and operated by Minott and Gore, these new children’s books were designed after they witnessed a lack of representation in the market when it comes to children’s travel books. Since her daughter Asha, 7, has attended school on three different continents and traveled to over 23 countries, they wanted to share her story to inspire other families who want to show their children different parts of the world. Photo Credit: Courtesy Photo Minott sat down with AfroTech to discuss the vision behind the new books, how she’s using these stories to teach her daughter the value of ownership and their recent journey to landing in...

Shanique Yates

Feb 12, 2021

Meet the Sisters Behind The Cochrane House, a Luxury Historic Inn Located in Detroit

Sisters Roderica and Francina James transformed an 18th-century mansion into The Cochrane House , a luxury historic boutique bed & breakfast located in Detroit’s historic Brush Park neighborhood. From chic and cultured art pieces, and modern furniture to an evening Wine & Cheese Hour, The Cochrane House is changing the conversation about access to a high living experience in the heart of Detroit. Beyond providing five-star guest services, the founders have also welcomed in-house live music events as well as opportunities to give back to their community. Since opening in May 2018, both sisters recall their proudest moments were talking to and inspiring youth of color about entrepreneurship. “We’ve had opportunities to share our story of triumphs and obstacles to youth who look just like us. It’s a connection that we hope will encourage the youth, and reassure them that, if we can do it, so can you,” Roderica said. While Roderica and Francina are experiencing growth and opportunities...

Kandia Johnson

Jan 22, 2020

Family Matters: How This Mom Handles Working for Her 19-Year-Old Beauty Boss

While most parents think about starting a business to create a family legacy and have their kids work for them, imagine being a parent who works for their 19-year-old’s million-dollar business. At just 9-years-old, Zandra Cunningham started Zandra Beauty a plant-based skincare company with products in Target, Costco, Wholefoods, Wegman’s, and more. Now, with her mom, dad, two brothers, and nana working behind her, the beauty executive is also an author, a speaker, and change-maker using her career as a platform to teach other teen girls how to own and operate their businesses. Below, her mom Tamara Zantell talks about the steps she took to build and maintain trust with her daughter as a business owner and the family policy for navigating conflict. AfroTech: Regardless of a family’s level of success, disagreements about business matters will occur. What’s one piece of advice you would give someone for starting a family-owned business? Tamara Zantell: The advice I would give a family...

Kandia Johnson

Jan 21, 2020