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Chris Webber Appointed To Lead New York's $200M Cannabis Social Equity Fund

It’s no secret that Chris Webber has been active in the cannabis industry. So, it comes as no surprise that the former NBA star has been appointed to lead a cannabis social equity fund. According to a press release, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has chosen Webber to aid in growing the city’s impact regarding cannabis.

Jun 24, 2022

Slutty Vegan Founder Pinky Cole Provides Clark Atlanta University's Graduating Class Of 2022 With LLCs

The graduating class of Clark Atlanta University will have a head start as they embark on their next chapter thanks to well-known alumni!

May 16, 2022

Understanding the Money Side of a Limited Liability Company (LLC)

If you’ve clicked on this article chances are you want to start a business or have already done so and want to make it legit by creating a Limited Liability Company (LLC). That’s great news! Kudos to you for going after your dreams. The process of creating an LLC is relatively simple but it’s important to highlight the financial management that follows. Are you ready to budget fixed expenses? In the excitement of creating an LLC, one of the things people overlook is budgeting for the state-mandated annual report. For example, in Florida, if you create an LLC you are required to submit an annual report to keep your LLC in active status. The annual report in Florida is currently $138.75, and prices may vary from state to state. Businesses who fail to budget this annual fixed expense are prone to forget the submission deadline for this crucial report. Failure to submit it puts your LLC at risk of losing your active LLC status, which can result in losing your clients, and you’d be hit...

Oct 16, 2020

Longest Running Black-Owned Banking Firm Wants to Add Black Businesses to Clients' Portfolios

In the wake of the global pandemic, Black and brown businesses have become top-of-mind priorities for many companies looking to give back and show their support during this time. According to a press release , Blaylock Van, LLC is the longest continuously operating Black-owned investment banking firm in the country. It has prioritized diversity within the company and now pivoted its efforts to focus on helping investment managers, pension funds, clients, and others interested in diversifying their portfolios. The investment banking firm announced that it is aiming to focus its inclusion efforts on Black and women-owned firms in a press release . “More and more clients are reaching out in need of thoughtful solutions for their businesses and funds going forward,” said CEO and president of Blaylock Van, Eric Standifer. “Fortunately, we are well-positioned to help firms and governments affected by the pandemic as well as those seeking to solidify their inclusion of African-American...

Sep 8, 2020

Moses Shepherd Secures Multimillion-Dollar Deal with Detroit’s Fuel Transportation System

ACE Petroleum , a certified Minority Business Enterprise founded by Moses Shepherd, has just found its way into the annals of Detroit’s history. The supplier that offers fueling solutions to government-run businesses and other entities has just secured a multimillion-dollar deal to operate as the fuel carrier of choice for the Detroit transportation system. The founder and CEO shared his perspective on the achievement with Black Business, referring to it as “a major milestone.” “ We’ve worked hard for two years to grow our competencies, quality metrics and infrastructure to service large municipalities and compete on a national level ,” Shepherd said. “ The city’s confidence in our abilities to deliver the comprehensive fuel services needed to support, protect and serve Detroiters is rewarding and validates our efforts. ” Shepherd has entered a niche in which there is limited competition among minority competitors. According to a 2017 report by the U.S. Labor Department , less than...

Jan 24, 2020