People spend a large majority of their time either at home or at their place of employment. Home and work have become synonymous with the uptick in remote work options. However, that doesn’t change the need for people to have a third spot. A third spot is a place where one can kick it, enjoy the vibes, and decompress from the daily hustle. Hospitality maven Dara Mirjahangiry recognized this need for such a concept and created Sei Less, an emerging New York hot spot that has the people talking.
Mar 7, 2023
In the age of “getting to the bag,” several entrepreneurs and bosses have detailed some of their day-to-day routines and how it is instrumental to their success. From starting the day with yoga and meditation to having a favorite morning beverage, the start of a pattern from successful people has emerging business owners (or those just interested) intrigued with the potential transferable option to emulate for their personal lives. However, the 33-year-old first Black CEO of P.F. Changs – Damola Adamolekun – bypasses the holistic self-care stuff and jumps straight into work.
Apr 23, 2022
Uber and Visa have linked up to support small businesses as the new year continues to unfold. The company has announced its Grants For Growth program which will provide small businesses in 10 U.S. cities with $1 million in funding, according to a press release. The program will be led by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) with a focus on restaurant recovery and entrepreneurship. “We know that this year has been trying for many and that independently-owned businesses continue to face significant business challenges,” said Sarfraz Maredia, VP of the US and Canada Delivery at Uber in an official press release. “Uber and Visa are committed to supporting SMBs, especially through unexpected events, when they may need us most.”
Jan 10, 2022
This minority owner of the Milwaukee Bucks has built a fast-food empire, but not just any fast-food empire — the largest female owned franchise organization in the country. Valerie Daniels-Carter started at a young age and she is now reaping the rewards. Her journey began in 1982 when she and John Daniels Jr. founded V & J Foods, Inc., according to the company’s website. V & J Holding Companies, Inc. (V&J) is not only the largest female-owned franchise organization in the U.S. but the largest minority-owned Pizza Hut franchisee in the U.S. All of the restaurants combined make V & J one of the largest restaurant franchise companies in the country. After taking out a sizable loan to get started, Black Enterprise reports Daniels-Carter was able to break ground on her first Burger King restaurant in 1984 and by 1998 V & J’s portfolio included 67 Pizza Huts and 32 Burger Kings. For Daniels-Carter the road to becoming the head of the largest minority-owned franchise company in the country...
Mar 31, 2021
Black Restaurant Week, an organization dedicated to highlighting African American, African and Caribbean cuisine by organizing year-wide micro-events throughout the United States, has announced that they have launched a new initiative to help restaurants that are particularly hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press release announcement, it was revealed that the newly-launched No Crumb Left Behind campaign will assist Black-owned culinary businesses with complementary marketing support to boost awareness in their respective regions. “The No Crumb Left Behind campaign is to ensure that we are helping as many culinary businesses stay afloat as the world recovers from the pandemic,” stated Derek Robinson, Black Restaurant Week Marketing Director, in the press release announcement . “We are adding more activations and working with additional partners to present programming to serve our full audience of restaurants, bakeries, caterers, chefs, and food trucks.” While many restaurants...
Feb 18, 2021