Model and beauty entrepreneur Tatiana Elizabeth created skinBUTTR out of the comfort of her home. Coming to the conclusion that she wasn’t the only person dealing with skin issues, she leaped into action and turned her passion into a business. After taking $100 and investing it into a Shopify account, she concocted a product, posted it on the site, and started generating revenue. What was once a hobby quickly became a fully-fledged business. She now balances her business with her modeling career and her day-to-day activities as an influencer.
The Takeover is a web series that gives you a bird’s eye view into the life of four influencers and the BLACK ENTERPRISE team, as they take over the MGM properties exploring all the amazing attractions that the resort has to offer.
3 Investing Lessons From Jay-Z
In 2019, Shawn Corey Carter became hip-hop’s first billionaire. Better known as Jay-Z, Mr. Carter didn’t just make his money by rapping, although he’s one of the industry’s best-selling artists. Instead, he built a sprawling empire, including a music label, a sports management company, a streaming service, and a high-end sports bar.
With the Brooklyn-born rapper continuing to grow his net worth, there are certainly many investing lessons to learn, both from his business ventures as well as from his lyrics. Here are three of them.
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Whole Lotta Hustle: 10 Game-Changing Entrepreneurs in the District
The spirit of an entrepreneur cannot be tamed. When a daydream at a desk job beckons, those with passion and perseverance do whatever it takes to answer the call. D.C. is a city full of these dreamers and doers, changing the game by launching new ventures and adapting to new challenges every day. These 10 stand out from the crowd with unique business models, fresh ideas and a whole lotta hustle. We asked each of them to share their elevator pitch, the origin story behind their business and what’s new in 2020.
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Google adds ‘Black-owned’ business attribute to local listings
Verified Google My Business profile owners in the U.S. can now add a Black-owned business attribute to their listings.
Business attributes are highlighted as icons when customers view a business’ profile on mobile, as shown below.
Why we care
Google said it has seen “a surge in online searches for Black-owned businesses” in recent months — a period in which the Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum. Distinguishing Black-owned businesses in local search may help those businesses attract visibility in Search and Maps and gain customers.
“With this attribute, our goal is to make Search and Maps more inclusive and help support Black-owned businesses when they need it most,” Jewel Burks, head of Google for Startups U.S. said in Thursday’s announcement.
Google is also adding the new attribute to its digital skills training program Grow with Digital Coaches, an initiative designed to help Black and Latinx small businesses reach new customers.