Public relations guru Shawna Charles shares her truth

Shawna Charles is the CEO and founder of Charles Communication Group. She currently does PR for high-profile attorneys and politicians. Charles explained the function of PR and how she deals with this high-pressure demands of the industry. How would you describe public relations? It’s called public relations, but I always say it’s public relationships. You’re […]

White House honors Velma Trayham for mentoring Black women business owners

Velma Trayham‘s accomplishments have been recognized by our nation at the highest level. In April, she received the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from President Joe Biden. The honor highlighted a few Americans who “exhibit outstanding character, work ethic and dedication to their communities.” Her company, ThinkZilla Consulting, addresses the economic barriers women have historically faced […]

Serial entrepreneur Cris Cawley talks about the importance of networking

Cris Cawley is an award-winning coach, CEO of Game Changer Publishing and a serial entrepreneur. She began her career in 1998 and has impacted over 155,000 entrepreneurs through her book publishing, coaching, and mastermind programs. Cawley’s popular programs help clients leverage their expertise and passion into profits. She’s been featured on many stages alongside some […]

Why Chad Rhodes compares Detroit Black business coalition to ‘super team’

Chad Rhodes wants to help Black business owners in Detroit. In March, a couple of weeks after the National Business League’s 12th annual State of Black Business Summit in Detroit, Rhodes joined rolling out to discuss what his Detroit chapter has done to help one another. We’ve previously talked about what you’re doing with real estate […]

How Keyon Clinton is helping Detroit get 1% better

Keyon Clinton wants Detroit to get 1% better. The execution coach, motivational teacher and author recently spoke to rolling out about how he’s working to improve his community. What is 1% Better? We’re a holistic growth and development company where we focus on personal and professional development. What we are doing this May 28 is […]

Pioneering Detroit business owner Zana Smith to be honored at Diaspora Day

Zana Smith is a pioneer in every sense of the word. She’s owned and operated her Spectacles store in Detroit for decades as a Black woman. Her shop has been a staple for culture seekers, shifters and makers in the area, and she’s always understood its impact beyond the clothes sold on its racks. For […]

Arnicia V is the businesswoman you want negotiating your 6-figure salary

Arnicia V is the CEO of Agency Eleven33, which is a unique consulting firm tailored to elevating business, personal, and career goals. Arnicia is a corporate power player who teaches professionals the power of using their nine to five to effectively transition into entrepreneurship. The career exec talked with rolling out about her agency, how […]

West Philadelphia native Derrick Hayes talks about entrepreneurship

Father, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Derrick Hayes understands firsthand what it’s like to beat the odds. With two cheesesteak shops and a third one in the works, the West Philly native has made his mark in the food space through Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks and is currently helping to change the lives of others. Rolling out spoke […]

Entrepreneur Dalton Patterson is lending more than just a hand to his community

Meet Dalton Patterson, professionally known as “DPatt,” is a former athlete turned successful entrepreneur with several businesses. Patterson first won acclaim as a star football player at Western Kentucky University, before building the brand company Spade Blvd., which operates in multiple industries including; clothing, electronics, marketing, real estate, car rental and more. Patterson’s business interests […]

Leslie White explains her role in Bagley Development Group’s renovation project

The Bagley Development Group kicked off a $75M renovation project located in downtown Detroit that’s slated to bring 148 luxury one and two-bedroom apartments to the city. BDG is a Black-led development team that is comprised of managing partner Emmett Moten, Scott Allen, Larry Brinker Sr., Tom Goss, Richard Hosey, Roy Roberts and Jim Thrower, […]

Serial entrepreneur mentoring others to sustained success

Monique Mills’ journey to becoming a serial entrepreneur was not a straight path. In fact, her family background and desire for income certainty originally motivated her to pursue a more traditional career in electrical engineering. “I come from a large family. I’m the youngest of 13 kids, the first and only to go to college. […]

Hip-hop promoter Bobby Bookings making major moves in the Midwest

Bobby Bookings has made a name for itself in Rochester, Minnesota, by being the city’s leading concert and event promoter. It played a pivotal role in bringing top hip-hop artists to the city. So when the hip-hop time machine landed locally, people wanted to know more about Bobby Bookings. Rolling out sat down with Robert […]

Antoine Sallis ‘The Credit Genius’ talks about his unique leadership style

Antoine Sallis is an author, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Rapid Credit Boosters, a firm that offers its clients credit management advice Sallis’ reputation and expertise in the field have earned him the nickname “the credit genius.” Please describe your leadership style. In our company everyone is considered […]

Yvette Caslin shares tips about taxation and jump-starting a business

Yvette Caslin is the CEO of The Pinkprint, which helps individuals form a plan when filing taxes, build credit, develop a tax strategy for business entities and repair credit. How did you start your journey? I started my journey 20 years ago in media and entertainment. In 2016, I started doing a little bit of media […]

Monica Coleman discloses what helped her become a successful businesswoman

Monica Coleman is the owner of Stanley’s Cigar Lounge in Atlanta. Coleman talked to rolling out about what inspired her to open the lounge, what motivates her to keep going, and what’s next for her business. What inspired you to get into the cigar business? Stanley is actually my grandfather. He was the first entrepreneur […]

Black-owned CBD store in California thrives as 4/20 arrives

Business is booming, according to Marjorie Gray. The owner of Your CBD Store Fontana in California said the community has rallied around her business after a tough initial couple of months at the start of the pandemic. She recently spoke with rolling out about her journey in the CBD world and how business has been […]

Black tech billionaire joins Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens to share with the community

The Gathering Spot (TGS) was once again the place to be this evening (4/11/2022) as Atlanta continues to grow exponentially in the Tech world. The 3 powerful men who took the stage represented 3 different facets of Atlanta’s extraordinary Black tech scene.  TGS founder Ryan Wilson moderated an engaging conversation with Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens […]

Terease Baker-Bell is intrigued by the stories of powerful Black women

Terease Baker-Bell is the vice president of Salesforce, a customer relationship management platform. Baker-Bell spoke with rolling out about the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, and what Black men can do to better support Black women. What does it mean to be in a room surrounded by other powerful Black women? It’s just a […]