Kelli Saulny says love, consistency and authenticity are her superpowers

Kelli Saulny says love, consistency and authenticity are her superpowers

Kelli Saulny lives for entrepreneurship. Her grandfather founded a successful beverage company, and she attributes her entrepreneurship journey to him. She is a goal-oriented operations consultant with more than 10 years of experience in end-to-end business scaling and strategy expertise that directly results in expansion, efficiency improvements and cost savings. Saulny spent 11 years at […]

How Jamisa Mclvor went from supermarket cashier to managing 23 properties

Jamisa Mclvor, real estate, property management,

At the age of 19, South Philadelphia native Jamisa Mclvor was living a simple life working as a cashier. Today, Mclvor is the owner of Rosebud’s Investments, which manages 23 properties. She recently sat down with us to share her story. How did you get your start in real estate? An opportunity to transfer ownership […]

Makeup artist Mimi J shares quarantine beauty tips

Makeup artist Mimi J shares quarantine beauty tips

Mimi J The Glamatory, is a celebrity makeup artist who uplifts women not only through beauty, but also through business. Mimi, who is a Clark Atlanta University graduate, owns two businesses, The Glamatory and Grind Pretty. Mimi has worked with celebrities including Angela Simmons, Kenya Moore, Issa Rae and more. The Glamatory is a vegan makeup […]

Nate Yohannes says Microsoft is actively recruiting diverse talent

Nate Yohannes says Microsoft is actively recruiting diverse talent

Nate Yohannes is the product leader of artificial intelligence and mixed reality engineering at Microsoft. After a stint with the Obama administration on the Broadband Opportunity Council and SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation developing policies to improve the U.S. government investments in technology, Yohannes entered the private sector serving as an executive adviser on […]

Ant Seales sparks money and mindset conversations with Commas & Sense brand

Ant Seales sparks money and mindset conversations with Commas & Sense brand

If you’re looking to support a Black-owned streetwear brand with a positive message, Commas & Sense may be for you. The brand was launched in 2016 by Maryland native, Ant Seales. Through conversation-sparking fashion, her company tackles issues concerning how people in our community think about money, how we treat our money and how we […]

How David Imonitie became 1 of the top Black network marketers in the world

How David Imonitie became 1 of the top Black network marketers in the world

Tune in as rolling out speaks with author and serial entrepreneur, David Imonitie. According to Black Enterprise,  David is the highest-earning African American in network marketing in the world, and now considered an icon in the direct sales industry. Dropping out of college and pursuing his own path, David was able to make his first […]

Co-founders of Support Black Colleges share keys to entrepreneurial success

Co-founders of Support Black Colleges share keys to entrepreneurial success

Support Black Colleges is a clothing brand that highlights the importance of historically Black colleges and universities. The brand features hoodies, T-shirts, baseball caps and more. Co-founded in 2012 by Howard students Corey Arvinger and Justin Phillips, its mission is to uplift, inspire and encourage people to support and attend HBCUs. The brand quickly took […]

Mother-daughter duos create Ruby’s Natural Hair Care to offer beauty remedies

Mother-daughter duos create Ruby’s Natural Hair Care to offer beauty remedies

Ruby’s Natural Hair Care brand was created to establish and maintain healthy locks and skin using natural ingredients. It is the brainchild of two mother-daughter duos, LaShonda Sims and her daughter, Amber Edwards, and their cousins Felice Thomas Sherrod and her daughter, Shanika Adediran, who founded the brand in 2017. The family-based brand is  named […]

Jordyn Woods: Ready or not, her time is now

Jordyn Woods: Ready or not, her time is now

While in the midst of a nationwide quarantine, Jordyn Woods, in a sense, had her coming-out party. Millions watched the reality series “The Masked Singer” as a performer dressed in a kangaroo costume flawlessly sang “Dancing On My Own” with the defiance of a pugilist determined to fight until the final round. Taped weeks earlier […]

‘Rap Game’ winner Tyeler Reign joins Black College Expo™ LIVE

'Rap Game' winner Tyeler Reign joins Black College Expo™ LIVE

Black College Expo™ is an 11-city tour that encourages education and entrepreneurship among African American teens and young adults across the nation. Tyeler Reign, season five winner of “The Rap Game,” Jermaine Dupri’s music competition show on Lifetime Television, had signed on to be an ambassador for Black College Expo™ until all tour stops this […]

Mixed Chicks CEO Kim Etheredge shares insight about the competitive hair market

Mixed Chicks CEO Kim Etheredge shares insight about the competitive hair market

Kim Etheredge is the CEO and one-half of the dynamic hair brand Mixed Chicks. Born to an Irish mother and an African American father, Etheredge struggled as a young child to find products for her hair texture. As she grew older, she realized many people shared her problem. In 2002, Etheredge met her co-founder, Wendi […]

McDonald’s surprises teen with $25K to grow her business

McDonald's surprises teen with $25K to grow her business

McDonald’s, through its Black & Positively Golden movement, surprised an unsuspecting teen with $25,000 to grow her budding business. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, Nia  Nia Phillips-Harper, a 17-year-old Houston native, and her mother Dedra, an author and professor, were guests on a segment of the “Tamron Hall Show” titled “CEO at Sweet 16.” Last year, […]

Nicole ‘The Lip Doctor’ Bell redefining cosmetic dentistry

Lip Doctor, cosmetic dentistry, black doctors

Long Island native Dr. Nicole Bell, also known as “The Lip Doctor,” has risen to success as a result of fusing dentistry and advanced esthetics. After graduating from Baldwin Senior High School, Bell attended Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, on a full academic scholarship. Her dental career began with studies at Meharry Medical College […]

Meet Azureblue White of Table Top Services, a mobile bartending business

Meet Azureblue White of Table Top Services, a mobile bartending business

Azureblue White is an Atlanta entrepreneur with a one of a kind mobile bartending company, Table Top Services. White graduated from Fort Valley State University, which is where her love for curating cocktails began. After college, she went to work in corporate America, where she held several leadership positions, sharpening her relationship-building skills. Throughout her […]

Essence and Target create an entrepreneurial haven for women in Atlanta

Essence and Target create an entrepreneurial haven for women in Atlanta

For many Black female entrepreneurs, the Essence New Voices Entrepreneur Summit and Target Holiday Market provided the perfect opportunity to gain insight, network and set up shop. The three-day experience held Dec. 13-15, 2019, at West End Production Park in Atlanta, served as a cultural and economic hub to support entrepreneurs of color in the […]

7 Black women share why they chose entrepreneurship

7 Black women share why they chose entrepreneurship

Black women are leaving their day jobs behind and conquering as entrepreneurs. We spoke with Black female entrepreneurs at the ESSENCE and Target Holiday Market about why they made the choice to be self-employed. Candace Mitchell Harris of Myavana – “I chose entrepreneurship because I want to create generational wealth for my family. I also […]

Beauty entrepreneur Kristen Elise Brown shares her business philosophies

Beauty entrepreneur Kristen Elise Brown shares her business philosophies

Kristen Elise Brown is a bold beauty entrepreneur who is all about educating and uplifting other women. In 2012 Brown launched her cosmetic brand, Gold Label Cosmetics. She is also an expert analyst on the show, “B.O.R.N. to Style.” When she is not fully immersed in her other beauty endeavors, Brown writes a beauty entrepreneurship […]

Mogulcon creator Felicia Phillips brings female leaders together to level up

Mogulcon creator Felicia Phillips brings female leaders together to level up

Felicia Phillips is excited about recent headlines suggesting that African American women are leading in entrepreneurship and executive leadership opportunities. Rolling out spoke with her about that and her MogulCon conference taking place Oct. 24-26, 2019, in Atlanta. How is MogulCon different than many of the other female entrepreneurship conferences? Most conferences geared toward women are […]

Mowbray and Cherina Rowand are growing their business and future entrepreneurs

Mowbray and Cherina Rowand are growing their business and future entrepreneurs

Mowbray and Cherina Rowand are the husband-and-wife team behind ONE STOP Taxes LLC, a company that offers virtual income tax preparation services and franchise opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs. Both graduates of the University of Memphis, Mowbray Rowand uses his bachelor’s degree in business administration and background in marketing and sales to lead the company as […]

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