CEO OF NIKE GIVES ADVICE ON HOW TO LAND A JOB WITH THE COMPANY 

   The dream job for most sneakerheads would be working for Nike. But what does it take to land a job with the Swoosh? Well, here’s some tips to the man with likely the best answer: company CEO Mark Parker. In an interview with the Portland Business Journal, the Nike executive explains what the company […]

HIRING MANAGERS TO TURN TO NEW DIVERSITY TECH

The New York Times reports that an emerging crop of apps and services are being developed for companies seeking to increase staff diversity. Part of a category of technology known as “People Ops Tech,” these apps and services are designed to leverage technology to mitigate bias from hiring and employment practices. [Related: [TechConneXt Summit] Hacking […]

6 VETERAN TIPS FOR MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS

When it comes to selecting the best marketing tactics for your small business, one of the best ways to learn is from those who have been extremely successful at it. BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Gwen Jimmere, CEO & founder of NATURALICIOUS, one of the fastest growing natural haircare brands in the U.S., to learn a few […]

THE FIVE THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE CREATING AN APP FOR YOUR BUSINESS

There is a saying—“There’s an app for that”—that has become applicable to small businesses as more seek to create their own mobile apps. There are also do-it-yourself application makers, such as Appmakr and ShoutEm. Appmakr is the largest do-it-yourself platform for creating native mobile apps for iPhone and Android devices, as well as HTML5 mobile […]

SOME OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE WHEN WORKING ABROAD

Recently, HSBC released its Expat Explorer: Balancing Life Abroad survey, which looks at the finances, career progression, and cultural experiences of over 20,000 expats across the world. [Related: Young Black Globetrotters Plan Volunteer Trip to Nepal] Whether you’re a serial expat or first-timer, the Balancing Life Abroad report includes helpful insights into why people choose to move abroad […]

EVENTBRITE, HYATT HOTELS AND CHILI’S GRILL ALL MAKE FORTUNE MAGAZINE’S TOP 100 BEST COMPANIES FOR WOMEN TO WORK LIST

Fortune magazine recently revealed its inaugural 100 Best Workplaces for Women. Thanks to “a bevy of perks, including 84 days of paid maternity leave, flexible scheduling, telecommuting options, and 26 days of paid time off,” wealth management firm TrueWealth came in at No. 1; due to its “atmosphere of mutual support and optimism, along with women holding […]

UNCF HAS A $50 MILLION INITIATIVE TO GET STUDENTS PREPARED FOR 21ST CENTURY JOBS

Lilly Endowment has committed $50 million to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to help the nonprofit launch the UNCF Career Pathways Initiative. Through this initiative, UNCF will award competitive grants to four-year historically black colleges and universities and predominantly black institutions (PBI) to help their students acquire the knowledge, preparation, insight, and skills needed […]

AFRICAN TECH STARTUP SCENE HAS BEEN SHOWING GREAT RESULTS

The tech startup scene has exploded on the African continent as recently evidenced at DEMO Africa, an annual conference focusing on startups. This year’s event, held in Lagos, Nigeria, just wrapped. More than 30 startups pitched their products and services to investors and marketers. Nigeria was most represented at the event with eight of the […]

CHERYL WOOD EXPLAINS HOW YOU CAN TURN YOUR PASSION INTO A CAREER

The story of the concrete ceiling that exists for women in corporate America—particularly African American women—is not a new one, and today’s progress has been slow and not so steady. Research has shown that though corporate America still presents many opportunities for financial prosperity, upward mobility, and prestige, black women still lag behind in reaping […]

THE NEW SILICON VALLEY: SILICON HARLEM

After you’ve been inspired by technology, tech entrepreneurship, innovation, and new opportunities at Black Enterprise’s inaugural TechConneXt Summit, October 12-13 in Silicon Valley, be sure to keep your tech gears turning at the 2015 Silicon Harlem Tech Conference in New York City, October 16. [Related: [TechConnext Summit] Top 10 Reasons to Attend BE TechConneXt] If you’re […]

IS YOUR COLLEGE DEGREE PAYING OFF IN TODAY’S JOB MARKET?

When Allison Goodwin entered law school at North Carolina Central University in 2008, she had no clue that three years after earning her degree she would still be without a job. While several industries took a big hit around the time of the economic downfall, few predicted that the lucrative law business would be drastically […]

Niya Brown-Matthews Reveals ‘The Boss In You’ Tips for Young Women

When Niya Brown-Matthews grew frustrated with watching the negative images of women fighting on television; particularly reality shows, she sprung into action within three months, writing The Boss in You, a motivational guide to becoming the CEO of yourself. Brown-Matthews, a two-time breast cancer survivor, is married to former NFL star Eric Matthews, and she […]

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S RIGHT HAND MAN REGGIE LOVE TALKS ABOUT THE CAREER LESSONS THAT HE’S LEARNED FROM HIS PRESIDENTIAL POSITION

After the 2008 presidential win, Reggie Love was known publicly as President Obama’s “body man,” with every picture of Obama showing Love just two steps behind him. Having worked for Obama since 2006, the Duke University graduate started his career in the mailroom during Obama’s senator days after trying out for two NFL teams and […]

SELF TAUGHT CHEF TURNS HIS PASSION INTO BIG BUSINESS

When it comes to monetizing your passion there are many paths to success. For Omar Walters, it was simply eating good food as a child and cooking meals for his friends as an adult. With no formal culinary training Walters opened Omar’s Kitchen, a unique dining experience situated in a loft located in Tribeca, one […]

14 BOOKS THAT ALL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS SHOULD READ

Reading is fundamental, that’s an old-school mantra that applies to existing business owners and those just starting out. Learning about business is an never-ending process. Books should be used as part of that learning. Having a successful business is about the actions you take. You need to know the how, what, and when of building […]