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Meet Mariam Musa: First Black British Influencer To Launch A Solo Collection With A Leading Fast Fashion Brand

Mariam Musa Courtesy of Mariam Musa The rise of influencers has been one of the biggest shifts in marketing over the last decade. Many solo entrepreneurs have gone from making videos in their bedrooms to making millions of dollars through brand sponsorship and Youtube ads. However, like many other industries, there have been differences in […]

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Black-Owned Businesses Still Lack Resources—Here’s How The Foundation For Business Equity Is Stepping In To Help

The first cohort of business owners who participated in FBE’s Business Equity Initiative experienced … [+] an average of $ 14 million in revenue growth. Courtesy of the Foundation for Business Equity August marks National Black Business Month, a time when companies are doubling down on their efforts to support Black-owned businesses. But for the Foundation […]

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This Mother-Daughter Team Was Building A Thriving Bakery That Served Corporate Events When The Pandemic Hit. Here’s How They’re Pivoting Successfully.

Mother-daughter team Geraldine Keough and Lindsay Smith were living their dream of running their own bakery, The Dessert Ladies in Stirling, N.J., when the pandemic hit. Focused on creating dessert bars for corporate clients—such as Goldman Sachs, Mercedes Benz, the NFL, Prudential and Northwestern Mutual—they suddenly saw orders slow to a trickle, as business events […]

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Operate Your Business As You See Fit: New Legal Form Widens Directors’ Decision-Making Considerations

Stone colonnade and stairs detail. Classical pillars row in a building facade getty Across the United States, the theory that businesses exist to maximize shareholder value remains dominant, and business leaders can and have been held liable for failing to uphold that responsibility. Operating under this theory, however, is no longer the only option in […]

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A Digital Masterstroke—Will Emergency Measures Lead To Long-Term Government Investment In U.K. Tech Startups?

Chair of Tech Nation, Stephen Kelly Tech Nation Does an element of the U.K. government’s response to the Covid-19 crisis represent an accidental “masterstroke” in terms of a longer-term strategy to build a healthy and sustainable innovation economy?   Stephen Kelly, chairman of Tech Nation thinks that might just be the case. Speaking at an online […]