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Over the last year, Interise, like many other organizations, jumped into action to provide our alumni companies and other small businesses with the resources and tools they needed to not only survive the pandemic/economic fallout but also develop a plan for recovery.
Business & Strategic Assessment: Setting The Stage For Growth, the first module of Interise’s award-winning curriculum, the StreetWise ‘MBA’, – – small businesses identify and set strategic goals needed to grow their business over the next three years.
Years ago a client asked me how important Black History Month is to black folks. In my survey, more than 50% of 764 Black females and males, 18 – 65 agreed “Black History Month is a time when it is important to me to hear stories about opportunities that might improve my life, or the lives of my family and friends.”
My name is Danielle Douglas. I am President of Inspire Enterprise and Founder of Inspire Enterprise's Black Business Owners Forum: "Primed 4 Success" (BBOF2020) one day virtual event.
In honor of the Juneteenth holiday, we sat down with Mandy Bowman, Founder and CEO of Official Black Wall Street about her “why” and how her business increases exposure for Black-owned businesses.
The power of language. I’ve contemplated this statement frequently this past year. It was a phrase used by one of America’s most influential writers, Toni Morrison, who passed away in 2019.