Category: Business

Be The Change – Can B Corporations Save Us?

All About B Corporations B Corporations, although technically for-profit companies are not focused on money, but believe in socially responsibility. In order to qualify for a B Corp status, the company has to be certified by the nonprofit B Lab and meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Collectively, B Corps lead a growing global movement of people using business as a force for goodTM. Through the power of their collective voice, one day all companies will compete to be best for the worldTM, and society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity for...

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How To Get Rich According to Mark Cuban

Vanity Fair recently talked to Mark Cuban about how to get rich.  The savvy businessman, tech investor, co-host of  popular show,  “Shark Tank” and owner of  NBA Team, the Dallas Mavericks. See the video below for money and budget rules according to Mark Cuban …...

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ESSENCE Magazine Is Once Again An Independently African American Owned Brand

In an awe-inspiring power move, Richelieu Dennis, the Liberian born founder of SheaMoisture, has purchased ESSENCE magazine from Time Inc.  This means that the magazine is once again wholly and independently owned by an all-black corporation. Time Inc., which was also home to other magazine titles such as Time, People and ESPN, was recently sold to Meredith Corp (owner of Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens and AllRecipes).  However, ESSENCE was not a part of that deal and has since been looking for a buyer. Luckily for them, they lucked out, as it seems Dennis is the better fit. “We...

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Kevin Plank, Under Armour Founder & CEO: Perserverance Personified

Kevin Plank is the founder and CEO of Baltimore Based Under Armour, a name and brand which astonishingly considering all of the players that preceded it, has become synonymous with athletic play and probably the only brand that is thought of as a “must have” extension a uniform and as  necessary  equipment. Similarly to brands that have become the generic name for a whole category or general class of products like Band-Aid (adhesive bandages), Kool-Aid (flavored drink mix), Q-Tip (Cotton Swab), Kleenex (paper tissue), or popsicle (flavored ice),  even if your wet/dry/hot/cold garment was made by some other brand,...

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University of Michigan’s Zell Lurie Institute Continues To Lead in Entrepreneurial Education

With commencement just days away, The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business marked the close of another successful academic year, punctuated by the fact that nearly $350,000 in funding was disbursed to students to advance their entrepreneurial mindsets and endeavors. The funding supports students and student teams developing new ventures through the Dare to Dream and Venture Shaping Grants program and the Michigan Business Challenge and  places interns at U.S. based high-growth startups through the Marcel Gani Internship program. The Zell Lurie Institute has long...

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