For Immediate Release:
BlackBusinessList.Com is happy to announce that we have gone to a FREE basic membership for our organization. Starting Sunday March 20, 2016, any person who wishes to connect with our brand and join our community may do so free of charge.
Stephen Wicks, founder of BlackBusinessList.Com, says "This change in our model will allow us to better reach large numbers of people. We are committed to increasing the number of Black Americans who start, run, and maintain their own businesses. In addition to a free membership, we will also be rolling out new programs that aim to educate and assist our community on various business topics."
We are also planning an annual national business conference for the last quarter of 2016.
BlackBusinessList.Com has been in existance for over 15 years and we are recommitting ourselves to helping the Black community create more jobs by providing services that will empower entrepreneurs.
Individuals wishing to join our movement can do so by simply visiting our website and signing up at the bottom of our homepage.
For more information contact:
Stephen Wicks, Founder
Toll Free Phone: 1-888-841-9555 Ext. 3
Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Black business advocate and educator who has started his own online school that focuses on teaching skills to those who wish to develop their own businesses.
He has released a video on his YouTube page that depicts a typical interaction between a Black person and their family when they announce that they are starting their own business.
The video has been received with mixed reviews when reviewing the comments posted on the YouTube page.
In my opinion, it shows how it's common for people to not do their proper homework and preparation before asking family members to invest in their business ideas. It's really insulting when you think about it. Your family member works hard to accumulate capital and assets and you ask them to depart with those funds just because you "have an idea." If you're truly serious about your idea, you'll do what it takes to have a proper business plan and presentation. Only then should you be taken seriously. If you don't know how to set up a business plan, then get help ASAP.
Yes. There is money available in the Black community for people to invest in your ideas. But only AFTER, you've done the work of getting your idea professionally packaged so that you can present it properly.
I'll let you decide what you think.
Watch the video.
by Stephen Wicks, Founder of BlackBusinessList.Com
According to various news sources, Michael Jackson's estate sold the music catalog that it owned to Sony for over $750 million dollars. The fact unknown by many was that Michael Jackson was co-owner of Sony/ATV Music. This company owned the publishing rights of hundreds of artists. Michael Jackson purchased his interest in Sony/ATV Music in 1985 for $47.5 million. I think it's safe to say that he turned a profit.
Michael Jackson was a co-owner in the publishing rights of artists such as: Afrika Bambaataa, Akon, Angie Stone, Babyface, Backstreet Boys, Beck, Beyonce, Black-Eyed Peas, Bob Dillon, Boyz II Men, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Elvis Presley, Eminem, Fetty Wap, George Michael, India.Arie, John Legend, Lady Gaga, Lil Kim, L.L. Cool J, Little Richard, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Pharrell Williams, Psy, R. Kelly, Rihanna, Santana, Shakira, Snoop Dog, Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson, Wyclef Jean, and a lot more!
Due to the financial moves of Michael Jackson, his family will still be able to benefit from his genius for generations if they reinvest the funds from the sale.
I wonder how many African Americans will be inspired by Michael Jackson's business dealings. Will we finally see the value of ownership? Will we finally see that not only can we earn from our talents in our respective careers but we can also invest in "owning." We must learn to spend our money on investments that will ensure our financial stability over time.
BlackBusinessList.Com is starting many programs that will attempt to teach and educate the Black community on financial literacy and business ownership. We hope that Michael Jackson's shining example will motivate us all to look at the big picture and look for investments that will help us grow as a community.
Here is a video that explains the Jackson estate's deal with Sony.
Entertainer, Tyrese Gibson, has partnered with Stacy Adams shoes in a brand new ad campaign for GQ Magazine. Stacy Adams is a brand of Weyco Group Inc. According to Biztimes.com, Tom Florsheim, Jr., Weyco chairman and chief executive officer, said Gibson is a lifelong fan of the brand and he brings a wide social media following as well.
In addition to Stacy Adams, Weyco sells footwear under the brand names Florsheim, Nunn Bush, BOGS, Rafters and Umi.
Check out a promo video of Tyrese speaking about Stacy Adams shoes.
Click Here to visit the shoe collection promoted by Tyrese.
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