Everything You Need to Know About the Republican Tax Plan


Here is how it will affect your wallet as a citizen and entrepreneur But how does it stack up for small business owners The plan includes a temporary allowance that would allow corporations to immediately expense capital expenditures, a benefit that can help businesses seeking to grow and expand their business operations Most small businesses are “pass-through” entities, defined as partnerships...

Tracee Ross is Killin’ It!


She doesn’t have issue with and question her blackness She doesn’t have issue with or question the importance of her role When everybody’s favorite girlfriend, Tracee Ellis Ross, talks about the character that is now her bread-and-butter, she might as well be one of her own 4 million Instagram followers gushing about their favorite star (Image: Instagram/traceeellisross) When she opens ABC’s 43...

Interview with the Founder of Lazy Jar—an App That Charges You When You Don’t Workout


Have you ever signed up for a gym membership and been really inconsistent about your attendance (Image: Lazy Jar) Black Enterprise caught up with the founder, Justin Anyanwu, who explained to us why he created Lazy Jar, the results his users are seeing, and why, for now, you need your Fitbit to use it My aspiration has always been entrepreneurship since my grad school days at North Carolina State...

U.S. stocks close lower as technology sector weighs


Published: Nov 17, 2017 4:06 pm ET US stocks finished modestly lower Friday, with the S&P 500 SPX, -026% and Dow industrials DJIA, -043% marking a second week of declines as investors weighed prospects for corporate tax cuts and assessed another round of corporate earnings Preliminary figures showed the S&P 500 ended 03% lower, while the Dow declined around 100 points, or 04% The Nasdaq Composite...

Google Just Made Your Job Search Easier


The search engine introduced cool features that will allow you to access information about a job position's salary and location After applying for dozens of job openings, you can go days, weeks, and even months before actually hearing back from a prospective employer If and when you are fortunate enough to be called in for an interview, meeting a hiring manager can be nerve-racking and you run...

U.S. oil futures rally nearly 3% on Friday but finish week in red


Markets/commodities reporter Oil prices rallied Friday , scoring a gain of nearly 3%, but they still finished about 03% lower for the week to mark their first weekly loss in six The market has found support from expectations that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will extend its production-cut pact when it meets on Nov 30, but concerns linger over growing US production...

Six Traits All CEOs Should Have


From communicating effectively to risk-taking, there are many characteristics every CEO should possess to help lead their company to success Incorporating neuroscience into your communication with a client can help curate a strong relationship, too By maintaining eye contact, smiling often, and even shaking hands, this emotional approach will increase your client’s levels of oxytocin, the social...

SailPoint Technologies achieves billion-dollar valuation in first day of trading


rallied on their first day of trading Friday, after the enterprise identity management software company priced its initial public offering late Thursday, promising a more traditional business model to its “unicorn” cousins The Austin, Texas-based company priced its IPO at $12 a share late Thursday, above the expected range of $9 to $11 a share, offering 143 million shares, with private-equity...

45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 24: A.G. Gaston Amasses $130 Million Fortune


1992: Celebrated Birmingham, Alabama, entrepreneur Arthur G Gaston, founder and chairman of BE 100s financial institutions Citizens Federal Savings Bank and Booker T Washington Life Insurance Co, among nearly a dozen other businesses, is named BE’s Entrepreneur of the Century Image: Black Enterprise Magazine, June 1992) Born the grandson of a slave in a log cabin on July 4, 1892, Arthur George...

Trump to allow big-game hunters to bring lion as well as elephant parts to U.S.


The US Fish and Wildlife Service has published new guidelines that allow for the import of lion trophies from South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania The guidelines, which can be viewed here , show that Mozambique, Namibia and Tanzania are also under review for approval The US gun lobby should no more have a say in wildlife conservation, than a conservation organization should have a say in the gun...

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