Stories in Place: 886 is one of those documentaries that should be referenced when future generations look back and wonder how we as a society overcame COVID-19. In addition to perfectly encapsulating the lengths a small business went to in order to keep its doors
You might think that with the world facing a pandemic, the days of running a successful business by knocking on people’s doors are over. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Caleb Johnson, founder of Elevate Roofing and Construction, did the unthinkable and launched
Last year, when the world was on lockdown and people were gathering in the streets to protest the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, we witnessed the positive change a community can bring. Sparked by the increasing power of the Black Lives Matter movement,
Last week, Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd made headlines for becoming one of the world’s rare female billionaires. With her massive stake in Bumble, she joins the likes of MacKenzie Scott, who has also been making waves for the generous donations she has made to
For most people, playing sports is just another way to have fun with friends, let off steam, or get some exercise. But for entrepreneurs, sometimes it means something more. Meet Derrick McNeil. Growing up in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Derrick loved playing sports and even attended college
Last night, President-Elect Joe Biden outlined his strategy to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. While his plan is ambitious, it does mean big spending for the U.S. government. His relief plan will cost $1.9 trillion dollars, which does sounds like a massive amount of money, but
When the lockdowns first began last year, every entrepreneur had to learn how to adapt to a new society where social distancing was the norm and most business was conducted online. Although many businesses were able to thrive during the pandemic, some, understandably, did not.
Raising capital for your startup is not easy. It is even more difficult if you are a woman, particularly a woman of color. However, Black women have recently begun to turn that around. According to CNN Business, Black women are the fastest growing group of
If you live in New York, you might have seen the “same ole dudes” standing in line for big events. From Broadway shows to getting the newest iPhone, there are people who get paid to wait in line for others. And you can be one
Ever heard of a SPAC? That’s the new trend floating around Wall Street. It stands for special purpose acquisition company and everyone from former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to Shaq to the youngest self-made billionaire, Austin Russell, is getting involved with these. So
One thing we learned this year is that 2020 was all about seeing how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. Even if Rocky’s words of inspiration have been a bit overused lately, they still ring true. No one could have predicted how
Are you familiar with Slack, the instant message app that is supposed to allow you to combine chats with emails into one? With most of the business world shifting to remote work during the pandemic, apps like Slack, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, and Flock make
Was there any greater news this year than when it was announced the first vaccines shipped out this week? Most of the world has been waiting with bated breath for news like this since March. However, now the question becomes, who gets the vaccine first?