Akeem Greene

Yasmine Regester | May 15th, 2019
Akeem Greene

Being able to provide for his family and building a legacy of generational wealth is what fuels Akeem Greene’s purpose behind his floor and carpet cleaning business. Established in September 2018 in Akeem’s hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Greene’s Flooring provides expert floor and carpet cleaning services to both residences and businesses, which includes stripping […]

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Applause! HD

Applause! HD | May 15th, 2019
Applause! HD

Born and raised in the Windy City of Chicago, Illinois Safiya Nelson made the great reverse migration down south to attend the North Carolina Agricultural and State University. There, she studied Industrial and Systems Engineering and graduated in 2003. Since then she has been planted in the Queen City ever since. Safiya later pursued her […]

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Rafaela Thomas – CaraBeautiful

Yasmine Regester | May 15th, 2019
Rafaela Thomas – CaraBeautiful

Rafaela Thomas said her father always told her that education could take her anywhere she wanted to go. And he was right.Her education helped her travel the world, become a high ranking officer in the Army, a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner and the owner of her own business, CaraBeautiful, a cosmetic dermatology salon in Greensboro. […]

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Christopher Hughes

Junios Smith | May 15th, 2019
Christopher Hughes

For Christopher Hughes, it all started with the goal of a pair of shoes. Hughes, the owner of C&K Landscaping, said he remembered a time when he was 12 years old living in Saginaw, Mich. when his eyes were fixated on a desire. Hughes’ father ended up giving him a piece of advice which ended […]

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Epitome Hair Studio

Laci Ollison | May 15th, 2019
Epitome Hair Studio

Nestled in the heart of downtown Richmond sits a hair salon that is the personification of its name. Epitome Hair Studio has garnered a reputation as a safe space for girls and women to receive services that will enhance their natural beauty and improve the health of their hair. Alexis Saunders opened the salon during […]

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Essence Pugh

by Terry Watson | May 15th, 2019
Essence Pugh

Essence Pugh of Greenville, SC is known for having a sharp eye for detail. Her creativity coupled with a sincere passion lead her to start her own event planning and decor business, A Touch of Essence Event Decor. A Touch of Essence Event decor specializes in event planning and décor including weddings, wedding day management, […]

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Fon’s Sweet Treats

Dawn Cauthen-Thornton | May 15th, 2019
Fon’s Sweet Treats

As a child, Jessica Jordan watched family members bake cakes, pies, and other sweets. It was her mother, LaFondra Jordan who baked so much that there was a different dessert on the kitchen counter at least once a week. She loved sniffing the sweet smells and seeing her mom bounce around happy and content during […]

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Keyshia Daniels

Laci Ollison | May 15th, 2019
Keyshia Daniels

Everyone has a story of how their journey has manifested itself. Some people are fortunate to not experience much heartache, and others are tested in life a bit more than most. The story of serial entrepreneur, Keyshia Daniels is far from ordinary. As she describes it, the journey has been a “roller coaster ride.” Her […]

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LaToya Hill

Yasmine Regester | May 15th, 2019
LaToya Hill

Finding one’s niche can be hard. Sometimes you have to try out a few different things to get to where you want to be. That is how LaToya Hill looks at life. After a stint in law and real estate, LaToya found her passion in massage therapy. Originally from Arapahoe, North Carolina, she is a […]

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Marsh’s Rentals

Junios Smith | May 15th, 2019
Marsh’s Rentals

Jermaine Marsh’s concept was a thought for a while, but decided to follow through. Marsh and his wife, Sharon, started Marsh’s Rentals in 2016, a Durham-based company set to supply party needs, such as tents, tables, flatware and furniture. Marsh said there were humble beginnings, but the support has helped the business flourish. “This was […]

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