In 2007 Founder and CEO Da’Nielle Veasey decided to “drop the mic” from pursuing a music career in exchange for a business suit and put to use her Business degree and Associate’s in Marketing, to launch UBME Business Consulting and Marketing Firm.
Frances Kweller, CEO of Kweller Prep, a learning incubator specializing in advanced test preparation in Queens, New York, founded Kweller Prep after receiving her law degree from Hofstra Law School. She offers the following tips to women embarking on their first business venture:
Employers aren’t exactly clamoring to hire today’s new grads. If you are one—even one with an impressive degree—the deck is stacked against you. Ben Carpenter offers 17 ways to prove you know what matters in the real world—both in the job search and in the early days after “you’re hired.”
The number of businesses owned by women of color has increased rapidly since 1997 when there were just under one million. Today, that number has more than doubled to an estimated 2,934,500 accounting for one in three (32%) of women-owned firms.
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