Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: How to Leverage Collaborative Creativity in Business

Managers often get the question of how to make a team to work together, and, therefore, it is very important for a team leader to address this early on. Each team works best a little differently; it depends often on the mix of personalities on the team at any time. In this piece, managers are…

Why Customers Want Managed Software

If you run a business in today’s world, using the best technology is crucial. With the digital landscape constantly changing, if you don’t adapt, you could be left without as many customers as they migrate to companies who embrace software. More specifically, here is why customers want managed software: Lower Costs With a lot of…

How To Decide Where To Start Your Business

Picking the location for a new business can be an incredibly important choice. It will not only have a huge financial impact, but it will also determine a great deal about the character of your business going forward. Before you start looking at the specifics, there are a few factors you must consider before moving…

5 Biggest Mistakes Companies Make When They Develop An App

Smartphones have entirely transformed the world as we know it. Thanks to these fantastic devices, people now have access to almost limitless information from anywhere. As such, the market for apps has absolutely exploded in the past several years into a $70 billion industry and can very well get a business off the ground.  …

SmartBrownVoices at the 23rd Annual National Urban Technology Center Gala Awards Dinner

The annual National Urban Technology Center Gala Awards Dinner – co-hosted by award-winning journalist Alicia Quarles – took place in New York City on June 13th at The Pierre Hotel. This year’s honorees are private equity firm Founder & CEO of Grain Management, David J. Grain and wife Dr. Lisa Grain – who has dedicated her career to healthcare, education, and mentorship and currently sits…

Alternatives To The 9-to-5: Job Hunting When You Hate The Grind

When you head out of the house early in the morning for a grueling nine-to-five workday and have to fight traffic to get back home each evening, it is easy to grow stressed and fatigued by your daily life experience. You may be thinking that there has got to be a better way to earn…

Storyteller Amber Williams from PunkyFlair.com on Black Business

 In a post–Obama era where Blacks in America are still proclaiming “Black as the new Black,” it’s continuously surprising to see Black-owned businesses shy away from serving their own people. What European brands do so intently and without apology by showcasing imagery of only European models – Black businesses steer clear of such displays for fear of “limiting themselves.” Storyteller Amber Williams is at the forefront of the…

Teen Entrepreneur Journi Prewitt Black Butterfly Beautiful

Black Butterfly Beautiful, is a subscription box created by 17-year-old Journi Prewitt to empower, uplift, and encourage young people of color to embrace who they are. These boxes are sent monthly and curated based on subscriber age, gender and the month’s theme featuring books and other accessories from black-owned brands to help address underrepresentation, uncover…

Jon Robinson, PhD is CEO of Cents. Get out of debt!

Jon Robinson, PhD is CEO of Cents, a new platform, that helps people get out of debt years faster and save thousands in interest. Cents takes your spare change and applies it each month to either a student loan, credit card, mortgage and more. Jon also has a unique background having gone from a Human…

Annual National Urban Technology Center Gala Awards Dinner 2018

The annual National Urban Technology Center Gala Awards Dinner – co-hosted by award winning journalist Alicia Quarles – will take place in New York City on June 13th at The Pierre Hotel. This year’s honorees are private equity firm Founder & CEO of Grain Management, David J. Grain and wife Dr. Lisa Grain – who…