Beauty brand Carol’s Daughter started out small, very small. In fact, founder Lisa Price began her business by making mixtures in her own kitchen sink. This week on an all-new Black Enterprise Business Report, host Caroline V. Clarke goes one-on-one with this Powerplayer to learn how, with business savvy, street smarts, and a bit of luck, she built a multimillion dollar brand.
“You may not enter Alvin & Friends as one of the pals of the owner, but by the time you leave, you’re likely to feel that you’ve become one,” raves the New York Times about the feel good atmosphere at the New Rochelle, New York eatery. Yet, even a restaurant’s rave reviews won’t guarantee success in a sluggish economy—just ask our Entrepreneur of the Week, Alvin Clayton. Together with his business partner and wife, Gwen, these Black business owners are bucking the odds and making their start-up stand out.
Have a great idea but no way to get it off the ground? This week in Wealth for Life, BLACK ENTERPRISE SVP/Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle offers budding entrepreneurs the tips they need to find start-up funds. Plus, Executive Style host Sonia Alleyne show female executives the secrets to picking the perfect handbag.
Black Enterprise Business Report airs every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on TV ONE and in syndicated cities across the country. Visit www.blackenterprise.com/bebr for local station and times.