11 Black Owned Businesses That You Should Support
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

This is a continuation from part I in this 2-part series.

Dyron J. Stephens, DrPH, CPH is president and senior partner, along with Richard Stephens II, MBA, who is the vice president and managing partner of Pierian Spring Innovations, L.L.C., located in Decatur, G.A. Pierian Spring Innovations, L.L.C. is the premier management consultancy and health innovations firm, which is founded in and on the belief that improving the well-being of others is the greatest enterprise any entity could embark upon. As a result of this, every action and initiative taken by the firm reflects this dedication to bettering the health-related quality of life of all individuals. The firm operates globally with a professional network of offices throughout the United States and Nigeria. 

Keli N. Burke of East Lansdowne, P.A. is the independent business owner of Total Life Changes, which has been around for the past 16 years. The results-driven company has products that include all natural ingredients, which allows gradual weight loss, detoxification, and improved digestive system, and that is just a few of many benefits. Keli is committed to the health and wellness of her clients, and she goes above and beyond to ensure that her clients receive one-on-one care and attention based on their personal needs and goals. 

Shade Adu of Savvy Solutions Consulting, L.L.C., located in Union, N.J., believes that entrepreneurs benefit from leveraging social media and live-streaming. Savvy Solutions aims to create digital branding and online marketing solutions for women entrepreneurs who need support. Savvy Solutions is here to provide strategic solutions for coaches and creatives online. Social media isn’t going anywhere, and small businesses that learn how to strategically leverage these platforms will have a competitive advantage. Entrepreneurs should support Savvy Solutions because our goal is to serve women entrepreneurs who want to turn their idea into a profitable online brand. 

Ahesha Catalano and her team at Profitable Retreats in Burbank, C.A., assist individuals, couples, speakers, entrepreneurs, health and fitness professionals, organizations, and corporations plan and execute profitable retreats. They give clients a step-by-step guide to ensure the retreat is a wonderful experience for all, and of course, profitable. Anyone who has been thinking of planning a retreat or traveling with a group of friends or family owes it to themselves to see just how profitable their trip can be. 

Chantilly Oliver-Cross is CEO of Elegant Cuisines, located in Fredericksburg, V.A. Elegant Cuisines, L.L.C. is a personal chef and catering company with over fourteen years of phenomenal service, and has been in business for two years. Their services are available for all business, private, and social events. When choosing Elegant Cuisines for a special event, it’s the marriage of southern hospitality with a touch of elegance. Elegant Cuisines has been voted a locally renowned, best personal chef and catering company in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area. 

Melodie Narain, CEO and founder of Sole Savers, located in Maryland, launched her business in September 2015. Melodie realized that she could no longer wear heels for more than a few hours. After discussing this for a few months with her mother, Teresa Thomas, who could no longer wear heels due to numerous knee surgeries, she realized that there had to be others who faced these same challenges when it came to fashion and comfort. After months of studying trends, Melodie developed a product that she believed would be a perfect remedy which would be a stylish, affordable, and convenient alternative to their fabulous heels. 

Given all of this “black magic,” which black-owned businesses will you commit to supporting today?

See Part I here.

Patrice Tartt (@PatriceTartt) is a bestselling author, national blogger, entrepreneur, ultimate connector, speaker, certified coach, and CEO of Patrice Tartt L.L.C. She is The Dream Big Writing Coach™, where she coaches new and aspiring authors and bloggers through the writing, publishing, and pitching processes. To learn more, visit http://www.PatriceTartt.com. Follow Patrice on Twitter and Facebook. 

 

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Patrice Tartt is a bestselling author, national blogger, entrepreneur, speaker, and the CEO of Patrice Tartt LLC. She is The Dream Big Writing Coachâ„¢ and coaches women who are new, aspiring, and seasoned entrepreneurs, speakers, authors and bloggers through the writing, pitching, and publishing processes. Patrice Tartt is known for resiliency and passion, topped off with a cherry of ambition. A graduate of both Fisk and Trevecca Nazarene Universities, she has always been motivated to reach higher levels while simultaneously motivating others to do the same. After facing the unexpected death of her father in 2011, Patrice was led to seek therapy through writing. Her therapeutic writing sessions led to the completion of her debut novel Wounds of Deception, which told a tangled story of hurt, anger, confusion, and healing. From there, Patrice started blogging, and began her journey as a national blogger. Patrice is based out of the Washington, D.C. metro area, and has been featured in Black Enterprise, Everything Girls Love, ESSENCE, BET.com, The Houston Defender, Examiner, The Network Journal, Publishers Weekly, and has been quoted in Parents Magazine and She Knows. She is also a contributing writer for Black Enterprise and The Huffington Post, and has contributed to Madame Noire, Everything Girls Love, Upscale Magazine, and Curly Nikki.


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