August is Black Business Month, and it is fitting that Nationwide is at the forefront of saluting and advancing Black entrepreneurship. As a leading business insurer committed to engagement with diverse companies, Nationwide continues its commitment to providing products, services, and investments that ensure Black-owned businesses like yours thrive and grow. That’s why BLACK ENTERPRISE has extended our longtime partnership to highlight its most prominent and inventive Black suppliers and top executives that help drive their development. We also share content to enable such firms to achieve their next level of protection and innovation and expand patronage and procurement, respectively, from an array of individual consumers and corporate clientele. Join us for this exclusive package of digital and social media content.


Profile series around Black women entrepreneurs and business owners. The acronym stands for “Queens Get The Money” and plays off colloquialism and the pop-cultural phrase in Hip-Hop —which will also ties in with the 50-year anniversary that falls on Aug. 11. This series will feature several prominent Black women across a range of industries. The hashtag element will be integral to the campaign reach and traffic gains


All Up In Your Business

Video interview series where BLACK ENTERPRISE gets up in business owners’ business. Video highlights feature spatial walk-throughs of several businesses, intimate conversation and 5-6 rapid-fire questions that will cover backstory about the business.

How? What? Where?

What is it that aspiring or new business owners want to know? What are the engagements of business and entrepreneurship? What are the latest innovations and industries? Where can seed money and grants be found? This segment features how-to and explainer content that answer pressing questions for aspiring, new, and existing entrepreneurs that might help them navigate or avoid obstacles.

GREAT MOMENTS IN BLACK BUSINESS – NO. 9: Hip-Hop Emerges as Economic Force

The leader of this business and cultural phenomenon that is hip-hop is none other than BE 100s CEO Russell Simmons, head of 2002 Industrial/Service Company of the Year, Rush Communications, and founder of Phat Farm and Def Jam Recordings.


In their heyday, black music recording and publishing businesses/black record labels were among the most imperious companies on the BE 100 lists. Dominant players largely in the 1970s, they included Motown, the Stax Organization, Sussex Records, and the Great Philadelphia Trading Co. Ltd.