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.Â 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,â€ 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.Â 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.Â 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. Â Visit www.blackenterprise.com/bebr for local station and times.