Tag: business

NYC, Goldman Sachs team up to offer women entrepreneurs affordable credit.

New York City announced that they are teaming up with Goldman Sachs and other companies to offer female entrepreneurs more affordable lines of credit to grow their businesses.  In a release, the city announced a new program called WE Credit that will help 250 women entrepreneurs access lines of credit, which will average $50,000 at below-market interest rates. The city hopes…

The Many Realms of Rakia Reynolds

A self-described “octopus woman,” Rakia Reynolds, BBA ‘01,  is a mother, wife, entrepreneur, strategist, storyteller, marketer and fashionista, often all at once. Fox Go Getter Rakia Reynolds Performing this work-life balancing act and re-defining what it means to work for herself has been a learning experience for Reynolds. When she is not caring for her family, Reynolds is running her public…

How the Opportunity Youth are Receiving Viable Opportunities for Growth

For the few million Opportunity Youth, it can be difficult to find either education or employment. Entrepreneurship programs can offer solutions to aid their problems.  Throughout the U.S., there are about 4.6 opportunity youth, young people who are neither in work or school. Programs such as the Opportunity Youth Forum (OYF) can help inspire entrepreneurship as an option. The Forum for Community…

Bantam Bagels’ Co-Founder Shares Her Post Shark Tank Success Story

In a world of fresh and organic, the concept of frozen food seems relatively taboo in the expanding culinary industry, yet still, as a $50 billion industry within the United States, this aisle of the grocery store is actually more relevant than you’d think. Co-founder of Bantam Bagels, Elyse Oleksak realized this relevancy, while simultaneously recognizing how little development the frozen food…

This 12-year-old Entrepreneur has Sold $2 Million Worth of Healthy Lollipops.

The formidable entrepreneur is founder of Zollipops, a business that’s moved $2 million worth of lollipops that are actually good for your teeth since its founding in 2015. Like any busy CEO, her days are filled with phone calls, emails, handing out instructions to her staff of six, and pouring over profit-and-loss data. Not to mention, homework. The pint-sized powerhouse from Wolverine…