Whereblackbiz would like to welcome Peter Olanitori to our business platform. The two connected on socialmedia. During an interview with Mr. Olanitori, we learned a lot about his business. It’s an amazing but private story. Yet, it provides insight to aspiring business persons, especially in particular youth. Just hearing about his obstacles and how he has received favor…

We all go through difficult times sometimes. And there’s only one way to get to the other side – by believing. Believing that everything happens for the best. Believing that doing the right thing matters. Believing in yourself. And when you lead the way, others will follow. Sola Fide, which means By Faith Alone, is…

The number of black-owned businesses in the U.S. increased by 60.5% to 1.9 million between 2002 and 2007, more than triple the national rate according to U.S. Census data released Tuesday. The number of businesses across the country increased by 18% in the same amount of time. Black-owned businesses, which are defined by the government…

1) WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY INC. In 2010, revenue rose 45 percent to $3.2 billion as demand from the public and private sectors soared for this Maryland Heights, Mo., firm’s technology products and consulting services. David L. Steward, chairman of the board, founded World Wide Technology in 1990. Prior to working at WWT, Steward, who earned a bachelor’s degree…

Recently, the Board of Visitors announced that Norfolk State University is hiring a public relations firm to get its story out to the public. What story will NSU spread to increase enrollment and attract the nation’s best and brightest students? Will they share that since 2012, its enrollment has declined 28 percent? Will they create…

The personal finance website, NerdWallet.com has ranked the Hampton Roads area 13th-best for black businesses. For the listing of the nation’s best places for black-owned businesses, the site took into consideration factors including the medium income of black residents and the average revenue generated by businesses owned by African Americans. According to a post on…

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