Starting a business is not easy. However, with passion and determination, it’s possible to do well with whatever kind of business you decide. As long as it’s useful to people, you’ll be able to find a market for what you want to offer.
Looking for motivation from other black women who have already done well? Well here are 6 such motivational black women in business. Share and motivate other sisters girl. 🙂
1. Lisa Price
Lisa Price is the perfect example of how hard work and determination can make your dreams come true. She started making her own beauty products from her basement. Her company, Carol’s Daughter, produced creams and lotions that stood out since they were made from natural products and were great for African American women. The company grew to a point where she opened up a store in Fort Green Area in Brooklyn. Her clientele includes high profile individuals such as Oprah, Chaka Khan, Halle Berry, Will Smith and Jada Pinket Smith. Carol’s daughter produces more than 300 natural aromatic products for the body, hair, face and even for home use.
2. Oprah Winfrey
Everyone knows Oprah Winfrey. She is the first black woman in the world to be ranked as a billionaire. Oprah’s brand has literally invaded every corner of the lives of Americans. Whether it is her TV networks, books, home and gardening and even magazines, Oprah’s success can be seen all over. She came from a poor background and struggled to get into media. Gradually, she worked her way up from a news reporter to being one of the most successful talk show hosts.
3. Tracy Reese
Tracy is one of the most successful African-American women in the fashion industry. Her two clothing lines, Plenty and TR, are sold at many top retailers and even online. This Detroit lady has a degree in design although at some point she used to think she would become an architect. At the age of 23, she started her own fashion line. Sadly, she was forced to close down her business in 1989. After this, she worked as a designer at Perry Hills and later Magaschoni. She was then ready to start again and that is when she launched her two fashion lines. Her story has been one of success ever since and her company continues to grow. You can buy some of her products on her .