How Clarence Otis Jr’s unique business model doubled the value of this $8 billion restaurant chain

With over 1,900 locations, you have likely eaten or ordered food from one of Darden Restaurants’ many brands. The multi-brand restaurant operator owns fine dining restaurant chains, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Eddie V’s and The…

By Preta Peace Namasaba June 18, 2024

Reginald Hartsfield shows how running great assisted living centers turns $100 million in revenue

According to the 2020 Census, the U.S. population aged 65 and over grew nearly five times faster than the total population over the 100 years from 1920 to 2020. The older population reached 55.8 million…


How Keith Weaver leveraged his experience at Sony to help his wife establish America’s fastest-growing whiskey brand

Keith Weaver left Sony Entertainment Pictures to co-found the whiskey company, Uncle Nearest. In 2022, the company generated $100 million in sales. Weaver has leveraged over two decades of executive management into a whiskey brand…

By Preta Peace Namasaba June 17, 2024

Despite losing her salon in a fire, this stylist grew back bigger with a million-dollar hair care brand

Building a business, or a relationship—anything—is a slow and laborious task. It requires tremendous hard work, grit, dedication, and determination. Ruin, on the other hand, takes a fleeting second. So what do you do when…

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Why Terry L. Davis founded the first Black female jeans manufacturing firm

No piece of clothing defines American culture and fashion more than jeans. Over the past two centuries, jeans have gone from being worn by gold miners during the American gold mine boom in the 1800s…

By Preta Peace Namasaba June 14, 2024

Why this investor involved his community in building a multibillion dollar real estate firm

Daryl Carter is the founder and CEO of Avanath Capital Management, a real estate investment firm with $4 billion in properties. But unlike many others, Carter’s company practises a community approach to housing and specializes…

By Nii Ntreh June 13, 2024

Starting out as a salesman, MLB first baseman Dorian Boyland has built a $650 million auto dealership

Former MLB first baseman Dorian Boylan has always wanted to do the right things. Growing up, he wanted to excel in class, be the fastest in kickball, and make his mother proud. He accepted a…


After convincing his parents to invest their retirement funds, this man has turned that into a multi-million-dollar business

At 33, Sherman Lewis III discovered the possibility of owning Shell gas stations while creating a portfolio of real estate properties in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The venture cost a total of $1 million,…

By Preta Peace Namasaba June 12, 2024
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