Entrepreneurship Archives

COVID—PPEWarrior educates, invests in COVID-19

September 16, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic most people had never heard of or used the acronym PPE; now it is a household term. PPE stands for personal protective equipment, and over the past year it has become important safety armor as we continue our… [Read More]

The Milwaukee Times Celebrates Women in Business

March 25, 2021

Marcie Lovett, The Late Betty Gillespie, The Late Louvenia Johnson and 24 other Women of Color in Business


March 25, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood RN, PhD, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Prior to the pandemic, small businesses were one of the fastest growing segments in our nation. This changed with COVID-19. A survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank states that three out of every 10 small businesses in the U.S. say they likely… [Read More]

Meet the East Coast’s first black female comic book store owner

August 22, 2019

Ariell Johnson checks out a customer at the cash register as patrons browse her store’s collection of comic books. The 33-year-old is the owner of Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse in Philadelphia. You might say Johnson is a superhero herself. She’s the first black woman on the East Coast to own and operate a comic book… [Read More]

Local entrepreneurs celebrate launch of new nail polish line, Jus Shanna

July 11, 2019

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, local business leader Shanna Reid celebrated the launch of her new nail polish line, Jus Shanna Unapologetic Collection, with a fabulous party at the Tripoli Country Club, 7401 North 43rd Street. Nail polish can be a fun way to dress up your nails or cover up any imperfections. Unfortunately most… [Read More]

Program to help central city entrepreneurs

June 13, 2019

Brew City Match announced during a press conference held Monday, June 3, 2019, that it would be making $3.5 million in new funding available to inner city Milwaukee small business owners. Brew City Match is an innovative collaboration whose purpose is to encourage entrepreneurship and commercial growth within the Historic King Drive, North Avenue, Fond… [Read More]

Three major benefits of updated bookkeeping and accounting records

February 21, 2019

Last week in a discussion with a business coaching client, I asked if she had updated bookkeeping and accounting records that would help her make the best business decision for a big question about her business. “No,” she replied, she didn’t have updated books. Without them, any decision regarding product lines, pricing or customer capacity… [Read More]

The 8th Annual MKE Business Now Summit tackles entrepreneurship and job creation

December 27, 2018

Registration now open for free January 26 event Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs has announced registration open for the Saturday, January 26, 2019 MKE Business Now Entrepreneurship Summit. The free event, to be hosted at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, 3275 N. 3rd St., includes workshops, panel discussions, and a resource fair with dozens of… [Read More]

Milwaukee Business Divas host local entrepreneurs event

August 2, 2018

On Sunday, July 29, 2018, Milwaukee Business Divas hosted a summer Vendors Event at 3041 North (Milwaukee’s Urban Country Club), 3041 W. North Ave. The event featured local entrepreneurs showcasing their products and services. Among the vendors in attendance were Jackie Tate-Paparazzi Jewelry, Charm’s Artistic Expressions, Louis-Market Place Mortgage, Serena Brown-Club 3041, Pam Moore-Moore Majestic… [Read More]

Grants now available for non-profit organizations to help veteran entrepreneurs, improve employment

July 26, 2018

Applications due September 14, 2018 Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) announced that grant applications are now being accepted from registered 501(c)(3) or 501(c) (6) non-profit organizations that provide entrepreneurship training, or technical, business or other assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to improve employment outcomes. Non-profit organizations interested in applying for this grant opportunity must submit their… [Read More]