Florence Hardy is CEO of truCrowd Illinois, a state-level equity crowdfunding platform allowing Illinois residents to invest in startups. She is also COO of Fundanna-an equity crowdfunding platform for the cannabis industry, and truCrowd’s national equity crowdfunding platform.
(Florence Hardy in a picture from her website, smallbizflo.com)
Hardy is one of the only black, brown, or female executives in the equity crowdfunding arena.
After interviewing black entrepreneurs running equity crowdfunding campaigns, including WhoseYourLandlord and Jetpack, Black Enterprise contributor Brandon Andrews sat down with Florence to get the perspective of an executive in the space. She shares her thoughts on equity [...]
A Pennsylvania father is wanted by Schuylkill County police for shooting his daughter’s boyfriend in the groin.
When 40-year-old Donald Jenkins, Jr. of Shenandoah, PA discovered his 20-year-old with her boyfriend in a room at the Motel 6, the two began to argue. One of the hotel’s room attendants Lisa Mowery heard the shot as she was cleaning the neighboring room.
“I was scared, you know, I was scared to death,” Mowery said. “I just stayed in the room because I didn’t know if he was going to shoot us.”
She provided the victim with a towel to tend to the bleeding.
“I didn’t even [...]
Your company has recently decided to reduce headcount and lay off people. Unfortunately, you are one of the employees whose name was selected, and this will be the first time in several years, maybe even decades, that you’ve been back on the job market. You’re over 50 years old and haven’t had to interview in years. Now what?
This trend is happening more often than not. The best way to be prepared is to stay ready! What have you done throughout the years to stay on top of trends and technology in your industry? Have [...]
Master P is literally that — a multi-talented entrepreneur with successful ventures in music, business and sports. The 47-year-old, whose full name is Percy Robert Miller, owns the Global Mixed Gender Basketball League. He told TMZ this week wouldn’t mind copping a football league of his own as well.
“They’re gonna have to start their own league,” Miller said when asked his opinion on the controversy surrounding NFL players’ right to protest. “Maybe Kaepernick, if he wants to stay in shape and play in our basketball league, or I’ll help him start his own league.”
“I think he should. I mean, he’s a great football player,” [...]
Most women don’t expect to meet their husbands in a nightclub–let alone a prince.
But that’s exactly what happened to Ariana Austin.
The educator and philanthropist met her now-husband, legal analyst and Ethiopian prince Joel Makonnen, while out kicking it in Washington, D.C. back in 2005
In an article published in The New York Times, the couple shared the story of how they met at Pearl nightclub 12 years ago.
Makonnen, who is known as Prince Yoel, approached Austin and a friend of hers once he spotted her in the club.
“I said, ‘You guys look like an ad for Bombay Sapphire,’ or whatever the gin was,” [...]