Tech Talk: 9 Business Blogs By and For African Americans
Everyone is looking for great advice when it comes to careers and personal finance. Always. In the African-American community, there are several super-smart bloggers who have figured some things out and are willing to share the wealth, figuratively.
Looking for a new job? Want to branch out and start your own? Having trouble saving money or getting into investing? Check out these nine blogs and hopefully you can learn about something new.
Women Are Game Changers
Women Are Game Changers brings together female entrepreneurs as a way to build strong connections. In addition to monthly chats on Twitter and Facebook, WAGC includes interviews and guest posts with female entrepreneurs, discussions on branding, marketing and other elements of business, and blogs posts highlighting Gamechangers of the Month.
Ask The Money Coach
Lynette Khalfani-Cox is a personal finance expert who has appeared on programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and Good Morning America and has written a number of a number of books on the topic. She also had a career as a journalist, writing for The Wall Street Journal and other publications. Now, serving as The Money Coach, she offers tips and advice on her blog.
If you are in the nonprofit sector or are passionate about social change, you should definitely read Rosetta Thurman’s blog. A consultant, speaker, and leader in the nonprofit space, Thurman writes about professional development, staff training, and overall inspiration.
The Fab Life Project
A blog aimed at young professionals, The Fab Life Project hopes to help readers find their passion and purpose. Amber J. Adams writes about her own journey, current events, careers, and even accepts guest blog posts. While this blog isn’t full of practical advice and tips, it is always good to read other people’s stories and try to learn from them as well.
Your Finances Simplified
If you’re looking for some practical financial advice, check out the blog Your Finances Simplified, which offers discussions about student loans, filing for bankruptcy, the pros and cons of coupons, and credit scores. There are also videos and other online resources to help get your finances into shape.
Daree Allen hopes that her blog, Daree’s Insights, will motivate and challenge her readers to “be better and do better.” The author and speaker writes for women and girls about personal development, spiritual growth, and career and job advice.
Wealthy on my Way
Wealthy on my Way takes on issues of personal finance, saving, and investing with a bit of a young, urban twist. JG posts about how to save money while still going out on the weekends, breaks down new tax information and stock news, and helps readers navigate the sometimes tricky issue of splitting costs among a group of friends.
On Journeyful Life, Nikita T. Mitchell blogs about the intersection of business and social change. Connecting her own stories to advice, Mitchell writes about personal issues, such as managing jealousy, but also the successes of female entrepreneurs, working in the nonprofit sector, and resources for professional development.
The Soul Affluence blog by Yvonne Bynoe is “where women entrepreneurs create inner and outer wealth.” Her posts include practical tips for gaining new clients, generating more revenue, getting visibility as a brand, and more. Definitely more focused on business, this blog can be valuable for anyone working on their own endeavors.