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The CashFlow: The Guide for the Urban Entrepreneur

What I love about the Internet is that just by moving from site to site you can uncover hidden gems. ( which is why I say any company that  focuses too much on marketing instead of their online product  is barking up the wrong tree). That is what happened when I came across TheCASHFLOW.com. The Cashflow is a mixture of start-up 101  advice and entrepreneur success  stories. While you can find scores of mainstream sites and blogs on these topics, this site is solely focused on speaking to the Urban/Minority entrepreneur. It talks about real topics such creating your business plan , how to refine your idea and how to start your company on the cheap. The startups: getsmart section covers pretty much every area you need to think about when starting a company. It is refreshing to see a site created that realizes we need to have to these conversations to educate and encourage urban entrepreneurs to create and run their companies the right way. They also cover personal finance and investing tips as well which is key because if you can’t manage your own money then how can you manage your company’s cash flow.

We all need to see examples of success stories of people that ” look like us” to inspire us. Their answer for that is the Cashflow50 . A list of success stories of people from  entertainment moguls to self made entrepreneurs. This is a good list but also the area of my only real critique of the site. There is already a strong belief in the urban community that the only way to “make” it is be an entertainer turned entrepreneur like Diddy or 50 cent. While I agree they both show great work ethic and initiative I believe we have to show a more diverse set of success stories that that our youth know that there are multiple ways to make your mark as an entrepreneur. Alot of those ways currently don’t cross their mind.

So with a nice mixture of tips, practical advice and success stories all with an urban slant, thecashflow is off to a good start.If you are thinking about taking the leap and starting your own business. I would give thecashflow a read and add it to your blogroll.

Audio with the Founder of thecashflow.com Magnus Greaves.

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tmill says:

Checking out the site this morning. Amazing ….

L Boogie says:

I couldn't agree with you more on the success stories. We need more success stories that are non-entertainers. The list did have several entrepreneurs that were not in the “entertainment industry”, however unfortunately the youth don't have a strong reinforcement of those in the community. In order for diversity of success stories to be shown to the youth, the now generation has to prosper.

While blogs like black this one (blackweb20) and Black Digerati and blog post from yourself Navarrow that bring light to the subject of how blacks are lacking in this technology boom that will only come around once in a lifetime for technical entrepreneurs. I think we need successfully black entrepreneurs to reach out and make themselves available to the new entrepreneurs that aspire to be like them. What's wrong with have pitch dinners/cocktails events? Why don't they invest or seek out up and coming entrepreneurs? What about incubators for black entrepreneurs? I could go on and on.

It's hard enough to start a business, raise capital, and run a successfully company; when you don't have the resources available to you to learn and or mentors it is 10 times as hard.

It's going to take an army to change the mindset of today’s black youth, especially when it comes to what they think the path to success may be.

I starting reading this blog after I tried googling to find successfully black serial entrepreneurs that have founded tech companies

So far I have found only 2
Navarrow Wright (Global grind)
Clarence Wooten, Jr (Groupsite)

I was trying to see if I was going to be the first one to do it. 🙂

L Boogie
http://acorneroftheinternet.blogspot.com/

tmill says:

Checking out the site this morning. Amazing ….

L Boogie says:

I couldn't agree with you more on the success stories. We need more success stories that are non-entertainers. The list did have several entrepreneurs that were not in the “entertainment industry”, however unfortunately the youth don't have a strong reinforcement of those in the community. In order for diversity of success stories to be shown to the youth, the now generation has to prosper.

While blogs like black this one (blackweb20) and Black Digerati and blog post from yourself Navarrow that bring light to the subject of how blacks are lacking in this technology boom that will only come around once in a lifetime for technical entrepreneurs. I think we need successfully black entrepreneurs to reach out and make themselves available to the new entrepreneurs that aspire to be like them. What's wrong with have pitch dinners/cocktails events? Why don't they invest or seek out up and coming entrepreneurs? What about incubators for black entrepreneurs? I could go on and on.

It's hard enough to start a business, raise capital, and run a successfully company; when you don't have the resources available to you to learn and or mentors it is 10 times as hard.

It's going to take an army to change the mindset of today’s black youth, especially when it comes to what they think the path to success may be.

I starting reading this blog after I tried googling to find successfully black serial entrepreneurs that have founded tech companies

So far I have found only 2
Navarrow Wright (Global grind)
Clarence Wooten, Jr (Groupsite)

I was trying to see if I was going to be the first one to do it. 🙂

L Boogie
http://acorneroftheinternet.blogspot.com/

ray dennis says:

ah! i had a similar idea for a blog

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