‘We’ve been to London, Rome and Lisbon’

My wife and I love to travel. In the five years that we’ve been together, we’ve made many unforgettable memories during our trips abroad. But in July 2021, we took a Greek Isles cruise for my wife’s 49th birthday that truly changed our lives. As we sat in our ocean view cabin, we talked about … Read more

Rivian’s Great EV Expectations Meet the Harsh Reality of Manufacturing

To Rivian Automotive Inc.’s factory in Normal, Ill., Life is anything but. Car factories around the world routinely churn out models around the clock. About eight months after production on Rivian’s electric trucks started, executives recently marked a milestone in uninterrupted work days: The company’s plant ran at full speed for an entire 10-hour work … Read more

HSBC Europe boss Lisa McGeough on the bank’s new ‘Dragons’ Den’ and why the poaching risk is waning

When Lisa McGeough joined HSBC in July last year to lead its European investment bank, she faced a task of continuing to turn the business around as she took the reins from bank veteran Philippe Henry, who retired after 32 years at the UK lender. Europe had felt the brunt of a number of cuts … Read more

Netflix ‘Is It Cake’ contestant Justin Ellen makes 6-figures in business

When Justin Ellen received a “random” direct message on Instagram asking if he would like to be part of a Netflix show called “Is It Cake?” – he thought it was “very sketchy.” It was only when they said there was an interview that he realized, “OK, it’s legit,” said the youngest contestant of the … Read more

Black women entrepreneurs find niche in spirituality-inspired business

In 2020, the onset of the coronavirus pandemic changed the way many Americans worked, as companies closed their doors to limit workplace contamination. The uncertainty around Covid-19 caused people to seek hope in religion and spirituality, resulting in an industry boom. For many Black women, like Shontel Anastasia, the current spiritual boom is not only … Read more