Business Inc. Columnist on Challenges Facing Black Women Entrepreneurs

Inc. Columnist on Challenges Facing Black Women Entrepreneurs


Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed Tenesha Carr.

On a recent Price of Business Show, Host Kevin Price visited with Inc. columnist Tenesha Carr.

4.4 million Americans quit their jobs last month, but it doesn’t mean they’re unemployed. Applicants for new businesses were up 30% from pre-pandemic levels, with Black females making up the second largest demographic increase in business owners at 22%. Teneshia Carr, the curator of Inc. Magazine’s All the Hats, a destination for Black female entrepreneurs and Blanc Magazine Media founder can weigh in on successfully navigating the challenges these entrepreneurs face.


Black women entrepreneurs are on the rise, accounting for almost 2.7M businesses, but these women face unique roadblocks along the way, including:  

  • Mentorship; 1 in 4 Black entrepreneurs say the top challenge they face is lack of mentorship
  • Lower sales: 51% of U.S. Black-owned businesses in Meta’s Global State of Small Business Report said sales were down last year
  • Business outlook: 54% of minority-led SMBs claimed they were confident in their ability to operate for the next 12 months, compared to 67% of others

Learn more: Teneshia Carr started her career in London in 2005, working as a photographer and creative director. She has directed fashion and creative campaigns for multiple brands as well as photographing for international fashion magazines and brands such as Jimmy Choo, Bobby Brown, Amazon, and Net-A-Porter. Carr also has consulted for brands across various sectors in London, New York, and Tokyo. Ranging from organic beauty to fashion and lingerie, this work allows her a wide understanding of the needs of brands on an international level. Carr started Blanc Media and Blanc magazine in a small London studio in 2013 with an eclectic group of creatives and influencers looking for a new way of working within the fashion industry. Blanc began as a ray of hope for those creative influencers feeling underserved, underrepresented, and unheard and in need of authentic inspiration and a company that celebrated otherness. Blanc Media now engages in creative projects with global brands looking for authentic and diverse content. Blanc magazine is internationally distributed three times per year.


The Price of Business is one of the longest running shows of its kind in the country and is in markets coast to coast. The Host, Kevin Price, is a multi-award winning author, broadcast journalist, and syndicated columnist. Learn more about the show and its digital partners at (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

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