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How does a 17 years old mom change her life? Altrichia Cook got pregnant when she was in the last year of high school. However, she didn’t let her pregnancy stop her from pursuing her undergraduate degree and Master’s degree. From there she started her own company, Allusions by A. Lekay Swimwear. Her business designs hand-crafted swimwear. In addition to running a successful company, Cook also runs a mentorship program dedicated to helping teen mothers to pursue higher education. Check out this article to learn more about this incredible entrepreneur.

Whether you have just started your business or trying to expand it, a business plan is important to the success and well-being of your business. The quality of your business plan can have a direct correlation on the performance of your business. A well-developed business plan can also mitigate the impact of potential risks. Check out this article to learn more about why developing a business plan will be good for your business.

To allow small businesses to flourish and compete with larger companies in varied industries, the federal government sets aside contracts specific for small businesses, such as minority-owned businesses. It is a great opportunity for a small or new company to break into an industry dominated by big players. Check out this articles to learn more about how set-aside programs work, and how your small business can take advantage of these programs.