Meet Anheuser-Busch’s First Black Female Brewmaster

The beer industry is increasingly becoming more diverse as more entrepreneurs establish brands dedicated to cultivating space for Black people and other people of color to talk about their love of the beverage. Anheuser-Busch is the world’s largest beer company in the world compromising notable names including Budweiser and Bud Light. Now the company is making moves to diversify its workforce and making history by appointing its first Black female brewmaster.

Natalie Johnson made history recently when she became the first Black female brewmaster for the beer giant. In a Q&A with BLACK ENTERPRISE, Johnson discusses how she became interested in beer brewing,  entering the market as a STEM graduate, and promoting diversity within the beer industry.

BE: How did you get your start in brewing beer?

Johnson: Being from St. Louis, the Anheuser-Busch name and its ties within the community are known by everyone! The summer prior to … Read the rest

5 delegation tactics for small business owners

Business owners are accustomed to wearing several hats and having control over every aspect of their company, dispensing with any delegation tactics. Recent research from Salesforce found that small business owners are personally responsible for an average of 4.2 roles in their business. While that much work can be exhausting, for those who enjoy entrepreneurship, it’s also gratifying. There aren’t any outside factors, you’re in the driver seat, and success or failure solely depends on your efforts. However, if you’d like to scale your business (or finally take some time off), you need to learn delegation tactics and use them.

Why do you need delegation tactics?

Many leaders struggle with delegation. A psychological study offered two reasons why business owners are reluctant to delegate:

  1. A faith in supervision effect, which reflects the tendency of observers to see work performed under the control of a supervisor as better than identical work
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Mint Celebrates World Mental Health Day with Happy Money

Today, October 10, 2020, marks the celebration of World Mental Health Day. This day is celebrated by more than 150 countries that are committed to promoting mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against the social stigma that is mental illness. According to the CDC, more than 50% of Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their life. Furthermore, 1 in 25 Americans live with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression. These numbers suggest that it’s likely we all know at least one person in our life who suffers from mental health challenges.

Working in the financial space has opened my eyes to the fact that mental health is critically tied to money. In fact, several studies find (here, here and here) that financial hardship may be linked to higher stress, anxiety, and depression. While … Read the rest