Month: May 2016

Black Business Review to Launch at ENGAGE event on 5/27/16

Black Business Review


BALTIMORE – New media outlet Black Business Review is launching its website, , on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Black Business Review accurately delivers business news, analysis and video to the United States business community featuring stories that connect minority business owners with a network of information, contacts and knowledge. The website will tool African American and minority business people with content that highlights business innovation, leadership, growth strategies and new leaders to watch. Black Business Review’s website launch is its first step in becoming the leading news source for the African American and minority business community.  An innovative new mobile application will follow next quarter.

hotel rlOn Friday, May 27, 2016 Black Business Review will kick off the first of its multi-city launch events in Baltimore during the Baltimore Professionals & Entrepreneurs ENGAGE event at the Hotel RL in Baltimore.

All persons wanting further information should contact Publisher & Founder Alexis Coates via telephone (443) 829-7614.

Hotel RL’s address is 207 East Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.  The event is scheduled to start at 6:00pm and all are invited to attend.  Admission is free.  Please RSVP below.


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Birthday Celebration for Will Holmes

Birthday Flyer Will Holmes 43

hotel rlYou are cordially invited to celebrate my 43rd Birthday with me at our ENGAGE event at the new Hotel RL. We’ll have a DJ, drink specials and great food.  I hope to see you there. -Will

Date:  May 27th 2016 from 6pm to 10pm

Location: Hotel RL   207 E. Redwood St., Baltimore, MD

Free admission, but you must RSVP.


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Business, Law & Marketing Workshop 5.7.16

Business Law WorkshopOnline tickets are $39. Purchase tickets using the convenient secure PayPal button below:

Attendees will learn step-by-step techniques, best practices and important information to enable you to avoid costly legal and business pitfalls. These interactive sessions give attendees the opportunity to ask questions, share their stories and get direct answers regarding the success of their business.

Seating will be limited to support an interactive, informative conversation among serious business owners.


8:30am: Check-In & Light Breakfast
A light breakfast provided by one of our key sponsors.

8:45am: Funding & Legal Best Practices
A serious discussion about funding sources and how to avoid common issues that cause businesses to fail.

9:30am: 30 Key Steps for Growing Businesses
A candid discussion on focus groups, marketing, budgeting, contracts, choosing the best business entity, IRS and state regulations, team building, business plans and successfully growing your management team.

11am: Marketing Essentials & Elevator Pitches
A fun workshop on reaching your target market and creating a powerful 15 second description of your products and services. Everyone will have numerous opportunities to practice their pitches and ask questions about their particular target market.



*Venroy July, Esq.- Corporate Attorney at Hogan & Lovells
Venroy July 1Venroy July is a senior associate at Hogan & Lovells in their corporate practice. His practice includes a wide range of corporate and finance matters, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity offerings, debt offerings and general corporate governance. He has worked on private and public company transactions, including mergers, stock and asset purchases and sales, joint ventures, proxy contests, debt and equity offerings, and business restructurings.



*Will HolmesFounder of WHC & Founder of Baltimore Professionals & Entrepreneurs
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Will Holmes has over 15 years of experience in: business operations leadership, project management; workflow management; technical training; software end-user training; soft skills training; business process re-engineering and improvement; workflow development and process transformation; new technology implementations; successful software point releases; project requirements gathering; business process mapping; web design; and business plan and marketing plan creation. Will founded Will Holmes Consulting in Baltimore, Maryland in 2006 as a business management and technology consulting firm focused on providing complete solutions for growing businesses. Will Holmes Consulting specializes in business operations process improvement, implementation of new technology, and customized technical and soft skills training. Will Holmes founded Baltimore Professionals & Entrepreneurs in 2011 and the group now has over 3500 members.