Weekly Topic Inspiration: Fascinating Business Histories

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  1. Simone Smith profile image93
    Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

    Hey there, Hubbers! Since we’re on the cusp of Black History Month (unless you’re in the UK wink), AEvans suggested we go for a historical theme this week. I chose business as a theme, since it’s likely to earn you a bit more money on the side, and nearly every fascinating historical event, figure, and movement is tied to the business world in some way or another.

    I did some keyword research on historical business Hub titles (both related to Black History Month and not) and shared them below, so if you’d like to give your Hub a good shot at getting traffic, consider taking one of these for a spin- AND creating a Hub that meets the criteria we’ve outlined in our latest Learning Center guide.

    Search-Friendly Titles (Already Keyword Researched!)
    How the Civil Rights Movement Changed Racism in the Workplace
    Famous Black People who Made it Big in Business
    Impressive Entrepreneurs: Famous Women in History Who Made it Big
    Black History People: Famous Black Entrepreneurs
    Famous Black Women Entrepreneurs
    Famous Black Americans Who Changed the Business World
    How Civil Rights People Influenced Equality and Diversity in the Workplace
    Important Women in History Who Changed Business Forever
    Black Heroes of the Busines World
    Famous Black People in History Whose Work Changed the World
    The History of Business from a Black Perspective
    Three Major Turning Points in the History of Business
    Big Moments in Business History from a Female Perspective
    Major Milestones in Business History
    The Historical Rise of the Woman Entrepreneur
    Famous Black Female Entrepreneurs
    A History of Racial Discrimination in the Business World
    The Historical Battles Behind Equal Opportunity in the Business World
    A History of Racism in the Workplace
    What is Equality and Diversity? A History of Changing Work Environments

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
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    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    I’m looking forward to reading your various historical Hubs!

    1. VeronicaFarkas profile image84
      VeronicaFarkasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is one is definitely going to be a challenge. I cannot wait to give it a try, and see what other people come up with! =] Great idea, AEvans!

    2. sholland10 profile image92
      sholland10posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Everyone!  I finally finished my hub on Lucille Ball.  She was a trail blazer for women. smile    http://sholland10.hubpages.com/hub/Impo … cille-Ball

  2. Maddie Ruud profile image76
    Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago

    Can't wait to read some fascinating Hubs this week!  Great topic choice, AEvans!

  3. K9keystrokes profile image93
    K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

    Awesome topic, AEvans! I may just have to hop on board this one! Looking forward to reading all the great stuff to come. Thanks for the keyword search Simone, as always, you rock! cool
    Cheers~

    1. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have to cooking on my account. Lololo! I will have one of them up tonight. smile

  4. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    I am writing two so far. They are now saved and unpublished. Will have them complete in the next two days. smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome! Can't wait to read 'em big_smile

      1. Cardisa profile image91
        Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Simone, does the hub have to be business related? Could I write on a famous person who contributed to the freedom of slavery in my country?

        1. AEvans profile image77
          AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Good question. I don't see why you could not. smile

        2. Simone Smith profile image93
          Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Hey Cardisa! If you don't include information on how that person influenced business (e.g. the business of slavery, trade) or how that person affected employment, it would not be properly categorized under the business history topic. You're welcome to do that, but be sure to re-categorize the Hub so it isn't moderated as deceptively categorized big_smile

  5. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 6 years ago

    Hey guys, how about something specific to my own country? I have no idea what to write. I hate have having to write some I no nothing about and for me that's history!

    1. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      How about Women's Rights' in Jamaica? Or Jamaican Entrepreneurs who made it in the United States? smile

    2. Loi-Renee profile image84
      Loi-Reneeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There are many Jamaican women who have made it in business all over the world. I'm working on one and should have it completed by tomorrow.

    3. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, Cardisa! AEvans an Loi-Renee are right on. I'd love to read about those people! Who was really influential in Jamaica's history when it came to building a local economy?

  6. kannanwrites profile image94
    kannanwritesposted 6 years ago

    I'll pen one for this.

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hurrah!!

  7. dipless profile image81
    diplessposted 6 years ago

    Well I was going to write about thee points in history which affected business but the slave trade just kind of took over during my research so here is my hub for this weeks WTI: The effect of the Slave trade on business

    http://dipless.hubpages.com/hub/Three-M … f-Business

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I can see how that might happen- unfortunately the slave trade played a huge role in much of history's business! Bleh. But thanks for the cool exploration of the issue!

      1. dipless profile image81
        diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        indeed there was just so much information, however as it is 207 words off the magical 1500, I may extend it to include the others. I will decide later big_smile I guess when you take a population out of there country and force them into labour, it is inevitable you are going to change global economies and therefore business,  thanks for the comments.

      2. Lord De Cross profile image72
        Lord De Crossposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        This is our latest entry..and we couldn't wait to share it:
        http://lorddecross.hubpages.com/hub/Fro … The-Legend

    2. K9keystrokes profile image93
      K9keystrokesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      WOW,  that is a ton of information. Amazing to what lengths inhumane humans will go too, just to place coin in their pockets...(gagging just a bit).

      1. dipless profile image81
        diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, indeed it is, it is very sad the lengths some will go too.

  8. dipless profile image81
    diplessposted 6 years ago

    I've written a second one this topic has kind of inspired me to write big_smile

    http://dipless.hubpages.com/hub/Famous- … repreneurs

    This is about the difficulties faced by black-owned businesses and the inspirational black women entrepreneurs.

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I love all the stats you've included! And yikes- it's terrible to read that discrimination is still somewhat of a barrier. But the successful women you presented are indeed inspirational!

      1. dipless profile image81
        diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah they can make some sobering reading, I know the discrimination from institutions such as banks was a shock to me too, I am going to do some research and see if it is the same in the UK although the stats are harder to find because we have so many sole traders. They are indeed especially C.J. Walker was a nice find on my research and she tied in with my slave hub too so win win.

    2. K9keystrokes profile image93
      K9keystrokesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome that the largest growth in business has been among black business women. This is a really informative hub dipless. Madam Walker is one amazing woman!

      1. dipless profile image81
        diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I know this is great especially considering how it was previous to this. she really is.

  9. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for posting nice topic.

    1. Lord De Cross profile image72
      Lord De Crossposted 6 years agoin reply to this
      1. Lord De Cross profile image72
        Lord De Crossposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Is fictional but tries to cover 3 females that became famous
        LORD

        1. Simone Smith profile image93
          Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I quite enjoyed it!!

          1. Lord De Cross profile image72
            Lord De Crossposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks Simone! this is our second entry and came within the hour!
            http://lorddecross.hubpages.com/hub/Fam … elius?done

          2. Lord De Cross profile image72
            Lord De Crossposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Here is our third entry Simone, thanks Aevans for the topic!
            http://lorddecross.hubpages.com/hub/Fam … nt-7412065

            1. Simone Smith profile image93
              Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Daaaang LORD, you're on a roll! These are fab!

              1. Lord De Cross profile image72
                Lord De Crossposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Lol! Thanks Simone! You are so funny! Where is sister AE?

      2. K9keystrokes profile image93
        K9keystrokesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Niiiiice! Both pieces are really well done,  lord. Thanks for sharing your moving works with us.

        1. Lord De Cross profile image72
          Lord De Crossposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks to you K9!!

      3. dipless profile image81
        diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Really enjoyed it smile

  10. Loi-Renee profile image84
    Loi-Reneeposted 6 years ago

    Hi Simone, I don't usually participate in the WTI but this topic caught my eye. My hub is about a Jamaican poet, writer, and storyteller who used her country's unique and colorful language to entertain and teach people all over the world. I hope you enjoy it. smile  http://hubpages.com/t/2d3543

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm really glad you've joined in this week, Loi-Renee! Louise Bennett-Coverley is so awesome! I enjoyed your Hub very much indeed- it's very well put-together! Great use of the Table Capsule, and I'm glad you included that cool video, too big_smile

      1. Loi-Renee profile image84
        Loi-Reneeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Simone. I'll definitely be looking out for more topic inspirations.
        I'm glad you enjoyed it. smile

  11. angela p profile image74
    angela pposted 6 years ago

    I decided to write on one of my inspirations.  Gloria Mayfield Banks.  She is a Famous Black Female Entrepreneur in the World of Mary Kay and beyond.  I would like to introduce you to Gloria.
    http://angelap.hubpages.com/hub/Famous- … ield-Banks

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Way cool! Gloria Mayfield Banks rocks!

  12. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    I am right here. Here is my first hub and the second will be here later.

    http://aevans.hubpages.com/hub/FamousBl … repreneurs

    1. dipless profile image81
      diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There are some really inspirational people in there, funny that we picked two of the same smile Never heard of Maggie Lena Walker so was nice to find out a bit more, thank you for this.

    2. K9keystrokes profile image93
      K9keystrokesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I really enjoyed reading this hub.

    3. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I quite enjoyed it, too! It's cool to see how the achievements started out relatively small... and how more of your modern examples have seen HUGE, international success!

  13. dfuntanar profile image59
    dfuntanarposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiring topic. ^^  After giving it a day, all I could think of was this guy, so I wrote a hub about him. Hope I could stay inspired to write on upcoming topics ^^

    http://dfuntanar.hubpages.com/hub/Famou … is-Gardner

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This was great! I hadn't really known much of anything about Christopher Gardner aside from the fact that he worked hard and found success. Thanks for the detail!

  14. Melovy profile image95
    Melovyposted 6 years ago

    Simone, I just want to check, since this topic is tied with Black history month - does the hub have to be specifically about black people in business? I have been working on an idea that is not directly about specific black business people but it covers the fair trade movement. Will this be okay?

    1. cardelean profile image92
      cardeleanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think you're good Melvoy.  It says related to Black History month and some not.

      1. Melovy profile image95
        Melovyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Cardelean, I have eventually done a hub!

  15. donnaisabella profile image80
    donnaisabellaposted 6 years ago

    I had so much fun and found great joy in writing about one my favorite women, Madame C J Walker, whom I discovered by accident almost a decade ago when I was looking for someone to inspire me. Thanks for the opportunity!

    http://donnaisabella.hubpages.com/hub/F … -Breedlove

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is a great history of her! What a lady. I has been so much fun learning about her this week!

  16. thebookmom profile image72
    thebookmomposted 6 years ago

    Here is my contribution, Madame C.J. Walker.  How to introduce and teach her story so that kids (and grown-ups) can be inspired by both her remarkable business story and her amazing character.  http://thebookmom.hubpages.com/hub/madamecjwalker

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yay!! I love the lesson you've made.

  17. dipless profile image81
    diplessposted 6 years ago

    Wow madame CJ Walker is popular, I only found out about herin my recent research for my articles and she really is an inspirational women. Thank you both for sharing your detailed information about her smile Well written and informative.

    1. donnaisabella profile image80
      donnaisabellaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!

  18. kannanwrites profile image94
    kannanwritesposted 6 years ago

    My last minute submission.

    Indian Entrepreneurs : 10 Greatest Businessman From History

    http://kannanwrites.hubpages.com/hub/In … om-History

    It is related to businessman from India.

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      A neat overview, kannanwrites! It was nice to read about some influential businessmen I'd not yet heard of big_smile

  19. Melovy profile image95
    Melovyposted 6 years ago

    I’m running pretty late, but this was not a natural topic for me to write about! Not sure it’s my best hub ever, but I am determined to do the WTI every week - for now at least!
    http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/Anita-Ro … ess-Ethics

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, this is fabulous! I learned so much from your Hub- I didn't realize that  such an amazing woman was behind The Body Shop!

  20. Simone Smith profile image93
    Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

    Hey everyone! The new topic is up! I'm challenging you to share your best vacation ideas big_smile
    Stop by the thread and say hello!

 
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