By William A. Foster, IV
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. – Oprah Winfrey
What can we say? We are still here and growing stronger every year. Our reach is growing further and deeper every year. In our third year, you cemented that the information HBCU Money™ delivers to you on a daily basis is what you want and need. HBCU Money™ continues to fill a void for substantive economic, finance, and investment journalism from a point of view that is absent in the media landscape. Our spectacular growth has been highlighted by continuing to bring our audience information they have been seeking but unable to find, and information they did not know they needed but are ecstatic to have placed in their mental clutch. Far and away, the publication series I am most proud of that we have developed is The HBCUpreneur Corner that highlights entrepreneurship in the HBCU community. It gives recognition to the fascinating businesses being blossomed and grown within our community and the thought processes behind the founders running these companies. The long-term vision of HBCU Money™ continues to be our desire to enter the multimedia space on all levels and we know you will be along for the ride as we expand our footprint. I want to thank everyone for their support, feedback, and suggestions in ways that we can improve the product and service that HBCU Money™ brings to the world. Check out some of the amazing highlights from our thunderous third year in business.
- The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. If HBCU Money™ were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.
- The busiest day of the year was November 29th. For the second year in a row our most popular article was HBCU Money’s 2013 African American Owned Bank Directory. We hope everyone will be sure to check out the 2014 edition and the coming 2015 edition in March.
- In our second year, there were visitors from 122 countries to visit HBCU Money™, which reached 63 percent of the world. In our third year, we reached visitors from 159 countries, which means we reached approximately 83 percent of the world!
It is a continued honor to serve as Editor-In-Chief of HBCU Money™ and look forward continuing to do so. There is no time to rest. Enjoy the moment. Now, let us get back to work because as our motto states “Our Money Matters”.