Navigating the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been easy for business owners. Serial entrepreneur Bobbi Brown is no exception.



a woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Bobbi Brown, who left her eponymous cosmetics company in 2016, is now founder and CEO of Beauty Evolution.


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Bobbi Brown, who left her eponymous cosmetics company in 2016, is now founder and CEO of Beauty Evolution.

The beauty icon, who sold her eponymous cosmetics company to Estée Lauder in 1995, is now founder and CEO of Beauty Evolution, a lifestyle and content company. 

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“Parts have definitely been frustrating,” Brown said of the pandemic. That includes things such as being physically separated from her team.

Yet she isn’t letting those frustrations get to her. 

1. Focus on the positive

“Mostly, I’ve been focusing on the positive — the power of Zoom calls, virtual [public relations] opportunities, Instagram Lives, and having the time and space to connect with people I would’ve never met,” she said.

The self-made millionaire certainly isn’t a stranger to embracing change. She walked

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Navigating the pandemic hasn’t been easy for business owners. Serial entrepreneur Bobbi Brown is no exception.



a woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Bobbi Brown, who left her eponymous cosmetics company in 2016, is now founder and CEO of Beauty Evolution.


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Bobbi Brown, who left her eponymous cosmetics company in 2016, is now founder and CEO of Beauty Evolution.

The beauty icon, who sold her eponymous cosmetics company to Estée Lauder in 1995, is now founder and CEO of Beauty Evolution, a lifestyle and content company. 

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“Parts have definitely been frustrating,” Brown said of the pandemic. That includes things such as being physically separated from her team.

“Mostly, I’ve been focusing on the positive — the power of Zoom calls, virtual [public relations] opportunities, Instagram Lives, and having the time and space to connect with people I would’ve never met,” she said.

The self-made millionaire certainly isn’t a stranger to embracing change. She walked away from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics in late 2016, after building the company from scratch in

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Without the benefit of preseason games, the opening week of the NFL season finally pulled the curtain back on how teams plan to use their players. Week 1 usually provides the widest variety of waiver-wire pickups in fantasy leagues, but this year things are even more wide-open than ever.

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This is part of CNBC Make It’s series on what it’s like to be Black in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley has long been a culture dominated by white men, with a fraught record of following up on commitments to fix its race problem, from major tech companies that have barely moved their numbers on diversity to a lack of funding for Black founders. Here, CNBC Make It spoke with Black professionals to hear their experiences.

Mike T. Brown figured that after he spent four seasons playing professional football — one season in the National Football League with the Indianapolis Colts and three seasons in another pro league, the equivalent of today’s XFL — he would go on to Rice University in Houston, Texas, to get his MBA.

But then a friend and former teammate told Brown about the legendary venture capitalist Tim Draper (whose investments include Skype, Tesla, Hotmail,

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Sen. Sherrod Brown interviewed three small business owners who said they’ve suffered economically under President Donald Trump in a video that marked the third night in a row the Democratic National Convention featured an Ohio politician.

Brown, who flirted with running for the presidency himself, appeared during the section focusing on the economy, leading into speeches by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former President Barack Obama.

Brown’s pre-recorded video featured two Northeast Ohio businesses and their owners: Kevin and Molly Johnson of Fischer Special Tooling in Mentor and Gurneé Green of Chemistry 11 Boutique in Cleveland Heights. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti also interviewed a restaurant owner while Iowa Rep. Cindy Axne interviewed a farmer.

The three Ohio small-business owners told Brown they were struggling under Trump’s economic policies while large corporations were thriving.

The Johnsons said their business was facing closure as the coronavirus pandemic

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